Shiatsu

Shiatsu is included under Wellness.

Shiatsu is Japanese for ‘finger pressure’. A form of therapeutic massage, Shiatsu aims to influence and stimulate energy flow by applying pressure to key points of the body.

Shiatsu is a holistic healing treatment, and can be used to relieve pain, stretch and rebalance the body, and enhance overall health and wellbeing. It is generally used in conjunction with traditional healthcare treatments.

You might need Shiatsu if you...

  • Are interested in an alternative approach to healing
  • Feel fatigued and tired all the time
  • Suffer from body aches, pains or tension

Things you need to know about Shiatsu

Limits and benefits

Shiatsu is covered under our Natural Therapies and Wellness services, which includes a range of lifestyle services and complementary therapies.

Shiatsu limits and benefits change depending on your choice of Extras product, the level of cover you choose and how long you’ve been an HBF member.

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If you choose Flexi Extras, Shiatsu will be covered under Natural Therapies.

Our Flexi Extras cover has a combined annual limit on Shiatsu. Your combined maximum will be shared with any claims you make on Naturopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy, Bowen Therapy, Alexander Technique, Kinesiology, Hypnotherapy, Feldenkrais, Aromatherapy, Acupuncture, Reflexology and Herbalist Consultations.

If you choose Premium Extras Plus or our Ultimate Package, Shiatsu will be covered under Wellness.

Our Ultimate Package cover has a combined annual limit on Shiatsu. Your combined maximum will be shared with any claims you make on Naturopathy, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy, Bowen Therapy, Aromatherapy, Kinesiology, Hypnotherapy, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Acupuncture, Reflexology and Herbalist Consultations.

If you choose Premium Extras Plus or add our Wellness cover onto another product, you will have a combined annual limit on Shiatsu. This means you can claim up to a total of $400 on Shiatsu, Herbalist Consultations, Bowen Therapy, Aromatherapy, Hypnotherapy, Reflexology, Alexander Technique, Kinesiology, Feldenkrais, Yoga programs, Pilates programs, Health Monitoring Equipment and Preventative Equipment in any calendar year. Individual benefit maximums also apply. 

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Conditions

In order to be covered, an HBF approved practitioner must carry out your treatment. 

More information

For more specific information about the limits and benefits covered under each policy please call us on 133 423.

Waiting period

There is a waiting period of two months for this service.

We will honour waiting periods already served more info

Products that include Shiatsu cover

Shiatsu is an Extras service, and is included in the following cover options.

Hospital and Extras Packages

Ultimate Package
From
$90.55 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    90%
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    Annual maximum of $500 under 3 yrs $800 3-6 yrs $1,000 6 yrs and over

Extras Only

Premium Extras Plus
From
$19.15 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    $28 per consult
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $400 group benefit maximum with individual benefit maximums