Co-Owners: Lisa Esmonde and Annette Lucas
BA(Hons), MRSS T
Member of the Register of the Shiatsu Society UK and Registered Shiatsu Teacher
Degree in Psychology and reading for a PhD in Health Psychology at Teesside University
Lisa Esmonde, MRSS, T, BA(Hons)
Lisa qualified as a Shiatsu practitioner in 2005 and worked part-time while conducting health services research in Sheffield and Leeds. From 2011, she began working full-time as a Shiatsu therapist for the Cavendish Centre in Sheffield at its main centre and at the Cancer Support Centre and maintained her private practice. She also began part-time PhD study from Teesside University at that time looking at the practitioner client rapport. She is presently completing her thesis write-up.
Lisa teaches Shiatsu at the Northern School of Shiatsu in Sheffield and is also available to teach elsewhere. She enjoys introducing the wider public to the benefits of this simple, yet profoundly deep healing art. She has a special interest in working with long term chronic illness and finds that those who avail of ongoing sessions are supported with the gentle contact that this therapy can provide.
Lisa runs self-care classes offering the general public some useful tools and tips for self-care from Shiatsu.
To book with Lisa or find out more about her work, please visit her web page. click here
MBAcC, P.G.Dip.Ac, Dip AcM, MRSS
Registered member of the British Acupuncture Council
Registered Teacher with Shiatsu Society UK.
Auricular Acupuncturist at Sheffield Cancer Support Centreclick here
Acupuncturist, Shiatsu and Massage Practitioner at Cavendish Cancer Careclick here
Member of ACT Yorkshire click here - Acupuncture and Childbirth Team-Yorkshire
Member of Nurture Sheffield - Fertility and Pregnancy Support click here
Locum Clinic Supervisor at Northern College of Acupunctureclick here
Annette is an experienced and fully registered practitioner and teacher, with over 15 years of experience. She offers a professional and confidential service tailored to best meet your individual needs.
She completed post graduate training at the Northern College of Acupuncture and is now a Locum Supervisor in their Student Teaching Clinic. She's also completed a 3 year diploma at the Northern School of Shiatsu, where she now teaches. click here to visit
The Northern College of Acupuncture has been running acupuncture courses since 1989. They offer both a BSc and an MSc in acupuncture and also post graduate degrees in nutritional therapy and Chinese herbal medicine. They also run busy teaching clinics at the College which is situated in the centre of historic York.
Annette co-founded Sheffield’s first Multibed Acupuncture Clinic in 2008. Her commitment and motivation to making therapies as accessible as possible was based on several years experience of working in community settings; with over 20 years of experience working with women survivors of abuse and 5 years experience in a drug & alcohol project.
She also now works at Weston Park Cancer Support Centre as an Auricular Acupuncturist and at Cavendish Cancer Care as an Acupuncturist, Shiatsu and Massage Practitioner. Both the Cancer Support Centre and Cavendish Cancer Care offer a range of services run by healthcare professionals to support anyone affected by cancer; patient, family or friend. This work also includes hospital based therapies at Weston Park Hospital and Macmillan Palliative Care Unit, Northern General Hospital and on the Haemotology ward at Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield.
Coaching with Liz Cumberbatchclick here
ILM post Graduate Certificate Level 7 in Coaching and Mentoring
Completing the ILM Diploma in Coaching
Post Graduate Award CMI level 6 in Management and leadership
Post Graduate Award CMI Level 6 in Leading Eqaulity and Diversity
Certificate in Counselling for Learning – RSA
CPD in Personal Development Coaching and Change Management
Regular Coaching Supervision and CPD
My approach to coaching is holistic. I draw on a variety of tools and practice including challenging questions, goal setting, mindfulness, exploring imaging and inner work to identify those limiting beliefs which create barriers to change and development. Click here to find out more about my coaching optionsclick here.
I aim to work with integrity, truth and humour and to enthuse people to make changes and move forward with conviction and confidence. My experience has taught me that we all have those inner voices which tell us all kinds of negative things and which stop us being true to ourselves. I hope to enable you to challenge these and see the truth of who you are and who you can be.
Fees: Details of these can be found in my website but please note that I am always willing to negotiate if you truly cannot afford my full fee. Please just ask me.
I am also planning to run coaching groups at 4 Good Health which I will be sending out information about shortly. Details of how these function can also be found on my website Coaching Groups
Sally’s career background is in nursing and education; having initially trained as a registered nurse and midwife, she specialised for some years in intensive care in Essex and then Stoke Mandeville, where she also gained some experience of spinal injuries, before moving to Sheffield and working in cardiac care. A decision to make a career change, lead to further study at University and a move into education, predominantly teaching in the primary sector, but also supporting student teachers in university.
Having always had a keen interest in the intricacies of how the body works, and why it sometimes ‘doesn’t’, Sally recognises the importance of a more holistic approach to mental and physical well-being. She fully embraces Shiatsu therapy and how it effectively complements western medicine, particularly in today’s hectic and often stressful climate.
Sally graduated from the Northern School of Shiatsu in July 2018, having completed the 3-year diploma course.
Qualifications if required:
Shiatsu dip MRSS
Bed(hons) Environmental Studies
SRN (State Registered Nurse)
SCM (State Certified Midwife)
Diploma in Shiatsu for Pregnancy with Suzanne Yates, Wellmother.
Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Shiatsu & Traditional Oriental Medicine with The Northern School of Shiatsu.
CAM Yoga award in Teaching Yoga for Pregnancy with Rachael Moore & BeverleyNolan
40hr CAM Yoga Certificate in Teaching Hot Yoga TT with Jozef Wiewel.
200hr YA Accredited Quantum Yoga TT with Lara Baumann.
BA Hons in Dance Studies, Roehampton University.
Rachel qualified as a Shiatsu practitioner in 2018 and treats regularly at 4 Good Health. She
is an experienced yoga teacher, beginning her yoga studies in 2010 under the British Wheel
of Yoga and completing her 200 hours under Yoga Alliance in 2016 in India with Lara
Baumann, the founder of Quantum Yoga. Rachel has worked as a professional dancer and
choreographer and has always had a firm interest and dedication to bodywork.
Over the years, Rachel has developed a good understanding of anatomy and physiology, and
how the body is affected both positively and negatively by everyday movement. In her
work, Rachel addresses how one can balance effort and ease in their body to achieve more
equilibrium. She works holistically, addressing alignment, treating individuals with shiatsu
and offering appropriate recommendations based on a client’s circumstances.
Rachel combines yoga and shiatsu, running regular restorative yoga and shiatsu workshops.
Her intention is to combine therapies; to raise the profile of eastern practices like shiatsu, to
aid unity by providing opportunities for practitioners to work together, and to look at
greater ways for individuals to experience deep relaxation and self-healing amidst the rush
and demands of our everyday lives.
Rachel works within maternity care both in yoga and shiatsu, treating woman (and men)
through this period from conception into the postnatal period. Her current ongoing training
with Suzanne Yates, Well Mother both supports and inspires the quality of this work.
Rachel’s knowledge and experience in movement therapy, dance and anatomy shines
through when working with clients who use their bodies in their work (sports people,
dancers, bodyworkers and therapists, performers, artists, musicians etc.)