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The Shiatsu School of Canada has operated a Professional Clinic in Toronto since 2000.


Formerly located at 547 College Street, we have moved and are now located at:

455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 300 (College and Spadina).


Our phone number remains the same: (416) 323-1818 ext. 23

Please welcome the newest additions to the SSC family!

Dr. David Nortman, our clinic's Naturopathic Doctor
who specializes in:

  • Neurofeedback

  • Homeopathic & Naturopathic Medicine



Jasmin McGraw, our clinic's RMT
who specializes in:

  • Registered Massage Therapy

  • Cranial Sacral Therapy



About our Therapists:                                   

Daniel Adler, R.Ac 

Daniel Adler R.Ac, is a practitioner of zen shiatsu and acupuncture who has been in clinical practice since 2000.

Languages spoken: English

In his therapeutic practice he works with a wide range of conditions and situations ranging from musculo-skeletal pain relief and rehabilitation; to internal medical issues such as digestive disorders, gynaecological problems and headaches; to mental-emotional issues such as anxiety, depression and stress reduction.

Daniel is an instructor at the SSC teaching Zen Shiatsu I, II and III, Oriental Medical Diagnosis and Shiatsu 101: Beginner’s Guide to Shiatsu Therapy.

He is a member in good standing with the OAATCM (Ontario Association of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine) and STS (Shiatsu Therapy Society of Canada).

Daniel believes in the study and practice of zen shiatsu and TCM as life practices which benefit both the patient and practitioner.

He will be available for treatments on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Roberto Iusso R.Ac

(TCM & Kiiko style acupuncture, tuina, cupping, moxibustion, cosmetic acupuncture)

Languages spoken: English & Italian

Roberto is an honours graduate of the three-year Acupuncture Therapy Diploma program at the Shiatsu School of Canada and also holds certifications in Korean Hand Acupuncture (Level 2) from the Santa Barbara Center for Studies in Oriental Medicine as well as certification in Facial Rejuvenation (aka Cosmetic Acupuncture) from the College of Acupuncture & Therapeutics. He has also completed accredited courses in Medical Qigong and Tuina at the Shiatsu School of Canada and has studied Japanese Nagano/Kiiko style acupuncture therapy as well.

Roberto’s interest in Eastern healing practices began over 20 years ago when he undertook courses in Zen meditation to overcome anxiety and fears related to university examinations. Subsequent meditation practices led him to South Korea where he continued meditation practices, frequently taking courses and workshops at Hwagyesa Zen Temple in Seoul while also teaching ESL.

A knee injury during a Taekwondo training session led him to the discovery of Korean Hand Acupuncture Therapy, which he then learned and utilized over many months of self -treatment to recover from his injury.

Drazen Krivokuca R.Ac

(acupuncture, shiatsu therapy, cupping, moxibustion)

Languages spoken: English and Serbian

Drazen Krivokuca graduated from the Shiatsu Diploma Program in 2007. Drazen also completed his studies in Reflexology at the Ontario College of Reflexology in 1999. He provides relaxing shiatsu, cupping, moxa and acupuncture treatments which can include effective reflexology techniques, promoting circulation and well being. Drazen completed acupuncture training at the Shiatsu School of Canada’s Acupuncture Institute, allowing him to provide harmonizing combination treatments of shiatsu, acupuncture and reflexology.

Jasmin McGraw, RMT

Jasmin McGraw has created a clinical practice that goes beyond the tissue. Having an immense capacity and compassion for healing, clients are on a journey when they step into her clinic.

After graduating from the Canadian College of Health Science and Technology in 2010, she began studying CranioSacral therapy through the Upledger Institute in 2011. As a graduate of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre in 2005, her ongoing professional dance training enhances her massage treatments.

Jasmin is regarded as one of Guelph's most accomplished massage therapists; she is honoured and ready to extend her skills to the vibrant city of Toronto.

David Nortman, Hon.B.A., M.A. (cand.), N.D.
Naturopathic Doctor


David Nortman has a passion for cracking the code of human existence to transform health at its very core. He treats a wide variety of chronic conditions, with a clinical focus on mental health and neurological disorders.

Dr. Nortman studied science and philosophy at the University of Toronto before completing his naturopathic education at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2004. He is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in Ontario and member of the Canadian and Ontario Associations of Naturopathic Doctors.

In addition to his naturopathic studies, Dr. Nortman has completed over 2000 hours of post-graduate training in classical homeopathy and neurofeedback with many of the world’s leading practitioners. He has published articles in international homeopathic journals, and is currently writing a textbook on homeopathy and completing graduate studies in philosophy of science.

