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.
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]
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]
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]
Even though it has been over 30 years since I discovered shiatsu and massage, I am still amazed by the power and simplicity of touch. It reaffirms for me how important it is to not lose the traditional wisdom of our ancestors, and especially, in this high tech world, to be... [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]
Do you need help? You might be experiencing stress, difficulty in sleeping, tinnitus, or pain of some kind. No matter the issue, be it anxiety, panic attacks, digestive issues or sexual related, I can help you with it. Whatever it is, together we can explore ways to transform it.
I am... [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]
Shiatsu - Acupressure Massage Therapy - Body Mind Practitioner - Qi Gong Facilitator - Baby Shiatsu & Pregnancy Well being for Mothers & Babies
25 years in Body-Mind practice. 2018 have been Recognised and awarded FWSS (fellow member Shiatsu Society) UK
Assistant Teacher Shiatsu with Aberdeen College of Shiatsu
Worked with NHS... [read more]
Shenyo enshrines the practices of Yoga, Shiatsu and Qi Gong which are all rooted in the ancient and established eastern traditions of restoring and maintaining vitality and well-being.
Shiatsu is an acupressure based body work that natrually supports your physical and mental health. All aspects of your well-being are addressed through... [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 Fellow of the Shiatsu Society(UK) and registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) for shiatsu.
I am a registered... [read more]
I am able to share a variety of approaches with hands on healing and tailor work to the individual.
I have been privileged to study with some wonderful teachers, but the greatest teacher is always with me and is within you and from where i always begin.
I have been studying and practicing... [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]
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 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]