Hand Self-Shiatsu for Sleep [Research Perch]

Posted:Thursday, September 10, 2020

Listen in as host Doug Nelson speaks with Shiatsu Therapist Leisa Bellmore, MSc, ST, about her research studying hand self-Shiatsu massage for sleep, and her work at Toronto Western Hospital’s Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre in Toronto, Canada. See links below for additional information.

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Links to Addtional Information:

Learn more about hand self-Shiatsu. This website includes a video, app, and handout teaching hand self-Shiatsu, all in plain language for patients:

Hand self-shiatsu study information: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2095496414600108?via%3Dihub

Study of hand self-shiatsu for sleep in young athletes post-concussion: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S209549641830116X?via%3Dihub

Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre: www.artistshealthcentre.ca

Leisa Bellmore, MSc, ST, has been practicing shiatsu therapy since 2001 and is part of
the integrative team at Toronto Western Hospital’s Artists’ Health Centre. Leisa has
presented and published around the world. She is a Past President of Natural Health
Practitioners of Canada and sits on the Massage Therapy Foundation Writing
Committee. Leisa has an MSc in Complementary Medicine Research. Her research
interests include neurological conditions, chronic pain and self-management.