Brixton Acupuncture and Shiatsu Space
34-44 Tunstall Road
Shiatsu - the art of healing through touch
Shiatsu is a form of bodywork originating in Japan. It is both a form of physical therapy and a means of greater integration of body, mind and spirit - a truly holistic therapy.
It's roots are in Oriental Medicine, the basis is similar to acupuncture, using similar energy channels and points. Generally, the practitioner works on the whole body to help energy flow freely through the whole system, to stimulate the body's own innate ability to rebalance and heal itself. During the treatment this is usually experienced as a sense of deep relaxation.
My approach to acupuncture has been strongly influenced by my long standing interest in the palpatory techniques of Shiatsu and their adaptation to Acupuncture. Such a synthesis allows the practitioner to truly listen to a patient’s energy and to engage it directly.
With over 20 years of clinical experience I am one of the senior staff at the European Shiatsu School teaching Shiatsu and anatomy. As an assessor for the Shiatsu Society, the UK's leading professional Shiatsu organisation, I help ensure high standards of practice and ethics across the profession.
Initially I worked as a Chartered Physiotherapist culminating with the position of Deputy Head of Physiotherapy at the London Independent Hospital.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Acupuncture degree by Kingston University and a Licentiate in Acupuncture (Lic Ac) by the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine.
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