Fully mobile, super convenient, no compromises, right to your door.

Not only do we bring a world of experience in healing and rehabilitation to your door, we bring a comfy treatment table and all our treatment tools as well.

We treat families, office staff and also host workshops and day long events.


Shin So Shiatsu is a step above therapeutic massage and less invasive than acupuncture and our treatments are always based on a thorough diagnosis of exactly what ails you.

A family practice for over 10 years and trained by the best.

Tetsuro (Ted) Saito is one of the world’s few shiatsu masters. He has spent a lifetime fully dedicated to developing shiatsu and its healing potential. 

He is affectionately known as the “father of shiatsu” in Canada, but his influence on shiatsu and energy work has rippled worldwide. Saito is founding director of Shin So Shiatsu International and supports hundreds of dedicated post-graduate students in North America and Europe. He continues to research and maintains a shiatsu practice at the Shiatsu Centre in Toronto.

We are proud to call Maple Ridge our home base.

While we service all of the Greater Vancouver area with our mobile service, we are excited to announce that the Shiatsu Shaman now calls Maple Ridge 'home'!

If you live in the area you'll probably see our colourful car as we are out and about bringing our range of treatments right to the door of our neighbours in the area.
Feel free to come up and chat if you do. We love this neighbourhood.


A very wise man. It is amazing what Shiatsu can do for your overall wellbeing.

Dan Akyroyd said he would have the super power of X-ray vision and a master like The Shiatsu Shaman on call, 24/7.  






See the full interview here >

Call Christine or John Ferreira for a phone consultation or to book an appointment: 604-454-7060




The Celebrity Cupping Craze is available to anyone via the Shiatsu Shaman

When done right by a master it really isn't painful as it may look or as some may say and the relief it provides is unparalleled.

Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Paris Hilton, David Arquette, Lady Gaga and even tennis ace Andy Murray have endured the treatment.



These days, the hottest A-list trend is to show off bizarre circular marks on your back, thanks to cupping.

Pioneering Gwyneth Paltrow was the first celeb to highlight the therapy. Then fellow actress Jennifer Aniston stepped out on the red carpet with the same tell-tale blotches, made even more obvious by wearing a strapless, low-back dress and having her long hair pulled back in a ponytail.

Yes. You CAN dance pain free.

Two of my clients are Ricky Jaime and Chantal Hunt, both world class modern dancers who need to stay at the top of their game. 
(Click in their names and you can see who they are)



The Shiatsu Shaman - John Ferreira in Maple Ridge, BC
Phone: (604) 454-7060 - Email: ferreirashiatsu@gmail.com - Website: www.shiatsushaman.com

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I was the backstage Shiatsu Shaman for Taylor Swift.


The Shiatsu Shaman - John Ferreira in Maple Ridge, BC
Phone: (604) 454-7060 - Email: ferreirashiatsu@gmail.com - Website: www.shiatsushaman.com

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Masters know best.



The Shiatsu Shaman - John Ferreira in Maple Ridge, BC
Phone: (604) 454-7060 - Email: ferreirashiatsu@gmail.com - Website: www.shiatsushaman.com

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Keep your employees performing at their best.

Click THIS LINK for a bit more info on the services I offer for your team.

Here is a great article on why it is of value to treat your employees well >
CLICK HERE



The Shiatsu Shaman - John Ferreira in Maple Ridge, BC
Phone: (604) 454-7060 - Email: ferreirashiatsu@gmail.com - Website: www.shiatsushaman.com

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Rock... without the hard places.




The Shiatsu Shaman - John Ferreira in Maple Ridge, BC
Phone: (604) 454-7060 - Email: ferreirashiatsu@gmail.com - Website: www.shiatsushaman.com

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Chronic pain really can be a thing of your past.




The Shiatsu Shaman - John Ferreira in Maple Ridge, BC
Phone: (604) 454-7060 - Email: ferreirashiatsu@gmail.com - Website: www.shiatsushaman.com

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I dominate your pain so you can dominate your opponents.

Gordy's testimonial is at the top of the page here > LINK < and you can see more about him in the links below this picture.



To learn a bit more about Gordy > http://www.nanaimodailynews.com/sports/at-62-former-boxer-gordy-racette-still-eager-to-compete-1.900261

Gordy's site > http://www.gordyracette.com/

The Shiatsu Shaman - John Ferreira in Maple Ridge, BC
Phone: (604) 454-7060 - Email: ferreirashiatsu@gmail.com - Website: www.shiatsushaman.com

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Amazing! New CT Scans Reveal Acupuncture Points

CT scans reveal anatomical structures of acupuncture points • Modern confirmation of ancient understandings.



A CT (computerized tomography) scan is a series of X-rays used to create cross-sectional images. In this study published in the Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena, researchers used in-line phase contrast CT imaging with synchrotron radiation on both non-acupuncture points and acupuncture points. The CT scans revealed clear distinctions between the non-acupuncture point and acupuncture point anatomical structures.

