Shiatsu Massage Therapy

North Vancouver

Soothing Hands Shiatsu provides pain relief for back problems, neck and shoulder pain, joint stiffness and injuries using the traditional Japanese technique of shiatsu therapy. Shiatsu therapist Sharon Bidder gently uses her thumbs and palms to apply pressure on selected points of your body to release muscle tension, relieve pain and promote speedy healing.

Whether you are an athlete, a senior, a tired mom, sit at a desk or work your body hard all day, shiatsu therapy can soothe away your pain.  A gentle alternative to massage, acupuncture or chiropractic treatment for stress related conditions, soft tissue and joint injuries and many chronic conditions, shiatsu therapy usually improves flexibility and mobility immediately.

Mobile Service Treatment

Shiatsu treatment for pain relief, injury, recover and
chronic conditions in the comfort
and convenience of your own home.


To reduce the number of clients and homes visited, Soothing Hands Shiatsu (SHS) will is only taking a limited number of new clients.  Clinic appointments are no longer available.


Clients will have 3 layers of protection during their treatment.

Face Cradle:

  1. The base layer will be a fabric face cradle cover.
  2. The second middle layer will be a disposable face cradle cover.
  3. The third top layer will be the client’s own personal face cradle cover.

Soothing Hands Shiatsu will ask you purchase your own personal face cover that will be provided by SHS.  Please use this face cover for every visit and wash it after your treatment.  A one time $6 charge will be added to your bill to cover the cost of your personal face cover which will then be your item.

Body Protection:

  1. A disposable sheet of paper will be placed on the massage table.
  2. A clean sheet will be placed on the table for the client to lie upon.
  3. A clean oversheet will be used on top of the client’s body once settled onto the table.
  4. A clean blanket will be opened up and used for each treatment, if required.

Arm Rest:

  1. The base layer will be a fabric towel.
  2. The middle layer will be a disposable cover.
  3. The third top layer will be the client’s own towel.


  1. The massage table will be disinfected on site prior to the treatment.
  2. At the end of the treatment all used linen will be isolated from clean linen and the table will be disinfected again. The client will be asked to dispose of used cleaning cloths, disposable covers and gloves.
  3. Clean linens are used for every client and all linens are isolated after each treatment and cleaned daily with bleach solution as per guidelines from BC Ministry of Health. The massage table and accessories are sanitized between each treatment and also at the end of each day.
  4. The therapist will perform a daily self health assessment. If the therapist is feeling sick appointments will be cancelled.


Clients will be asked to complete a COVID-19 Health Questionnaire prior to each treatment requesting information about travel, COVID-19 exposure, current symptoms etc. If the client is feeling sick the appointment will be cancelled. All clients will wear a face mask, cloth or disposable, when the presence of the therapist (SHS can supply a mask if the client does not have one.)

The therapist will wash hands upon entering.

The therapist will be wearing a mask, face shield and gloves throughout the treatment.

If the client requests, the therapist will use a disposable gown.

The therapist will wash hands prior to leaving.

Only credit card or e-transfer payments can be accepted this time, no cash or cheques.  Please read out your credit card details so only the therapist touches the payment processing machine.  The therapist will let the client view details being entered.

Shiatsu Massage is ideal for the relief of:

Shiatsu Massage North Vancouver


  • Headaches
  • back pain
  • Neck / sholder stiffness & pain
  • TMJ
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Frozen sholder
  • Sciatica
  • Musculoskeletal problems
Shiatsu Massage North Vancouver


  • Whiplash
  • Herniated disk
  • Rotator cuff
  • Carpal tunnel / RSI
  • RFL band
Shiatsu Massage North Vancouver


  • Arthritis
  • Digestive disorders (constipation, bowel disorders, gass)
  • Kidney / liver disorders
  • PMS / menopause
  • Insomnia / sleep disorders
  • Fatigue / depression

What our clients say…

I recommend a Shiatsu treatment by Sharon

Thank you Sharon. A combination of ongoing arthritis and a twisted knee kept me off the squash court and hockey rink for over a month. I was getting restless with recovery and decided to try out Shiatsu. After only two sessions with Sharon I could start to feel the pain lessen. Sharon also provided me Continue Reading

Dave Watson North Vancouver

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About Shiatsu Massage North Vancouver

Sharon Bidder

Sharon Bidder

Shiatsu Therapist

Shiatsu therapy is a gentle alternative for pain relief and relaxation.  This traditional Japanese healing technique uses thumbs and palms to apply pressure on selected points of the body which provides soothing relief and promotes healing.

Sharon Bidder is trained in traditional Namikoshi shiatsu.  This is the most popular style of shiatsu practiced in Japan and the only type officially recognized by the Japanese government.  Therapists use only thumbs and palms to apply comfortable pressure to specific points on the skin and muscles based upon western anatomical points of the body