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 28 reviews
by Philippa Tracy King on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: Emotional Freedom Technique and Shiatsu

One thing about living in Sussex is that we are blessed with a multitude of professional, experienced and dedicated Complementary Practitioners. As a Holistic Physical Therapist of 25 years myself, I am always interested in the various maps and models used by others, and often seek the help of my fellow colleagues and their views when needing assistance with either a client or my own issues. Some practitioners definitely stand out above others. One of these is Irene Elliott who practises in Ditchling in Sussex.I recently sought the help of Irene because she brings to her Practice her 25 years of sound science based nursing experience, her 13 years of Eastern philosophy and practice as a Shiatsu practitioner and Reiki master and her knowledge and work with EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). It’s easy to be sceptical or unsure about something that involves tapping and humming and repetition of issues and affirmations and the pressing of certain points on the body (to name a few techniques) but the joy of working with Irene is that she pools all her knowledge of each discipline into each treatment so that her approach is appropriate, personal and professional. Her experience means she is full of insight, relevance and enthusiasm and includes sound allopathic medical knowledge which inspires confidence and trust...and the important thing, is that it works!She helped me enormously, in ways that I didn’t even know I needed assistance and has set me on a different path to recovery that I hadn’t anticipated from my limited perspective. I feel nourished in mind, body and spirit. I can highly recommend Irene as a Shiatsu, Reiki and EFT practitioner. Whatever you need, you will probably get a bit of all of them in your treatment and you can certainly anticipate a positive and helpful outcome. She is warm, friendly and full of fun. She lives as she speaks and is committed to her crafts.  

by Carol Bell on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: Emotional Freedom Technique

I have had 4-5 EFT sessions with Irene now both in person and via Skype.I found that Irene was very skilled at getting to the root cause of my various issues quickly and with amazing outcomes. I am an EFT practitioner myself but sometimes it takes another skilled practitioner to point out where your issue is stemming from and Irene did just that. I would highly recommend booking a session with her, even if you are skeptical about EFT. You may be pleasantly surprised by the outcome!

by Lisa M on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: Shiatsu

Irene is so lovely and her space is tranquil and calm. I had a wonderful treatment and highly recommend Irene. I will be back soon!

by Carol F on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: Shiatsu

My body has been through a tremendous amount of stress over the past couple of years. When it was first suggested I tried Shiatsu, I had pre-conceived ideas and, to be honest, was a bit skeptical about it! It wasn't until I met Irene and she shared her wealth of knowledge that I realised I was just being ignorant and so I booked a session with her! My body thanked me for it. That night I had one of the best nights sleep that I had had in a long time. Irene is such a warm, caring and knowledgeable lady and I felt totally at ease with her. She is also an ex-nurse and therefore not only are you in safe hands she also knows a lot about the human body too!

by Den C on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: shiatsu

I was pushed into going to Irene by my daughter who recognised my over-stress and extreme exhaustion caused by far too much work over a long period of time. And was I pleased! It was really, really, great. I had never experienced shiatsu before and had no preconceptions. I just wanted to feel better. And better I was.Irene could not have ben more in tune. She was extremely warm and welcoming, she took time to let me know talk and to explore what I wanted from the session. The actual treatment was surprisingly gentle, but really powerful - I had very strange tingling sensations in my arms in particular and felt energy surges that were extraordinary given how little on the surface seemed to be going on.Irene warned me I might feel tired and a bit spacey after the treatment, but I didn't. I felt a curious mix of increased energy and relaxation - and that lasted for several days, before work once again kicked in.I really, really recommend Irene, both in terms of her whole approach and attitude, and also her results. And once my much-needed holiday is over, and work has thankfully calmed, I am going back, to once again refresh my body and my spirit!

by Sarah M on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: Shiatsu

I loved my Shiatsu with Irene and need to go back soon! A very relaxing and therapeutic treatment.

by Terri C on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: Shiatsu

Highly recommend. Irene makes you feel at ease and is very knowledgeable. One session is just not enough.

by Sue N on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: Shiatsu and Reiki

I recently was having stress issues and saw an advert for Shiatsu. I decided to give it a try and I was not disappointed. Irene is so friendly and easy to talk to, and she quickly put me at ease. I had one treatment and felt considerably better. I followed up with a second treatment and have not looked back. I can't say that I understand what went on but know for sure that I benefited greatly from it. I shall certainly visit with Irene again.

