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I had an amazing afternoon at Melbourne Shiatsu. I tried a range of treatments for my first time, first a Japanese bath which was heavenly, then Shiatsu and Cupping.
I felt amazing the next day, totally reset and strong. I had heard cupping hurts the next day but I was totally fine, my legs in particular felt as if I had treated them to the best workout of their life.
The staff were professional and really helpful, I was able to talk about issues I had with sleeping and digestion and I was suggested changes I could make thing better.
Convenient location and close to public transport which is a plus!

Dan is consistently excellent, he takes the time to understand what has bought you to Shiatsu and makes sure you are comfortable throughout. He has a warm, empathetic manner (with a great sense of humour thrown in) coupled with years of expertise in understanding the intricacies of the human body. I recommend him highly, especially those new to Shiatsu.

Dan is my go to man for physical, mental and energetic ailments past and present. He is gentle but strong, firm but calm. He is precise in his holistic body treatments and educates along the way as how to best integrate his knowledge into yours. Best shiatsu ever! And the bath is glorious! Go go go!

What an experience. Thorough consultation, amazing massage and great treating area. I definitely come back

I can not thank Dan enough for my treatments. Thanks to him, I no longer have a tight thoracic and I am able to move so much better. In my sport it is important for me to have good mobility and Dan has definitely helped me get it.

Amelia Thomsett

My shoulders feel free! Like my muscles have tasted oxygen and blood flow and they're gunna fly! Dan went so far as to actually talk to my shoulders and tell them it's safe to relax �! So much tension moved; feel so much better.

Sarah Joyce

Thank you Dan for a wonderful and nurturing treatment. You are an amazing practitioner and my mind, body and spirit are all the better for it. Namaste

Sharon McManus

Excellent Shiatsu and Cupping. I am a practitioner myself so was looking for a really good treatment and Dan delivered. You really know some great techniques Dan. All that excess tession has gone and I feel such a sense of calm now. I look forward to my next treatment and thank you once again.

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Kaaren Day

Dan deserves a 6 star rating. He provides the upper most professional treatment in a safe, calm and supportive non judgemental manner. His practice is wholistic and nurturing, and has become a monthly self care treatment for both my mental and physical health. I can not recommend Melbourne Shiatsu (Dan) highly enough.

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Stephanie Tarlington

Absolutely amazing practitioner. I have been seeing him for a few months now and I have never felt more balanced. Incredibly skilful, friendly and professional.

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Cav Vlahos

Have had 2 massages here now & already booked for my third! I particularly love the intuitive oil work that incorporates the meridians yet leaves me feeling so relaxed. As a bodyworker myself, I receive many different types of massage but this one is special. Can't recommend more highly! A very experienced practitioner, relaxed setting and professional massage. Thankyou :)

Fantastic service, great technique and lots of good advice! Everyone needs treatment, start here 👌

Totally re-energised and put back into balance by this outstanding treatment. Incredibly skilful and professional.

Great wholistic care. I felt very safe and confident in Dan’s approach. Highly recommend.

Excellent treatment and great conversation. I'll be back for sure

A long soak in the Japanese bath is the perfect way to keep warm in winter. It is a deeply warming and restorative experience, especially when followed by a shiatsu treatment. Dan is an excellent therapist. He has been treating me now for over 4 years and always allows time for a thorough diagnosis and practical health advice. It is always such a treat to visit Dan.

A little gem tucked away in the bustle of Fitzroy. I hadn't had Shiatsu since I was younger, believing myself to be too tall and ungainly to benefit. This was without doubt the best massage experience I've had in a long long time. I was in such a state of relieved peace by the end of it that I had to be gently brought back to the real world - I'd reached a meditative state. Dan is considerate, careful, polite, and holistic. I can't recommend this place enough.

Daniel has been treating me for three years now and I cannot recommend him highly enough. I've be hit whilst riding, damaged my tail bone, broken my finger and Dan has approached each of my needs with patience and a kindly regard. If your into supporting local businesses whom have the absolute personal touch then Dan's your man.

Fantastic moments spent in the Japanese Bath and great treatments provided by Dan. The decoration is amazing and participate to the relaxation. I am personally a huge fan of Shiat Su so quite demanding... And I was extremely satisfied by the quality of the treatments. Definitely recommend it!

Fantastic. The best shiatsu massage I have ever had I highly recommend to all xx

Decided to treat myself to an ofuro and massage session for my birthday and had such a wonderful time! A lot of care has been taken to create a relaxing space to indulge oneself. Sitting in a bath where I could sit and be fully submerged was wonderful, all baths should be like that! Dan's knowledge of Chinese medicine and willingness to share information was invaluable and I knew I was in good hands. Am feeling fantastic and would highly recommend you treat yourself sometime!

Dan is a professional and highliy competent practitioner. As a female, I sometimes feel uncomfortable having massage/body work with male practitioners; however, I felt completely safe with Dan. His combination of Shiatsu and oil massage allows for a comprehensive and tailored service. When I attended my appoinntment with Dan, my back was so sore that I could hardly move. After only a half hour session I felt so much better and the next day my back was pretty much back to its normal self. I would recommend Melbourne Shiatsu to anybody. Thanks Dan!

Thank you Dan for a wonderful and nurturing treatment. You are an amazing practitioner and my mind, body and spirit are all the better for it. Namaste

I first met Dan at the Rose street markets, at this stage I had no idea what a Shiatsu massage was, he gave me a quick demo, instantly I wanted more & booked in for a full treatment! That was about 5 years ago, I've been hooked ever since! I trust Dan fully, he is highly skilled, very perceptive, accommodating to your needs, efficient in his application. I regularly see Dan now & his treatments have kept my body going (I'm a massage therapist so my own body needs a lot of work to balance it out, plus I'm super critical & always pay attention to what he's doing). I highly recommend him to everyone :)

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