FAQs

Initial Shiatsu and Reiki consultations and treatments are £60 for 1 ½ hours, follow-up sessions are £45 for 1 hour. I accept payment by cash or cheque only (sorry no cards!)
Cancellation policy: If you need to cancel a treatment please give at least 24 hours notice to avoid a cancellation fee.

The aim of Shiatsu is to release blockages and re-balance energy flow, to encourage healing and maintain good health.
The main benefits of Shiatsu are to support the individual in moving towards greater health and wellbeing. Shiatsu can also help with relaxation, relieving tension, stress, aid sleep and improving mood. It is a deeply relaxing experience.

Reiki treatments are deeply relaxing and help support clients who are experiencing stress. It is holistic, so it relieves tension in both the body and the mind of the receiver. It is now not unusual to see Reiki being offered through western medical facilities to support patients receiving conventional medicine for chronic illnesses.

Your first appointment will last for approximately 1½ hours in total; subsequent sessions will last for an hour.

In the first session, I will ask you some questions about your health, well-being and what you want from the sessions. This will help me decide what type of treatment you need and rule out any contraindications to having a Shiatsu treatment. I will also ask you to sign a consent form to consent to receiving a treatment. This whole process may take anything from 20-30 minutes.
After this, you will be asked to lie down on a traditional Japanese futon mat. If you are unable to lie on a futon mat then Shiatsu can also be given on a massage couch or on a chair. I will ensure that you are comfortable and will then use a Shiatsu diagnostic tool that involves gently palpating your abdomen with my fingers. I may also ask to look at your tongue. After this the treatment shall begin and will last for approximately 1 hour. So your first appointment will last for approximately 1½ hours in total.
In follow up sessions I will check in with you to see how you have been since the last time you attended and if there are any changes to your health. I will again gently palpate your abdomen and then carry out your treatment and this appointment will take approximately 1 hour. I may give dietary and lifestyle advice as appropriate to support the treatments being received.

At your first Reiki session you will be asked some questions about your general health, well-being and for information about your past and present medical history. This information is necessary so that any contra-indications or conditions can be identified, that may require some adaptation to the treatment. I will also ask you to sign a consent form to consent to receiving a treatment.
Reiki treatments can be carried out on a massage couch, in a chair or on a Japanese futon mat on the floor. The whole body may be treated or just specific parts, depending on where imbalances are thought to lie. You may become deeply relaxed or even fall asleep during the treatment.
The first appointment will last around 1½ hours, with follow-up sessions lasting around one hour.
I may give dietary and lifestyle advice as appropriate to support the treatments being received.

Reiki and Shiatsu treatments are carried out fully clothed. It is recommended that you wear socks and light, loose, comfortable clothes.

The majority of clients will feel more relaxed, balanced and energised after their treatment. In some cases, however, you may experience a ‘healing reaction’.

Transient healing reactions are less common and are more likely to happen to a client who is new to receiving treatments and will happen usually within the first few sessions. These are thought to occur when toxins have been released during the treatment and being removed from the body. The type of symptoms expected would be a headache, heightened emotions, flu like symptoms or lethargy. Healing reactions can be managed by doing the following after a treatment:

Rest if you feel tired or under the weather
Drink appropriate amounts of water
Try to abstain from drinking alcohol for 24-48 hours after the treatment
Contact me if you have any concerns

Yes it is safe to have Shiatsu or Reiki during pregnancy. However, if you are pregnant, I advise you to discuss whether these treatments are appropriate for you with your midwife or obstetrician. If you think you might be in the early stages of pregnancy, please inform me when you attend for your treatment. I have completed Expectancy Ltd’s Caring for Pregnant Clients course and will be happy to discuss any concerns prior to making an appointment.

Yes there has. The Shiatsu Society is keen for Shiatsu to be seen as evidence based. Click here to read current and published research on Shiatsu

The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) is the leading professional association for Complementary Therapists. Being a member means that I am qualified in my stated therapies, fully insured, follow a strict Professional Code of Conduct and update my knowledge and skills by completing Continued Professional Development every year. For more information about the FHT you can visit the FHT website

Unanswered questions? Don’t hesitate to contact me!