Shiatsu Society (UK)

Self-care resources for staying safe and feeling well

The Shiatsu Society recently circulated information regarding the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As the situation is constantly evolving, we urge readers to follow the latest information and advice issued by the UK government and Public Health England, which is being updated regularly.

  • NHS advice for your mind and your body can be found here

You might also find the following resources helpful for your general wellbeing: 

  • Information on practical wellbeing including 30-03-30 approach can be found here

Shiatsu Society Members can also refer to our Practitioner article in the Members' area of the website. 

In addition to this the Shiatsu Society would like to share some resources to help our Members and also the public, regardless of whether you are self-isolating. These yoga, meditation and qi gong practices can help to calm, boost immunity and strengthen the respiratory system.  

You could also try these immunity-boosting herbal teas

Here you can find information about preventing coronavirus from a macrobiotic perspective as well as acupressure points to help strengthen immunity.

Do share these resources with family members, friends, colleagues and anyone else who may not be familiar with these practices. 

Take good care of yourselves and each other, and keep washing those hands.

The Shiatsu Society x


Please note - these resources do not replace official medical guidance.

What self-care practices are assisting you at this challenging time? Share with others so they can benefit too - email Ruth ( who will add them to this page.

Empowerment and resilience 

Shiatsu Practitioner Natalie Ventilla is working with Realise Resistance, a not for profit empowering people to realise their inner resilence. Natalie has put together a rasnge of resources to help people here

Qi Gong 

Qigong routine to strengthen the lung with Peter Deadman

How to improve lung immunity with simple qi gong exercises

Qi gong exercises for respiratory health

The Shiatsu Society stumbled on this recent video of Chinese Medical staff practising the Ba Duan Jin (also known as the 8 Brocades). If you would like to practice this qi gong form, check out this video here

Bill Palmer's Inner Qigong classes are available to access online here with resources to help resilience and relaxation in this atmosphere of fear and unknowing. 

Terri Goddard has put together a fantastic resource document support clients during the lockdown, you can access it here


A selection of videos from popular global online yoga practitioner, Yoga with Adriene.

Yoga for anxiety 

Yoga for anxiety & stress 

Movement medicine - yoga for calm 

Yoga for tension relief 

Meditation and podcasts

Yoga with Adriene: Meditation for anxiety 

Rick Hanson - Being Well Podcast: Fear in the time of Coronavirus