Shiatsu Massage

Covid-19 update from Hannah Mackay

15th June 2020

I’m looking at my options for offering shiatsu.

It’s important to minimise the risk of spreading Covid-19, and so at the moment I am planning to offer outdoor sessions. It seems that being outside reduces risk considerably. These will be in my garden, or could be a home visit to your garden.

At present I can offer socially distanced sessions, so it’s not a hands-on treatment, but will include individualised exercises, recommendations and showing you points that you can use on yourself. It can be quite effective for us to work particular points together, each working on our own body. For some people it will feel like an important step to be together in person, even though we are not physically touching. These sessions are available now.

If government advice goes ahead as expected, I will be able to offer outdoor, hands-on shiatsu sessions from early July. More information to follow, but please feel free to get in touch if you are interested in how this might work. I will be flexible about possible cancellation due to weather. I will be using a gazebo to keep the rain off where necessary!

I am also continuing to offer phone support and Zoom support calls and guided self shiatsu sessions.

I’m expecting to be back indoors offering shiatsu on a futon sometime in the next few months…

Hannah is also posting videos on Facebook!

Shiatsu Hints and Tips videos on Hannah Mackay’s Facebook page. Search for @HannahMackayShiatsu to find her page. They are also available on YouTube, search Hannah Mackay Shiatsu, or use this link…

Shiatsu Massage is a traditional Japanese healing art. The practitioner uses pressure, rocking and stretching to rebalance the client’s energy and help the healing process.

What is Shiatsu used for?
Would you like to:

  • feel more relaxed and peaceful?
  • be more in touch with your energy, dynamism and vitality?
  • maintain your health and well-being?
  • feel more comfortable in your body by releasing pain and tension?

Shiatsu can help in all these ways and more!

Shiatsu is a very versatile approach that can be used if you are in good health, recovering from injury, dealing with ongoing health conditions or looking for support during challenging life events.

We have experience of working with clients with a wide range of symptoms, such as back pain, neck and shoulder tension, sciatica, joint pain and reduced mobility, postural imbalance, headaches and migraines, digestive problems, anxiety and depression, fatigue, menopausal symptoms and symptoms associated with pregnancy.

What to expect from a session
Each session lasts one hour. The initial consultation may take up to one-and-a-half hours. This is so we have time to get to know each other and discuss aspects of your health and life circumstances that might be relevant to your shiatsu treatment. The treatment usually takes place on a futon on the floor or we can also work with you seated, if lying down is difficult. Shiatsu is done through the clothes, so it is a good idea to wear loose comfortable clothing. After a treatment, allow yourself time to relax and have a drink before you leave.


Hannah Mackay MRSS(T)
Hannah works on Wednesdays

Karey Taylor MRSSt. Bed (Hons) MA
Karey works on Saturdays

Arthaketu Shiatsu Dip
Arthaketu is a male practitioner and is based in Berlin. He works one Saturday a month at Bodywise and has some appointments available.

Initial appointment £57*
Follow-up appointment £48* (£50 from January 2020 for Karey Taylor)
*Concessions sometimes available. Hannah Mackay charges differently, please see her page
Please note – our cancellation policy

Shiatsu Practitioner Training

The Manchester College of Shiatsu holds its professional training programme at Bodywise for you to become a fully qualified Shiatsu Practitioner. You can find more information on the Shiatsu Practitioner Training page.