About Claudia

With a background in film making, Claudia found her healing gift and took a new path, becoming a Shiatsu therapist in 2003. After a successful practice in Lisbon, she worked in London and Brighton. Her practice of Japanese healing arts developed over the years. She studied other forms of Shiatsu, Reiki, energy medicine, and Sound healing. During the pandemia Claudia is offering distant treatments as private sessions and distant reiki to NHS workers.


Claudia studied Shiatsu with Japanese master Dr. Mitsuharu Tsuchiya, from 2002, at the Portuguese Association of Seitai-Shiatsu Therapy, in Lisbon. Claudia developed a thriving practice in Lisbon treating a wide range of clients, many of them weekly, including integrating her Shiatsu treatments to complement Bioenergetics therapy. In London, Claudia studied other Shiatsu forms; teachers included Bill Commerford, Michael Rose (Zen Shiatsu) and Alice Whieldon (Seiki). Claudia worked in London from home or at people's homes. She worked at The Tree of Life, integrated health centre in Hove, and has her Shiatsu practice Cloud Hands at Purnima therapies in central Brighton.

In 2018 Claudia studied Jikiden Reiki with Japanese Master Tadao Yamaguchi and teacher Rika Tanaka and completed Shoden and Okuden. Claudia has also been learning the art of Energy clearing for people, places, and homes, a powerful effective method by Jean Haner based on the 5 elements and Chinese medicine. And Sound healing tuning with Eileen Mckusik using tuning forks to clear the Biofield.

Claudia facilitates self-healing / care workshops to empower clients to take care of themselves outside the massage room, with a first Online course in 2020, The Art of Self healing and Care.


In the past, Claudia also worked in care with women living with Alzheimer's and in end-of-life, exploring practices of unconditional love and compassion in action. She is compassioned in supporting people in their life transitions.


Over the years Claudia has been practicing Qi Gong, tai chi, meditation, taoism, buddhism, shamanism and Jin Shin Jyutsu. Claudia has been particularly interested in trauma healing, shadow work, Nature based psychology, healing of the feminine and masculine, energy medicine and engaged practices for the healing of the Earth and culture. Claudia practices permaculture, and has been growing a 'companion planting garden' and a medicine garden, growing food and making her own Flower Essences. Claudia combines her rich experience in her treatments. She lives a simple life with Nature.

"I first discovered Shiatsu when experiencing back pain myself while working in my film. I received weekly Shiatsu treatments and discovered my body in a completely new way, as I improved, not only from my back pain, but also from what I thought were chronic conditions (such as bronchitis, which completely disappeared), I noticed my energy levels increasing, emotional expression expanding, and a new sense of openess, embodiment and grounding.


I decided to learn it and give it back. Shiatsu changed my life! I continue to learn new Shiatsu forms and other energy and healing arts.


In recent years I studying Reiki and Energy Clearing, which I do in person and remotely. I am very interested in the potential of the biofield and how these modalities are effective in clearing trauma. I have been studying trauma healing and collective trauma, and am very interested in the connection between emotion and energy, and how it manifests in the body"  ~ Claudia

Education and qualifications

Shiatsu and Japanese healing Arts

  • Shiatsu Diploma - at Portuguese Association of Seitai-Shiatsu Therapy of Lisbon with Dr. Mitsuharu Tsuchiya, 2002-03

  • Zen Shiatsu at Ki Kai School, Morley College, 6 workshops, London, 2014

  • Seiki, Shamanic Shiatsu, with Alice Whieldon, Norwich, 2017

  • Jikiden Reiki, Shoden (level 1). with Rika Tanaka, London, 2018

  • Jikiden Reiki, Okuden (level 2). with Tadao Yamaguchi, London, 2018

  • Jin Shin Jyutsu, with Cheli Mula, at Health in the city, London, 2015

Trauma, Shadow work, and Energy Medicine

  • In her words, online course with Joanna Macy - Deep ecology, The work that reconnects, and other themes such as emergence, despair and uncertainty, 2021

  • Soul centric dream work circle, with Douglas van Houten, 2021

  • Wild Mind Intensive online, Animas Valley Institute, with soul guide Douglas van Houten, 2020 - Nature based map of psyche, eco-psychology, practices of wholeness and deep shadow work and subpersonalities

  • International Labs - training for Healing of Collective trauma in Women, 2020-21, Pocket Project / Thomas Hübl

  • Mystic Cafe - ongoing advanced meditation, presencing, transparent communication & trauma healing studies with Thomas Hübl (since 2019)

  • Collective Trauma Summit 2019 & 2020 - hosted by Thomas Hübl

  • Thrive as an Empath in Evolutionary times - with Wendy de Rosa, 2020 (Shift Network 7 weeks course)

  • Sound healing Alchemy - Biofield Tuning method, for in person and distant treatments with Eileen McKusik, 2020 (Shift Network 7 weeks course)

  • Healing trauma through the body, with Michael Stone and Molly Boeder Harris, 2018

  • Healing chronic illness the Feminine way - Women’s Wellness Circle - interviews and meditations hosted by Sophie Jane Mortimer and Frances Goodall, 2017

Meditation and Other practices for self-healing

and the healing of Earth and Culture

  • Chi gong, yoga, breathing, and taoist practices

  • Meditation (Mindfulness of breathing, Metta-Bahvana, 6 Elements, Insight meditation, Engaged Buddhism, Presencing, Transparent communication etc. Several silent retreats in Buddhist communities, and solo)

  • Meditations for Challenging times / online - 10 days with Michael Beckwith

  • Mindfulness Trainings for Engaged Buddhism / Online Retreat - 5 days with Thich Nhat Hahn & Plum Village community

  • Many webinars and Summits, such as The Shift Network Summits on Sound healing, Shamanism, Evolutionary Empaths, Energy Medicine, Ancestral Healing

  • Living in the Gift - a learning journey with Charles Eiseinstein

  • Quest 2019 - a journey with Jeffrey Davis / Tracking Wonder

  • Belonging - Encounters, intimate conversations on belonging - 7 weeks with Toko-Pa

  • Feminine Awakening Series - 7 live webinars with Claire Dubois (Tree Sisters) and guests

  • Masculinity: a new story - 12 weeks online course with Charles Eiseinstein.

  • The space between stories - 6 week online course with Charles Eiseinstein

  • Permaculture Design Course (PDC) with Aranya, at Landmatters, Totnes, Devon.

  • Introduction to Permaculture at Dial House, Essex.

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