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Shiatsu with a Student – only £10

Would you like Shiatsu with a student – 7 December, 15 February, 16 May?

The Shiatsu School Edinburgh student clinic

7 December 2019

(see below for other dates)

one-hour Shiatsu sessions with our 2nd Year students in a supervised setting in Edinburgh

Southside Centre
86 Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1PY, UK

booking time slots:

£10 donation suggested with a year 2 student.

15 February, 16 May 2020

with our 2nd Year student in a supervised setting
Healthy Life Centre
35-37 Bread Street, Edinburgh 

booking time slots:

£10 suggested donations with a year 2 student. 

Advance booking essential.

Shiatsu is form of oriental bodywork. It creates a flow of energy to bring life to body areas.

We believe that Shiatsu can calm an overactive sympathetic nervous system, which improves circulation, relieves stiff muscles, and alleviates stress.

A Shiatsu session generally lasts for about an hour, and takes place on a futon mat on the floor. You will remain fully clothed. The treatment will be tailored to meet your needs, and is likely to include acupressure massage, stretching and hands-on work to increase the balance and flow of energy and bring awareness of the profound links between spirit, minds, emotions and body.
To benefit fully from the treatment, avoid alcohol and heavy meals on the day.

The Shiatsu School Edinburgh news

As we make our way through the winter months, keeping ourselves warm and well fed so that we stay balance, our Year One course is well under way. Working from the Southside Centre, Gabi, Tamsin and Cynthia are enjoying teaching the students as they make excellent progress in their learning.


We have regular practice classes so please do get in touch or go to the Practice Class page if you would like to join us. Everyone is welcome.

We will be announcing a new Introductory day / weekend for beginners very soon – a fantastic way to learn some moves to help yourself (Do-In self Shiatsu) and family and friends. If you are thinking about starting the Year One course in September 2019, this is a great opportunity to meet the teachers, see the space and find out what it feels like to put your hands on someone and leave them feeling happy and relaxed.

Finally, if you are already qualified (or nearly), you might want to learn how to give Shiatsu to babies (Paris course) or to address the vital issue of loss (including death and grieving) (Athens course).

Practice Classes


The next Practice Class will be on 3rd January 2018 6pm-8pm at the Southside Centre,  Edinburgh. With Gabi Irvine MRSS. All levels welcome. Please bring  futon or mat, cushion and blanket if possible (if not, come anyway!). A chance to meet other Shiatsu people and receive some lovely treatment.


First Thursday of the month, 7-10pm at KSD House, 7 Ashley Street, Woodlands, Glasgow . Contact Elaine School admin email if you have any questions and to check the class is on.


Monday January 15th to be confirmed 7pm  –  Subud Centre Perth

Contact Jane Groombridge to say if you are coming please.

Spring Shiatsu Retreat; Shiatsu Clinic Days; Practice Classes

Spring Shiatsu retreat

at Eastwood House, Dunkeld

Monday 10 /Tuesday 12 April 2017



Student Shiatsu Clinics

25 February and 25 March Edinburgh and Glasgow venues

10.15am and 11.45am one-hour sessions in a supervised setting

Year 2 students £10; Year 3 students £15

Advance booking essential



Shiatsu Practice Class for students and practitioners

9th January Subud Centre, Perth. 7.00pm-9pm

Contact Jane Groombridge,

leg stretches in prone

Final Holistic Retreat 2016; Introductory Day; Baby Shiatsu Training for practitioners,

Holistic Health and Massage Weekend Retreats, Scotland, UK

Summer 17 – 19 June 2016: The Power of Touch

Link to page

Retreat from everyday life and join us for our final luxury,
seasonal weekend in the beautiful Scottish countryside with delicious food and inspiring workshops, walks, mindfulness and massage. You will find peace and tranquility in stunning Perthshire. This Retreat is for those who are interested in holistic health and massage, and/or who would like to get away from the city to a beautiful, calm venue to be refreshed and inspired.

massage in a line 2 Jenny



Baby Shiatsu

Link to page 

This 2-day course is designed specifically for baby massage instructors and Shiatsu practitioners who would like to enhance their skills with babies between birth and crawling.

Would you like to add on special skills? These Shiatsu techniques are designed to enhance a general baby massage routine and/or adapt adult Shiatsu for little ones, helping you offer more to mums, dads and carers.

happy baby


Introduction to Shiatsu, one-day workshops

Link to page

Please note that Gift Vouchers are available for these Shiatsu Introductory Days – please e-mail

Saturday 11th June 2016 10am – 5pm. There are currently spaces available of this course.

Our Introductory Workshops are a fantastic opportunity to learn Shiatsu massage skills to benefit yourself, family and friends.

The course will cover:
  • Do-In self Shiatsu techniques to develop your energy
  • Back Shiatsu or other routine on another person
  • First aid acupressure points for various symptoms
  • and have the opportunity for questions and discussion

leg stretches in prone


Student Clinic day; Update on second Holistic Retreat

Our next supervised student Shiatsu clinic day is on Saturday 5 March 2016 at Get Down Dog yoga studios, Newhaven Road, Edinburgh.

There are sessions available with Year 2 students at a cost of £10, and Year 3 at a cost of £15. Time slots are: 10.45-11.45am, 12-1pm, and 2.20-3.20pm.

There may be free sessions available with Year 1 students.

Contact Tamsin Grainger on for information if you are interested. Please book in advance by email or phone 07821 264 882.

back shiatsu (shSoc)

We had a fabulous time at our second Winter Holistic Retreat! Here are some pictures to whet your appetite for the next one 15 – 17 April 2016. Holistic Retreats page link

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massage in a line 2 Jenny


Shiatsu Charity Event – Sat 6 September 2014

Shiatsu Awareness Month Charity Event: The Shiatsu School Edinburgh are raising money for young people with depression.




On Saturday 6th September we are offering Shiatsu sessions for £20 (1 hour) at Get Down Dog, 62 Newhaven Road, Edinburgh. Choose a time between 9am and 8pm and book yourself in for a relaxing acupressure massage (you do not take your clothes off for Shiatsu).

All donations will go into a fund which young people will be able to apply to to receive finding if they are suffering from depression


To book-



Phone: 0131 555 1875 / 07821 264 882

We are also on Twitter @ShiatsuSchoolEd


Introduction to Shiatsu for beginners; Inspiring year 1 course now booking; Retreat 2015

Shiatsu Intro Day for beginners and those considering booking onto our inspiring one year course

Sunday 25 May; 10am – 5pm at LifeCare Centre, Stockbridge, Edinburgh.

  • Do-In self Shiatsu techniques to develop your energy
  • Back Shiatsu or other routine on another person
  • First aid acupressure points for various symptoms
  • and have the opportunity for questions and discussion

Application form and more information here back shiatsu (shSoc)


One year part-time Shiatsu course starting September 2014

Weekend training with a thoroughly practical emphasis and fascinating 5 Element self-diagnosis.

This can be an enjoyable stand-alone year for self-development; as well as the first of the 3-year practitioner training programme. 

Application form and much more information here

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Shiatsu Retreat 2015 at the beautiful Eastwood House, Dunkeld, central Scotland

Time away from home to focus and celebrate Shiatsu in an open and friendly atmosphere.

Application form here

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