Catarina Moreira Rato

Catarina Moreira Rato

Brighton & Hove

07946 704443

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Brighton & Hove

07946 704443

About me

Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing yet invigorating experience for both body and mind.

It is a traditional Japanese healing art based on the same principles as Acupuncture, however thumb and palm pressure are used rather than needles. It works by stimulating the body's vital energy in order to promote good health.

Vital energy, Ki in Japanese, flows throughout the body in a series of channels called meridians. Stress, tension, trauma, poor posture, diet and emotions can affect the free flow of Ki causing imbalances that can manifest itself on any level - physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. Shiatsu encourages the body to balance and heal itself promoting an overall sense of well-being.

Shiatsu encourages you to make changes in your life in order to find positive ways to improve your quality of life. Shiatsu is most effective as part of a healthy lifestyle, combining exercise, meditation and good eating practices.

Training, qualifications & experience

I graduated first as a Massage Therapist from The Hawaiian College of Clinical Massage in 1996. I also learnt Reiki becoming a Reiki Master in 1997. While in Hawaii, I practiced at the Therapeutic Massage Centre in Honolulu, as well as working on professional athletes as a Sports Massage Therapist.

In England I studied Shiatsu at The Shiatsu College in Brighton for three years, graduating from this college in 2001.

As well as practicing Shiatsu privately I have also been actively involved in treating people with Multiple Sclerosis, ME (chronic fatigue syndrome) and other neurological conditions  at ‘The Sussex Multiple Sclerosis Centre’ for 12 years.

I am also a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist, you can find more information on my counselling website

Member organisations

Shiatsu Society

Therapies offered


Fees are £45 for a one hour treatment.

Further information

Maps & Directions

Brighton & Hove, BN3 2EB

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Portuguese
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