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​Nicola Godward

Dip Zen Shiatsu, 1989 (Sydney), Advanced Diploma Shiatsu Ryoho, 1991 (Sydney) 
Nicola has been practicing Shiatsu for over 25 years. She teaches Shiatsu and Zen Yoga (Japanese yoga), and is a member of the Education Committee for SPAA (Shiatsu Practitioners Association Aotearoa). Nicola also teaches Meditation and Mindfulness. ​
Zen Shiatsu is helpful for restoring balance to your being due to it's unique diagnostic methods. In order to maintain the balance you may be ready to implement a few changes in your eating, breathing, moving or resting habits. Any advice or direction given is based on what best suits your individual needs. 

Zen Shiatsu and Zen Yoga combined are very powerful therapies that can help us to better understand our destructive patterns and habits and gently move away from them as we shift to healthier lifestyle choices. 

If you are serious about achieving optimal health, I shall support you to the best of my ability. For any issues that I cannot assist you with, I would refer you to other health care professionals (integrated health care).​ If you just want to enjoy  receiving shiatsu and the benefits that shiatsu has to offer, you are most welcome!
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Having survived life-threatening disease, I have been given the gift of understanding the nature of illness and the struggle involved in regaining health.

My first experience of receiving shiatsu left me feeling elevated above my condition and for the first time in many years, free of pain! From that moment I became fascinated with becoming well and learning all I could about this wonderful therapy.

I was fortunate to undergo a six year apprenticeship training with Andzej Gospodarczyk who trained with Shizuto Masanaga (founder of Zen Shiatsu) and Masahiro Oki (founder of Zen Yoga) among others.
The visiting Japanese Sensei at the Shiatsu Ryoho College also enriched my experience.

I have enjoyed sharing my training in traditional zen practices and oriental medical systems as my own health and well-being has improved over the years.

Nicola works with:

  • ​Back, Neck & Shoulder Pain
  • Injuries
  • Stress Conditions
  • Fatigue
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Allergies  
  • Breathing Difficulties
  • Menstrual Irregularities
  • Pregnancy & Post-natal
  • Menopause
  • Children & the Elderly
  • Food Addictions
  • Alcohol & Drug Addictions