Tania Gallindo

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Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5
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About me

I am a therapist with over 20 years of experience with a wide range of bodywork and trauma release trainings behind me.  Visit my site for full information, www.taniagallindo.co.uk. I am a qualified Shiatsu Therapist, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, and Transpersonal Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. The work I offer is healing and settling for the nervous system which stores the imprint of trauma, stress and anxieties, the major health disruptors in our society.

"It was a lovely session, and I really appreciated the care and sensitivity of the massage - you have an absolutely fantastic touch. I felt very energized the day after, and much more relaxed that week. My shoulders especially have been better since!"(Massage client).

"Tania has been giving Shiatsu massages to me for most weeks for almost two years. She is very conscientious and professional.

I have gained from Tania's Shiatsu treatments in two particular areas. Firstly, aches (from sports injuries) in my knees or spasms in my back are minimized or eliminated by her treatments, to a much greater extent than through using a physiotherapist. Secondly, the pressures and stresses of my work are considerable, and I find her treatments very helpful from a relaxation/well-being point of view.
I unhesitatingly recommend her - she is excellent!"

C.W. (Shiatsu)

"Tania my neck is so much stronger, it's nothing short of a miracle after 20 years of almost continual pain. The quality of my life has significantly improved, thanks to the 6 treatments that I've received from you, and I feel stronger and even more whole."(Craniosacral client) D.M.

SHIATSU MASSAGE (clothes-on)

This treatment is ideal for people who would like to get in touch with not only their bodies but also their souls. It is gentle yet powerful, relaxing and transforming.

Shiatsu is a Japanese massage with its roots in Chinese Medicine. It takes place on a futon or massage table depending on your needs. It involves the therapist applying pressure to the whole body using her hands, fingers, forearms, elbows and feet. My Shiatsu treatment is unique influence by my Martial Arts training, which has given me a deep understanding of the body and precious techniques making it powerful, deep and yet a gentle revitalising experience.

Craniosacral Therapy

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a gentle yet profound non-invasive, hands-on treatment for the whole body. With its subtle therapeutic approach, the body in its totality has an opportunity to realign and heal. There are natural movements and rhythms within the body which are orchestrated by an organising force, which is life itself. This is the force we connect with during a CST treatment, which among many things slows down people into a greater awareness of themselves, body, mind and soul. Due to a variety of reasons such as stress, trauma, attachment issues, and strong parental and social conditionings this force gets compromised, compressed, repressed, bottled up, creating inertia, fragmentation, and lack of flow in our systems, experienced as dis-eases. Dis-ease of the mind, dis-ease of the body and dis-ease of the soul. Excellent to embodying your feelings, sensations and emotions, helping the body to process and release anxiety, stress, panic attacks and depression. In my work I integrate body and psyche making the experience powerfully transformative.


My varied training background includes Physical Theatre and dance where I trained while living in Brazil, where I grew up. That led me into studying 3 years of Shiatsu and 6 years of Martial arts with Senzei Ken Waight, internationally known Shiatsu, Acupuncturist and founder of Kitaido (Martial Arts) in London. To further my skills I embarked on a year PGDip course at "Well Mother" with Suzanne Yates in Bristol, internationally known Shiatsu teacher on the subject of Pregnancy, Labour & beyond, and Baby Massage. During the subsequent years I trained also as a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, and worked as a tutor at the school where I trained with, C.T.E.T.. 

The training in Women's Sexuality Coaching came due to my own curiosity about Tantra. I noticed during my journey with few Tantra teachers that the women and men participating in these workshops had like myself, a distorted view about what sexuality can be.  The conditioning we receive from upbringing and society around the subject have taken us to a distorted way of relating, first we ourselves and with others. It was amazing to see how people just opened up and the vitality that emerged in their faces from letting go of an old script.

The training above on women's sexuality was an experiential training which enabled me to discover a different quality about my own sexuality and in the process I developed a deeper understanding on the subject as a therapist.  Since then I have from time to time worked with women's groups, running short workshops on the subject.

During the women's sexuality coaching training I came across process psychology work which complemented the work I was developing in many ways, and due to it  I decided to join a 3 years Post Grad degree in Psychotherapeutic Counselling with The Psychosynthesis Trust in London. I am a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and CSTA (Craniosacral Therapy Association of UK).

