About me

Ruth is a highly experienced shiatsu practitioner, with 16 years clinical experience.

Shiatsu is a profoundly relaxing therapy, which is truly holistic. A treatment can help with aches and pains, deeply relax you and improve your sense of wellbeing.

Shiatsu is a Japanese form of massage that not only works on musculoskeletal issues, but also on a deeper level to improve the mind body connection.

Shiatsu is based on the same principles as acupuncture, using thumbs on the pressure points instead of needles.

Shiatsu is what everyone needs!

Areas of speciality include:

  • stress related issues
  • postural imbalances
  • shoulder / back pain
  • muscular pain

Following an initial consultation, treatment aims will be agreed so that each treatment is unique and tailor made to the individual. A session lasts for an hour and is given with the client fully clothed, so please wear loose comfortable clothes.

Ruth may suggest stretches or exercises for you to do at home to help maintain the improvements gained from the session.

Ruth is also offering online treatments. These have proved to be really effective and popular. There are 2 types on offer;

'Self Shiatsu' supervised appointment This would be a 40 minute one-to-one online session and would consist of a range of guided self treatment techniques, including stretches, exercises and breathing exercises.

Guided shiatsu with a member of your household This would be an hour long online session with me guiding a member of your household through a basic shiatsu treatment on you (or the other way round). A beginners touch can be incredibly effective and it's also good fun!

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Shiatsu at the British School of Shiatsu Do, qualified 2005
Achieved MRSS status in 2008. I am registered with the Shiatsu Society

Diploma in Sports Therapy and Massage with the Association of Physical and Natural Therapists, qualified 2008 and registered with the APNT and BCMA.

I have been a practicing therapist since I qualified in 2005 and have had various clinics around London both private and doing on site treatments in different companies.
For the 11 last years, I have been co running ClimbersClinic, a clinic which provides shiatsu, sports massage and osteopathy at the Castle Climbing Centre in London, N4.

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

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Additional information

£45 for an hour 


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I have clinics at Torbay Osteopaths on Friday afternoons and on Saturday mornings.

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
Ruth Lander

Ruth Lander