Zen Shiatsu

Zen Shiatsu

Zen shiatsu is a form of Asian bodywork therapy. Rooted in Japanese and Chinese medicine, Zen shiatsu is closely related to acupuncture; the main distinction is Zen shiatsu uses fingers, not needles. Zen shiatsu touch is given to specific points and channels in the body to facilitate the innate healing power of the whole human body. Zen shiatsu is an excellent compliment to your existing health regime and a superior preventive therapy for maintaining health and wellness. Visit the Zen shiatsu page to read more about what to expect in a session or read about our fibromyalgia and Asian bodywork therapy study.


Foot Tuina

Foot tuina is Chinese foot reflexology. Besides being very relaxing, foot tuina can increase blood circulation, reduce heart burden, and increase metabolism. Foot tuina can remove stagnation, increase immunity, and help prevent disease. Foot tuina is an excellent stand alone therapy, but can be particularly relaxing when combined with a Zen shiatsu treatment. Ask if this is an appropriate option for your health. Foot tuina alone is a half hour treatment; combined with shiatsu, the session is about one and a half hours. Visit the foot tuina page for details.

Singing bowl


ZaZen is a half hour of silent meditation every Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 9:30 am. You are invited to come and sit (on the floor or in a chair) in silent meditation. There is no obligation or fee; donations accepted, but not necessary. Just come, sit, and leave. It is a great way to calm and gather yourself before your busy day begins.

Qigong class


Qigong (“chee gung”) is a gentle form of self-healing that combines movement, breath, and visualization to balance body, mind and spirit. Private instruction and group classes are available. No previous experience is necessary and no special clothing or equipment is needed. To schedule an appointment, please call Heart of Zen at 231-386-7616 or email Visit the qigong page to read more.