About me

I am qualified in Shiatsu Therapy-Massage and an Advanced Reiki Practitioner.

I became passionate about complementary therapy and the benefits after receiving Reiki for stress and anxiety over 17 years ago. I have developed a keen interest in the body and how it works/functions. As my journey continues I have a fascination for Oriental Medicine.

Our health is the most important thing we have; my treatment objective is to treat the whole person with an aim to help bring balance and harmony. Shiatsu has a very calming effect and is very effective in counteracting stress and all the conditions associated with stress. Benefits include, improve posture, circulation and restored energy.

I currently see clients suffering from a variety of problems, and enjoy working with them to make better health changes and choices.

Shiatsu is similar to acupuncture, it focuses on balancing the body’s energy. The routine involves the use of acupressure points, stretches, and massage techniques. It is a vitalising and uplifting experience. The sequence promotes a sense of wellbeing because muscles relax, blood circulation is increased and nerve responses are stimulated and through body.

Fantastic way to relieve tense, aching or cramped muscles in the neck, shoulders, arms and back and to help release any physical or emotional tension.

It is a form of massage, carried out whilst fully clothed and without the use of oils. This is an effective treatment that can take place in as little as 15 minutes.

Training, qualifications & experience

Shiatsu Diploma from the British School of Shiatsu-Do London.
Advanced Reiki Practitioner.

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


Additional information

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£50 per hour
£30 for 30 minutes

£50 per hour
£30 for 30 minutes

Book 5 1 hour sessions receive one session FREE
Book 5 40 minute session, for £130 in total (renewable)
Book 5 "maintenance" sessions of 20 minutes per session for £70 in total (renewable)
Payable at the time of booking and non-refundable

Further information

Shiatsu is a traditional hands-on therapy originating in Japan and means ‘finger pressure’. The principles of Shiatsu are rooted in the traditions of oriental medicine using similar energy channels and points as acupuncture, but using non-invasive touch, pressure, stretching and mobilisation techniques.

Shiatsu activates the body’s natural ability to heal and restore balance by promoting deep relaxation, improves mood, aids sleep and relieves tension. It is a natural way to help relax and cope with issues such as stress, back and muscle pain and sports injuries.  Regular treatments can maintain health, well-being. It is a complete system of healing through touch and draws extensively on traditional oriental medicine.

What happens in a Shiatsu Therapy-Massage treatment?

Shiatsu treatments are tailored to each individual client and can vary between 20 minutes to a hour. Each treatment session begins with a consultation, to discuss lifestyle and symptoms in order to gain a full picture of any possible issues, your treatment will be appropriate to your needs.  You remain fully clothed at all times during the treatment.  Please ensure that you are wearing clean loose comfortable clothing (e.g. sweatshirt, tracksuit trousers and cotton socks).  Treatment takes place on a padded floor mat, coach or Shiatsu chair.

After treatment health-care suggestions and recommendation maybe provided.

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.


Type of session

In person
Norma Gaston

Norma Gaston