My own experience with Shiatsu

My personal discovery of the wonders of  shiatsu came like an angel in the mid eighties at a time when I was under a huge amount of stress.

Shiatsu didn’t just make me feel physically better for an hour or two, I felt completely restored; relaxed, and energized at the same time, and I found the effects lasted longer than anything else I had tried.

Shiatsu opened up a whole different sense of myself, and got me unstuck, things that I had been struggling with were resolved.

I found that I had much more energy and I have been amazed at how consistently clients have reported similar experiences, even using similar language.  I knew instinctively that this is how we are supposed to feel, and knew I had to find out more……

I see myself as a facilitator, helping you to “re-member” (literally to put back together again) the optimally healthy you, that may have been “forgotten” in the rough and tumble of life.

The experience of mind/body integration has profound health implications: We simply function better and enjoy greater physical, mental and emotional and spiritual well-being.


Experienced, dedicated practitioner and teacher with more than twenty-five years experience.

Board member of the Japanese Shiatsu and Holistic Medicine Society

Registered Shiatsu Therapist (RST ) in the Province of British Columbia (#98078)

Member of the Shiatsu Therapy Society (LST #0102ST)

Diploma of Massage Therapy from the Royal Canadian College


“Robin introduced me to shiatsu 3 years ago as an alternative therapy to our traditional western, invasive, medicated approach to health and comfort. Through each shiatsu session that Robin has worked with me, his approach has been consistently professional, highly respectful and focused solely on my comfort as his client. He has gone out of his way to teach me about shiatsu, Qi Gong and other Eastern philosophies. His passion for his work is palpable as he readily shares the vast knowledge he has gained as an expert in this arena of health provision. Every chance I get, I recommend both shiatsu as a therapy that works, as well as Robin as the therapist who brings genuine care and concern for his clients with an innovative approach to health. I feel privileged to have Robin as part of my community.” July 12, 2010

Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Shelley Aubry, Kitchener/Waterloo

“I have had many Shiatsu sessions with Robin over the last couple of years and it is truly a wonderful experience. I have had much better results than with any other type of massage therapy.

During my last pregnancy, Robin was so helpful and contributed to my healthy pregnancy.

I would recommend his services to anyone as I believe everyone should have regular Shiatsu therapy.”

July 12, 2010

Great Results, Personable, Expert

Carinne Chambers, DivaCup International, Kitchener/Waterloo.

“Robin is a gifted professional who has extraordinary command of his craft from diagnosis to intervention and can induce a calm, relaxed and energized state at the conclusion of every sensitively executed session.

Robin can deliver results that are wholesome for spirit, mind and body – very highly recommended.”

July 7, 2010

Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

James Gillen

First hired Robin as a Shiatsu Therapist in 2005.

“Robin is a highly skilled, sensitive and caring practitioner, whom I recommend without hesitation.”

June 23, 2010

Great Results, Expert, Good Value

Nancy Leach (Schaeffer), Kitchener/Waterloo

“Robin is a master practitioner, sensitive, caring and highly skilled”.

Madeleine Marentette, author, owner of Grail Springs, Body, Mind & Spirit Retreat and Spa, Bancroft, ON.

“Robin’s shiatsu is the best shiatsu in Victoria”.Nayumi Kuchino, Victoria B.C. (2003)

“I feel so much better, – calmer, more like my real self”. Donna M. , Kitchener, ON.

“I feel like I’ve been sleep walking in my life, and I just woke up…….in a good way“.

A. B. , Cambridge, ON.

“I feel like I’m getting back on track, I’m finding that the benefits of shiatsu last longer than other things I’ve tried in the past. I am much more in touch with myself now, and I have more clarity. Thank you, Robin”.Amanda, Waterloo, ON.

“Really relaxed…but more alert – energized!” Peter J. , Waterloo, ON.

…and for the athletic:

” I couldn’t believe how much my running improved.  My breathing was so relaxed, I felt I could continue to run and run… Very impressed.” Julia, Kitchener, ON.

“I played my best game of soccer in twenty years, and the knee pain I had been experiencing for several months disappeared, after one treatment.  Shiatsu is awesome!”Michael F. , Waterloo, ON.

“My golf game has improved greatly since I discovered shiatsu, I’m much more relaxed, and on my game more.J.K. , Waterloo, ON.

Shiatsu refreshes and gives you an energy boost, all at the same time…

….and it feels great too!


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