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Since I have been receiving shiatsu and acupuncture treatment from Mr. M. D. Shibata my energy level has increased significantly. I can now work in my garden with pleasure, whereas before treatment sessions I simply did not have the energy.

I would highly recommend Mr. M. D. Shibata's shiatsu and acupuncture therapy for increased energy and a general sense of physical well-being. His expertise and sensitivity are very effective for many physical concerns.



JACQUELINE BROWN, M.Couns.Psych.
RETIRED SCHOOL COUNSELOR
VANCOUVER, BC






Because good health is a blessing, I believe we should work towards staying as healthy as we can. Together with good nutrition and lots of exercise, I try to include a shiatsu treatment weekly. Daichan Shibata is an exceptionally good therapist and is very committed to his work. I always feel wonderful after a treatment.


BRENDA McLEAN
VICE-CHAIR, THE MCLEAN GROUP OF COMPANIES
BOARD OF DIRECTORS, TZU CHI INSTITUTE FOR COMPLIMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE AT VANCOUVER GENERAL HOSPITAL
FORMER BOARD OF TRUSTEES, VANCOUVER HOSPITAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES CENTRE
VANCOUVER, BC

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My husband and I first met Mr. Masamichi (Daichan) Shibata in 1988 in Toronto. His friend introduced us and he visited our home.

Daichan was a young man who had acupuncture and shiatsu licenses by the Japanese government. Daichan gave me treatment once a week because I had a weak circulatory system and was also suffering from a stiff shoulder. I had received shiatsu therapy from many different therapists when I lived in Japan. When I received Daichanís touch, I instantly sensed his gifted hands. His palms and fingertips came to press exactly on the right points without any searching. It was like magic. I had no doubt that he was born to be a healer. My husband and I had a great relationship with Daichan until we went back to Japan in 1990.

Daichan, who is pure, steady, respectful of Nature, and follows the laws of Nature was our important friend and valuable therapist. We had strong confidence that he would initiate himself into the world of the Healing Arts and he would heal many suffering people.

After we left Toronto, Daichan moved to Vancouver. When we heard that he had a busy clinic, my husband and I said to each other, ďWe were right!! Cheers to Daichan! (Kampai to Daichan)Ē. We pray that God blesses Daichanís therapy and that thousands of people are able to heal by his hands.


MRS. TAKEKO MURATA
REV. BENJAMIN T. MURATA
PASTOR, JAPANESE CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF PHILADELPHIA
FORMER CHANCELLOR, FUKUOKA JO GAKUIN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (EST. 1885)
FORMER PASTOR, TORONTO JAPANESE UNITED CHURCH

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Daichan Shibata treated me for about 2 years every two weeks. I came to him with back pain and out of curiosity. I left with much more. His treatment is very gentle and his character is very soft. When you let someone treat you, you want to feel safe because it requires letting go. He made me feel secured and professional. Over time he got to know my body pretty well and this knowledge allowed him to treat me better. He could tell when I came, in what kind of a mood I was and treated me according to what my body needed. One of the things that I love about his treatment is that he doesn't force anything as some practitioners do. He works according to what the body lets him and over time I felt my body softened and allowed more. His treatments got so good that a lot of emotional garbage came up and I could let go of things from the past that I didn't know were stuck there. 4 years later I came back to visit Vancouver and craved for more treatments. That's how I ended up writing this testimonial.


CHEN LIZRA
ANIMATOR
VANCOUVER, BC

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A twenty-year career in the fashion industry can take a real toll on your health. Long hours, stress from all sides and external pressures to meet sales figures coupled with maintaining a personal life can reek havoc in the body. My stressful lifestyle caught up with me in 1995. I had so much pain in my lower back and hip area that I lost 15 pounds; I couldn't sleep, did nothing physical without terrible pain and eventually could not perform my job. I took a leave of absence and began to pursue alternative courses of action to rid myself of chronic pain. I met Daichan and he immediately began to make a difference with twice-weekly visits for shiatsu. Within a few visits I was able to walk without pain and attend yoga classes. After fourteen months of emotional angst and frustration I began to feel healthy. In 1998 I began to suffer migraine headaches and again Daichan's healing hands came to provide relief. We work with shiatsu and acupuncture to restore physical balance in my body. I really don't know what I would do without him. I am proud to say that I use nothing stronger than an occasional Advil and really dislike medications. He has come to be a part of my regular routine.


SHARON GREENO
FASHION MARKETING INSTRUCTOR
RETAIL ANALYST
KWANTLEN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
VANCOUVER, BC

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Shiatsu helps solve the sometimes-overwhelming demands of a too busy life. Masamichi's shiatsu is a regular part of my health care program.


TRACY WELLS, M.Psych.
MARKETING EXECUTIVE
VANCOUVER, BC

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I have been coming to see Daichan Shibata since 1995. I look forward to my monthly sessions and regard them as a valuable tool in my preventative health care routine and for stress management. Daichanís attitude is very professional and I appreciate that the clinic and his treatment room are very clean.

As I work in a law firm, most days are very busy and stressful. By the end of the week Iím exhausted and can feel discomfort and tightness in my neck, shoulders, lower back and even in my head and face. If Iím on the computer consistently, my arm and hand ache as well.

Although I arrive for my appointment feeling tense after a hectic day at work, I always leave feeling much more relaxed ≠ it almost feels like I have a brand new body again. Shiatsu really helps release the stress and pain that accumulates from a busy lifestyle. I highly recommend shiatsu acupressure treatments.



MYLINDA PEARSON
VANCOUVER, BC

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I have been seeing M. Daichan Shibata for about six months. He is very professional and extremely knowledgeable, while providing a very relaxing atmosphere for treatment. Daichan has been treating me for a "frozen" shoulder and neck stiffness. Although there is no cure for "frozen shoulder", I believe that the acupuncture and shiatsu has helped reduce the pain and stress I had from being in pain for a long time. My neck stiffness has gone. I have tried other forms of acupuncture before and found it very painful. Daichan's technique is not painful. I am a big advocate of all forms of massage and would recommend shiatsu as the best. I find it very relaxing and a huge stress releaser.


VICTORIA SKINNER, R.N.
VANCOUVER GENERAL HOSPITAL
VANCOUVER, BC

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In 1987 I suffered a whiplash injury. Monthly shiatsu treatments have been particularly helpful in getting rid of muscle stiffness and tension enabling my joints to move more easily and with less pain. Combined with a daily stretching program, shiatsu has greatly improved the quality of my life.


L. CHESTER
VANCOUVER, BC

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I ' ve been a patient of Daichan's for a few years now. He presents himself in a professional manner at all times yet blends his own gentleness and competence with his professionalism. I went to him the last time due to an injury in my shoulder from power washing. The session started with shiatsu and within 20 minutes I realized that I was breathing deeper and was relaxed. The needles were inserted towards the end of the session and some of them I was to keep in for a few days. I didn't feel any discomfort and was glad I had made the appointment. Also, I have noticed his treatment room and waiting room are always kept clean. I recommend him.


BOB ALMAS
VANCOUVER, BC

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I sit in front of the computer for long hours, and often suffer from sore back or neck. Daichan is always able to iron out my aches and pains. I highly recommend his services.


PAVOL HELL, Ph.D.
PROFESSOR, GRADUATE DIRECTOR,
DEPT. OF COMPUTER SCIENCE,
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY, BC

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