About me

Qualified therapist in Shiatsu, Chi Nei Tsang (abdominal massage), Meridian Massage (oil massage using Shiatsu meridians and pressure points), and Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage. Qualified Tai Chi and Qigong teacher.

I completed my Shiatsu training in 2010, and since then have also qualified in Chi Nei Tsang, Meridian Massage and Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Massage. Each works deeply but gently to harmonise body and mind. Please call for a free consultation. Tai Chi Qigong classes will resume in January 2019.

All treatments are all suitable for men and women and include a consultation. Each treatment is unique, responding to your needs on the day while focussing on underlying issues and imbalances. I can also introduce simple mindfulness and Taoist meditations to practice at home, along with exercises and self-treatment recommendations to promote your wellbeing.

Training, qualifications & experience

Shiatsu - Qualified in 2010, Diploma of Advanced Shiatsu, with Zen School of Shiatsu
Chi Nei Tsang - Qualified in 2012, with Zen School of Shiatsu
Meridian Massage - Qualified in 2013, with Carola Beresford-Cooke of Shiatsu Wales
Lomi Lomi - Qualified in 2016 with Rosalie Samet at the Hawaiian Huna Massage UK Training Centre
Member of the Shiatsu Society
Member of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain
Fully insured

I established my practice at Optima Health in Cobham since 2010, and have also given taster treatments at events such as Mind Body Spirit, The Vitality Show, Holistic & Mystic and the Feelgood Festival, along with other wellbeing and charity events.

My own annual charity event is the Cobham Shiatsuthon http://www.surrey-shiatsu.co.uk/the-cobham-shiatsuthon/ . Tai Chi and Qigong classes and workshops are available throughout the year. 

Member organisations

Shiatsu Society

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.

Therapies offered

Other available therapies

Chi Nei Tsang, or Hara Shiatsu, is abdominal massage which connects deeply but gently with your centre. Chi Nei Tsang is given on the skin of the abdomen while you remain fully clothed on a comfortable floor mat or massage couch. It is beneficial for releasing the physical and emotional stress responses held in the internal organs, the vascular, lymphatic, nervous and fascia-tendon-muscular systems. Chi Nei Tsang is taught to you as you experience it, along with simple breath work and meditations, enabling you to keep yourself balanced at home. Chi Nei Tsang is not suitable for women with an IUD or during pregnancy, but it is an ideal way to prepare your body for conception and to restore the balance after giving birth.

Meridian Massage is is an indulgent full body massage using long, flowing strokes along the meridians. It treats pressure points that connect deeply with your body’s energy to restore your balance. Meridian Massage releases tension in the muscles and joints, promotes circulatory and lymphatic function, and relaxes the mind. The skin is enriched with Neal’s Yard Remedies organic essential oil blends and base oil. https://uk.nyrorganic.com/shop/surrey-shiatsu

Lomi Lomi is the Hawaiian art of massage. In Lomi Lomi long flowing strokes are given with the hands and forearms, using bodyweight to vary the pressure, washing the body in waves of compassionate intention. Nourishing organic coconut oil is massaged into the skin with strokes that travel smoothly along the full length of the body, giving a feeling of wholeness and integration.


I am currently on sabbatical. Treatments will be available on Sundays and Mondays from 25th Nov 2018; please phone/email from 20th Nov to book. Please visit my facebook page for updates.

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.

Optima Health
9A Church Street
KT11 3EG

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Type of session

In person
Home visits


Liz Kendall

Liz Kendall