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Top 20 Shiatsu Therapists
Here's our pick for the top shiatsu therapists.

Average for 267 reviews of 18 venues
  1. Anasa Healing

    Anasa Healing

    219 Magill Road, Maylands 5069
    Anasa Healing is a beautiful haven of calmness and healing. It combines acupressure, Swedish massage, remedial massage, reflexology and relaxation techniques.
    Next available: Wed, 28 of Jul
    Book online
  2. Lowood Natural Therapies

    Lowood Natural Therapies

    81 Main Street, Lowood 4311
    Lowood Natural Therapies offers affordable remedial, relaxation or hot stone massage to soothe your aches and pains. Re-balance your body and mind with Reiki.
    Next available: Today 9:30 AM
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  3. Anmo Massage Therapy

    Anmo Massage Therapy

    127 High Street, Kew 3101
    Anmo Massage specialises in sports massage, pregnancy massage, pre-event massage, injury rehabilitation, and Chinese medicine acupuncture.
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  4. Bill Horton's Healing Massage and Homeopathy

    Bill Horton's Healing Massage and Homeopathy

    37 Coral Fern Drive, Cooroibah 4565
    Bill Horton's Healing Massage and Homeopathy is a truly gifted healer. Bill's services include Sports, Remedial, Hot Stone Massage, Reflexology, and Shiatsu.
    Book online
  5. Orchard Road Nail & Beauty

    Orchard Road Nail & Beauty

    231 Lygon Street, Carlton 3053
    Discover the beautiful modern salon at Orchard Road Nail & Beauty. The expert staff are committed to providing premium service in a calming, tranquil space.
    Next available: Wed, 28 of Jul
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  6. Le Beau Monde

    Le Beau Monde

    1/60 Hardware Ln, Melbourne CBD 3000
    Le Beau Monde offers a tranquil and relaxing environment by incorporating smooth jazz or classical music into massages, waxes, eyebrow art, facials and more.
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  7. Medica Complete Health

    Medica Complete Health

    212 Lygon Street, Brunswick East 3057
    Medica Complete Health, owner Spiros has trained in multiple disciplines, including Chinese medicine, therapeutic massage, craniosacral therapy, and myotherapy.
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  8. Tang Spa Beauty Massage - Glebe

    Tang Spa Beauty Massage - Glebe

    Shop 2 / 287 Broadway, Glebe 2037
    Treat yourself to a massage at the Tang Spa Beauty Massage. Choose from a Chinese massage, an oil massage, Swedish, Shiatsu or Thai massage.
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  9. Tang Spa Beauty Massage - George St

    Tang Spa Beauty Massage - George St

    103 / 375 George Street, Sydney CBD 2000
    Treat yourself to a massage at the Tang Spa Beauty Massage. Chinese massage, an oil massage, Swedish, Shiatsu or Thai massage, they're experts at them all.
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  10. Izumi Japanese Massage

    Izumi Japanese Massage

    Level 1 / 115-117 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne CBD 3000
    Izumi Japanese Massage invites you to relax your senses and nurture your soul. Indulge in an aromatherapy or remedial massage, or a traditional Thai massage.
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  11. The Grand Massage - Hawthorn

    The Grand Massage - Hawthorn

    618 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn 3122
    The Grand Massage provides a range of therapeutic and relaxation massages. Services include Deep Tissue, Full Body Oil, Remedial, Traditional Thai massage.
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  12. The Grand Massage - Richmond

    The Grand Massage - Richmond

    243 Swan Street (Ground Floor), Richmond 3121
    The Grand Massage provides a range of therapeutic and relaxation massage treatments. Services include Deep Tissue, Full Body Oil, Traditional Thai, and Shiatsu.
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  13. Zen Japanese Massage

    Zen Japanese Massage

    210 Enmore Road, Enmore 2042
    For a thoroughly revitalising massage that stays true to traditional Japanese techniques, book an appointment at Zen Japanese Massage on Enmore Road today.
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  14. AA Telek Massage Clinic - Mt Pleasant

    AA Telek Massage Clinic - Mt Pleasant

    7 / 21 The Esplanade, Mount Pleasant 6153
    Treat yourself to a massage at the AA Telek Massage Clinic. Ease your pains with a remedial massage, or try Tai Chi or Qigong treatments. You can also book for a loved one for a gift for birthdays, Christmas or special occasions.
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  15. AA Telek Massage Clinic - Rockingham

    AA Telek Massage Clinic - Rockingham

    95 Woodbridge Drive, Cooloongup 6168
    For a rockstar massage, look no further than AA Telek Massage Clinic. Heal your ailments with remedial massage, or relax with a therapeutic massage. You can also book for a loved one for a gift for birthdays, Christmas or special occasions.
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  16. Freedom Chinese Medicine

