Introduction

Welcome to the Shiatsu Clinic! My name is Joanna Smith-Holley and I came to New Plymouth in 2001 to set up my practice. It's located on the outskirts of New Plymouth in a peaceful and tranquil environment, just 15 minutes from the city centre. I am a qualified and registered practitioner with over 20 years experience as a Shiatsu therapist.

When you come for a Shiatsu you'll take your shoes off but otherwise remain fully clothed. You will lie on a comfortable futon on the floor and enjoy a gentle form of natural therapy which works on pressure points to bring about health and well-being.

I am also a qualified massage therapist. Unlike Shiatsu you remove your outer clothing as oils are used as part of this relaxing therapy.

You choose the treatment you prefer. I can also offer advice about which would be most effective for your situation.

Joanna Smith-Holley

How does Shiatsu work?

Based on the oriental system of pressure points, Shiatsu utilises finger and palm pressure, stretches and other massage techniques to treat a variety of ailments such as:

Sometimes described as "acupuncture without the needles", Shiatsu is non-invasive and tailored to the individual's requirements.

Contact me now for an appointment or go to the next page to read more about me and Shiatsu.