Available: Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday.
Valeria has been a shiatsu practitioner and worked with hundreds of clients over the last decade. Shiatsu helped transform her health, life and somatic relationship to body, mind, energy, and emotions, so she gives this gift of a therapeutic artform to others.
A psychology graduate, Valeria facilitates trauma-informed care in her practice. Her formal training includes traditional eastern energy work within a shiatsu therapy framework, as well as humanistic psychotherapy. She has an integrative approach to individual wellbeing. Using shiatsu bodywork as a pathway, areas of special interest include women’s health, supporting presentations of depression, anxiety and stress, chronic pain, fatigue, emotional and physical trauma, as well as disability. This work is intersectional and inclusive.
Valeria recently co-authored a health psychology study on conventional and complementary treatment use and satisfaction in Australian women with endometriosis published in the Internal Medicine Journal.
Chilean born, and grew up in Melbourne, Valeria loves writing, nature, yoga, muay thai boxing and is passionately curious about traditional culture and methods of healing.
Accredited by the Shiatsu Therapy Association of Australia
Diploma of Shiatsu & Oriental Therapies, Australian Shiatsu College
Diploma of Transpersonal Counselling, The Phoenix Institute
Bachelor of Psychological Science, Deakin University
Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced), Deakin University