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In a fast paced world Shiatsu can provide an opportunity to let go of the expectations and the pressures of life. Receiving Shiatsu can help to connect us with the deeper sensations of the body and experience physical, emotional and energetic shifts that can bring about healing on all levels.

Shiatsu is a physical therapy originating in Japan. It shares its theoretical background with Acupuncture but rather than using needles, a practitioner will use pressure, gentle stretching and movement to help stimulate the flow of Qi or vital energy.  Shiatsu helps to facilitate connection with the deeper aspects of our being that are often obscured by stress, busy lives, trauma, injury and ill health. Most people experience a profound sense of relaxation and release during a session; the nervous system is soothed and in this place of openness and connection we can allow beneficial changes to take place.

I trained for over 3 years to qualify as a MRSS registered Shiatsu Practitioner and now have over 15 years experience working in the field. This lengthy training enables practitioners to develop the skills necessary to make an appropriate oriental diagnosis of imbalances that can be addressed during a treatment or series of treatments. I use my knowledge of the meridian system,  acupoints and physical techniques to help to guide all aspects of your being towards balance. Sometimes treatments are strong and active, sometimes there is more holding and stillness. It is my job to meet you in a place which will most effectively unlock your body's natural healing potential.

Shoulder Treatment


People come for Shiatsu for a wide variety of reasons including back pain, sciatica, chronic pain, insomnia, hormonal imbalances and menstrual problems, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma... the list is endless. Shiatsu can be beneficial for all aspects of our health and well-being. 



Shiatsu is usually received on a futon at ground level

Shiatsu is received fully clothed so please wear comfortable clothing that allows easy movement

Try to avoid eating a heavy meal an hour before a treatment

The first session is up to one and a half hours to allow me to take a medical history and establish what you hope to get from receiving Shiatsu

Follow up sessions will be one hour 

A series of sessions is often recommended to work with chronic conditions or to help support lasting changes. 

People often choose to make Shiatsu an ongoing part of their lives with regular sessions to support health and well-being



If you would like to book a session or ask any questions then please call, text or email.

I give Shiatsu on Mondays and Tuesdays during school hours and on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. 

All sessions cost £45.

I work from a dedicated treatment room in my home in Peverell, Plymouth.

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Shiatsu with Helen is always a deeply relaxing experiance. I see it as a way of resetting my mind and body. Since I have been receiving regular Shiatsu, my sleep has dramatically improved as has my back pain. 
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