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Barbara Medda

MrSS, CNHC regd.

Barbara is a qualified Shiatsu practitioner, she has been practicing Shiatsu since 2015, she is registered with the Shiatsu Society UK and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.She is currently a Shiatsu College Manchester teaching assistant.

She practices Shiatsu and Japanese Facial Rejuvenation at Bodywise on Fridays and other days in South Manchester.

She has experience with a wide range of acute and chronic physical and mental health conditions.


Shiatsu uses gentle pressure, stretching, manipulation and acupressure to encourage the free flow of Ki (energy) in the individual’s body-mind.
When the Ki is stuck or unbalanced it can cause pain, repressed or excessive emotions.What Shiatsu is used for:

  • stress related problems
  • anxiety and depression
  • insomnia
  • pain (e.g. back pain, sore neck, shoulders ache, legs….)
  • stiff neck
  • tension
  • improving body mobility and flexibility
  • support with grief and other strong emotions
  • improving energy, vitality and creativity
  • improving digestion, menstrual health
  • support with fibromyalgia, sciatica, frozen shoulder
  • support with mental health (eg. Bipolar disorder, trauma, PTSD, etc.)

Barbara says: “Supporting my clients is my first priority so I often give them easy exercises – tailored to their needs – to enhance the effects of the Shiatsu sessions.”

Japanese Facial Rejuvenation

A natural, non-invasive facelift that combines shiatsu, acupressure, and oil massage designed to rejuvenate your skin, leaving your face fresh, vibrant and youthful.Benefits of Japanese Facial Rejuvenation treatment:

  • Lift and tone facial and neck muscles
  • Improves circulation to your face
  • Minimises facial sagging and onset of wrinkles
  • Encourages healthy cell growth for damaged or scarred skin
  • Reduces facial pain
  • Maximises skin elasticity and facial mobility
  • Eliminates toxins from tired or tense muscles
  • Improves mental clarity and concentration
  • Lifts your mood and promotes well-being
  • Brings Ki (life force) to facial tissues


Barbara practices at Bodywise on Fridays, for other days please enquire.
Initial Shiatsu appointment £65 (75 minutes including health assessment)
Follow up £55 (60 minutes)
Shiatsu plus Japanese Facial Rejuvenation £120 (120 minutes)
Concession sometimes available.

Japanese Facial Rejuvenation

Appointment £70 (60 minutes)
Japanese Facial Rejuvenation plus Shiatsu £120 (120 minutes)
Barbara Medda (Babs) MrSS, CNHC regd, Trauma informed
07557 528367