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 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