Andrew Parfitt FWSS, MAcS

Andrew Parfitt

Studied Acupuncture at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading from 1994 to 1997 and was a member of the British Acupuncture council for 20 years.

I have since continued my studies of Oriental Medicine qualifying as a Shiatsu Practitioner in 2002 after completing a professional practitioner course with the European Shiatsu School. In 2008 I completed a post graduate diploma in Nutritional Therapy with the LCTA and University of East London. I also hold  certificates in body massage, a certificate in Thermo-Auricular therapy and studied chair massage with the Academy of On-Site Massage.

More recently I have studied Jikiden Reiki with Tadao Yamaguchi.

My interest in Oriental medicine comes from the martial arts which I have studied almost continuously since 1985.

I have been practicing the Korean martial art of Kuk Sool Won since 1993 under the guidance of JKJN Phillip Holmes, a 9th degree Master and I currently hold the rank of 4th Dan

Prior to this I was a member of Eastbourne Kyokushinkai Karate club for just over three years, between the two I studied Tai Chi and Qigong.

Since 1993 I have regularly practiced Qigong and Yoga of various different forms and styles and since 2000 predominantly practice Taiji Shibashi Qigong and the Eight Brocades. In 2010 I began studying with Sifu Wing Cheung of TaiChi, Qigong and Feng Shui Institute and have attended regular annual workshops.  I am a registered Instructor with the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain (TCUGB)

I am registered with the Shiatsu Society (UK) and The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council. I also teach in Poland, France and Ireland.

Dave Hopwood BEd MRSST

DAVE HOPWOODDave is a qualified holistic therapist in a number of modalities including Shiatsu, Swedish massage and Indian Head massage. He is a Usui Reiki and Karuna Reiki Master Teacher

Dave trained with the European Shiatsu School and is currently assisting with the running of the school in Salisbury and London. He has also completed a post graduate diploma in Shiatsu for maternity, babies and infants and is a registered practitioner with the Well Mother Organisation

More recently Dave trained to be a Pilates Teacher and has regular Saturday classes at Bedywise Pilates in Salisbury.

Dave is a member of the Shiatsu Society UK and also registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council, the only government approved regulator for complementary therapies.



Angela Bryan BSc 

Angela BryanAngela qualified as a Shiatsu Practitioner with the European Shiatsu School in 2012 after successfully completing an intensive three year diploma in Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has  completed a Diploma in Shiatsu Skills for midwives and doulas with the Well Mother Organisation.

Angela has assisted with teaching on Shiatsu courses since 2012, helping to run the London branch of the School.

Angela has been a Doula since the beginning of 2006 after training with Dr. Michel Odent, a renowned French Obstetrician. She now provides Antenatal and Postnatal support in the West London area integrating shiatsu with her doula support.

As a member of Doula UK she has been through their assessment procedure and attained ‘Recognised Doula Status’.

She is fully insured and registered practitioner with Doula UK.