Shiatsu Schools

Schools in England

Shiatsu Schools in Scotland

Shiatsu Schools in Wales

There are many Shiatsu Schools in England and Scotland, and they all offer:

  • A structured way to study Shiatsu
  • A Diploma which will eventually enable you to join the Shiatsu Society Practitioner Register
  • An opportunity to study with like-minded people
  • Space to look at your own personal development
  • A safe, supportive atmosphere to learn and practice
  • An assurance of best practice as laid down in our Code of Best Practice and Code of Professional Conduct.

Many schools also offer practice classes, guest teachers and student placements (usually in the third year) and student clinics.

Training at a Shiatsu Society Ratified School

Most schools are headed by experienced practitioners, who are registered as teachers with the Shiatsu Society. They run courses which follow the syllabus set by the Shiatsu Society. The areas covered include the following practical Shiatsu techniques:

  • the Classical Meridian system
  • Five Element Theory
  • Zen Shiatsu - Theory and Practice
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

As well as orthodox western anatomy, physiology and pathology. Other topics include communication and listening skills, taking case histories, and self-development exercises, such as Do-in and Chi Gung.

Graduates of fully ratified schools will have undertaken the following:

  • A minimum 350 hours of Shiatsu study with a Shiatsu Society Teacher
  • An additional 150 hours Shiatsu study
  • Hands-on practice (e.g. on other students and friends/family)
  • Theory assessments covering the core curriculum as defined in the Society's Rules and Regulations
  • Practical assessments as set by the School

To join the Shiatsu Society Register (MRSS) a graduate of a ratified school will additionally be required to pass an assessment day and submit case studies or carry out a (PGY) Post Graduate Year.

As agreed at the 2013 AGM, Graduates from fully ratified schools with 2 years consecutive membership will automatically be awarded MRSS.

Most schools have a prospectus so it is important that you make contact to check that the School will meet your needs. Do not hesitate to contact the Principal of the School for further clarification. A number of schools run their courses at weekends. Some also run block residential courses or mid-week courses.

If you would like a treatment from a student please contact your local school for details of their student supervised clinics.

Shiatsu School Listing

Please note that not all the schools listed here have been ratified by the Shiatsu Society. The Shiatsu Society cannot be held responsible for the teaching or any other aspect of a non-ratified Shiatsu school.

Schools that have had all, or parts of their curriculum ratified are indicated in the listing below. If you feel that a particular Shiatsu School is behaving inappropriately or you have reason to request that we do not promote any particular school on this website then please contact us.

Shiatsu Schools in England
Location Contact Details Theory Exam Ratified Practical Exam Ratified
Bath

The Bath School of Shiatsu & Yoga
130 London Road West, BA1 7DD
Tel: 01225 859209 
E-mail: frank@bssy.co.uk 
Website: www.bssy.co.uk
Contact: Frank Davis

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Bristol Bristol School of Shiatsu
Admin: P O Box 419
Bridgwater TA6 9ES
Tel: 0844 335 0573 
E-mail: shiatsubss@blueyonder.co.uk 
Website: www.shiatsubristol.co.uk
Contact: Keith Phillips
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Essex British School of Shiatsu-Do (Essex)
Birch Village Hall, The Street, Birch CO2 0ND
Tel: 01206 570733 
E-mail:essex@britishschoolofshiatsu.co.uk
Website: britishschoolofshiatsu.co.uk
Contact: Gill Hattersley
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London

British School of Shiatsu-Do (London)
Unit 3, Islington Studios, Thane Works,
Thane Villas
London N7 7NU
Tel: 0207 700 3355 
E-mail: london@britishschoolofshiatsu.co.uk  
Website:www.britishschoolofshiatsu.co.uk
Contact: Tracy Krikler

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Ealing School of Shiatsu
45 Highview Road, Ealing, W13 0HA
Tel: 0208 991 2489 
E-mail:
Website: -
Contact: David Home

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London College of Shiatsu
47 Nelson's Square, SE1 0AQ
Tel: 0207 603 1191 
E-mail: info@londoncollegeofshiatsu.com
Website: londoncollegeofshiatsu.com
Contact: Veronica Howard / Nik Kyriacou

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The School of Five Element Shiatsu
17 Woodville Road, Ealing W5 2SE
Tel: 07870 631412
E-mail: info@shiatsu.co.uk
Website: www.shiatsu.co.​uk
Contact: Andrew Parfitt

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Shiatsu College London
Brixton Acupuncture & Shiatsu Space (BASS)
Tunstall Road Studios, Tunstall Road, Brixton, London SW9 8DA
Tel: 020 8671 0909
Email:london@shiatsucollege.co.uk
Website: www.shiatsucollege.co.uk
Contact: Jane Lyons
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Ki Kai Shiatsu School
Liverpool Road Community Centre
Laycock Street
Islington N1 1LP
Tel: 07876 43 29 39
Contact: Bill Commerford
 
