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Shiatsu Massage by Renee Zamel

Physical pain | Mobility issues | Stress management and wellbeing

Having been in practice for over 13 years, Renee is a highly experienced provider of shiatsu and oriental massage. She has trained and worked in private practices in both Sydney and Melbourne, as well as some of the world’s leading health resorts. A treatment by Renee Zamel is an uplifting and holistic experience that balances and conditions the body and encourages greater flexibility in the body and mind. 

Renee is a friendly and approachable therapist who brings a wealth of experience to every session. Her aim is for every client to experience a heightened sense of body awareness and relaxation for self-healing and repair. She provides a tailored treatment plan to clients of all ages, health levels and medical histories.

Renee grew up in Adelaide and has lived in Melbourne, Copenhagen and Lyon. She loves taking her two young girls to the beach in the Royal National Park and enjoys keeping busy with her husband working on their home renovation plans.

What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese massage style that works to balance health by applying stretching and pressure on the muscles to open and improve energy (Ki) in the organ meridian system. The session involves foot reflexology combined with trigger point therapy that works to stimulate the nerve and meridian network to relieve common stresses and pain. 

What sorts of things can Shiatsu treat?

Shiatsu is fantastic for supporting general health and as a preventative therapy. Various conditions may respond well to shiatsu treatments. These include physical pain (such as neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, headaches, RSI and sciatica), fatigue, stress, insomnia, sporting injuries, arthritis, digestive issues, menstrual issues and more. 

What should I expect?

Your first therapy session is designed to release physical blockages, trauma and chronic inflammation that are held in the body’s structure. Your visceral (organ system) is then balanced and stress is released to improve the emotional state of wellbeing. Your initial session is ideally between 90-120 minutes, depending on your unique needs, but a shorter 60-minute for massage by Renee Zamel is also available at request.  A second follow up session is usually recommended approximately 2-3 weeks after the initial treatment. These are shorter in duration and typically last between 60-90 minutes.

Renee’s Availability

Renee is available on Sundays at tonika health. She offers 60, 90 and 120 minutes appointments. You can book an appointment with Renee here or get in touch with her at renee@tonikahealth.com.au if you have any questions.

Qualifications / Health Fund Rebate 

Unfortunately, shiatsu was taken off the health fund register in recent years. Renee has studied at Australia’s most respected Shiatsu College (Australian Shiatsu College in Victoria), and with over 13 years of experience, we strongly believe in Renee’s clinical expertise.

Renee holds the following qualifications

Diploma in Shiatsu and Oriental Medicines (Australian Shiatsu College, Victoria) 

Renee is a member of AMT  – Association of Massage Therapists 

Established in 1966, AMT is the oldest association in Australia to represent massage therapy in its own right and the premier representative body for professional therapists.