Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing and energising traditional therapeutic massage from Japan.  It is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine Meridian Therapy and uses different types of touch and pressure to nourish, balance and strengthen the body, mind and emotions.

Shiatsu can assist with a wide range of health issues including, digestion, respiratory issues, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, stress, headaches/migraines, pain (particularly back, shoulder and neck pain), chronic health issues, women’s health, (including menstrual issues, pregnancy and menopause), and aging. Shiatsu can support people through the different stages of life and is also a wonderful way to maintain health and vitality.

Shiatsu uses different forms of pressure including, hands, thumbs, elbows, knees and feet, as well as stretches and rotations, to move energy through the body’s meridians in order to build and strengthen deficiency, clear excess or stagnation, and bring the body back into balance.  Other oriental healing techniques that may be used in a treatment include Cupping, Guasha(spooning) and Moxibustion (heat therapy).  Lifestyle and dietary advice is also included.

Treatment occurs on a futon mattress on the floor and the client wears comfortable clothing.  The initial treatment will last for 1 hour and 15 minutes and subsequent treatments will be 1 hour, with approximately 50 minutes of body work and 10 minutes of discussion prior to and post treatment.

As a mother of three children, I have a particular interest in women’s health and supporting women through the different stages of life. Shiatsu is a wonderful way to look after your health, and enjoy a beautiful, deeply relaxing and healing treatment.

Treatment Days: Wednesday and Thursdays

Cost $120 per hour ($100 for the month of October)

For the month of October, I am offering an introductory price of $100 per hour, so take some time and treat yourself.

Sarah Coles

Bayside Shiatsu

Dip. Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies