Shiatsu 01Shiatsu is a Japanese therapy that literally translated means ‘finger pressure’ and is based on acupuncture. According to the Shiatsu Society, it amplifies the body’s own ability to heal itself.

Like acupuncture, Shiatsu works on pressure points located along the energy channels. Instead of needles, a Shiatsu practitioner uses their thumbs, fingers, palms, and sometimes elbows, knees and feet. Additionally, stretching and mobilisation techniques are used to promote energy flow, improving circulation, flexibility and helping to correct poor posture.

In addition to Shiatsu being a deeply relaxing experience and relieving stress, it can treat pain and illness and contributes to a patient's overall health and wellbeing. A Shiatsu practitioner combines a finely tuned intuition, understanding of oriental medicine, posture and breathing when giving treatment.

Lavender House
27 Lilburn Street

Phone: 09 422 5522


Clinic hours:
9am-5pm Monday-Friday
Early and late appointments available for acupuncture Tuesdays and Thursdays.


"Maintaining order rather than correcting disorder is the ultimate principle of wisdom. To cure disease after it has appeared is like digging a well when one feels thirsty or forging weapons after the war has already begun."
– Nei Jing

"Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live."
– Jim Rohn

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