Training, qualifications & experience

Dream School ongoing participant (This Jungian Life)

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist (CTET)

Shiatsu Practitioner (E.S.S.T.M)

PGDip. Pregnancy and Bay Massage (Well Mother, Suzanne Yates)

Women's Sexuality Coach - Shakti Malan Phd

Psychotherapeutic Counsellor - PGDip degree (level 7) (Psychosynthesis Trust)

Couples Counselling Certificate - Gestalt Institute 

Member organisations

The Craniosacral Therapy Association of the UK (CSTA)

The Craniosacral Therapy Association of the UK (CSTA) is a professional organisation which regulates the practice of Craniosacral Therapy in the UK.

Members of the CSTA (registered as RCST) are only permitted to practice after they have graduated from an accredited training school or college and must agree to comply with the Association's Code of Ethics.

Therapies offered

Other available therapies

 Psychotherapeutic Counselling

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Additional information

For more details on my fees visit my website: www.taniagallindo.co.uk

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"Thank you very much for the simply wonderful Shiatsu treatment. It felt fantastic! I think you have a real gift for Shiatsu. I will certainly be making a return visit"


"Craniosacral with Tania has been for me and my children a very nourishing experience that has helped us through difficult times. She is a sensitive, gentle and skillful therapist. Her ability to connect with the energy flow in our bodies cannot be fully described in words, but the experiences we had were exceptionally profound and positive."


"I think your Craniosacral treatment was so powerful for Both Jack and I, he has been much better since his treatment much more comfortable and far fewer digestive problems."
Thank you again."


"Tania has been giving Shiatsu massages to me for most weeks for almost two years. She is very conscientious and professional.

I have gained from Tania's Shiatsu treatments in two particular areas. Firstly, aches (from sports injuries) in my knees or spasms in my back are minimized or eliminated by her treatments, to a much greater extent than through using a physiotherapist. Secondly, the pressures and stresses of my work are considerable, and I find her treatments very helpful from a relaxation/well-being point of view.
I unhesitatingly recommend her - she is excellent!"
I recently had a series of sessions with Tania and just wanted to share my story to hopefully encourage other women who may be hesitant or think it is not important enough to focus on their own sexuality.   Initially, committing to the the two hour weekly sessions for four weeks seemed an extravagance of time, particularly with a toddler, but it has been the most worthwhile and enduring gift I have given myself (and in time, hopefully my daughter).

The subject of the treatment was to address my lack of libido, inability to orgasm and dislike of my body.  To be honest, this isn’t what inspired me to contact Tania.   It was only after I read more about her as a therapist that I became interested in what lies beneath all this, the sexuality and sexual energy of being a woman. My hope was to finally feel comfortable with my body and myself to subsequently become a better role model in the future for my daughter.

I could not have imagined the experience of awareness and awakening that this process has given me. 

I have tried, with minimum success, various therapy over the years to improve my self esteem/self worth, so I find it hard to believe myself how after four sessions I feel so incredibly ‘womanly’.   It’s very difficult to explain this feeling, particularly without it sounding trite, but I feel I have discovered my innate and fundamental ‘womanness’. I feel like I have gone back to basics. In my core I feel nurturing, calm, womanly, beautiful, confident, maternal, strong.    I realize that sexuality is not ‘sex’ but a sexual energy that allows you to feel empowered not vulnerable.

This wasn’t a quick fix, I’m not ‘cured’ but I have a new sense of who I am and that is a very powerful (and empowering) state to be in.

I had a wonderful connection with Tania, and although I don’t think that was unique to me, it did allow me to feel that I was in a safe, discreet and supportive environment.   I revealed intimate experiences and thoughts; some of her exercises pushed me out of my usual comfort zone; and our discussions challenged my way of thinking.   You can only successfully and comfortably do this with someone of Tania’s experience, openness and gentle nature.

Not only a wonderful therapist, but Tania was a nurturing guide through this process. I appreciated that she shared her own experiences and it seemed to me that she adapted her learnings to suit me as a person rather than following a ‘program’ so I felt like the exercises we did together were individual rather than text-book. 

I am so grateful to have been introduced to this treatment by such a wonderful and inspirational therapist and mentor.

