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What is Shiatsu ?

Originated in Japan, Shiatsu is done on the floor on a futon mattress in comfortable clothes. It is a deep treatment, yet very gentle using pressure points and energy points; it is based on traditional Chinese medicine and Western physiology. Regular sessions can heal many conditions and harmonize your energy flow.

Shiatsu uses a variety of techniques to improve and harmonize the energy flow. These  include gentle holding, pressing with palms, thumbs and fingers on the meridian lines and specific pressure points, or simply following the resonance of the energy by touching lightly.

The massage treats the whole body: neck, back, legs, feet, head, face and hara (belly). Shiatsu is an holistic system that treats the whole person to restore the functions of the nervous system, bone structure, and circulation; it relaxes muscles and stimulates body’s natural ability to heal.


meridian maps and pressure points

The philosophy underlying Shiatsu is that Ki (energy) flows throughout the body in a series of channels called meridians, which run through the body like rivers. For many different reasons Ki can stop flowing freely; perhaps the river is dried, obstructed or overflown. Shiatsu restores the flow. It is a deeply relaxing experience and regular sessions support deep healing. In my experience with my clients, Shiatsu is very effective for:

  • Anxiety, depression, sleep disorders

  • Trauma, high stress & burnout

  • Low energy & fatigue

  • Pain relief, in particular back pain, neck, shoulders

  • I worked with individuals who were in Bioenergetics therapy. Weekly sessions were very effective as part of an integrated mind-body approach and awareness

  • I supported people's journeys through chronic illness, such as pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia and cancer

Testimonials from Clients

About Claudia


1 hour sessio £60

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'Over the years my treatments became more Yin, more profound. I find a slower flow, following my intuition, often focusing on tonification and source points, developing a healing touch that is more and more refined, allowing me to sense the bioenergy of a meridian or point, and of the person as a whole. I sometimes include other healing arts - Jin Shin Jyutsu and Jikiden Reiki techniques and the sound vibration of tunning forks applied to the pressure points; sometimes I simply hold, feeling the pulsing, the chi, or wait for two points to synchronize, allowing for alignment and for the energy to harmonize, freeing the body and the soul from accumulated tension and pain, layer by layer. I also allow for integration and grounding, offering the person a sense of deep relaxation while being rooted to the Earth. The work is done with a lot of sensitivity, kindness and respect.' Claudia

The Art of Shiatsu or the Way to healing to learn more about Shiatsu I recommend this film by Guy Maezelle

Watch the trailer (4 mins) with Shiatsu Master and teacher Yuichi Kawada, author of 'Essential Shiatsu for troubled times'



Healing Sounds

I believe that sound and music are arts of healing. I create music mixes for my treatments using soft electronica, world music and healing sounds, these are some examples, enjoy!

'The Wanderer brings healers' songs' is a world wide journey through world music, healing sounds and medicine songs, including music from Mongolia, the Tuareg nomad people, Armenian duduk music, the Medicine-Buddha Mantra sang by Deva Che, a journey to India, Tibetan flute, monks singing, Native American healers' songs and Australian sound healer, Suntara.

An ambient calming journey of downtempo and ambient electronica that I created for Shiatsu treatments and relaxation. Track list: Cloud Sanctuary by PureMusic. Sound of Invisible Waters by Deuter. Suaimhneas by Ceilidh. Tantra Loom by Advaitas. Come tenderness by Lisa Gerrard. Underbart by The 2 inversions. Folding space by tunnel at the end of the light. Revitalize Your Soul by Allay. Infinite Folding Being by Marc Royal. 天球の音楽 by Marc Royal. Connected by Manu Zain. Vast Changes by Regentum.

In this mix I use Japanese flutes and other healing sounds for deep relaxation. It includes sea waves, Shakuhachi (Japanese flute meditation), Hang Massive, Tibetan singing bowls and Sainkho Namtchylak.

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