Shiatsu, Acupressure & Massage
Shiatsu Practitioner and Teacher
Philip has nearly 20 years experience in Shiatsu. He is the Principal and Main Teacher at Shiatsu College Manchester. Philip is extremely passionate about Shiatsu being the therapy of the Future. He feels that shiatsu has a profoundly deep supportive role in modern day life, relieving stress, anxiety, improving sleep, clarity. Shiatsu can help us find our sparkle and live life fully. It is also fantastic for improving mobility, relieving pain and supporting all functions of the body.
Who can benefit from Shiatsu?
Most people, ill or healthy, and of all ages from babies to the elderly. Shiatsu is extremely useful in enhancing health and vitality and many people use it as part of stress management or preventive health care programme.
Shiatsu is a clothed acupressure massage working with Ki, life force energy, in the body. Shiatsu relieves stress and anxiety, grounds our emotions, eases pain and discomfort and gives clarity to our thoughts. It clears blockages and rebalances us, it can put you in touch with yourself. Shiatsu will help support you in your everyday life. It can aid managing long term health problems and contentment; or acute pain and illness. Shiatsu is also wonderful as a complete relaxation treat. You don't need to be ill to choose shiatsu!
Shiatsu is fantastic & safe to receive throughout pregnancy, when trying to conceive or during the menopause when so many physical and emotional changes are happening.
We provide the following therapies: Shiatsu, Reiki, Massage therapy, Acupressure Massage, Qi Gong, Healing, Stress Management, Pain Management, Anxiety, Depression, Mindfulness
Training, qualifications & experience
- Shiatsu Diploma with Shiatsu College
- Shiatsu Teaching Training qualification.
- MRSS (Member of the Register of the Shiatsu Society)
- Principal of Shiatsu College Manchester
Member organisations *
The Shiatsu Society
The Shiatsu Society was founded to promote awareness and practice of Shiatsu in the UK. The society has established their own set of requirements for registration and all members have completed a minimum of 3 years training (minimum of 500 hours), are assessed by the society on a case by case basis, are fully insured and adhere to the society's Code of Conduct and Ethics.
Other available therapies
How can shiatsu help me?
Would you like to feel calmer, clearer and have more energy?
Would you like your breathing or sleep to improve?
Do you have any persistent aches, pains or stiffness?
Shiatsu can help release held on emotion, mental blockages and physical stiffness. It can ease your aches and pains, support clarity of thought and bring well being and impetus back into your life.
Research shows shiatsu works
?Research* with nearly 1000 people in 3 countries (UK, Spain, Austria) showed that shiatsu helped:
- 89% feel calmer & more relaxed
- 86% with stress, tension, poor posture & low energy
- 60% sleep better
Overall, people felt more relaxed, healthier and more balanced. They used less medication and their improvement was maintained significantly over six months.
* Long AF.J Altern Complement Med 2008;14(8):921-30
"I recently had a series of shiatsu sessions with Phil to build up my resilience to radiotherapy and chemotherapy cancer treatment. I surprised the medical team by how well I did, with no need for morphine or other strong pain relief." Dongrier Kondh, Treesponsibility Leader
“I started seeing Phil for Shiatsu due to illness several years ago and found the techniques used to be very relaxing and therapeutic. The combination of gentle pressure massage and manipulation of joints helps with my aches and pains and reduces the tension in my body. I would highly recommend Phil as a Shiatsu practitioner and his calm nature compliments the treatment. I have been having regular shiatsu with Phil for nearly 10years!” Debbie P, mother
"I first went to Phil for Shiatsu because of chronic back pain & stiffness 5½ years ago. I immediately found the results of just one session to be immensely relaxing. At first, I had a course of two-weekly sessions, and then reduced this gradually. I now go every eight weeks, which I feel keeps me 'topped up'. My back pain and stiffness has massively reduced and it is many many months since I took any medication for pain. I also benefited from Shiatsu following shoulder surgery. My work is quite stressful and Shiatsu really helps me to re-balance and take a fresh perspective.” Jane M, NHS