EVOLVE Wellness Centre
10, Kendrick Mews
The Therapy Studio
24 Camrose Close
+44 73 8080 6956
It takes three years to become a qualified shiatsu therapist but basic technique is further enriched by consistent daily practise.
I was born to a Vietnamese family in France in 1965. My father was a martial artist and I began studying martial arts with him, and later studied Qigong, Kung fu and taoist practices, including Zen Shiatsu and Puro Shiatsu with European masters.
Graduated of the Professional Shiatsu School (PSS) Ba Duan Jin & Ma Wang Dui Instructor of the British Health Qigong Association (BHQA), a member of Complementary Therapists Association (CThA) and fully insured with Holistic Insurance. Such membership ensures excellence in safe practice, training and professional conduct and since then I have been committed to continuing professional development.
Shiatsu bodywork massage (restores and balances energy, improves breathing and posture)
PaiDa(Tapping & Slapping Therapy) Traditional Chinese method which utilise patting and slapping of external skin areas to draw out and eliminate waste in body and restore health by facilitating the smooth flow of Qi throughout the meridians.
Alice T, London
It is just over a week ago now that I went for my first abdominal treatment with Jean Philippe Guichard (I believe it was a fusion of Hara Shiatsu & Chi Nei Tsang). I have been postponing this kind of work for a while, as my little experiences of stomach work as part of a full body massage were never very enjoyable before and felt quite too intrusive. Though I've had a clear feeling that I was postponing something I really need - both for physical and emotional reasons. I suppose I've been waiting for the right moment and the right person. When I approached Jean Philippe with the request (and my concerns) he was very open and generous - he offered his time and also shared information on abdominal work (I really appreciated this opportunity to study the technique a bit prior to the session itself). Jean Philippe made me feel very welcome and created a wonderful safe and secure space for the session. The treatment itself was truly wonderful. It was accompanied by some soft magic bells that carried me away (generally I am not a fan of music during treatments but these bells were very nice). As it was our first session there was a lot of 'getting to know', feeling and exploring. It felt like there was some real work going on but in a wonderfully light and easy way. I totally lost my sense of time. It was a combination of gentle pressure with my own breathing that definitely helped to release emotional and physical blockages. Prior to the session I shared a couple of specific issues (re digestion and re explosions of anger) and Jean Philippe kept those in mind whilst working. He also did a little explanation of a connection between liver, anger and lower jaw that totally made sense to me. After the session I literally experienced some detoxification of the internal organs that provides calmness & balance and facilitates the self healing process. I am very very grateful to Jean Philippe for that session and for all his kindness & generosity, and am still experiencing the effect of the work that he did. Thank you!
I highly recommend the Shiatsu experience Jean-Philippe offers. It is an hour for you to connect with your body and let Jean-Philippe practice the Shiatsu techniques he masters. You will have time to relax and discuss before to start and at the end with Jean-Philippe the very peaceful music Jean-Philippe plays in the background add to the peacefulness of the experience. I left feeling very energised and vibrant with the feeling the energy shifted at the right place within my body.
I had a very good shiatsu session in a nice and relaxing atmosphere. This session helped relieve stress and made my tensions disappear. I came out of this session relaxed and full of energy. Jean-Philippe is a true professional who shares with passion his knowledge during treatment and who is always very attentive. I would recommend everyone to discover the benefits of this practice. I will surely do it again.
Training, qualifications & experience
Shiatsu Practitioner Diploma (Professional Shiatsu School)
Photos & videos
Puro Shiatsu, PaiDa "Tapping" 1 hour / £60
+ Available options during the Shiatsu session:
- Abdomen Detox Hara Shiatsu 15mn/£10
- Additional Earthing Mat & Grounding Recovery sheets /£10
- Additional Shinrin Yoku forest Traditional Japanese Bathing essential oil and diffuser/£10
I speak French and English.
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
Maps & Directions
On request at Evolve Wellness Centre, SW7 South Kensington during the week or week-end only at The Therapy Studio, SM4 Morden. Booking Essential