Frequently Asked Questions
Is Shiatsu covered by Insurance?
Some private insurance companies offer coverage for shiatsu. We recommend that you check with your private insurance plan or extended health care coverage first to see if they offer this coverage. Shiatsu is not covered by MSP (Medical Service Plan) at the moment.
Does Shiatsu work on feet?
Yes, treatment on the soles of the feet is especially important. They are an important area for stabilizing your whole body. If the muscles of the soles get tight, you'll have poor blood circulation. This will be followed by your calves and knees getting tight as well. Therefore, your legs won't absorb shock well and the shock will transmit to your upper body. Then your whole body will be affected.
I am pregnant. Can I take Shiatsu?
It depends on your condition. If you are not having any complications or difficulties with your pregnancy you can lay down on your side and we can give you gentle pressure. Your treatment should not be long (longer than 30 minutes). In some cases you may feel worse, in which case you should let your Shiatsupractor know right away.
What is Shiatsupractor®?
Shiatsupractor® or SPR is a professional designation granted to a CSSBC (The Canadian Shiatsu Society of British Columbia http://www.shiatsupractor.org) member who has successfully completed the minimum 2000 hour curriculum requirement of the CSSBC. "Shiatsupractor®" is an internationally recognized professional title designation granted by the International Shiatsu Association. In Canada, this title is proudly presented only to members of the Shiatsupractors' Association of Canada and its affiliates, the CSSBC and the Shiatsu Diffusion Society of Ontario.