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Top Shiatsu picks in Melbourne

  1. Anmo Massage TherapyAnmo Massage Therapy
    127 High Street, Kew 3101
  2. Spring Beauty & TherapySpring Beauty & Therapy
    20-22 McKillop Street, Melbourne CBD 3000
  3. The Grand Massage - HawthornThe Grand Massage - Hawthorn
    618 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn 3122
  4. The Grand Massage - RichmondThe Grand Massage - Richmond
    G/F 243 Swan Street , Richmond 3121
  5. Lomi for Life @ Massage & CoLomi for Life @ Massage & Co
    59 Katrina Street, Blackburn North 3130
  6. Izumi Japanese MassageIzumi Japanese Massage
    Level 1, 115-117 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne CBD 3000
  7. Medica Complete HealthMedica Complete Health
    212 Lygon Street, Brunswick East 3057
  8. Zenicure Massage - ChadstoneZenicure Massage - Chadstone
    Shop F009A 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone 3148
  9. Xallini Day SpaXallini Day Spa
    402 Hampton St, Hampton 3188
  10. Orchard Road Nail & BeautyOrchard Road Nail & Beauty
    231 Lygon Street, Carlton 3053
  11. TM's Hair and Beauty SalonTM's Hair and Beauty Salon
    98 Ferguson St, Williamstown 3016
  12. Le Beau MondeLe Beau Monde
    1/60 Hardware Ln, Melbourne CBD 3000
  1. Fitzroy ShiatsuFitzroy Shiatsu
    1st Floor, 263 Brunswick St , Fitzroy 3065
  2. Miyabi Japanese Massage - AbbotsfordMiyabi Japanese Massage - Abbotsford
    17/313-321 Victoria Street, Abbotsford 3067
  3. Green Palm Massage - Victoria GardensGreen Palm Massage - Victoria Gardens
    Shop 12 620 Victoria Street (Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre), Richmond 3121
  4. Muscle FreedomMuscle Freedom
    Unit 1 / 115-117 Bluff Road, Black Rock 3193
  5. Magic MassageMagic Massage
    Shop 13/ 320-380 Epsom Road, Flemington 3031
  6. Luna Massage Therapies - DocklandsLuna Massage Therapies - Docklands
    21 Rakaia Way, Docklands 3008
  7. Quiescence Chinese MedicineQuiescence Chinese Medicine
    525 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy North 3068
  8. Royal Garden Body CareRoyal Garden Body Care
    530 City Road, South Melbourne 3205
  9. Bing's Natural HealthBing's Natural Health
    1/ 265-267 Coventry Street, South Melbourne 3205
  10. Four Seasons Wellness CentreFour Seasons Wellness Centre
    305 Johnston Street, Abbotsford 3067
  11. Terra Madre - Natural Food, Natural HealthTerra Madre - Natural Food, Natural Health
    103 High St, Northcote 3070
  12. Healthpoint Osteopathic ClinicHealthpoint Osteopathic Clinic
    273 High St, Northcote 3070
  13. Body Freedom Urban Spa & ClinicBody Freedom Urban Spa & Clinic
    392 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne 3205
  14. Melbourne AcupunctureMelbourne Acupuncture
    206/ 122 Toorak Road, South Yarra 3141
  15. Beingwell Healthcare - PrahranBeingwell Healthcare - Prahran
    386-388 Malvern Road, Prahran 3181
  16. Elwood Natural Health & Wellbeing ClinicElwood Natural Health & Wellbeing Clinic
    22 Ormond Rd, Elwood 3184

Shiatsu in Melbourne

If you're looking for a great way to maintain good health, it's time to try Shiatsu in Melbourne. This ancient alternative therapy has been an important part of Chinese medicine for centuries.

Many people believe the practice originated in Japan. In fact, the therapy was introduced to Japan by a Buddhist monk in the 6th century. The Japanese then fully developed the treatment to what we know today.

Shiatsu in Melbourne

Shiatsu is another of those therapies that work on the theory of meridians, the defined pathways that allow our life force or energy to flow through our bodies. In Eastern medicine, when the meridians are blocked, the body gets sick.

Shiatsu is a hands-on therapy but it is somewhat different to traditional massage. The therapist uses hands and feet to apply pressure to key areas of the body. This is combined with stretches and gentle joint rotation to relieve nervous tension, increase blood flow, boost hormone production and expel toxins.

Headaches and Migraines

Over time Shiatsu has been shown to be highly effective in treating muscle and joint pain and injuries. It is also claiming great results in treating people for headaches and migraines, allergies, asthma, RSI, insomnia and more.

There are several variations of Shiatsu, the most common in Australia being Zen Shiatsu.

Zen Shiatsu focuses on balancing energy flow to manage stress and improve overall health. It provides relief on several levels, including emotional, internal and musculoskeletal.

Find Your Local Therapist

Don't be fooled into thinking anyone can offer Shiatsu. It is a specialised field and therapists train intensely. Part of their skill is being able to see what's wrong even before they probably examine you. Zen Shiatsu practitioners can almost sense the problem.

Unlike a massage you remain fully clothed for your shiatsu session, so choose something loose and comfortable. Treatment may be given to you sitting or lying. Traditionally, a futon mattress on the floor is used.

To find out more about shiatsu in Melbourne, browse Bookwell for your local therapist.