“SHIATSU”, translated as “finger pressure”, is an ancient form of Japanese physical therapy which works with the body’s energy pathways (meridians) to promote balance in the nervous system. The treatment primarily involves thumb, palm, or elbow pressure to acupuncture points which helps to reduce muscle tension, improve organ function and works toward restoring the body’s inherent healing abilities.

Shiatsu is effective in treating:

neck and shoulder pain
low back pain
muscular sprains
joint pain
headaches and migraine

digestive disorders
menstrual disorders
chronic fatigue syndrome
chronic stress,and much much more!


Marla Meenakshi Joy

Marla Meenakshi Joy is a Shiatsu Therapist and has been in practice since 1993 (a graduate of the 2200 hour accredited course at Kikkawa College) and has worked in clinics, yoga studio’s and at home, as well as doing house-calls. She incorporates her knowledge of the body through yoga, healing natural therapies, and hands-on application.


60 mins - $100 + HST
75 mins - $125 + HST

The above rates do not include HST. Payment must be made upon reservation. There are no refunds for cancellations made within 24hrs of your booking, without exception. For cancellations made at least 24hours in advance, refunds are subject to a 50% administration fee, or a credit can applied to your Downward Dog account at no charge.