Castlemaine Shiatsu

Restorative. Grounding.
Transformative touch. 

What is shiatsu?

Shiatsu is a grounding and relaxing form of bodywork that brings balance to the body through touch.

Originating from Japan, shiatsu draws from the same principles as Chinese Medicine.  Shiatsu practitioners work with meridians (energy lines) in the body and use techniques such as pressing, stretching and movement to build, disperse or move vital energy (also known as chi or qi) to restore balance. Depending on your needs, the experience of shiatsu can be gentle and restorative through to dynamic and strong. Shiatsu helps to bring awareness to your body and to the memories held by your body. 

A shiatsu treatment is traditionally received fully clothed on a futon mat.  

A session may involve some discussion about diet and lifestyle practices that may support your self-care. I also offer this as a stand-alone session. 

About Kerry

Dip. Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies, 2008

Manaka Protocols (Japanese Needling) 2009

BSc (Nursing) 2001

I first studied Shiatsu at the same time as my Nursing studies in the late 90’s as I have always had a sense that there is more to the body than the physical. My work as a shiatsu therapist and nurse inform each other.

I practice from a garden studio in Castlemaine and aim to create a safe environment for deep relaxation and body awareness. My recent studies and interest include holistic pain management and working with the vagus nerve. I work with both adults and children.

I am always interested in reminders that our inner world is not separate from our outer and am curious how things that present in the body may reflect and interact with our environment, or ‘wider self’.  I have personal practices in Buddhism, movement (yoga, conscious dance, somatic experiencing) and sitting by fresh water or flowers. 

I look forward to working with you towards health. 

Kerry Calcraft

0428 591 393

$100 for 1 hour shiatsu and/or lifestyle consult

$60 for 30 mins (child consult only).