So Shiatsu
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 55 reviews
by Josephine L on So Shiatsu
Josephine L
Treatment received: EFT

Irene has been so incredibly helpful. She was kind, friendly and we always managed to have a laugh when I needed it. She has been fundemental to me moving past issues and I would wholeheartedly reccomend her to anyone.

by Jo T on So Shiatsu
Jo T
Treatment received: Shiatsu

If you are stressed and tense and need a really good healing massage, or just want to treat yourself, I highly recommend Irene at So Shiatsu. Irene is a skilled and knowledgable therapist and with a background in the NHS, I felt I was in safe hands. She is so friendly and calming, and listens to what you need. Irene is one of those rare natural intuitive healers. I always feel so much better after a shiatsu massage with her - physically, mentally and emotionally she works wonders! Her studio is also a lovely calming, clean and hygienic space which is just what you want at the moment.

by Suz B on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: Shiatsu

I first tried Shiatsu in 2003 and found it to be a truly holistic experience. The original lady I saw retired from Shiatsu and I knew I needed to find a replacement. Luckily I found Irene who is an excellent practitioner with a wealth of experience, I thoroughly recommend her

by Sue B on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: Reiki

I went to Irene for Reiki and from the moment I walked through the door I knew I had made the right decision. Irene was kind, patient and understanding and I really enjoyed my healing with her it was very relaxing and helped me to let go of a lot of stress. I run a massage and beauty training school and I know good therapists when I find them - I would highly recommend Irene to anyone she is an excellent therapist and I will be returning as soon as lockdown lifts!

by Anonymous on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: shiatsu and EFT

Irene of So Shiatsu has been more than just a therapist for my anxious teen.

From the outset, Irene demonstrated a very special and personal approach, which was greatly appreciated.

Her Shiatsu therapy combined with her holistic approach has certainly been deeply restorative and relaxing.

Irene is an incredibly kind, supportive and clearly experienced with teens therapist.

She is exceptionally generous with her time including important follow ups with the parents, whilst all the time keeping the confidence of the teen.

 I am certainly very grateful indeed for her ongoing support and kindness.

by Fiona O on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: Wellbeing review and EFT

Irene at So Shiatsu has been incredible during COVID, she has kindly donated her time to help the NHS by offering tapping treatments to help alleviate stress for health professionals. I feel exceptionally grateful as a nurse working long hours to have had a couple of treatments from Irene (the treatments were online adhering to social distancing measures, and also because I am in Orkney and she is in Sussex). 

The treatment in itself is relaxing, and the restful night sleep afterwards was welcomed. Irene also taught me some tapping techniques I can use at any time now and in the future, which has been very useful too. 

I can not thank you enough Irene. And I hope some day soon we can meet so I can have a hands on shiatsu treatment, and more importantly to meet you face to face and thank you for your support during what is a stressful time.

by Lara P on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: Shiatsu and Reiki

Irene provides such a wonderful, nurturing service. She is very knowledgeable and intuitive. I have had several appointments for both reiki and shiatsu with her and always leave transformed, both physically and mentally. Highly recommend So Shiatsu.

by Sally J on So Shiatsu
Sally J
Treatment received: Reiki and EFT

Irene has been of huge help to me. After years of suffering intermittent bouts of anxiety and severe insomnia, I have found her Reiki and EFT sessions very beneficial.

More importantly, through talking through the problems with her, I have come to a better understanding of the triggers of my difficulties so that I can help myself at stressful times.

I am so glad I discovered So Shiatsu. Irene is a very special person

by E French on So Shiatsu
E French
Treatment received: Shiatsu

Fantastic, felt calmer, more relaxed, eased sore shoulders and tight hamstrings, slept like a baby!

by Kathryn S on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: Shiatsu

Wow ! I feel 10 times better after a shiatsu massage with Irene yesterday. More relaxed and optimistic. This lady is a true professional with a big tender heart ♥️

by Sara G on So Shiatsu
Sara G
Treatment received: Shiatsu

Irene was so kind and caring. She offered very professional service. I felt my stress level was much lower than when i arrived and I felt calm.
Highly recommend.

by Adrian on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: Shiatsu and Reiki

Thank you for the work you did on me. Yesterday I felt a great deal of relief from my symptoms and my heart felt lighter too. I had a sleep in the afternoon and felt rested.

Today I awoke and I have some strong emotions of frustration around myself and my resistance to allow energy to flow uninhibited through me. I have some physical stiffness so I have done some stretches.

I’m sure how I feel today is part of the process so I will be more compassionate and less critical of myself.

