Five Elements Constellation Workshop

Constellating the Five Elements in practice means choosing five participants to represent the Five Elements. This is an intra-psychic piece of work and each element represents an aspect of the Self. A core dynamic that is present and influencing the person in a tangible and often detrimental way in life reveals itself.
The constellation process can reveal new, simple yet surprising solutions/resolutions for many of the important questions that are intrinsic to life. With respect and love, looking into our own entanglements in our family of origin, our present family, profession, work, our relationship with money, abundance or health, in a safe and supportive environment. The richness of the experience may lead to new ways of looking into our own life. A way that is more congruent and supportive, wider and lighter.

Emerson Bastos MRSS T
Constellation Facilitator
Gestalt PG Dip.

The cost of the course is £85 to take part in a constellation and £50 to be a representative. A deposit of £20 is required to confirm your place on the course and the remainder can be paid in monthly instalments if preferred.

To reserve a place please email Carol Dean, Principal of the Northern School of Shiatsu:, and request an application form.

Completing and returning the form confirms your commitment to attending the course and paying the necessary fees. Places are limited so early application is advisable to avoid disappointment.


As a Community Interest Company we want to give back to you!

Preparing for our LAUNCH event: PAY AS YOU FEEL THERAPIES

Shiatsu, massage, hot stones & many more …..

The first Saturday of every month from 2nd June 2018. Meet the therapists at In Touch Massage & Holistic Therapies CIC at our launch event on 5th May 2018.

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I am an experienced Shiatsu practitioner in Bristol. I trained for 3 years with the Bristol School of shiatsu, also a yoga teacher, masseuse and nutritional therapist.  I will soon be fully qualified to offer kinesiology as well.

I offer Shiatsu from:  

  • The Wellbeing Therapy Rooms, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY
  • The Practice Rooms, 24 Regent Street, Clifton, BS8 4HG or 39 Cotham Hill, Bristol, BS6 6JY
  • I also do home/office visits and am available for events.

As well as encouraging you to relax deeply and access your innate capacity for healing I also seek to empower you to take control of your life and your own wellbeing. I will share my knowledge of healing through breathing techniques, nutrition, meditation etc. Healing for me is the movement back to wholeness or integration of what seem like fragmented parts of our Being.  It involves acknowledging the hidden and perhaps more ‘uncomfortable’ aspects of ourselves and welcoming them as part of our authentic self. Each experience of Shiatsu is unique.

I also specialise in Shiatsu for Pregnancy, Childbirth and Post-Natal Recovery.

Shiatsu is wonderfully supportive for a woman journeying through the different stages of pregnancy. It can be applied safely and effectively to support a woman to feel at ease physically, mentally and emotionally. Shiatsu may provide relief from nausea, lower backache, shoulder tension, difficulties in breathing, constipation, anxiety, oedema, post-natal depression and fatigue. I have studied pregnancy Shiatsu with Suzanne Yates from the Wellmother School and have supported a number of women during pregnancy and beyond and found it to be very nourishing and beneficial.

Please feel free to contact me for an informal 10 minute chat. We can then organise a session for you.

Details of my special offers can be found on my website.


“I have suffered with IBS for years and after finding prescribed medication and diet change was not working I looked into alternative therapies. I had 5 sessions of shiatsu and have found it to have had an enourmous effect on my symptoms. It has made me understand the connection between my emotions, largely stress and worry, and the issues with my stomach.Shiatsu with Lioba gave me the tools to learn to relax and to break the connection between negative emotions and my physical well being. It was the first time I had ever had shiatsu and knew very little about it but I would most definately have treatments again. After the treatments having such a profound effect on my symptoms“ – Cath, Support Worker (Bristol)

Lioba has an amazing gift for body work. I always leave the room feeling lighter, unburdened and with energy flowing again. She creates a wonderfully warm and safe space to open up. As an asthmatic she has helped me become more in tune with the areas of my body which can become tense and cause my asthma to worsen. I wholeheartedly recommend Lioba“. (Heg, singer-songwriter, Bristol)

My first Shiatsu massage was blissfully relaxing. I left feeling affected in a deep way, very different to how I feel when I normally receive a massage. I’m certain to return.” Richie, Engineer (Melbourne)

Lioba’s Shiatsu sessions are thorough, personal and friendly and she combines great knowledge with intelligent hands. There is always plenty of good advice, reassurance and never any pressure to come back. I feel qualified to thoroughly recommend her treatments“- Rupert, Sports Massage Therapist (Bristol)


