Introduction to Shiatsu one day workshops

Please note that Gift Vouchers are available for these Shiatsu Introductory events.

Starting calmly with hand on the Hara (the abdominal area – a Japanese word)


One-day introductory workshops – 3 options

Sunday 22nd March 2020

Saturday 30th of May 2020

Saturday 22nd August 2020

10am –  4pm Southside Centre, Edinburgh

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

Have a look at our Learn Shiatsu blog

Lovely stretches to add to the acupressure points!

These one-day workshops will give you an excellent introduction to Shiatsu.

You will learn a routine for the back, shoulders, legs and feet; acupressure points; do-in self Shiatsu and much more!

The emphasis is on creating a relaxed environment in which you can start to practice this powerful energy healing which originated from China and Japan. You will have the chance to repeat and go-over things to aid your memory.

This is for total beginners or those who would like to attend again. If you are interested in starting the year 1 training then this is a good chance to try out Shiatsu, meet one of our teachers and ask questions.

Learning how to do leg rotations to loosen the hips

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


Please contact us for more details or to book a place.

What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is traditionally given to the client on a floor-based mattress called a futon in the Japanese tradition. Increasingly, practitioners are experimenting with carrying out Shiatsu on a massage table, and as this can be more comfortable for those with knee or hip problems, we can teach everything in both ways. There are, therefore, very few physical restrictions for those contemplating participating in an Introductory Day. Please ask the Course Director, Tamsin Grainger, if you have any questions.

Cost and payment

£55 or £100 if you book for two people who book together.

And arm rotations for opening the shoulders for greater comfort

What to wear and bring to these classes

Please wear loose, comfortable clothes with bottoms such as leggings or tracksuit, plus a clean pair of socks. It is best not to wear jeans as they can be uncomfortable for Shiatsu. Some paper and a pen, a mat (yoga-type) or futon, blanket and cushion. Water, tea, biscuits, and hand-outs will be provided.


phone: +44 (0) 7949 002990