Joy love and freedom is our natural state of being yet we spend so much energy holding it back. This holding back is a state of Being and I know for me it’s a habit I have practiced nearly all my life. Why would we fear letting all that joy love and freedom flow through us? It’s the one thing we all desire and it’s who we truly are. We are habitually conditioned it seems to fear the one thing that will set us free. What a back to front crazy world we have created. It’s all shifting though and people like yourself are there assisting people through this transition.

I am very great full for your help.

by Carole on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: shiatsu

I recently was gifted a Shiatsu treatment with Irene while visiting from Canada. The treatment was wonderful. Irene started off by making sure I was comfortable and relaxed. She spent time understanding my needs and concerns. I thoroughly enjoyed the treatment from beginning to end. I left feeling relaxed, at peace and rejuvenated. My expectations were surpassed. My only disappointment is that I am too far away for more treatments! Thank you Irene. I would highly recommend So Shiatsu.

by Sarah B on So Shiatsu
Sarah B
Treatment received: Shiatsu

I had the most wonderful treatment with Irene today
I have never experienced shiatsu before and was blown away by it
I left feeling completely relaxed and amazed at Irene’s gentle yet powerful way of treating
And I am very much looking forward to my next session in 3 weeks time
I thoroughly recommend coming to see Irene at her lovely practice in Ditchling in such lovely surroundings. There was a very calm and serene atmosphere, I felt at ease straight away, with lovely smells of essential oils filling the air and Irene’s gentle nature it was an hour and a half well spent and I feel so much better for it
Thankyou so much Irene I loved every minute x

by A.G. on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: EFT

As a functional medicine doctor with experience in many spheres of effective, science-based complementary and alternative medicine, I am fully aware of the rapid effectiveness of EFT (the Emotional Freedom Technique).

I had an occasion to be deeply grateful to Irene Elliott of So Shiatsu recently. I had just completed a day as a GP locum, and in the afternoon I had been the victim of an unusually aggressive patient, who was unhappy at the speed with which I could get him an orthopaedic appointment on the NHS. He left me shaking and tearful, and unable to see the next 2 patients, who had to be seen by another GP. Even when I did see the remaining patients, I was not up to par, and still shaken.

Overnight I remained anxious and restless, with fitful sleep.

On the next morning, I was relieved that I did not have a GP day booked, but attended my Athena Women's Business Networking event in Brighton. To my deep relief and gratitude, I was met with my friends and colleagues, cheerful faces, including Irene Elliott. We had a chat, and she suggested that I see her that afternoon, as she had a slot available.

She took me through her unique EFT process, and we worked on the anxiety that remained for an hour. I felt calmer, and more able to cope. That night I slept peacefully, and even the next morning I awoke without the ruminations that had troubled me.

A month later, I have had to write up the case for discussion at my GP appraisal; I did this easily, without stress or anxiety.

To my mind, this is a testament to EFT in general, and Irene's work in particular. Thank you Irene.

by Jocelyn C on So Shiatsu
Jocelyn C
Treatment received: Shiatsu

Just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful treatment today Irene.  I feel like I’ve almost floated through the day and my shoulder feels better than it has in weeks.  I’m so glad that I found your brochure and had the chance to meet you ... it was a very special part of my journey here. ☺️

by Sharon L. on So Shiatsu
Sharon L
Treatment received: Reiki

I came to see Irene only this week after being ill since before Christmas and having an incredibly stressful year. She was very kind and helpful and did reiki healing on me.
The following day for the first time in over 2 months I can breath freely, no congestion, no tight chest.
I actually feel the best I have felt in months.
So thank you!

by A.B. on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: Shiatsu and Reiki

I first went to Irene when life had got too much. I run a business, I have a disabled 8 year old, a 2 year old and had just moved house. My mind was full, my feet ached and I needed some help.

I struck gold! Irene just met my needs. She added a bit of Reiki and a bit of Shiatsu and was able to address areas of real pain. Each time I left I felt relaxed, revived and had some pointers of how to help myself. Irene got me back on track and now I go for a monthly MOT! I felt very supported and as though she really listened and knew what I needed. I look forward to my sessions and how I will feel after.

Thank you for all your help and getting me back on the right path!

by Sarah O-M on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: Shiatsu and Reiki

Finding Irene has been an absolute god-send. Apart from being highly knowledgable, experienced and professional, she is a genuinely lovely, kind and caring lady who really wants to help. The shiatsu and reiki sessions I’ve had with her have left me feeling relaxed, calm and given me time for me. Highly recommended.

by Rebecca M on So Shiatsu
Treatment received: shiatsu

Irene is amazing - she made me feel so at ease while at the same time being very professional - she really knows her stuff! The Shiatsu session really made a difference and I will definitely be returning for more...

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