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Mindfulness & the Art of Zen Shiatsu  NEW

Suitable for absolute beginners, those with an interest in mindfulness, and even professional body therapists

Discover how to tune into to your inner creativity and to express it through the healing art of touch. Learn to creatively express mindfulness techniques through touch - in a way that helps others as well as yourself.

  • Adults: $242.00
  • Under 18: $242.00

Prices include GST


Age 18+
Skill Level Everyone
Time slot Mornings only
Status Available.
Location Bellingen Public School

More about the course

You will learn the heart of Zen Shiatsu - a Japanese form of massage performed with mindfulness. Shiatsu translates as finger-pressure, and is traditionally performed through the clothes. It can be practiced on a futon on the ground, a massage table, or in a chair.


Traditionally, Shiatsu practitioners in Japan were blind & highly regarded for their incredible sensitivity & palpation skills. Over time, this practice built into an art form of great depth, like Tai Chi, with health benefits for both the Giver & Receiver.

You will practice both giving and receiving Zen Shiatsu Massage, with the emphasis on the mindfulness techniques that develop an empathetic connection with your own inner nature, and that of another human being.


Matthew Sincock

Matthew Sincock

When Matt began studying a Diploma of Remedial Massage in 1990, like many massage therapists, he soon developed sore hands, wrists, arms & neck from performing so many massages.
Searching for a different way to move his body, Matt discovered Okido yoga - which encompasses Indian Yoga, Japanese Zen, Chinese Taoism and Western Health practices. After many years of training Okido Yoga, Shiatsu Massage, Qigong, Acupuncture, Shotokan Karate, Matt is keen to help others to fully engage their imagination to create their own health practices in order to adapt to life’s continuous challenges and changes.
Matt Sincock lives in Bellingen and is a registered therapist in Acupuncture, Yoga, Shiatsu, Remedial Massage, Qigong, and a First Aid Instructor. He runs a busy private practice in Bellingen, and a community acupuncture and shiatsu clinic.
Matt has taught Shiatsu to Diploma level for a number of colleges including the  Australian Institute of Applied Sciences and the Australian College of Eastern Medicine. He teaches Okido Yoga, Qigong and first aid classes in Bellingen with workshops in Sydney and Brisbane. Matt is currently writing Diploma level Shiatsu  courses and studies in Oriental Medicine Theory for registered training organisations throughout Australia. 

Course Requirements

Participants to please bring two clean towels to each session.

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