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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

Treatment options include shiatsu, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, moxibustion, cupping, cosmetic acupuncture, reflexology, tuina.


About our Therapists:                                   

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.


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.


Jennifer Stock R.Ac (Prov.)

(TCM & Kiiko style Acupuncture, tuina, cupping, moxibustion)

Languages spoken: English

Jennifer has been practicing TCM Acupuncture, Tuina, Moxibustion and Nutritional Therapy since she graduated from the SSC Acupuncture institute in 2009. In addition to being a therapist she teaches Eastern Nutrition and assist in teaching Tuina here at the SSC.

Jennifer also prides herself in being a perpetual student in her endeavor to always improve as a therapist. Some of her studies include Reiki, Cranio-sacral, Japanese style Acupuncture and further study in Anatomy. She is most noted for treating digestive issues, gynecological issues, stress/anxiety management, acute pain and recovery from surgery and injury.


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


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.


Rates for Professional Clinic:

Please note that appointments are recommended. 


Single Treatments

Single 25 minute acupuncture, shiatsu or TCM  treatment $45.20
Single 50 minute acupuncture, shiatsu or TCM  treatment $84.75


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

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.


Professional Clinic treatments are exempt from HST.


About Our Services

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

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


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), 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 college

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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