Shiatsu Therapy

Shiatsu Therapy

Registered Shiatsu Therapist Brenda Novoa (RPT, RYT, RST) 

Shiatsu is a style of massage originating in Japan, based on traditional Asian healing principles and modern anatomy and physiology theory. Shiatsu consists primarily of pressure applied to the acupuncure meridians and points of the body. Therefore Shiatsu is sometimes referred to as “acupuncture without needles”. In addition to pressure point therapy, Shiatsu also employs other various manipulative techniques such as joint mobilization to increase range of motion within the joint, and the manipulation of muscles and other soft tissues to reduce tension and adhesions (scar tissue).

Passive stretching techniques help to promote flexibility and when used with the client’s resistance can help to strengthen and align the body. This deep, yet gentle approach to preventative healthcare can have many long term effects.

How can Shiatsu benefit me?

  • Stress and tension relief
  • Improved digestion
  • Back and neck pain relief
  • Relief from general stiffness
  • Headaches/Migraine relief
  • Improved circulation
  • Relaxation

Registered Shiatsu Therapist in Coquitlam/Vancouver areaWhat takes place during a Shiatsu Therapy treatment?

Shiatsu treatments take place in a safe comfortable environment, which promotes relaxation. Your therapist uses a massage table, or futon, or massage chair for those who have difficulty laying down. The client is clothed (light, loose clothing is preferred), and no oils or creams are used. Pressure is applied within the client’s comfort zone, using palms, fingers, thumbs, and elbows are used for deeper pressure. The pressure may be held for longer or shorter periods of time, depending on the condition. Passive stretching techniques help to loosen tight muscles, and enhance joint mobility and range of motion. Other techniques will be used as determined by your therapist.

How to get started?

Contact Brenda Novoa (RPT, RYT, RST) Registered Shiatsu Therapist, to discuss your health concerns, and see how Shiatsu can benefit you.

Book a free 15 min Consultation >>

“I have known Brenda for over 10 years, and she has made me a true believer in the power of Shiatsu . I travel to Coquitlam from North Vancouver to see her, and with every treatment, I feel adjusted and aligned, and able to do all of the outdoor activities that I love. In my eyes, Shiatsu is not just a physical practice, but also allows you to connect with your own body on many levels. Thank you Brenda, for your caring and sharing!”
– Bridget M., North Vancouver


    • 60 min treatment

    • 75 min treatment

    • 90 min treatment

    • 120 min treatment

 – all rates include GST –


Shiatsu Chair Massage for employeesShiatsu is the original chair massage, as it employs techniques that work well over clothing. Let Tri-Cities Fitness and Shiatsu bring relaxation and rejuvenation to your workplace or special event! Weekly, bi-weekly or monthly visits will help to keep your employees stress levels down, which may contribute to better productivity, better attitude and less absenteeism!

Chair massage is greatly appreciated by staff, and a happy staff, is a healthy staff!

A 15 min chair massage treatment will help to:

  • Relieve muscular tension and general stiffness
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Increase blood flow, which creates better energy and better productivity
  • Relax the body and mind so that you can think better



    • per 15 minute session if paid by the individual
    • Fees include travel time in the Metro Vancouver area

    • per hour flat rate if paid for by the employer or event sponsor
    • Fees include travel time in the Metro Vancouver area

Cost may be covered individually by each employee, or the employer may choose to pay an hourly rate. There is a 2 hour minimum for any visit to a business or event. Shiatsu is covered under some extended benefit plans. Check with your provider to see if you have coverage.

Registered Shiatsu Therapy Massage, private studio CoquitlamThe Tri-Cities Fitness and Shiatsu private studio is located at the southern edge of the Coquitlam Town area, just minutes from Coquitlam Centre and only 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver, BC. Flexible hours are offered Monday – Friday by appointment only.

Shiatsu treatments are given in our private, relaxing studio and adjusted to each person’s body type and requirements.

> Please contact us if you have any questions.

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