by Amanda G on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: Shiatsu

I can highly recommend Irene at So Shiatsu. She is a warm and calming person and explains everything clearly. I felt wonderful after my first session with her.

by Melanie W on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: Shiatsu

Irene offers an excellent Shiatsu massage. I went in feeling tense, with knotted shoulders and a stiff neck, and came out feeling relaxed and cheerful. She doesn't just treat the body - the mind is equally important! Highly recommend.

by Claire C on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: Shiatsu

Irene is amazing and I feel very relaxed after her Shiatsu massage. She always makes time to ensure I am comfortable and always checks in with me a few days after the treatment. She has a beautiful energy and really takes time to listen to my body. A very special lady!

by Stephen on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: Shiatsu

I met Irene at the Lewes WellBeing festival and requested a half hour taster Shiatsu treatment.Irene's manner is warm and welcoming and completely professional.I would unhesitatingly recommend Irene to all my frends as an outstanding Shiatsu practitioner.

by Lucy M on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: Shiatsu

Irene has a wealth of knowledge and experience that is evident in each of my Shiatsu sessions. I am pleased I contacted her and recommend her to everyone.

by Celeste D on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: Shiatsu

Thank you Irene so much for my amazing Shiatsu Session. I felt so at ease with Irene who is so warm and calming and I felt very comfortable and safe in her hands. I felt great and re-energised after my session. I hope to go back very soon.

by Kerry J on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: shiatsu

Irene is a very warm person, one of those people who immediately puts you at ease. I originally went to see Irene to deal with pain and stress. I feel deeply relaxed and renewed after the session, and since I have been seeing her my sleep has improved dramatically. She is very intuitive and knowledgeable, and offers lots of tips and other sources for dealing with health issues. I would definitely recommend her.

by Terri Y on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: Shiatsu

I have had shiatsu with Irene Elliott, and can recommend her. She is a very special lady. Her treatments are gentle but effective . ❤️

by Louise M on So Shiatsu
What a great practitioner!
Treatment received: Shiatsu

What a great practitioner! I went to see Irene last week for a Shiatsu session and I'm so happy I did! Irene is really professional and reassuring, she has a great instinct and picked up on things during the session without me having to say anything. I felt very grounded and tall when I left, and I have seen really great results. I used to wake up every night to go to the bathroom, and I haven't done it once since I had my session, and my sleep has definitely improved, I now feel a lot more relaxed when I wake up, and not like my brain has been working all night instead of resting! I really recommend!

by Cathy on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: Shiatsu/Reiki

I have had two Shiatsu sessions and one Reiki session with Irene. I am so impressed with her friendly but professional manner and her knowledge when taking a detailed history regarding my complex medical conditions. I didn't know what to expect at first but soon I was completely relaxed which is such a hard thing for someone with chronic pain to achieve, and the lasting benefits of relaxation are too amazing for me to even begin to describe. Irene guides the treatment she provides me at each session (Shiatsu or Reiki) depending on my current symptoms and what I feel I can cope with that particular day. She is very attentive, understanding and so knowledgeable in her field that I have complete trust in her. I cannot thank Irene enough for the break in constant pain and muscle tension that her treatments provide for me.

by Michala on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: Shiatsu

To be honest I didn’t know what to expect when I visited Irene for a shiatsu session, I just knew that from the first time we met I trusted her and knew that I would be in very good hands, I am a mum of two with two businesses to run and kids to keep fed, clothed, watered and taxied, so it’s fair to say that my stress levels are very occasionally high and that my sleep pattern is more like a toddlers drawing. I had tried several different ways to increase energy, focus and sleep better but none of them worked for me, so I thought I would try shiatsu with Irene.It’s been the best thing I have done, nothing is over intense but enough to do whatever it did to make me feel so much more relaxed and less stressed, I slept so much better that evening and woke up ready to take on the world the next day, I will be continuing my sessions with Irene and cannot wait for the next one.

by Judy on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: Shiatsu

A positive mental attitude and Shiatsu treatments from Irene have helped support me through the stresses and strains of life, an old whiplash injury and onset of menopause. Can't praise her enough.

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