Ruth Howard

I am a local Hobart Shiatsu Massage Therapist, Nutritionist and Fitness Instructor who tailors individual stress and pain management programs to locals and visitors seeking therapeutic healing from chronic and acute health conditions and/or relaxation. 


Chronic pain can be physically, mentally and emotionally crippling—and it's not easy to remedy. People living with chronic pain suffer every day. Many turn to painkilling medications for short-term relief, but the pain never fully goes away—and the side effects are rarely worth it.

There is a better way: Manual Therapies, Nutrition and Movement.

I opened my clinic for everyone looking to heal and feel good, creating wellbeing experiences centered on love, integrity, acceptance & self efficacy to really heal. A former aged care nurse, award winning chef and food science educator, I have taught healthy cooking and nutrition classes for primary,  high school students and mature adults. A massage therapist since 1984 and a shiatsu therapist, macrobiotic nutritionist and yoga therapist since 1992, I have always put culinary medicine and body work high on the map. I am also a qualified Fitness Instructor. 


My own healing journey to recover from gut illness, food sensitivities and 2 life threatening illnesses allowed me to understand the therapeutic benefits of shiatsu,  massage, kinesiology, movement & nutrition. 


Here are some concepts that we will explore during our work together:

Therapeutic Touch:

Return your body's homeostasis, through therapeutic touch, using massage techniques, acupressure, kinesiology & gentle stretches to rebalance the body, create a state of health. Your body then heals itself! 

Corrective Exercise:

The stretches and exercises I recommend are based upon functional meridian yoga therapy and strength and conditioning training. You work within YOUR limits and practice at home the balances, exercises, postures that assist your recovery depending upon your presenting symptoms. 

Call me to discuss your tailored Individual Health Plan or Work Wellness Program preferences. 

If you think you'll be a good fit to work with us drop me a line?  


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Ruth Howard, Natural Therapist

BA Design, FA Hons, Grad dip Education Food Science, Cert Cordon Bleu Cookery, Cert IV Trainer, Cert III Fitness Instructor, Cert Macrobiotics, Dip Shiatsu Ryoho Functional Therapy, Cert Kinesiology, Cert Fields of Holistic Health

I am keen to assist you  with your health concerns so you can be pain free & clear all symptoms.  

Call me anytime, leave message or text, Ill get back as soon as I can, Ruth 0448043652

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