Dr. Nortman strives not only to help his patients regain their health, but also to guide them as they increasingly find their alignment with their highest life purpose. To this end he utilizes a combination of homeopathy, neurofeedback, life-purpose coaching, and other naturopathic methods to guide and support each patient in his or her unique life journey.

All of Dr. Nortman’s services are covered by extended health-insurance plans that provide coverage for Naturopathic Medicine.

Stephanie Rana R.Ac

(acupuncture, shiatsu therapy, cupping, moxibustion, cosmetic acupuncture)

Languages spoken: English

Stephanie has been a professional Acupuncturist and Shiatsu Therapist at Ki since 2006. Her expert services also include cosmetic acupuncture, moxibustion and cupping. A graduate of the Shiatsu School of Canada and SSC Acupuncture Institute, Stephanie received her Shiatsu Diploma in 1999 and Acupuncture Diploma in 2000. Additionally, Stephanie has studied Pre-Natal Shiatsu Therapy. A lifelong learner, she is currently studying Shin-So Shiatsu with Ted Saito.

A knowledgeable and energetic therapist, Stephanie can treat a wide variety of conditions often drawing on several modalities to customize treatments for individual clients. She is committed to working closely with her clients to promote healing and restore balance.


 Julian Yates R.Ac

(shiatsu therapy, Japanese acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion)

Languages spoken: English

Julian Yates is a graduate of both the Shiatsu therapy programme (2004) and the Acupuncture program (2008) at the SSC. He continued his studies in acupuncture by completing a course in the Kiiko Matsumoto style with Tak Tsurusaki (2009).

Julian is an instructor and clinic supervisor in the Shiatsu program at the SSC. He teaches a course of Shiatsu stretching techniques; passive stretches applied by the therapist to the patient. His approach is structural, and he encourages his students to develop keen assessment and landmarking skills, a solid understanding of musculoskletal function, and an awareness of the ways in which everyday life can, incrementally, affect discomfort in the body.

An avid reader, Julian is often reading too many books at once to finish any of them in a reasonable time frame. He has interests in most areas of human endeavor, but currently brewing, neuroscience, writing (poetic and prose), biology, philosophy of science, and music are particularly preoccupying.


Kimberly Yong-Yow R.Ac

(acupuncture, shiatsu therapy, tuina, cupping, moxibustion)

Languages spoken: English

Acupuncturist and Shiatsu Therapist Kimberly Yong-Yow graduated from two extensive diploma programs at the Shiatsu School of Canada. Her education has given her a unique understanding of the human body through the lens of Western and Eastern Medicine. Kimberly’s understanding of the body is expanded with her training in Japanese acupuncture, as well as her teaching in Shiatsu 101 and supervisor in Shiatsu Student Clinic. She specializes in conditions such as; digestive problems, stress, anxiety, insomnia and general pain and tension.

Rates for Professional Clinic:

Please note that appointments are recommended. 


Acupuncture, shiatsu or TCM Treatments

Single 25 minute acupuncture, shiatsu or TCM  treatment $45.00
Single 50 minute acupuncture, shiatsu or TCM  treatment $85.00

Regular client book of 3 coupons

$70 per treatment for a book of 3 treatments, (3 x 50 mins each) = $210.00

(excludes sessions with our RMT & Dr. David Nortman)

Registered Massage Therapy:
Single 50 minute Registered Massage Therapy treatment $90 + hst

Dr. David Nortman:
- Enrollment conversation/strategy session (up to 45 minutes): FREE
- Naturopathic intake & treatment plan
(excluding homeopathy): 60 min : $150
- Homeopathic intake & treatment plan: 120 min: $300
- All follow up appointments: $90.00

Fully trained therapists and TCM Practitioners offer the following services at the above listed rates:

·         Acupuncture

·         Shiatsu therapy

·         Moxibution

·         Reflexology

·         Cupping

·         Gua sha (detox technique)

·         Tuina (Chinese massage)

If you are looking for a specific type of treatment from this list above, please review the list of therapists (see top of this page) when booking your appointment to ensure you are able to receive your desired treatment.


Specialty Services:  Please note that appointments are recommended. 

Cosmetic Acupuncture

Single 75 minute treatment $115
Book of 5, 75 minute cosmetic acupuncture treatments for $500 ($100 per treatment)


Cancellation Policy: We require 24 hours notice for cancellations. A cancellation fee of $50 - $60 will be charged for 'no shows' without exception. Booklets of treatments are transferable, non-refundable and do not expire.



