Shiatsu means 'finger pressure' and the practitioner will use of thumbs, fingers and palms to apply pressure to certain pressure points in order to restore balance and harmony to the body. Shiatsu is used to relieve stress and tension and has also been known to treat back pain and stiffness of the muscles.
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An initial consultation will normally last about an hour and will involve questions about your medical history, symptoms and sleep patterns. A treatment plan will also be devised and the number of sessions required will depend upon the nature of the symptoms.
Shiatsu is currently unregulated within the UK. This means there are no laws which stipulate what, if any, qualifications and experience are required in order to practice. Practitioners can join a professional association and they do require members to provide proof of qualifications, as well as adhering to a Code of Ethics and Conduct.
The main Shiatsu professional association is the Shiatsu Society.
All Shiatsu practitioners on the site have indicated they are members of a professional body, however it advised you also make the necessary checks.
Our Shiatsu description was kindly supplied by Alice Hartley.
After qualifying as a Shiatsu practitioner in 1997 Paul worked in 8 different clinics in London, before moving to East Sussex in 1999 to establish a multi-disciplinary complementary medicine centre in Lewes:
"We found the ideal premises (an oak-beamed listed building in the heart of the town, less than 2 minutes walk... [read more]
I feel inspired by the giving of shiatsu and am constantly developing and learning as I work with others.
I am a qualified Shiatsu practitioner and Artist (DipShi,MRSS,BAHons). I studied for 3 years at the Devon School of Shiatsu. I am a registered member of the Shiatsu Society and on the... [read more]
I am a Zen Shiatsu practitioner who studied Shiatsu at the British School of Shiatsu-Do and the Genki School of Shiatsu for three years, qualifying in 2003 and in private and on-site seated shiatsu practice since then. Additionally I was a Teaching Assistant at the BSS-Do for two years and... [read more]
I began my studies in complementary therapies in 1991 and continue to develop and enhance my practice through work and further studies. In 1999 I began working with Adults with Learning Disabilities in residential care offering regular complementary therapy sessions. This business has continued to grow and I now have a... [read more]
I am a qualified shiatsu therapist, Qigong teacher and integrative counsellor living and working in Brighton, in East Sussex. I first became interested in shiatsu when training as an actor. The wish to investigate further the relationships between breath, body, mind and feelings lead me to study shiatsu and meditation... [read more]
I offer relaxing, nourishing Shiatsu Shin Tai treatments. Shin Tai is a form of Shiatsu that works with the body's primary energy system.
I am committed to bodywork practice that is trans inclusive, and I welcome clients of all genders and orientations. I am also committed to making bodywork more accessible and... [read more]
A healer, caregiver and artist with a scientific background. I currently live in Guildford (Surrey) and work in both Guildford and London.
I made up my mind to become a professional therapist after I've been treated and healed myself and wanted to share the gift of Chinese medicine that I enjoyed so... [read more]
I have been using shiatsu since 2006, when I started my final year of training and took a voluntary placement at MS Action Therapy Centre, Walthamstow. After qualifying in 2007, I started working at MS Action as a paid therapist and now also work at The Willows in Highams Park,... [read more]
Shiatsu - Acupressure Massage Therapy - Body Mind Practitioner - Qi Gong Facilitator - Baby Shiatsu & Pregnancy Well being for Mothers & Babies
25 years in Body-Mind practice.
Assistant Teacher Shiatsu with Aberdeen College of Shiatsu
Worked with NHS Playfield Institute Stratheden Hospital in Compassionate Mind Training for a Resilient Workforce -... [read more]
Katy de Waal BSc MBAcC MURHP
Is a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC) and the United Register of Herbal Practitioners (URHP) she has full professional insurance and is bound by the Register's Code's of Good Conduct and Good Practice.
