When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful
— Barbara Bloom


Francesca is a qualified registered acupuncturist and herbalist with 8 years experience as a Shiatsu therapist.

A practitioner devoted to the healing arts, Francesca has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine), a Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies, a Certificate in Japanese Acupuncture (Manaka Protocols) and has studied with Tsuyoshi Shimamura sensei. She has studied Level 1, 2 and 3 in Esoteric Acupuncture and Nutrition For Higher Consciousness with Dr. Mikio Sankey (US). Completed Shiatsu workshops with Carola Beresford-Cooke (UK), Cliff Andrews (Advanced Shiatsu Energy Work & Clinical Practice )(UK), Sensei Ohashi (Ohashi Method)(USA/Japan), and Bill Palmer and herbal workshops with Dr Huang Huang (China) and Dr Chen (USA). 

Her love of this medicine is coupled by her dedication to yogic practice, having practiced in the Iyengar Yogic traditions for over 12 years. Francesca believes that health and harmony is achieved by addressing life in a wholistic way and is committed to working with her clients to achieve desirable health outcomes, in a safe and supportive environment where the client’s life journey is honoured.






Francesca is a member of:

Australia Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APRHA)


Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine- Acupuncture & Herbs)- Southern School of Natural Therapies

Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies - Australian Shiatsu College

Diploma of Education - Melbourne University

Certificate in Japanese Acupuncture - Australian Shiatsu College