COVID-19 UPDATE:  Unfortunately, clinic appointments are no longer available, only home visits.  Our COVID-19 Safety Plan is still in place and is outlined below.


(North and West Vancouver)
For your convenience, Sharon Bidder will visit you in your home or office to provide the pain relief and relaxation you need at a time convenient to you.

Call Sharon at 604.928.9268 to book your home appointment.

VISIT THE CLINIC IN WEST VANCOUVER (Sorry, this service is no longer available)

WORKPLACE WELLNESS PROGRAMME  (Currently suspended due to COVID) 

(Vancouver, North Shore and Greater Vancouver area)
Sharon Bidder and her colleagues will provide on-site chair-shiatsu treatment to your employees.  A quick 15 minute break from the workspace for a shiatsu treatment will relieve muscular tension, aching shoulders and neck, back pain and general stress for employees, returning them to work feeling refreshed and revitalized.

Great for lunch-hours, staff appreciation days, picnics and corporate events – your guests and staff will love the chance to relax and appreciate your concern for their wellbeing.

Both employee and employer-pay programmes are available in a one-hour or two-hour session.  Click to read more……

COMMUNITY (Currently suspended due to COVID) 

Sharon Bidder provides seniors with free 15 minute shiatsu treatments at the           North Shore Keep Well Clinic held at Parkgate Community Centre on Tuesdays,           10:30-11:30am, September-June. Seniors must be registered with the North Shore Keep Well Clinic to attend (registration available at the door).


To reduce the number of clients and homes visited, Soothing Hands Shiatsu (SHS) will is only taking a limited number of new clients.  Clinic appointments are no longer available.


Clients will have 3 layers of protection during their treatment.

Face Cradle:

  1. The base layer will be a fabric face cradle cover.
  2. The second middle layer will be a disposable face cradle cover.
  3. The third top layer will be the client’s own personal face cradle cover.

Soothing Hands Shiatsu will ask you purchase your own personal face cover that will be provided by SHS.  Please use this face cover for every visit and wash it after your treatment.  A one time $6 charge will be added to your bill to cover the cost of your personal face cover which will then be your item.

Body Protection:

  1. A disposable sheet of paper will be placed on the massage table.
  2. A clean sheet will be placed on the table for the client to lie upon.
  3. A clean oversheet will be used on top of the client’s body once settled onto the table.
  4. A clean blanket will be opened up and used for each treatment, if required.

Arm Rest:

  1. The base layer will be a fabric towel.
  2. The middle layer will be a disposable cover.
  3. The third top layer will be the client’s own towel.


  1. The massage table will be disinfected on site prior to the treatment.
  2. At the end of the treatment all used linen will be isolated from clean linen and the table will be disinfected again. The client will be asked to dispose of used cleaning cloths, disposable covers and gloves.
  3. Clean linens are used for every client and all linens are isolated after each treatment and cleaned daily with bleach solution as per guidelines from BC Ministry of Health. The massage table and accessories are sanitized between each treatment and also at the end of each day.
  4. The therapist will perform a daily self health assessment. If the therapist is feeling sick appointments will be cancelled.


Clients will be asked to complete a COVID-19 Health Questionnaire prior to each treatment requesting information about travel, COVID-19 exposure, current symptoms etc. If the client is feeling sick the appointment will be cancelled. All clients will wear a face mask, cloth or disposable, when the presence of the therapist (SHS can supply a mask if the client does not have one.)

The therapist will wash hands upon entering.

The therapist will be wearing a mask, face shield and gloves throughout the treatment.

If the client requests, the therapist will use a disposable gown.

The therapist will wash hands prior to leaving.

Only credit card or e-transfer payments can be accepted this time, no cash or cheques.  Please read out your credit card details so only the therapist touches the payment processing machine.  The therapist will let the client view details being entered.

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