Shiatsu Awareness Month 2024

June is Shiatsu Awareness Month. This year during the campaign, practitioners are sharing what Shiatsu means to them - how it fits into their lives and connects them to themselves, other people and the world around them.

Shiatsu can be life changing, providing you with a self-care toolkit and changing your world view by giving you the space to explore what is really important. 

We invite you to find out more about this powerfully nurturing practice by joining in an event near you. Come and experience Shiatsu, talk to a practitioner, ask questions, try out some mindful movement. It has much in common with other things such as yoga, reiki, reflexology and acupressure. 

"As  giver, I love the simplicity of having my entire focus on someone else and not me. As a receiver, I feel connected and cherished by the giver's touch. It is deeply releasing."

The techniques of Shiatsu – pressure on acupoints, gentle stretches, palming on muscles – need no special equipment or materials, just sensitive hands and compassionate intention. The powerful touch-based techniques can help us feel more at home in our minds and bodies.

"Shiatsu connects me to the whole of myself"

We can receive Shiatsu from qualified practitioners, or we can learn Shiatsu-based self-help techniques in community classes.

Give yourself the gift of receiving or learning simple Shiatsu this June in Shiatsu Awareness Month.

Shiatsu Awareness Month Events

Find an event happening near you
#ShiatsuAwarenessMonth #shiatsuwithoutborders

Shiatsu Awareness Month is run in June in parallel with the European Shiatsu Federation. Together we work to raise awareness of Shiatsu - sharing the many benefits of Shiatsu. Help us spread the word by getting involved in the campaign!

Shiatsu by Babs

Special offer for June 2024, 30-minute Shiatsu taster sessions for £20 instead of £30.

Appointments on Wednesdays in Chorlton Manchester, and Fridays in Manchester City Centre. 

Limited availability.

[email protected]
07557 528367

Chew Valley Osteopathic and Therapies Practice

Special offer for June 2024

Half price first treatment to new clients and also a buy two get one free package, open to both new and existing clients. The first treatment of this must be booked, but not necessarily taken, in June, with the following 2 treatments to be taken by Dec 31st 2024. 

Contact: Lynn Southam on 01275 333587 to book 


Self-Care Saturday 

Saturday, June 1st 10am -12.00pm
Oliver Roper Hall, Lincoln Lane, Thorpe On the Hill  LN6 9BH

A morning of movement, meditation and massage with a focus on how to have a calm and tranquil heart. Suitable for all abilities and levels of experience. For more details and to book a place contact Barbara 07733 396891

Glasgow School of Shiatsu – Introductory Day

KSD House, 7 Ashley Street, Glasgow G3 6DR
Sunday, June 2nd: 10am – 5pm

In this practical introduction to Shiatsu, we will show you simple techniques to help you Relax, Re-energise and Release back tension. We can also inform you about studying Shiatsu with the Glasgow School of Shiatsu: benefits of Shiatsu, course duration and costs, etc. Cost £60 per day      

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. 

To book: please phone 01505-682889 or e-mail [email protected]

What is Shiatsu and how can it support you and your clients?  

Monday, June 3rd 2pm - 4pm
Age UK, Lincoln and South Lincolnshire, 36 Park St, Lincoln LN1 1UQ

A session for people who work with older people. You will learn how to use acupressure points in a hand massage and some simple breathing to support people with anxiety/or respiratory problems.

There will also be a chance to have a mini treatment. To book a place contact Barbara on 07733 396891 

Summer Yin, Summer Yang

Shiatsu College, Manchester, Bodywise Natural Health and The Shiatsu College
16-20 Turner St, M4 1DZ Manchester, United Kingdom
Saturday, June 8th: 10am - 11:15am 

Yin and Yang are always with us, whatever the time of year! How do Yin and Yang manifest in our energy during the brighter, lighter summer months?
Come and join the staff and students of the Shiatsu College Manchester to learn some simple shiatsu, acupressure points and movement exercises to explore the dynamic balance between Yin and Yang.
If you are thinking of joining our training in September, this will give you a flavour of our classes.
All welcome, no experience needed.
£10. Please book with us as spaces are limited
Event link: 

Shiatsu Discovery Day 

Saturday, June 8th 9.45am - 12.45pm 
Royal Victoria Hotel, Marina St Leonards on Sea TN380BD

Find out about shiatsu and have a 30 minute Shiatsu. Taster treatment from The Shiatsu College Hastings’. Students and qualified practitioners for £15.

Email [email protected] to reserve your space.

Booking essential.

One Ki Weekend

Saturday, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th
£45 a day 
Pett Village Hall Pett Rd, Pett, Hastings TN35 4HD
The Shiatsu College Hastings

A weekend showcasing the value of Shiatsu touch to Yoga and Qigong teachers. Shiatsu, Yoga and Qigong practitioners and students - all welcome. 

Contact Annie 07722868397 email [email protected]

International Shiatsu Day

Sunday, June 9th
Let's celebrate International Shiatsu Day together

The day is open to any initiative regarding Shiatsu and can be carried out by anyone: organisations, associations, schools, groups, individuals and private individuals. A collective moment to express and promote, each in his own way and with his own sensitivity, the values and benefits of this discipline, creating creative events to bring it among the people. The initiative is apolitical and non-partisan and goes beyond any acronym or style: there are no boundaries when it comes to vitality. By meeting in Shiatsu you can share paths and values that cancel out any distance and difference. 

This year's focus is on “Shiatsu as a message of Peace”; each encounter between practitioner and receiver is unique and involves deep listening, acceptance, gentleness, true dialogue….all qualities that our society is badly needing at the moment!

Post any contribution (a photo, a sentence, a short video) of the activity you organized with the hashtag # international shiatsuday. It is a way to give greater visibility to our profession, to inform that the Shiatsu population includes a large number of professionals who can be relied on to recover resources and vitality.

If you want to do your part and create this “Shiatsu Wave” please visit the International Shiatsu Day website

What is Shiatsu and Qi Gong?

Friday, June 10th 2pm - 4pm
Age UK, Lincoln and South Lincolnshire, 36 Park St. Lincoln LN1 1UQ

An interactive session for clients and service users. Learn some simple techniques to support your well-being. Enjoy a mini treatment. Suitable for all abilities and levels of experience To book a place contact Barbara on 07733 396891 

Pay What You Feel Seated Shiatsu as part a Community Wellness Event by FLARE*(@discoveryourflare)

Saturday June 22nd 

Summerhall, 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL.

FLARE* | Edinburgh Wellness | Events (


Contact Jacqui Penman and Onitza Garai for more info.

Jacqui at Mind Body Shiatsu - [email protected]

Onitza Garai Shiatsu - [email protected]

Self-Shiatsu Workshop 

Sunday June 23rd 

Glanford Craft Village, 5 Manor Farm Barns, Holt, NR25 7JP

WORKSHOP: 11am – 12:30pm

NWT Holistic Healing will be hosting a free Self-Shiatsu Workshop followed by discounted Seated Shiatsu Taster sessions.

Prioritize your self-care and learn valuable skills for maintaining balance and harmony in your life. This will be an interactive experience where you will learn the art of self-shiatsu and discover techniques to relieve tension, reduce stress, and promote overall well-being.

Suitable for all ages and abilities, previous experience is not required.

This is a FREE event but booking is required due to limited availability.

Event Details:


HOST: Nina @ NWT Holistic Healing


Email: [email protected]

Find a qualified practitioner near me

Have a browse through our directory