Drazen Krivokuca R.Ac, Dip.St
Acupuncturist and Shiatsu Therapist
Drazen completed Shiatsu (2007) and acupuncture training (2009) at the Shiatsu School of Canada and Acupuncture Institute, allowing him to provide harmonizing combination treatments of shiatsu and acupuncture. Drazen has also been school instructor and clinic supervisor at Shiatsu School of Canada and Acupuncture Institute since 2009.
He has extensive experience and great success in treating: back, shoulder, neck pain, sciatica, whiplash, carpal tunnel syndrome, muscle strains, physical injury rehabilitation, concussion, headaches/migraines, digestive conditions, stress relief, improvement and maintenance of overall health and well-being, rain drop essential oil technique, prenatal and children treatments.
Complimentary first appointment:
It is important for clients to learn about what to expect from shiatsu and acupuncture services before deciding on what treatment is best for them. As such, a brief initial meeting is scheduled in order to review what to expect in terms of assessment, treatment (e.g., number and length of sessions), outcome, and any other questions that you may have before moving forward with the first appointment.
If you would like to schedule a complimentary first appointment, you can either complete your information in the contact form on the right side of this page, or call the clinic: 905-893-2898.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Shiatsu?
Shiatsu is a unique, non – invasive physical therapy designed to stimulate the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. Literally translated, Shiatsu means “finger pressure.” The technique involves the systematic application of manual pressure to the body in order to assess and treat variety of conditions. In terms of physiology, Shiatsu treatments have a regulatory influence on the autonomic nervous system, thereby improving organ function and reducing muscle tension.
Shiatsu therapy is a distinctly Japanese and has evolved out of oriental medicine wisdom. It is founded upon the same principles as Acupuncture, although no needles are used. It also incorporates the modern Western sciences of anatomy, physiology and pathology. Shiatsu therapy has been fully incorporated into the modern public healthcare system of Japan, and has been regulated as distinct therapy by the Japanese Ministry of Health since 1964.
What can I expect?
Shiatsu Therapist takes a medical history on your first visit. Progress and changes are recorded on each subsequent visit. Since no oils are used, the client may ware loose comfortable clothing, or be covered with sheet. The therapist applies sustained pressure, primarily with thumbs, to selected points on the body. To promote maximum comfort and benefit, the degree of pressure given is always determined by client’s condition.
Shiatsu is deeply relaxing form of therapy and many people are able to drift into sleep during a treatment.
After treatment, most people experience increased range of motion in the joints, and find that deep, restful sleep comes more easily. Small percentage of people feel tired or may temporarily feel minor localized muscle stiffness due to healing process. This is perfectly normal, and will pass in 1 to 3 days.
How often should I have treatments?This depends on your condition. Your therapist will help you to set a program that is suited to your needs
Shiatsu and acupuncturist servicing the following area's: Kleinburg, Woodbridge, Vaughan, Caledon, Bolton, Nobleton, King, Toronto and the Greater Toronto area's.
A: Solution-focused therapy is future-focused, goal-directed, and focuses on solutions, rather than on the problems that brought clients to seek therapy. This approach assumes that all clients have some knowledge of what would make their life better, even though they may need some (at times, considerable) help describing the details of their better life and that everyone who seeks help already possesses at least the minimal skills necessary to create solutions.