What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is a massage technique that originated in Japan. It applies pressure to the meridians of the body using the fingers to restore balance and harmony. Unlike other massage styles, whose goal is to provide relaxation, shiatsu aims for maximum health benefits. It focuses on activating the body's own healing processes, increasing blood circulation and stimulating the nervous system and metabolic activities.

Shiatsu in Melbourne

What are the Benefits of Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is said to be helpful in improving the overall function of the immune system, digestion system and circulation system of the body. You can reap so many health benefits from shiatsu massage therapy, including stress relief and improved immunity, among others. Shiatsu is also an effective treatment for chronic and autoimmune conditions such as:

  • Lower back pain
  • Tension headaches
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Arthritis
  • Neck pain
  • Fatigue
  • Stress
  • Digestive problems
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Multiple sclerosis

How Much Does Shiatsu Cost in Melbourne?

A shiatsu session in Melbourne typically costs between $55 and $165. The cost of your therapy will be determined by the length and location of your treatment. You can either pay more for a one-time massage mobile service or save money by purchasing a package that includes a fixed number of sessions.

How Many Shiatsu Practitioners Work in Melbourne?

About 57% of Australia's shiatsu workforce work and live in Melbourne and across Victoria, according to a 2016 survey conducted by the Shiatsu Therapy Association of Australia Inc. (STAA), the country's peak body for shiatsu practitioners. The majority of practitioners are self-employed, while some work in massage clinics and spas.

How Many Melbourne Residents Use Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is a common manual therapy used by millions of people in Australia. In Melbourne alone, tens of thousands of residents benefit from shiatsu. Practitioners estimate that 30,000 people visit them annually. Regular clients believe that shiatsu is the perfect solution for a variety of health problems.