Lynlee Spencer, Shiatsu Therapist
To book an appointment please email
Sundays 12-3, though more times may be available.
60 minutes: $60
Sliding scale available upon request
Shiatsu is not covered under health plans, however, I offer my services on a sliding scale. Please pay as much as you can, no questions asked. Cash, cheque, or –e-transfer.
About Zen Shiatsu
This type of bodywork originates from Japan and is based on principals of Traditional Chinese Medicine involving meridians, or energy channels, that flow through the body. Practitioners use their thumbs, palms, knees, and elbows to affect energy in these meridians, with a goal of restoring balance in them.
During their one-hour treatment, a client wears light and comfortable clothing and lies on a mat under a sheet. Additional pillows and modified positions are used to accommodate discomfort due to injuries or pregnancy. Massage oils and lotions are not necessary as pressure is applied in a downward motion, and skin is not rubbed. Aromatic oils, however, can be diffused during treatment.
Zen Shiatsu is beneficial for many physical and emotional ailments, as well as a means to help maintain balance in the body and mind. It is especially helpful in addressing common complaints of pregnancy, such as nausea, constipation, sciatica, and carpal tunnel. It can also help prepare the body for labour, as well as assist in its recovery from birthing and postpartum demands. Women undergoing miscarriage or fertility issues can benefit from Zen Shiatsu as well.
Fourteen years ago, I received a diploma in Zen Shiatsu (780 hours) before deciding to study midwifery. After helping Hamilton and area families as a Registered Midwife for 8 years, I decided to help pregnant and postpartum women in a slightly different way. While specializing in this population, I am happy to treat non-pregnant people as well.
This past June, I completed a four-day “recertification” in Toronto with the same teachers who first trained me, and will be participating in regular training days and retreats with them to further develop my techniques, and to better support women’s health, in particular.
I am also in the midst of training to be a certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and hope to offer these services in spring of 2020.