Shiatsu is a physical therapy developed in the early part of the 20th century in Japan, it uses a range of techniques including acupressure along meridian lines to stimulate a healing response in the body. Shiatsu also involves gentle stretches and joint mobilisations.
Shiatsu is a powerful healing art and is not only a deeply relaxing experience but also a truly holistic therapy, working on the physical and also on an energetic level to stimulate harmony in body, mind and spirit and regular Shiatsu sessions help to prevent the build up of stress in our daily lives.
Studying with the School of Five Element Shiatsu can open the door to a new and inspiring career and way of life. Learning Shiatsu is not only fun but is also beneficial for your own health and well being , for many people it is the beginning of a journey of change.
Studying Shiatsu does not mean you have to become a practitioner and develop a new career. Some students learn Shiatsu primarily because they wish to improve their own health or learn a new skill and because they enjoy giving Shiatsu to family, friends and colleagues.
The School of Five Element Shiatsu (FESS) was founded to teach the fundamentals of traditional Oriental healing arts and to help promote the awareness and application of Shiatsu, Acupressure, Qigong and Reiki, contributing to a more harmonious and healthy society.
We provide Shiatsu training from novice to practitioner in Ealing, West London and Salisbury, Wiltshire. We offer a full range of courses from short beginners courses through certified one year Japanese Bodywork courses to 3 years professional practitioner diploma courses.
As well as our Shiatsu courses we also offer training in Seated Acupressure (On-Site massage) and Sotai courses. We also run Taiji Shibashi Qigong workshops and teach Usui Reiki.
FESS courses are fully ratified by the Shiatsu Society UK and after completing the three year practitioner diploma course a you can gain immediate entry onto their register of members.
Please take a moment or two to look through this site for more information about shiatsu and our courses and treatments.