Shiatsu massage has been proven beneficial in relieving stress, treating chronic headaches, insomnia, hypertension, body pain as well as speeding recovery and that it is has been fully incorporated into the modern public healthcare system of Japan, and has been regulated as a distinct therapy by the Japanese Ministry of Health since 1964.
Traditional shiatsu massage treatments are usually done on the floor. This gives the therapist full access to all pressure points for the most effective treatment.
Shiatsu Academy of Tokyo
Shiatsu Training Passed Down From The Originator
Treatments are done at Shiatsu Masters
826 Broadview Ave. 1st Floor
(1 and 1/2 brocks N. of Broadview Subway Station)
Shiatsu Massage Treatments
Recent graduates are offering shiatsu treatments at a special "student clinic" price.
Call 416-466-8780 to make your appointment
Monday - Friday. 10:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday. 10:00am - 6:00pm
30 minutes $30.00
50 minutes $45.00
(HST is included. Cash or Cheque only)
Ross Oakes Memorial Evening With His Shiatsu Family
On arrival I felt like I was walking into a Cathedral. Kensen and friends had carefully arranged the chairs facing the speakers who stood alongside a beautiful altar ...
Shiatsu is a form of manual therapy originating in Japan. In Japanese “Shi” means thumbs and fingers and “atsu” means pressure. Shiatsu is characterized by a soothing and gentle, but deep pressure that is applied to various anatomical points on the body by the thumbs and palm of the hands. In shiatsu therapy there is no use of drugs,
needles or mechanical devices. It’s aim is to relax and balance the nervous system and to improve one’s health by stimulating the body’s natural powers of recuperation. In other words, pressing the Shiatsu points by thumbs vitalizes one’s energy. It is especially effective in removing the fatigue and anxiety caused by the daily stresses and tension of life.
A shiatsu treatment consists of pressure applied mainly with the balls of the thumbs to about over 600 specific pressure points correspond to the muscles, bones, blood vessels, nerves, lymph vessels and glands of the endocrine system that lie beneath them. Pressing these points not only stimulates the skin and relieves muscular stiffness, but regulates the nervous system, aids proper digestion and stimulates blood and lymph circulation and hormonal secretion.
The essence of Shiatsu lies in the use of the hands for both assessment and treatment. The sensitive fingertips can detect differences in temperature and stiffness, both indicators of the condition of the body. The type, degree and duration of pressure is then adjusted to meet the specific needs of each area of the body and each individual.
What is Shiatsu?