If you are interested in finding out more about shiatsu or training in shiatsu, here are some links you should find helpful:
The Shiatsu College, Hastings and The Shiatsu College in Bristol now offer a 2-year part-time Qigong Teacher Training programme. Contact for information is:
Other items of interest
- See Miracle Massage cured my back pain This is the heading in a feature in Chat magazine, 5 September 2013, Issue 36. It is a case study from Maria Smith, a client of a shiatsu practitioner, Fran Smith.
- Dr Hilary Jones is a frequent supporter of shiatsu and is featured in several articles on the website of the Shiatsu Society. See below for quotes from him regarding this subject:
“I am delighted to be associated with the Shiatsu Society as I’ve had Shiatsu myself” said Dr Hilary who is a practicing GP as well as a supporter of complementary health therapies. “Shiatsu Society practitioners are all fully qualified with a minimum of 3 years training.”
“I believe that modern medicine and complementary therapies can often work together to achieve the best results for patients. Using a practitioner from the Shiatsu Society (UK) assures you of professional, expert attention.”
“Shiatsu can help alleviate illness and maintain health and well-being. Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing experience and regular sessions help to prevent the build-up of stress in our daily lives. Knowing the benefits of Shiatsu (I’ve tried it myself) and the professionalism of the Shiatsu Society (UK) I am happy to support them in raising awareness of Shiatsu and the importance of going to an appropriately qualified practitioner.”
Morag Findlay of the Shiatsu Society added: “Our association with Dr Hilary is very exciting. Sadly, not enough people know about Shiatsu. As practitioners, we know the wonderful ways in which Shiatsu can help many people achieve a better quality of life. By working with Dr Hilary, we aim to ensure that more people understand the real benefits it can offer”.
Shiatsu is ‘hands on’ yet not intrusive; no needles, no oils and you remain fully clothed. “Finding a therapist via the Shiatsu Society website means you’ll definitely be in expert hands” explained Morag.