Shiatsu is an ancient Japanese therapy that literally translated means ‘finger pressure’. Like acupuncture, shiatsu works on pressure points and meridians, or energy pathways. But instead of needles, a shiatsu practitioner uses their fingers, thumbs and sometimes elbows, knees, hands and feet to massage pressure points and meridians, restoring balance to the flow of vital energy, or Qi, in the body.
I’m a body therapist and use the disciplines of Shiatsu and Family Constellation to bypass the mind and listen to what your body knows. I’ve been practising Shiatsu bodywork since 1998, teaching Shiatsu at practitioner and post-graduate level since 2006, and more recently trained in Family Constellation / Systemic coaching work to bring an awareness of ancestral lines and inherited blocks to my practice.
I use being outside in nature, yoga, quiet time alone, study and personal insight to develop and deepen my life understanding and my professional work. From a young age I have had a deep interest in people’s stories and experience of what it means to be human, and how we can adapt and emerge from very difficult times.
About the work
Shiatsu bodywork is a healing and relaxing touch therapy where you can be profoundly met on an emotional, physical and spiritual level. I work within a broad range – from stress and body tension, emotional trauma and life issues to illness and post-operative support. My specialisation is women’s health, but I also work with men, bringing a deep tenderness to the difficulties of being human and to man/woman issues. It’s a one hour session, either one-
off or ongoing.
Family Constellation / Systemic Coaching is a way of exploring any question relating to yourself, current relationships, generational family issues, illness, or work life. I practice individual constellations where you name the issue that you want to explore – some examples are relationships with creativity, money, self-esteem, mothers, fathers, children, anger. Your body wisdom directs the process, with often surprising new information coming up and unconscious emotions becoming conscious. It can have a powerful and life changing effect, especially because it is a felt body experience. It’s a one-off, two hour session where I hold a safe space for you.
Bristol School of Shiatsu 1998
Sarasi Roger’s Family Constellation Masterclass Training 2012
Registered practitioner and teacher MRSS(T) with The Shiatsu Society (UK).
Days at Neal’s Yard
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I started studying Shiatsu in 1997. At the time I was working in a charity in London. Shiatsu gradually came to become the new direction for my life. In 2004 we moved from London to Frome, Somerset.
I then added the Bowen Technique and Thai Foot Massage to my skills.
As of March 2013 I completed the first year of Donna Eden’s Energy Medicine training, which focuses on how we can adapt our systems to meet the new stresses – be it chemical, emotional, physical or spiritual – that we have never met before in our evolution.
British School of Shiatsu – 2001
Thai Foot Massage – 2005
Bowen Technique – 2007
Studying Eden Energy Medicine
Member of the Complementary Therapist’s Association
Days at Neal’s Yard