The Gentle Alternative for

Pain Relief & Relaxation

Soothing Hands Shiatsu
Mobile Shiatsu Service

Shiatsu Therapy

North Shore Mobile Service

Soothing Hands Shiatsu provides pain relief for back problems, neck and shoulder pain, joint stiffness and injuries using the traditional Japanese technique of shiatsu therapy. Certified Shiatsu Therapist Sharon Bidder, gently uses her thumbs and palms to apply pressure on selected shiatsu points of your body to release muscle tension, relieve pain and promote speedy healing.

Whether you are an athlete, a senior, a tired mom, sit at a desk or work your body hard all day, shiatsu therapy can soothe away your pain.  A gentle alternative to massage, acupuncture or chiropractic treatment for stress related conditions, soft tissue and joint injuries and many chronic conditions, shiatsu therapy can improve flexibility and mobility immediately.

Mobile Shiatsu Service

Shiatsu Therapy is ideal for treating pain relief, injury and chronic conditions in the comfort and convenience of your own home.


To reduce the number of clients and homes visited, Soothing Hands Shiatsu (SHS) 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 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. 
  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 sanitize hands prior to leaving.

If you have any COVID-19 safety concerns please feel free to call and talk about your concerns.

Shiatsu Therapy is ideal for treating:

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  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Neck / shoulder stiffness & pain
  • Knee / hip pain
  • TMJ
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Sciatica
  • Musculoskeletal problems
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  • Whiplash
  • Herniated disk
  • Rotator cuff
  • Carpal tunnel / RSI
  • TFL / IT band
  • Back strain
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  • Arthritis
  • Digestive disorders (constipation, bowel disorders, gas)
  • Kidney / liver disorders
  • PMS / menopause
  • Insomnia / sleep disorders
  • Fatigue / depression

What our clients say…

I recommend a Shiatsu treatment by Sharon

Thank you Sharon. A combination of ongoing arthritis and a twisted knee kept me off the squash court and hockey rink for over a month. I was getting restless with recovery and decided to try out Shiatsu. After only two sessions with Sharon I could start to feel the pain lessen. Sharon also provided me with practical exercises that I did daily and after the fourth session full relief from the day to day pain. This allowed me to get into the gym to strengthen the knee. I am now back playing squash twice a week and hockey weekly. I am looking forward to doing the grind on a regular basis this summer. I recommend a Shiatsu treatment by Sharon.

Dave Watson

North Vancouver

I feel very relaxed and I can get back to work refreshed…

Like a lot of people, I spend a good part of my working day sitting in front of a computer and my muscles get very tight, but after my shiatsu session with Sharon I feel very relaxed and I can get back to work refreshed.


North Vancouver

I would strongly recommend her to those with body pain…

As a mom of three young children, I am constantly lifting and carrying. I can really feel the difference in my back, arms, neck and shoulders after my sessions with Sharon. I would strongly recommend her to those with body pain, especially young moms!

Shannon C

West Vancouver

Truly the most amazing, giving and loving therapist I have ever met…

Truly the most amazing, giving and loving therapist I have ever met. Not only that, but the shiatsu she delivers each and every time leaves my body and mind in such a deep space of peace. Thank you, I am truly grateful.


West Vancouver

I highly recommend Soothing Hands Shiatsu…

I was looking forward to having my tired neck and shoulders eased and after the session I felt my entire body was in a state of deep relaxation. Sharon’s pressure was gentle yet strong and her presence was calming and positive. It was easy to close my eyes and trust Sharon’s warmth and skill. I will certainly book with Sharon in the future. I highly recommend Soothing Hands Shiatsu.



We were totally blown away in shock and disbelief…

Last year I started shiatsu therapy with Sharon on a three weekly basis due to the nature of my job – the result – I went to have my neck aligned and for the first time in 12 years my chiropractor did not have to do anything as it was absolutely perfect. We were totally blown away in shock and disbelief!



She will bring relaxation to you…

Sharon Bidder gave me the first shiatsu treatment of my life. It was so specific on my pressure points, that it gave me more relief than any of the many massages I have enjoyed over the years. The power of her healing hands was so incredible. She was able to seek out my tight knots so quickly and bring me relief that I didn’t even know I needed. I highly recommend you book a treatment with Sharon. So cool that you can either go to her to she will bring relaxation to you.



My shiatsu sessions with Sharon have been very relaxing…

My shiatsu sessions with Sharon have been very relaxing, and have given me effective relief for various aches and pains, from sinusitis and pulled muscles to improving a chronic condition.


West Vancouver

About Soothing Hands Shiatsu

Sharon Bidder

Sharon Bidder

Certified Shiatsu Therapist

Shiatsu therapy is a gentle alternative for pain relief and relaxation.  This traditional Japanese healing technique uses thumbs and palms to apply pressure on selected points of the body which provides soothing relief and promotes speedy healing.

Sharon Bidder is trained and certified in Canada in traditional Namikoshi shiatsu.  This is the most popular style of shiatsu practiced in Japan and the only type officially recognized by the Japanese government.  Therapists use only thumbs and palms to apply comfortable pressure to specific points on the skin and muscles based upon western anatomical points of the body.

Sharon also studied Meridian Shiatsu in the UK before moving to Canada .  She combines both these modalities in her treatments to ensure client feel amazing after every treatment, something she has been doing for over 20 years.