"When I came across Tania's sessions, I felt that it could help my self-esteem and lack of libido but I thought I could never go through with it as I am quite a reserved person. But as this has been affecting many parts of my life I thought I should push myself outside of my comfort zone and give it a try.
And after meeting the lovely, kind and patient Tania at my first session it all fell into place in a very natural way. She has taken me in a journey of discovery, appreciation, mind opening and self love. Each of the sessions I had were totally different, from meditation, to craniosacral work, to dancing and expressing myself, visualisation and being present. One of my favourite parts was to meet my younger self.
I left each session feeling like I owned a bit more of myself, and could actually change a side of me that I never really liked.
It's a daily exercise and a long path but something has changed inside me and I look forward to continuing the journey.

Thank you Tania, there should be more kind and beautiful people like you to make this a better world.''


“Thanks for a wonderful workshop! I loved the whole
energy of it. It exceeded my needs..…the hand-holds
were really useful to use in practice and both practicals
were very powerful.”

“I felt in safe hands. We were respected and cared
about, and kept on track without dismissing anything
that was brought up”

“I have enjoyed the broad mix of activities and also
loved the softness of the approach - the weekend felt
gentle, loving and safe.”

“The anatomy was fascinating and exercises and
practicals very healing. I loved the energy of the tutors,
the level of honesty and the range of learning styles

Her presentation skills are to be admired. Each person in the group had their own personal stories and secrets that were help within the room. To manage the dynamics around that and support each person on their own personal journey as well as deliver the content of the workshop was truly impressive. Tania was patient and perceptive to the time required for each member to process each activity. She also bound the support of the whole group for each other. Her ability to present what was required depending on the present situation within the group makes me want to repeat the experience as I know each workshop will have its own special energy and healing generated to accommodate everyone.

I was surprised by the amount of activities presented that were simple in concept but complex in the way the energy changed and freedom of expression expanded and filtered into the core rather than bouncing off the outer shell. Very transforming!
The level of knowledge and experience was clear from the start of the workshop. The practical yet sensitive presentation of the anatomy of the genitalia was perfectly pitched. The explanations of arousal and orgasm and the function of the various structures was comfortable and reassuring.

As the workshop progressed and inhibitions faded a sense of connectedness to my femininity and heart took place. I went into the workshop as a thinking, fact based, somewhat self-absorbed, self-critical and very insular individual. I left the workshop embracing my femininity, feeling with my heart, connected to a group of women who were willing to support me and nurture my inner child and with a sense of inner freedom and personal achievement. The transformation was visible as well as felt.

The wonderful thing about this transformation is that it is permanent as far as I can tell. I approach everything with a new sense of worthiness as a woman and not as a “person”. It’s subtle yet profound in that the edges are softer but stronger, open not closed and the connections are heart felt not brain felt. This change has been noticed by my clients as we become more aligned. My business has exploded with “word of mouth” as I allow my intuition to work instead of my intellect. It’s a truly wonderful thing to be unable to explain why a healing takes place other than to say I “felt” it. I no longer am compelled to explain in scientific terms what happens with healing when the body is just doing what it knows how to do.

Interestingly, 75% of my clients are now women compared to 66% before the workshop. More women are coming to me with physical ailments that are related to stress and their role as women rather than physical trauma. Perhaps I am just more attuned to it or maybe they are but there has been a definite shift. I haven’t used any specific craniosexual holds yet but I think this not far away. Exciting stuff for the future! Thanks Tania.

Carolyn Fox -NZ Craniosexual

The workshop was intense and growthful for me. I experienced your skilful facilitation as warm, rich and very available to any nuances of challenge that I, or any of the participants, may have come across. I had a huge emotional response to my infant abuse after the course.
Bless you for your sacred work darling-you definitely have a soul mission. I look forward to our next meeting. AROHANUI

Thank you so much Tania, I loved your workshop. I felt more connected to my femininity and thinking about it now that has carried on, I'm wearing my earrings again and more in touch with what I wear. I felt connected to dancing and the amazing meditation. I had always thought our private parts were ugly so there was a real transformation around that. The workshop was full of love and femininity and freedom of expression, I loved the freedom of expression.

I am on a journey of liberation, truth and love. I believe Craniosexual workshop has touched and opened my heart. Opening myself up to more beauty and in that I can make a difference when connecting to other women. I loved our heart connection, I'm more connected to the heart. So many things. Thank you Tania


Tania Gallindo is also registered with Counselling Directory.

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Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Additional languages


Spanish and Portuguese

Tania Gallindo
Tania Gallindo