Based in Chagford, on Dartmoor in Devon, I am a Shiatsu Practitioner and Shadow Work Coach and Group Facilitator and have been a member of the Shiatsu Society since 2005.
I specialise in supporting people through times of big transition, such as bereavement, relationship breakdown, career changes and menopause. Major transitions in life can sometimes seem to knock us off our path, leaving us feeling lost or just 'not quite ourselves'. I believe that, with the right support, times of transition can be embraced as 'rites of passage'; an opportunity to be 're-born' with a deeper understanding of ourselves and a new sense of purpose, passion and appetite for life.
I gained my Diploma in Shiatsu after completing the 3-year training with the Bristol School of Shiatsu, one of the longest established Shiatsu schools in the UK. I have also completed post-graduate study with the school, and was a teaching assistant with the school for many years.
My experience includes working as a shiatsu practitioner for charities Naomi House, a mother and baby home for women with a history of street sex work; and the Rosie Crane Trust for bereaved parents.
I work with clients in person and online, and would be honoured to work with you if you feel called to take the next step on your healing journey.
I offer a free half hour no-obligation consultation bookable via my website www.melanieward.co.uk