What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is a physical therapy that supports and strengthens the body’s natural ability to heal and balance itself. It works on the whole person – not just with the physical body, but also with the psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of being. Shiatsu originated in Japan from traditional Chinese medicine, with influences from more recent…

Creative Therapy Courses

I run a variety of Creative Therapy courses in my home workshop and also run courses for schools, groups or individuals. After being a teacher for several years I have experience of working with children of all ages, adults and people with Learning Disabilities. I can offer workshops in Enamelling, Pewter Casting , Silver smithing,…

Prices

Creative Therapy Workshops in: Enamelling, Felting,Decorative Glass, Herbal Medicine,Pewter Casting, Print Making, Silver Smithing and Shiatsu Massage Half day workshops £30 each Individual tuition £80 Two people £75 each Groups of 3-8  £70 each Shiatsu Treatments One hour – £35 Half hour – £20

Gallery

These are images of my own work.  

5 Elements – Water

As we approach the shortest day of the year we are very much in Winter time, the Water element. Dark nights, short days, cold temperatures and nature retreating beneath the earth all around us. Our energies slow and change very much in line with this season. Just as Spring the time of Wood is all…

Tai Chi, Shiatsu, Kidney Ki and the spine s-t-r-e-t-c-h 

Sometimes in life you have a eureka moment, if you’re lucky. And so I found myself last month having a big one. I was on a Tai Chi course in Norway, up in the mountains north of Oslo at a beautiful old ski lodge that has been lovingly revamped into a yoga retreat called Nosen….

5 Elements – Metal

Oh Autumn. I love it. Gathering it all in. The bountiful harvests and all those seasons of mists and mellow fruitfullness. The October hunter moon kept me awake the other night with it’s huge, glowing presence in the low nights sky and even Holly dog surprisingly didn’t bark at this moon but watched it with…

Herb of the Month -August

With all the late summer flowering it’s hard to choose this month but due to it’s bright cheerful sun like appearance my choice for August is Calendula Officinalis or Marigolds as they are more commonly known. These really are summer captured in a beautiful little package and cheer me up eveytime I walk past them….

Herb of the Month July – Lemon Balm

Just sneaking this in before time runs out. I did miss June altogether because it’s been such a busy time. All that Summer heat and fire energy has sent me into a spin of hyperactivity with teaching creative courses and lots of shiatsu treatments but also the garden has been amazing and plants have been…

5 Elements – FIRE

I’m sitting writing this on Midsummers Eve after spending the previous night sat around a sacred fire in Church Stretton with friends. We stayed till late, not needing the warmth of the fire as the sudden heatwave week had already warmed us and reminded us of our main life giving fire, the Sun.  The night…

Herb of the Month – May     Plantain

This time last year, I thought that Plantain was just ‘bananas’ ! Things took a radical change for me after doing a Foundation Course in Herbal Medicine, then suddenly all my garden weeds became amazing healing plants and none more so than the humble plantain.  There are two kinds growing widely in Britain, Ribwort Plantain…

HERB OF THE MONTH: April

April – It has to be Wild Garlic, Ramsons or to be precise allium ursinum. There’s no mistaking the scent of wild garlic carpeting the woodland floor in luxurious verdant green. There’s plenty of it under the trees along the old railway line where I walk everyday with my dog. They’re early this year and…

HERB OF THE MONTH: MARCH

 Dandelion Perhaps this post should be called ‘weeds and toilets.’ Not in a disgusting way but, still, it’s pretty accurate. Anyway here goes… It all started last Summer on a camping trip to Wales. You know what it’s like on a campsite. You’re pitched miles from the loos. When you get there, there’s a long…

5 Elements – Wood

As signs of Spring are showing all around us we are entering the transition from winter and the time of Water into Wood energy in TCM 5 Element theory. Think of the trees growing straight and true against the skyline, needing to push upwards to the light but also to be flexible enough to bend…