About Our Services


Acupuncture, Moxibustion & Cupping Therapy

An ancient method of healing that uses individually packaged, sterilized,  disposable needles. These extremely thin  needles are positioned on specific acupoints to balance the flow of vital energy, Qi, in the body. Many extended health insurances cover acupuncture and acupuncture is now  regulated in the province of Ontario

Acupuncture Therapists often use other methods to complement needle treatment.  These may include Moxibustion, a heat treatment using a dried herb called "mugwort".  Acupuncture is an effective therapy for a wide variety of conditions including:
- Sciatica
- Headaches, migraines 
- Asthma
- Chronic Fatigue
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- And many other chronic conditions

Shiatsu Therapy

The word shiatsu literally translates as  “finger pressure". Our therapists are trained  in meridian style shiatsu, a form that is deeply rooted in the art of eastern therapeutic medical practices. Gentle, but firm  pressure is applied to specific acupressure points on the body. Stimulating these points helps to re-balance a person’s energy ( “Ki” in Japanese)

Shiatsu treatments have been used to give relief for a wide variety of conditions including:
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Back pain
- Stress
- Headaches
- Poor digestion
- Constipation
- Fibromyalgia
- Many other chronic conditions

Tuina Massage

is a form of Chinese body massage that uses a rhythmic, rocking motion  along acupressure points and meridian lines. It is very useful in treating soft tissue injuries, blood circulation issues, rheumatic pain, fatigue and any symptoms  caused by stress or emotional strain.

Chinese Herbs

have proven to be  extremely successful in treating a variety  of conditions  ranging from dermato- logical conditions or gastrointestinal  problems to managing the side effects  of chemotherapy.  Ask for further information as to which therapist specialized in this service.

Registered Massage Therapy 

consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health.

Cranial Sacral Therapy

With a light touch, the cranial sacral practitioner uses his or her hands to evaluate the cranial sacral system by gently feeling various locations of the body to test for the ease of motion and rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid pulsing around the brain and spinal cord. Soft-touch techniques are then used to release restrictions in any tissues influencing the cranial sacral system.

Naturopathic Medicine

The naturopathic perspective is based on restoring balance and developing greater resilience in those key systems of body and mind that must function smoothly in order to achieve and maintain well-being and prevent future illness.


Neurofeedback is a cutting-edge technology that facilitates the transformation of brain patterns that are inaccessible to our consciousness. By gently interrupting its habitual function, neurofeedback challenges the brain to rewire itself, a feat made possible through neuroplasticity – the brain’s ability to continually evolve under the right conditions.


Homeopathy is a unique treatment method for a wide variety of physical and psychological conditions which addresses the whole person at a deep level.



Frequently Asked Questions:

Are my treatments covered by insurance?

Q.  Is there a difference between Registered Massage Therapy and Shiatsu Therapy?
A.  Yes. These are different modalities and usually referred to separately in your statement of coverage. Shiatsu is a form of therapy that provides varying levels of comfortable, appropriate holding pressure on various related pressure points found within the body. Shiatsu is an ancient form of eastern therapeutic practice.

Q.  Do you do direct billing?
A.   No. Payment is due at the time of treatment but we can issue you an ‘insurance letter’ to submit for reimbursement.

Q.  How do I know if I am covered?
A.  Every plan is different so we recommend you contact your provider and ask.

Q.  What can you provide me with to submit to my insurance company?
A.  We can issue you an ‘insurance letter’ with your name, the type of treatment you receive (shiatsu, acupuncture, registered massage therapy or naturopathic session), the therapist’s name and their association number. Clients usually request these at the end of a set of treatments or immediately after their treatment. Letters generally can be prepared very quickly but utmost please allow for 2 weeks to process.

Q.  How can I get my insurance provider to cover my treatments if they do not already do so?
A.  We encourage you to ask for what you want. Be very clear that you are not asking for more coverage – just choice in coverage. The Shiatsu Therapy Association of Ontario has a form letter that it’s member’s give to clients to help them request shiatsu coverage. Please ask at reception for a copy.


Clinic Hours:
Monday to Friday      10:00 AM - 8:00 PM 
(however there is someone in the office to answer your call at 8 am)
Saturdays                      9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone: (416) 323-1818 Ex.23 or Toll Free: 1-800-263-1703


When making an appointment, please let us know which type of treatment you are interested in receiving.


If these clinic times are not convenient for you, or you are interested in finding other qualified professional shiatsu or acupuncture therapists in your area, please consider contacting graduates of the Shiatsu School of Canada's shiatsu therapy or acupuncture diploma programs. The Online Graduate Registry can be found on the Shiatsu School of Canada's website.



Ki on Spadina
455 Spadina Avenue, Suite 300 (Spadina and College)

Toronto, Ontario,

M5S 2G8

The closest subway station will be at the intersection of Bloor and Spadina.                                                               


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