Traditional Japanese bodywork by
a former registered nurse.

Dungog NSW

Traditional Japanese bodywork by
a former registered nurse.

What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is a form of massage from Japan.

Unlike other forms of massage there are no oils used. Shiatsu means finger pressure. It includes pressure applied from the thumbs, palms and possibly elbow.

Shiatsu techniques are applied along the meridians, or pathways, located in the fascia using the principles of Chinese Medicine to harmonise the body energy flow or Qi.

Shiatsu is sometimes referred as acupuncture without needles.

“Often the hands will solve the mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain”

Carl Jung

Benefits of Shiatsu

The aim of shiatsu is to mobilise the internal forces and self-healing capacities of a person. Shiatsu is commonly seen as a preventive, but also treat a wide variety of acute symptoms.

Its benefits are multiple.

  • Pregnancy issues
  • Reduce Stress and balance the emotional life
  • Improve the quality of sleep
  • Stimulate blood and lymphatic circulation
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Headache and migraines
  • Reduce chronic or acute tension, muscle and joint pain
  • Backache
  • Relief of discomfort from digestive disorders.


"I saw Adeline for shiatsu treatments throughout my first pregnancy. I was amazed at how strong and effective the treatments were for helping with physical discomfort they also helped me to feel physically balanced, tuned-in and prepared for my son’s birth. On top of this, the hands on care and connection I received from such a nurturing practitioner was exactly what I needed as I grew my baby. The treatments were a wonderful time to sink in and connect with myself and my little one. I always felt very calm leaving treatments with Adeline, which was a great relief, as there was enough to worry about, just navigating hormones and prenatal care. I felt Adeline‘s specific training in prenatal Shiatsu helped me profoundly. She really gets pregnancy. She looked after me in such a holistic way, which was really outstanding and greatly appreciated. Had I not moved to a new city I would have loved to have seen her for my second pregnancy too."
Sia Cox
"I have been a very appreciative recipient of Adeline's Shiatsu treatments over several years. Adeline creates a safe, secure & thoroughly professional space. Her treatments work on many levels and are deeply nurturing. I recommend Adeline with the utmost confidence."
Jyan Mayfield
"I LOVED Adeline's shiatsu treatment. She takes her time to tune into what issues are present. I felt listened to. Adeline created her treatment around my needs. I felt so good afterwards. I will be back!"
Christine Martin
"Adeline gave me a beautiful, calming shiatsu massage treatment that showed me her ability to assess my issues accurately with skill and a wonderful calm energy. It was a really lovely and revitalising experience."
Tracy Keogh

In the West, we have separated the body and the mind.

This can sometimes lead to a limited understanding of phenomena from a purely intellectual point of view.

Shiatsu offers another approach…

Most of all...

Shiatsu allows you to get to know yourself better…

one session after the other. 

It will bring the unseen to the surface…

Through physical touch, Shiatsu can touch the invisible, the mind and much more.