I have a degree in Complementary & Holistic Therapies and have been a qualified Shiatsu Practitioner for 12 years in private practice and with Derby Women’s Centre. Emanating from my work at the Women’s Centre was a desire to deepen my practice working with trauma so I undertook a PGdip in Person Centred & Experiential Psychotherapy.  I have a deeply held belief that therapies should be affordable for all. In response to this belief and passion I have set up Elephant Rooms, a ‘not for profit’ social enterprise venture in Draycott, Derbyshire specialising in the provision of a safe and tranquil environment for the promotion of community health and wellbeing.  The vision is:

To provide a diverse range of natural therapies, classes and workshops promoting health and wellbeing for the local community.
The objective is to provide something for everyone; a wide range of therapies and treatments across the spectrum focused on natural health and wellbeing.

Shiatsu is a physical therapy that supports and strengthens the body’s natural ability to heal and balance itself. It works on the whole person – not just with the physical body, but also with the psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of being.

Shiatsu originated in Japan from traditional Chinese medicine, with influences from more recent Western therapies. Although Shiatsu means ‘finger pressure’ in Japanese, in practice a practitioner uses touch, comfortable pressure and manipulative techniques to adjust the body’s physical structure and balance its energy flow. It is a deeply relaxing experience and regular treatments can alleviate stress and illness and maintain health and well-being.

I trained for 3 years at the Northern School of Shiatsu.


I began my Shiatsu journey in 2015, enrolling on the Foundation Course with the Northern School of Shiatsu in Sheffield. I had received a single Shiatsu treatment from a friend who was completing the three-year Diploma and I was instantly intrigued. The treatment felt wonderful, and was different from anything I had experienced.

I was drawn to the process of self-development and self-healing that Shiatsu could offer me. I graduated from the Northern School in 2018 and therefore have over three years’ experience giving and receiving this restorative and unique form of therapy. From January to July 2018, I undertook a voluntary placement at the Well Women Centre in Wakefield, allowing women on a low income to access treatment they would not ordinarily be able to experience. In August 2018 I became the third Director of In Touch Massage and Holistic Therapies CIC, a social enterprise which aims to make holistic therapies accessible to everyone, including minority, socially excluded and low income groups.

I am constantly developing the practical and theoretical application of Shiatsu, and my knowledge, confidence and professionalism are growing at a remarkable speed. My professional background prior to discovering Shiatsu was very varied. I worked in the fields of publishing, communications, international relations, mental health, housing, advocacy, law and education.

I live in Morley in south Leeds and I have a two-year-old baby girl.


I am a Shiatsu practitioner with a clinic in Clapham Junction, London. I also work within a drug and alcohol abuse centre. For 5 years I volunteered weekly at Brent Mind.

Following a years introductory training in Shiatsu I went on to complete a 3-year course with the British School of Shiatsu. Since then, I have assisted teaching for 6 years continuously and carried out many other training courses – Shin Tai, extraordinary meridians, Shiatsu feet and face – to name a few.

A dedicated graduate from the Northern School of Shiatsu. My clinic is based in Hull, Humberside.  I offer discounted treatments at just £10!

About me:- Yoga is my passion and I am a yoga teacher and practice yoga myself on a daily basis. I qualified as a Reiki Master/Teacher in 2003. Exercise is important to me, doing cardiovascular work, exercise at a gym, plus regular walking and jogging. I am a strong family member of the Quakers.

Ideal Christmas present!

Perfect for yourself for your own wellbeing before Christmas!

1/2 Price Shiatsu treatments!  £20 instead of £40.

With Daniel based in Matlock, Derbyshire. A 3rd year student in his final year of study.

Click here for more information about Daniel.

Places filling quickly so be sure to book soon to guarantee a slot!







I began my Shiatsu training in early 2000 when I began studying a degree in complementary therapies at Bradford College. During my studies I covered a wide range of subjects including Swedish massage, Sports massage, Lymphatic massage, history of western medicine, anatomy & physiology, and counselling to name a few. More excitingly to me was Traditional Chinese Medicine and Shiatsu. I was instantly drawn to Shiatsu, this was my destiny. Shiatsu seemed so natural to me, so perfect. The beautiful aspect of Shiatsu is that it’s more of an art form than just a therapy. Not only that but Shiatsu is not restricted to a certain structure, you learn new techniques and styles you can interweave these into your style. Fast forward a few years and after the birth of my son I decided to complete a 3-year Shiatsu course with the Northern School of Shiatsu in Sheffield.  I instantly went self-employed and since then quickly built a very good reputation as a Shiatsu therapist, working with a wide spectrum of clients.  Also offering cupping.