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Russell Makoto

Vice President

With a deep well of experience, teaching and practice, Russell brings shiatsu and the healing arts into all aspects of the daily rhythm of life.

Russell began studying with Takao Nakazawa in the early 90s. He also studied at the Australian Shiatsu College, as well as in Japan and the UK. He holds qualifications in remedial and relaxation massage, traditional Thai massage, and transpersonal counselling.

Author of Touch of Awareness (an exploration into intuitive shiatsu), he taught at the Australian Shiatsu College for many years until moving with his wife Akhalita to their property Nin Gen Do in the north-east of NSW in 2012 where they work with uchi-deshi (live-in students).


Living shiatsu

Contact Russell


0412 134 191 

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1300 138 250
Tuesdays & Fridays 1-5pm



PO Box 727
Bendigo Vic 3552

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