Acupuncture points have a higher density of micro-vessels and contain a large amount of involuted microvascular structures. The non-acupuncture points did not exhibit these properties.

The researchers note that the state-of-the-art CT imaging techniques used in this study allow for improved three-dimensional (3D) imaging of a large field of view without artifacts. This greatly improves imaging of soft tissue and allowed the researchers to make this important discovery.

The acupuncture points ST36 (Zusanli) and ST37 (Shangjuxu) were shown to have very distinct structural differences than surrounding areas. At the acupuncture points, microvascular densities with bifurcations “can be clearly seen around thick blood vessels” but non-acupuncture point areas showed few thick blood vessels and none showed fine, high density structures. The acupuncture points contained fine structures with more large blood vessels that are several dozen micrometers in size plus beds of high density vascularization of vessels 15-50 micrometers in size. This structure was not found in non-acupuncture point areas.

The researchers note that the size of an acupuncture point “can be estimated by the diameter of microvascular aggregations….” They also commented that other research has found unique structures of acupuncture points and acupuncture meridians using MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), infrared imaging, LCD thermal photography, ultrasound and other CT imaging methods. The researchers commented that many studies using these technological approaches have already shown that acupuncture points exist. They note that “the high brightness, wide spectrum, high collimation, polarization and pulsed structure of synchrotron radiation” facilitated their discovery. They concluded, “Our results demonstrated again the existence of acupoints, and also show that the acupoints are special points in mammals.”

In another interesting study, researchers used an amperometric oxygen microsensor to detect partial oxygen pressure variations at different locations on the anterior aspect of the wrist. The researchers concluded that partial oxygen pressure is significantly higher at acupuncture points. Below are images from the study measuring the increase of partial oxygen pressure combined with an overlay of the local acupuncture point locations. The images map the Lung, Pericardium and Heart channels and their associated local points. Acupuncture points P7 and P6 clearly show high oxygen pressure levels as do the other acupuncture points in the region.

These measurements are not needled points but are natural resting states of acupuncture points absent stimulation. A truly unique finding, acupuncture points exhibit special oxygen characteristics. Acupuncture points and acupuncture channels are scientifically measurable phenomena in repeated experiments.


See more at: http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1230-new-ct-scans-reveal-acupuncture-points#sthash.rUeQs2S7.dpuf

The Shiatsu Shaman - John Ferreira in Maple Ridge, BC
Phone: (604) 454-7060 - Email: ferreirashiatsu@gmail.com - Website: www.shiatsushaman.com

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The 'Human Reset Button' and the simple power of Shiatsu.

Sometimes it would be awesome if we came with a RESET button like a video game. Well... we actually DO!

The point you see in the picture, between your upper lip and your nose (GV 26), will help to relieve unconsciousness and will also help deal with acute pain anywhere in the body.

Just push hard enough to flatten the lip to the teeth, hold for 5 breaths and release. Do it again if needed.

If a person is in so much pain they can't stand up, pushing this point will alleviate it enough for them to stand.


The Shiatsu Shaman - John Ferreira in Maple Ridge, BC
Phone: (604) 454-7060 - Email: ferreirashiatsu@gmail.com - Website: www.shiatsushaman.com
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The Shiatsu Shaman: A Body-Mind-Spiritual Warrior on your side.



The Shiatsu Shaman - John Ferreira in Maple Ridge, BC
Phone: (604) 454-7060 - Email: ferreirashiatsu@gmail.com - Website: www.shiatsushaman.com

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I meet you where you are at... even online.


The Shiatsu Shaman - John Ferreira in Maple Ridge, BC
Phone: (604) 454-7060 - Email: ferreirashiatsu@gmail.com - Website: www.shiatsushaman.com

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The Shocking Truth about Shiatsu!




The Shiatsu Shaman - John Ferreira in Maple Ridge, BC
Phone: (604) 454-7060 - Email: ferreirashiatsu@gmail.com - Website: www.shiatsushaman.com

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This explains a lot about why Shiatsu is so effective in healing.

The World of Quantum Physics: Everything is Energy. 
Shiatsu treats your pain at it's energetic source.



Nobel Prize winning physicists have proven beyond doubt that the physical world is one large sea of energy that flashes into and out of being in milliseconds, over and over again.
Nothing is solid. This is the world of Quantum Physics.

They have proven that thoughts are what put together and hold together this ever-changing energy field into the ‘objects’ that we see.
So why do we see a person instead of a flashing cluster of energy?

Shiatsu is a number one choice of celebrities.

Dan Akyroyd said he would have the super power of X-ray vision and a master like The Shiatsu Shaman on call, 24/7.  






See the full interview here >
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/jun/08/dan-aykroyd-interview?INTCMP=SRCH

Call Christine or John Ferreira for a phone consultation or to book an appointment: 604-454-7060





PMS doesn't have to be a curse.

Using acupuncture to treat premenstrual syndrome resulted in a success rate of 77.8%.

See the more detailed report here > http://www.acupunctureinhawaii.com/downloads/pms.pdf