About your practitioner
Francesca is a qualified registered acupuncturist and herbalist with 10 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 14 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 professional member of both Australia Natural Therapists Association (ANTA) & Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APRHA)
Acupuncture is safely performed using single use, disposable needles, finely inserted into various points along meridians that network and harmonise the body.It utilizes specific points on the body which act as gateways into the body’s energy system which in turn govern the functioning of the internal organs, glands and tissues. These points allow the practitioner to correct imbalances and restore harmony not only to the specific area affected, but also the body as a whole. Health is maintained within certain limits yet illness arises when our biological activities move outside the optimum levels, leading first to decrease in activity then malfunction and finally disease.
Although the word shiatsu translates literally from the Japanese as ‘finger pressure’, in practice, Shiatsu is a dynamic body therapy in which the therapist uses the thumbs, palms, elbows, knees and feet to apply therapeutic pressure to various parts of the body. Treatment may also include the use of flowing stretches and gentle rotations of the limbs and joints, simple structural alignments and muscle release techniques. A Shiatsu treatment is performed with the client fully clothed, on a shiatsu futon
Chinese Herbal Medicine- pills, granules or raw herbs are specifically designed for your condition and prescribed to best give the body it’s chance to heal and restore.
Black Pearl Pills are prescribed at this clinic.
Location | Hours | Pricing | Bookings
The Clinic is located at
134 Nicholson St. Coburg
up to 90 minutes
Follow up Consultation
up to 75 minutes
'Pep Me Up' 45 minute Acupuncture session $50*
*ONLY AVAILABLE TO CLIENTS WHO HAVE HAD AN INITIAL CONSULTATION. THEY ARE RECOMMENDED FOR REGULAR CLIENTS
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up to 90 minutes
Follow up Consultation- standard
Follow up Consultation -Long
*The 45 minutes "Pep Me Up' Acupuncture sessions are only available to clients who have had a an Initial Consult. They are recommended for regular clients.
The clinic accepts cash or card.
We require 24 hour notice for appointment cancellations. If less than the required notice is given you may be charged a fee.
Receipts can be provided for private health claims for Acupuncture Services and Herbal Only Consultations.