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Shiatsu Massage

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.


Tanja Bastia BA(Hons), MA, PhD, MRSS
Tanja works on Mondays

Hannah Mackay MRSS(T)
Hannah works on Wednesdays

Barbara Medda MrSS, CNHC regd, Trauma-informed
Barbara works on Fridays

Tanja Bastia
Initial appointment £50 (75 minutes)
Follow-up appointment £45 (60 minutes)
Half hour session £25 (30 minutes)
Hannah Mackay
Initial appointment £65/£58/£50*
Follow-up appointment £55/£48/£42*
*Depending on earnings.
Barbara Medda
Initial appointment £65 (75 minutes)
Follow-up appointment £55 (60 minutes)
Shiatsu plus Japanese Facial Rejuvenation £120 (120 minutes)
Concessions available, please ask.

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.