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…

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…

Gallery

These are images of my own work.

Prices

Creative Therapy Workshops Half day workshops £30 each Individual tuition £80 Two people £75 each Groups of 3-6  £60 each Shiatsu Treatments One hour – £35