To me, the body says what words cannot. Martha Graham
What is Shiatsu?
In the Japanese language, shiatsu means "finger pressure". Shiatsu is a form of massage therapy based on the theories of traditional Chinese medicine.
Shiatsu practitioners use touch, comfortable pressure and manipulative techniques to stimulate the acupuncture channels and points.
Together with traditional Chinese medicine, shiatsu aims to understand and treat each person as a whole, not just the individual parts of their physical body.
Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing experience that supports and strengthens the body's natural ability to heal and rebalance itself. Regular treatments can alleviate stress and improve circulation to maintain health.
Daniel Frankel Shiatsu Practitioner
Dan is a long-term Fitzroy local and Shiatsu practitioner with over 10 years experience. He studied at the Australian Shiatsu College in Melbourne and then went on to do further studies in Meridian therapies. Dan has found that he always comes back to working with his hands since he feels that he can connect and help people best in this way.
During your first shiatsu session of 40 minutes, your practitioner will start by getting to know your body and symptoms through an initial consultation.
Your shiatsu massage takes place on a lie-down table in our shared treatment space, and there's no need to undress during your treatment. Simply come wearing loose and comfortable clothing.
|First visit and initial assessment||40 mins||$70|
|Follow-up visits||20 mins||$35|
How long should I book for?
A standard follow-up shiatsu session takes 20 minutes to address a single issue and is suitable for most people.
You can book 40 minutes to address multiple issues, or when you need to de-stress. The extra 20 minutes allows your body to enter a deeper state of relaxation and really does make a difference!
Choose 60 minutes to spoil yourself. For hour-long bookings, private sessions are also available upon request.
Shiatsu and acupuncture
You can book and enjoy shiatsu sessions alone or combine your treatments together with acupuncture.
Once you have received a Chinese medicine diagnosis, the relevant channels and points for your symptoms can be treated by both acupuncture and shiatsu.
Our practitioners work together as a team and can recommend a suitable treatment plan based on your symptoms and preferences.