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My name is Claudia. I offer Shiatsu, Jikiden Reiki and Wellbeing workshops. I am a certified and insured practitioner based in Brighton. With nearly 2 decades of experience in Shiatsu, my treatments combine the precision of pressure points with the gentle flow of deep energy treatments.


I studied Seitai-Shiatsu with a Japanese master in Lisbon and work since 2003. I also studied other forms of Shiatsu in London, Zen Shiatsu, Seiki, and also Jikiden Reiki. For many years I practice tai chi, qi gong and meditation. These different experiences have allowed me a solid ground to develop my own treatment style. I follow my intuition and sensitivity while focusing on clients needs. Healing means Wholeness. A whole person approach is my focus. Through Shiatsu, energy and healing touch, I connect the dots and work on harmonizing and balancing.


                                                      * Cloud hands is the name of a tai chi movement and friends call me Cloud



I am an experienced Shiatsu therapist offering treatments since 2003. Shiatsu is a Japanese massage / healing art done on the floor on a futon mattress in comfortable clothes. Read more

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Jikiden Reiki

Jikiden Reiki is a therapeutic healing method done on a massage table with clothes on. It uses direct healing touch, although it can be done remotely as well (at the distance). Read more

Wellbeing Workshops

Healing Touch at Evolution Arts in Brighton 21-22 March. Other workshops: Cloud hands Shiatsu Course and Care for Carers starting in April. Descriptions and details  here



Where and When

Shiatsu - Brighton

I am pleased to offer Shiatsu in a peaceful room, in central Brighton, in the South lanes, 1 min from the sea, next to Town Hall, at 9 Bartholomews. Please book in advance

Monday and Tuesday 11-4pm

Friday from 3:30 BOOK NOW

South Downs

Heal body and soul surrounded by Nature. Listen, relax, balance, reset. My Shiatsu combines the precision of pressure points with the gentle flow of deep energy treatments.

by appointment BOOK NOW

 Distant healing 

I can offer Jikiden Reiki at the distance, for people far away or with chronic illnesses (fatigue, social anxiety, or bedrid, etc) who find it challenging to go to an appointment. I can also do personal Energy clearing.



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"Thank you for such a beautiful session. I did feel reborn and regenerated after your treatment. You emanate calm energy and have wonderful healing hands.

After the third treatment, my energy feels more balanced, my back problem is under control and my body has felt generally less tense.

I am so grateful!"

- Iris

"Claudia has a wonderful and soothing energy. Her Shiatsu is much more than a massage. It is a holistic full body treatment which includes deep energy healing as well as gentle bodywork. I felt very safely held and sensitively treated, and came out feeling very relaxed"

- Fran

"Claudia is very intuitive; her gentle but precise touch always finds exactly where my pain is! She is kind and very attuned with the body. Her treatments have a profound effect that last for days. It's a really nourishing experience. I wish I could do it more often"

- Martin

"Has been essencial to have regular Shiatsu sessions with you. Helping me to cope in so many levels.  Your precise touch of pressure points helped me to relax deeply. The tension especially in my neck, cleared, and I felt lightness in arms and legs. You understand the needs of body and mind. Thank you"

- Jiska


Offers and Prices


50 mins

£45 - 65

sliding scale


Distant Reiki

 30 mins


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90 mins

£70 - 85

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Distant Energy Clearing


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+ Reiki


2 hours


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    • I offer most treatments on a sliding scale for people in full employement and part-time work (artists, carers, retired etc) to make it inclusive and fair for clients and myself.

    • When paying online you can enter the amount

    • The number of sessions required depends upon your needs. In my experience, regular sessions can have long lasting effects 

    • A minimum of 3 treatments is recommended, although a single session is deeply relaxing

    • All treatments can be used to treat specific issues and also as ongoing support for health and wellbeing, to prevent build up of pain and stress

    • I am committed to support clients on their healing journeys and I can offer discounts for regular treatments (book 5 treatments get 1 half price. book 10 get 1 free)

    • see Offers & Prices and Where & When for other treatments or combined therapies (Shiatsu and Reiki, 2 hours session), 90 mins Shiatsu, Distant reiki etc

    • Unfortunately bookings cancelled with 24hr or less notice can not be refunded

    • I hope to see you soon!

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About Claudia

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 Portugal 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. In Brighton & Hove, she worked at The Tree of Life, integrated health centre.

In 2018 Claudia studied Jikiden Reiki with Japanese Master Tadao Yamaguchi and teacher Rika Tanaka and completed Shoden and Okuden. Over the years Claudia has been practicing Qi Gong, tai chi, meditation, taoist and buddhist exercises, shamanism and Jin Shin Jyutsu, a Japanese healing art. 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. Claudia often combines her rich experience in her treatments. She is also develloping Wellbeing Workshops for groups and one-to-one sessions to share Shiatsu, facilitate self-healing / care and empower clients to take care of themselves outside the massage room.

Claudia also worked in care with women living with dementia and in end-of-life; she is compassioned in supporting people in their life transitions. Through her self-healing work she also overcome her own health issues and challenging life situations. Claudia is also a film maker and artist, and a traveler on a soul journey. She lives by the sea.

"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! Has been a long and exciting ride since; I continue to learn new Shiatsu forms and other energy and healing arts. More recently I started studying Reiki and Energy Clearing, which I do in person and at distance. I am very interested in the new potential of the biofield. I have been studying trauma, and am interested in the connection between emotion and how it manifests in the body"  ~ Claudia