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Manchester

The Shiatsu College (Manchester)
 Bodywise Natural Health Centre
(2nd floor, Manchester Buddhist Centre)
16-20 Turner Street
Manchester M4 1DZ
Tel: 07767 666 467
E-mail:manchester@shiatsucollege.co.uk
Website: www.shiatsucollege.co.uk
Contact: Philip Cheshire-Neal

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Norfolk The Shiatsu College Norwich
c/o The Shiatsu Centre
20a Lower Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EL
Tel: 01603 632555 
E-mail:  norwich@shiatsucollege.co.uk 
Website: www.shiatsucollege.co.uk
Contact: Dinah John
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Somerset The School for Experiential Education
33 Vicarage Street, Frome BA11 1PU
Tel: 01225 580085
E-mail: courses@seed.org 
Website: www.seed.org
Contact: Bill Palmer
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Surrey

East West College
9 Dene Lane, Farnham GU10 3PW
Tel: 07979 311752 
Email: info@eastwestcollege.co.uk 
Website:www.eastwestcollege.co.uk          
Contact: Jamie Hamilton

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 Sussex The Shiatsu College (Brighton)
Sussex MS Treatment Centre, Croft Avenue, Southwick, BN42 4AB
Tel: 01273 782872
E-mail:  brighton@shiatsucollege.co.uk 
Website: www.shiatsucollege.co.uk
Contact: Debbie Collins
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  The Shiatsu College (Hastings)
Charnwood, Chapel Lane, Westfield, TN35 4QE
Tel 01424 756326 
E-mail:  hastings@shiatsucollege.co.uk 
Website: www.shiatsucollege.co.uk
Contact: Annie Cryar
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The European Shiatsu School (Brighton)
Natural Health Clinic, 274 Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1 5AE
Tel: 07717 748852
email: donnashiatsu@googlemail.com
​Website:  www.shiatsu.net
​Contact:  Donna Armstrong

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Tyne & Wear The Shiatsu College (Newcastle)
14 Jesmond Park East, Newcastle NE7 7BT
Tel: 0191 281 8201 
E-mail: newcastle@shiatsucollege.co.uk
Website: www.shiatsucollege.co.uk
Contact: Anne Palmer
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Wiltshire

The School of Five Element Shiatsu
The Therapy Centre, 57 Winchester Street,
Salisbury SP1 1HL​
Tel: 07870 631412 
Email: info@shiatsu.co.uk
Website: www.shiatsu.co.uk
Contact: Andrew Parfitt

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Yorkshire Northern School of Shiatsu (Sheffield)
Admin: 3 Six Mile Cottages, Front Street, 
Seaton Burn, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE13 6BQ
Tel: 0191 236 8250  
Email: carol.dean244@btinternet.com 
Website: northernschoolofshiatsu.co.uk
Contact: Carol Dean
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Yorkshire School of Shiatsu
145-149 Cardigan Road, Leeds LS6 1LJ
Tel: 01943 875924 
E-mail:  
Contact: Kiran Nahal

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Shiatsu Schools in Scotland
Location Contact Details Theory Exam Ratified Practical Exam Ratified
Aberdeen Aberdeen School of Shiatsu
c/o 4 Sunnybrae Cottages, Persley Den, Aberdeen AB22 8AP
Tel: 01224 662878 
E-mail: dancefree.shiatsu@virgin.net 
Website: www.aberdeenshiatsu.co.uk
Contact: Laura Davison
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Edinburgh The Shiatsu School Edinburgh
3 Granton View
Edinburgh EH5 1BP
Tel: 0131 555 1875 / 07821 264 882
E-mail: admin@tssed.org
Website:www.theshiatsuschooledinburgh.co.uk
Contact: Tamsin Grainger
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Edinburgh/Glasgow The East West Shiatsu School Scotland
Edinburgh:
Get Down Dog Yoga Studios, 62 Newhaven Road, EH6 5QB
Glasgow:
Kagyu Samye Dzong Glasgow, 7 Ashley Street, G3 6DR
Email: eastwestshiatsu@gmail.com
Website: www.eastwestshiatsuschoolscotland.co.uk
Contact: Tamsin Grainger / Elaine Liechti​​​​​​
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Glasgow Glasgow School of Shiatsu
c/o South Hourat Farm, Dalry KA24 5LA
Tel: 01505 682889 
E-mail: admin@glasgowshiatsu.co.uk
Website: www.glasgowshiatsu.co.uk
Contact: Elaine Liechti
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Orkney The Orkney School of Shiatsu
The Zendo, Lythes,  Longhope, South Walls, Orkney KW16 3PA
Tel: 01856 701214  
E-mail:mailmeg.lythes@btinternet.com
Contact: Megan A.Webster Gaertner 
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Shiatsu Schools in Wales

Location Contact detail Theory exam ratified Practical exam ratified
Pembrokeshire

Elemental Shiatsu School Wales
11 Market Street, Narberth, SA67 7AS
Tel: 01834 474464
E-mail: Elementalshiatsuschool@gmail.com
Website:Elementalshiatsuschoolwales.co.uk​
Contact: Lee Sanger​​ 

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