£5 donation to charity

It’s the season of giving! Any treatment booked (yes, you can treat yourself!) or any treatment voucher bought in December will now GIVE TWICE! £5 OF EACH TREATMENT OR EACH VOUCHER BOUGHT IN DECEMBER WILL BE DONATED TO CHARITY!

As this year’s charity I have chosen FOUR PAWS UK. A fantastic charity who work with incredible passion, compassion and dedication for animal welfare (farm, domestic and wild animals).

To contact Gudrun https://www.shiatsuhealthpoint.co.uk/listing/a-touch-of-wellbeing/


Join Daniel Smith and Helen Patilla on Thursday 4th April to learn more about the benefits Shiatsu can have to your health and wellbeing, PLUS receive a 30 min treatment for just £15!

They will be giving a short introduction to Shiatsu and will be available to answer any questions you may have. This event will also be an opportunity to see what other therapies are available at the Elephant Rooms.

All welcome!

For further details click here.

Shiatsu Health Point Daniel Smith giving a Shiatsu treatment

Daniel Smith giving a Shiatsu treatment

A great opportunity to come along and try a Shiatsu. The fabulous Shiatsu practitioner, Rachel Nicolle, will be offering Shiatsu at the Mind Body Spirit fair. Rachel will also be available to chat to so if you have any questions about Shiatsu and your health & wellbeing please do come along.

All welcome!

Free entry.


Shiatsu Health Point Holt Community Centre photo Tasters with Rachel Nicolle Shiatsu Health Point Holt Community Centre photo Tasters with Rachel Nicolle



Shiatsu at Wellbeing Festival – Olympia, London. Mind Body Spirit

Soul Stretch Events are hosting the London Wellbeing Festival spa this year – and are known for creating beautiful healing spaces which invite people to relax and unwind! So you are in for a treat!

There will be a variety of treatments including Shiatsu!  You can choose between a 30 or 60 minute treatment.

Remember to book your treatment ahead of the Festival as slots get booked up far in advance!

Click here for more information and to book.

Treatments available:

Shiatsu treatments can help to relieve physical pain, heal from injury, realign your body, reduce stress, re-energise weaker areas and ease areas which are overworking.

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils chosen specifically during your consultation to create changes in our bodies and energy fields.

A non invasive treatment performed upon the head, neck, spine and lower back (sacral region) to unlock tension not only with the muscles but also emotionally and mentally.

Deep tissue massage uses slow, firm strokes and pressure to ease and release tension and toxins deep in your muscles.

Hot stone massage uses smooth heated granite stones to release deep muscle tension without using deep pressure techniques.

A relaxing and effective treatment for stress, physical ailments, on-going problems and general energy rebalancing.

A stimulating and relaxing massage treatment to relieve knots and tension throughout the body with gentle and consistent massage strokes.

Sports massage is used to help fix over tight or problem muscle groups. It works to realign muscle memory and correct postural problems.

Thai Yoga Massage uses an energy line system called the Ten Sen, through which the body’s natural life force flows.

We have created a luxurious half hour MOA facial for you using purely organic products.


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The Well Being Centre Open Day – Hailsham, East Sussex

Come and meet the teachers,therapists and practitioners who make up the Well Being Centre team.

Classes,workshop and treatment tasters, stalls and demonstrations as well as delicious and wholesome refreshments….

Big Yurt Programme

10.15 -10.45 Qigong with Nick Neter
11-11.45 Shamanic journeying with Gabby Aluna
12-12.30 Sacred Chanting with Penelope Coomber
12.45 – 1.15 Chocolate Trance with Joanna Harper
2 -2.30 Yoga Bliss with Eva Kristlova
2.45 -3.15 Shine with Brenda Bruzon
3.30 4.00 Pilates with Nancy Proctor
4.15 – 4.45 Soundbath with Therese Saunders

As last year entry is free,and then it’s £2 per person per session and £5 for a fifteen minute taster treatment. 

Try a Shiatsu taster treatment, seated acupressure massage, talk to a Wellbeing coach, try Kineseology, have a reiki taster treatment, experience Reflexology ….

Tea, homemade cakes, coffee, cookies and savoury snacks are available in our pop up cafe throughout the day.The cafe is run by volunteers in exchange for vouchers for sessions and treatments.  We are looking for extra volunteers this year so everyone has more time to enjoy the day. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Nick on 07773 061309.

Thank you, looking forward to sharing a wonderful day with you.

For more information please have a look at our website.

Click here for details of further Shiatsu events.


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.

Please spread the word.

Click here for details of further events.

Monthly Shiatsu at Community Rates

Come along and experience our monthly low cost Shiatsu to resolve your musculo-skeletal pain as well as any internal or emotional imbalance.

A health and wellbeing project in the heart of Morden. The project has been developed and set-up by a group of like-minded individuals with the purpose of serving the local community in their health and well-being needs, primarily through the promotion of balanced lifestyle philosophy and the use of traditional Asian medicine.

We work using gentle pressure, stretches, breath and movement to allow you to drop out of your head and in your body and explore new sensations, insights, releases to feel lighter, freer, less stressed and more present and confident.

Shiatsu is more than a massage, it’s a holistic approach to wellbeing using the body to bring itself back to balance with a profound effect on the nervous system.

50 minute/ £25 appointment session.

Please bring cash on the day and wear loose comfortable clothing.



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Qigong for Health & Wellbeing – Oxfordshire

Emerge into Spring with Qigong!

For gentle healing, relaxation and integration.

Come along to classes of the ancient healing forms of Qigong.  Learn how to restore your energy and manage stress through the use of breath, movement and awareness.

Suitable for everyone. All welcome!

Fees: Advanced payment for the 6 week course is £30 = £5 per session.
If you wish to drop-in for a session the fee is £7.


Pam Quirke, Shiatsu & Qigong Practitioner

Website – Wychwood Healing


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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.