Shiatsu & Northern School of Shiatsu
Dr Hilary Jones, Jan 2013
What is Shiatsu?
Shiatsu, translates as “finger pressure” and is a dynamic form of Japanese massage practiced on a futon, table or chair.
As with acupuncture, it involves balancing Ki, or energy in the body, but through stretching, gentle joint mobilisations and the tracing of channels, through which Ki flows.
It is practised through clothing, so loose and comfortable clothes are advised. Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing experience and is often preferred by those concerned about having acupuncture needles.
Lisa and Annette both teach at the Northern School of Shiatsu. 4 Good Health hosts the Northern School of Shiatsu which offers professional training up to the 3 year Practitioner Diploma level. For more information about the school please click here.
Both are also a member of the Shiatsu Society UK whose members have to adhere to codes of practice and levels of Continuing Professional Development. They also have information on research. For more information please click here.
Massage involves the use of oil to facilitate work into the body’s tissues to achieve improved health and well being. Trained in various forms of massage, such as Acupressure, Gua Sha, Holistic & Therapeutic Massage and Hot Stone Massage, clients often choose this therapy as they prefer the feeling of warm oil on their skin. Massage involves the integration of various techniques, at a pressure to suit the individual and condition. Annette naturally integrates her wide training and experience to negotiate a massage session to best suit an individual’s needs.
How Often Will I Need to Come?
For Shiatsu and Massage, sessions tend to be more flexible and timings will be discussed at your first consultation, depending upon your individual requirements.
3 Year Shiatsu Practitioner Diploma
4 Good Health now hosts the Northern School of Shiatsuclick here.
The Northern School of Shiatsu runs courses that range from
introductory days for complete beginners to a three year professional diploma and beyond.
The school was founded in 1998 by Carol Dean and has an excellent track record of delivering high quality learning. The three year diploma complies with the nationally recognised curriculum laid down by the Shiatsu Society UK and the school’s highly experienced core teaching staff are registered as teachers with the Shiatsu Society.
The School's aim is to provide an engaging and supportive environment that meets individual learning needs.
It emphasises the practical application of theory and most teaching is literally hands on
in the classroom.
The school takes it's teaching seriously but works within an informal and friendly
environment in which students can have fun while they learn and develop their skills.
All our students are offered lots of support throughout their course. Class sizes are limited so that our experienced teachers and class assistants can give close personal attention to each and every student.
The school is committed to raising public awareness of Shiatsu’s many benefits and promotes the prevention of illness and good health and wellbeing for everyone.