    Freedom Chinese Medicine

    261 Waterdale Road, Ivanhoe 3079
    Freedom Chinese Medicine is a traditional Chinese medical clinic in Ivanhoe offering a variety of natural health services.
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  17. Green Palm Massage - Chadstone Upper

    Green Palm Massage - Chadstone Upper

    Shop F009A / 1341 Dandenong Road (Chadstone Upper Shopping Centre), Chadstone 3148
    Treat yourself to a professional massage at Green Palm Massage on Dandenong Road in Chadstone Upper. It will have you feeling like a whole new person.
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  18. Fitzroy Shiatsu

    Fitzroy Shiatsu

    1st Floor, 263 Brunswick St , Fitzroy 3065
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  19. Spring Beauty & Therapy

    Spring Beauty & Therapy

    20-22 McKillop Street, Melbourne CBD 3000
    Relax with a massage treatment with Spring Beauty & Therapy. Choose from acupressure, deep tissue oil, or Chinese traditional medical therapy or reflexology.
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  20. Melbourne Shiatsu

    Melbourne Shiatsu

    2 / 88 Rose St, Fitzroy 3065
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Shiatsu is one of the most popular alternative treatments and is used for maintaining good health as well as treating certain conditions. Along with herbalism and acupuncture, Shiatsu was an integral part of Chinese medicine for thousands of years.

In the 6th century, Shiatsu found its way to Japan via a Buddhist monk, and it was here that the therapy was fully developed. Like traditional Chinese medicine, it is based on the movement of energy through the body.

This energy - known as ki in Japanese and chi or qi in Chinese - travels through defined pathways known as meridians. When these pathways are blocked, and the energy can't flow, the body develops health problems.

Healing Therapy

In the early 20th century Tamai Tempaku incorporated the Western sciences of anatomy and physiology into Shiatsu, believing it would give it greater recognition as a healing therapy. It was officially recognised as such by the Japanese Government in 1964.

Whilst Shiatsu is a hands-on therapy it is different to traditional massage. The word itself means 'finger pressure' but practitioners also use their palms, thumbs, elbows and even their feet. This pressure will be combined with stretches, structural alignments, muscle release techniques and the gentle rotation of joints and limbs.

Like a massage, Shiatsu can also help relieve stress and nervous tension, increase the flow of blood and lymphatic fluid, boost hormone production and expel toxins.

Joint and Muscle Pain

Shiatsu can be used to treat or prevent a very wide range of conditions, including joint and muscle pain, headaches, sports injuries, arthritis, allergies, asthma, RSI, insomnia and much more. You could say it's a bit of a miracle cure.

As you might expect there are several different styles of Shiatsu, with even more still evolving. Some practitioners like to include more bodywork whilst others concentrate on acupressure. A popular style here in Australia is Zen Shiatsu.

This style of Shiatsu puts greater importance on balancing energy flow. In much the same way as Zen Buddhism, it is all about maintaining our connection with the qi. Regular Zen Shiatsu sessions can help us better manage stress, thus improving our overall health.

Emotional and Physical

Interestingly, a Shiatsu session can leave you invigorated or calm depending on your reason for being there. It can also provide relief on several different levels, including emotional, internal and musculoskeletal.

Shiatsu therapists are trained to recognise when something is out of sync. Even before physical conditions manifest themselves they will be able to diagnose an imbalance in your energy flow.

Sessions usually last for about an hour and can take place on a massage table, a futon on the floor or a chair. You remain fully clothed and should wear loose comfortable clothing.

Treatment always starts in the same way, with the practitioner analysing your current state. Treatment cannot proceed until your energy flow is assessed.

Shiatsu and Pregnancy

Much research has been done on this amazing therapy, the most recent being on the benefits of Shiatsu for cancer sufferers. It is generally agreed that regular Shiatsu sessions can help by improving overall well-being, reducing stress and depression and increasing appetite.

Shiatsu is also very beneficial during pregnancy. It can help with lower back pain, heartburn, constipation, bloating and sometimes even morning sickness. As it involves stretching and bodywork, many women have reported that it made childbirth itself easier.

Many women choose Shiatsu because it helps them feel more connected to their unborn child and develops confidence. In Japan, many midwives study Shiatsu so that they can better help the mothers through the birthing process.

With virtually no side effects, except perhaps some minor muscle soreness or a temporary headache, Shiatsu is safe, effective and suitable for everyone. No wonder so many people are using Bookwell to find Shiatsu practitioners in their locality.