Liz Kendall

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Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3EG
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About me

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

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I completed my Shiatsu training in 2010, and have continued to expand my range and enhance what I offer clients with different styles of hands-on treatments. Each works deeply but gently to harmonise body and mind. Please call for a free consultation. I also teach Tai Chi and Qigong.

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
Tai Chi & Qigong - Teacher Training qualification in 2016 & 2017 with Healing Tao UK.
Taoist Meditation - Teacher Training qualification in 2019 with Healing Tao UK
Lomi Lomi - Temple Style qualification in 2022 with Ricardo Balkhoven.
McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release® - Qualification in 2023 with Alastair McLoughlin & Susan Hagan.
Member of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain
Member of the Federation of Healing Therapists
Fully insured

I established my practice at Optima Health in Cobham in 2010. I have given taster treatments and guided meditations at events such as Mind Body Spirit, The Vitality Show, Holistic & Mystic, the Feelgood Festival, and the Mindful Living Show.

Tai Chi and Qigong classes and workshops are available throughout the year. 

I am happy to tailor workshops for individuals and groups, so feel free to contact me to discuss your event. 

Member organisations

Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)

FHT is the largest multi-disciplinary therapy organisation in the UK and has been representing holistic, beauty and sports therapists for over 45 years.

There a number of different membership categories (including Fellows, Member, Student, Associate and Non-Practitioner) which are dependent on qualifications and experience.

FHT enforce high professional standards, and all Members, Fellows and Student Members are required to follow a strict Code of Ethics and Professional Practice.

Tai Chi & Qigong Union for Great Britain (TCUGB)

The Tai Chi & Qigong Union for Great Britain (TCUGB) was formed in 1911, and welcomes all styles of Tai Chi and Internal Arts. It is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to promote Tai Chi as a martial art and health regime for all ages and abilities. All TCUGB Instructors are individually assessed by the organisation's Technical Panel, to ensure they meet the body's standards for teaching and technical ability.

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.

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.

McLoughlin Scar Tissue Release® is a gentle hands-on technique to promote the healthy function of scar tissue. Even scars decades old can change. From accident and operation scars to burns, acne scars and vaccination sites, MSTR® can improve circulation, sensation, and range of motion along with other benefits.

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£55.00 - £110.00

Additional information

Shiatsu 1 hour £55

Meridian Massage 1 hour £60
Meridian Massage 1.5 hours £85
Meridian Massage 2 hours £110

Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Massage 2 hours £110

Chi Nei Tsang initial appointment 1.5 hours £85
Thereafter choose from 1 hour £60 or 1.5 hours £85

All treatments include a consultation. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available for treatments on Sundays and Mondays. I teach a Tai Chi Qigong class on Thursday mornings near Cobham and new students are welcome. 

If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition, please consult your GP for advice before starting any new therapies.

Optima Health, 9A Church Street, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3EG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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The clinic rooms are on the first floor, so there is a short flight of stairs. Please let me know if you would like assistance and I'll be happy to help you.


Liz Kendall
Liz Kendall