She has a private practice in Ashford and Canterbury... [read more]
I am a Professional Shiatsu Practitioner with more than 10 years of experience in practice working under the business name of Shenyo. Shenyo, represents the spirit of well-being and encompasses the practices of Shiatsu, Qi Gong and Yoga. All of these therapies come from the eastern philosophical traditions of... [read more]
With three different therapies to offer, I hope that I can support you in working towards wellness. Anma shiatsu is a wonderful non diagnostic massage sequence of 75 minutes, which is designed to bring a feeling of relaxation and renewed energy. Suitable for all but pregnant women and those with active... [read more]
Alice qualified as a Shiatsu-Do practitioner at the British School of Shiatsu-Do, and is a registered member of the Shiatsu Society (MRSS).
Alice was first introduced to Shiatsu-Do in 2003 and was so impressed by the health benefits in all aspects of her being: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual, that... [read more]
I am a holistic therapist with over 20 years experience. I practice reflexology ,shiatsu, facial reflexology and I am now studying Intergated Myofascial Release which I often add to my treatments. I believe in treating the person and looking for the cause of their symptoms rather than just treating the symptoms.... [read more]
Tânia is a highly skilled therapist with almost 20 years of experience with a wide range of bodywork and trauma release trainings behind her. She is a qualified Shiatsu Therapist, (PGDip in Shiatsu for Pregnancy), Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, Women's Sexuality Coach and towards the end of training to be a Psychospiritual/transpersonal... [read more]
I am equally fascinated by shiatsu and craniosacral therapy. At the Retreat Farm there is plenty of space to set up for both, so clients have the choice.
I am a member of the Shiatsu Society and registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) for shiatsu.
I am a registered... [read more]
Lis is a registered Shiatsu practitioner with over 16 years experience, working from Saltaire, Bradford.
I'd like to help you to feel more comfortable in your body; to have more energy for what you want to do in life; and to wake up feeling more refreshed and ready for the day ahead.... [read more]
Martin is fully qualified MRSS Shiatsu massage practitioner with over 20 years of experience and the owner of Bliss Backrub, a corporate chair massage service provider.
After taking advanced chair massage training he joined a team of therapists working at various shops in the West end of London... [read more]
I have been practicing Complementary Therapies since 1998 and have a passion for helping people, from all walks of life.
I am a Graduate of the British School of Shiatsu-Do, having completed 3 years of training, and hold a Certificate in Barefoot Shiatsu and am a Graduate Member of the Shiatsu... [read more]
I have been practising shiatsu for 17 years havIng trained with the Yorkshire school of shiatsu and continued my professional development with training with Sensei Kishi and seiki practise.
I support my precise with Qi Gong practice.
I am a mum of two and live on the edge of the (wonderful) dales.
I used... [read more]
Tracy is a registered Shiatsu Practitioner and Teacher.
I can help you release pain and help you recover from injury. I can support you when you are feeling overwhelmed or when you have other problems like sleep, frozen shoulder, tinnitus, or IBS. I can use a gentle and effective touch to... [read more]
I'm a fully qualified and insured Shiatsu practitioner (MRSS) living in Reading. I also teach Tai Chi (Taiji) and Qi Gong in London and Reading, and find the combination of these arts very beneficial in my daily life and in helping people to become more connected with their bodies and who... [read more]
Alexandra has been a complementary therapist for 30 years now, offering Reflexology, Shiatsu, Indian Head massage, Reiki Healing, Crystal Therapy, Hope Ear candling and Dietary advice . She believes in self healing and self help, which can be initiated by an experienced complementary therapist. So she is there to give you... [read more]
About Christina Patient (well, Christina Auchinachie now…)
Hello..I'm Christina…and I use physical therapies such as Shiatsu, Reflexology or Reiki to ease people through physical blocks in health (and emotional hitches and glitches), so they emerge from a course of treatments feeling energised, hopeful and confident again on their life path.
I... [read more]
Hello, I'm Jayne and I am a certified practitioner in Shiatsu, Reiki and Reflexology. I have been in practice since 2004 and am a practising member of the Shiatsu Society. My interest in therapies started in 2004 when I first started my Reiki training. After that the bug to continue learning... [read more]