Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese massage therapy based on the same principles as acupuncture. In shiatsu, the practitioner applies vertical pressure to the acupuncture points with fingers, palms, elbows or sometimes with knees or feet.
Japanese acupuncture uses very fine, sterile needles to correct the flow of ki (also known as qi or chi) within the body. Japanese style acupuncture is unique in its commitment to pain free, shallow or non-insertive acupuncture techniques.
Chinese herbal medicine has a long history of use dating back over 2000 years. Individualised formulas are prescribed according to the patient's specific needs and taken as a tea or in pill or capsule form.
Shinma offers you three branches of Traditional East Asian Medicine (TEAM) — massage, acupuncture and herbal medicine. These three modalities are considered functional medicine in that they promote the normal functioning of body, mind and spirit.
By learning what keeps you healthy and correcting systemic imbalances before they become disease, you are supporting yourself at the deepest level. Incorporating these treatments into your life can assist with your pathway to good health and help to keep you there.
Elizabeth Keen, BHSc - Chinese Medicine, Dip Shiatsu & Oriental Therapies, Cert Toyohari, AHPRA, CMRB, ANTA, STAA
Elizabeth is a fully qualified and registered practitioner of acupuncture, shiatsu and Chinese herbal medicine with a post graduate certificate in Toyohari, a highly refined form of Japanese Meridian Therapy. Her clinic is family friendly and centres around supporting people of all ages through life's transitions.
Having been in professional practice since 2007, she makes regular visits to Japan to continue studying with her teachers, some of whom have been practicing for up to fifty years. Her treatment style is gentle and respectful of you as the master of your own well being. She enjoys being part of your health team and sharing with you the many ways you can live well.