How To Prepare For Your Session

Shiatsu is done clothed, so it is best to wear loose or stretchy comfortable clothing that doesn’t inhibit joint movement. You can bring clothes to change into if that is easiest for you.

How Often Do I Need Shiatsu?

If you generally feel well and want to maintain your good health, having a session once a month will allow you to stay on top of any problems that might emerge between appointments and keep you healthy.
If there is a specific problem to work on, then you will need weekly treatments until your symptoms subside. This allows us to build on the changes made from the previous session. The more chronic the condition, the longer it will take to resolve. The goal is to slowly decrease the regularity of treatments and shift to a maintenance program.

Clinical research has shown that massaging babies can aid in their physiological and neurological development and function, help soothe common discomforts, promote restful sleep for the infants (and in turn the caregivers), and increase healthy attachment and bonding.
In the first workshop I will teach you how to give your baby a general infant massage. After learning this routine you can choose from the other workshops I offer where I will introduce you to the shiatsu points that will help to treat common conditions your baby may be experiencing in their first months.  

Laurie Offers 4 Baby Shiatsu Workshops
- Learn a general baby massage routine.
- Discover the power of shiatsu to treat colic and constipation.
- Learn helpful techniques to improve sleep. 
- Use shiatsu to boost your baby's immune system and treat common colds.                              

Who Can Come?
The workshops are for babies older than 6 weeks of age who are not yet crawling. Classes are private or semi private. 

What to Bring
You will need to bring a mat, towel or blanket to rest your baby on, and baby friendly oil. Diapers and a change of clothes is always good to have on hand.

When are the Workshops?
Workshops are 90 minutes in length and are held during my regular business hours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. This allows you to choose the time that is best for you and your baby.

How Do I Register?
Contact me by e-mail, phone, or text. 

For private and semi-private workshops:
$132.74 + HST = $150.00

Baby Shiatsu Workshops with Laurie Ward

Shiatsu for Children (8-12)

I love working with children and am grateful when I have the opportunity to help a child feel better. We tend to think of children’s lives as being carefree, but often that is not the case. Children can be living in homes where there is a lot of tension and stress, they may experience difficulties at school, anxiety trying to navigate their social groups, and their bodies are developing so quickly they often have general aches and pains. Shiatsu is an excellent tool to help soothe and quiet a child’s mind while also easing the physical discomfort they’re experiencing.

Shiatsu for Teenagers

Teenagers are under an enormous amount of pressure and it’s not uncommon for them to experience periods of emotional and physical turmoil. Their bodies are going through rapid change and the demands on them are high. Many teenagers are juggling school, competitive sports, part-time jobs, family and peer groups. I really enjoy working with teens. It is very rewarding to see the changes they experience during a session as their emotional stress lifts and they feel relief from their aches and pains.