I have been a Shiatsu practitioner since 2005.
My background was in hostel management. I worked in and managed a number of projects housing vulnerable and homeless adults. Though this work was rewarding I became drained and disillusioned with a system that could not provide the support people needed.
I found Shiatsu was a way to get my balance back and then a way to work positively with people, for them to find their centre and heart again.
Over the years I have worked with a wide range of clients, at different stages of their lives. People have come with physical symptoms such as shoulder, neck and back problems. As well as stress-related issues like migraines, sleep and anxiety disorders which affect the quality and pattern of their lives.
I qualified as a Shiatsu practitioner at the Liverpool School of Shiatsu. I then completed a postgraduate diploma with the Shiatsu College in 2008. In 2015 I did the Samurai Shiatsu training, which is a programme designed for working with children in schools, teaching them Shiatsu techniques that can be done in a classroom setting.
I am a Shiatsu teacher and am part of the teaching team at Shiatsu College Manchester.
I am presently studying for a diploma in Acupuncture which I will complete July 2019.
Over the years my approach to Shiatsu has changed and developed. I now describe the way I work as Sei-ki. I am currently studying with my teacher Alice Whieldon who worked alongside Kishi the originator of the Sei-ki approach. Sei-ki is about being rather than doing. It is being with the client, where they are at, responding to their energy, listening and watching. This practice is moving away from meridian-based work to responding to the flavour and aspects of a person’s energetic field.
I work Saturdays at Bodywise and during the week in Chorlton.
Plus on an ad hoc basis I work out of Healthy Spirit in Didsbury.
Initial appointment £57
Follow-up appointment £48 (£50 from January 2020)
I do concessions, please ask.