I began studying Shiatsu 18 years ago with the British School of Shiatsu-Do and completed my Diploma with the Northern School of Shiatsu. I graduated in 2005 and practised part time until 2011 when I took the plunge, gave up the day job, and went full-time as a Shiatsu practitioner.
I now work 80% of my time as a therapist and 20% tutoring and conducting research on Shiatsu. I am also a tutor with the Northern College of Acupuncture on their Master’s Programme. I tutor students on the Advanced Therapeutic Relationship Module and am presently supervising two Masters level dissertations in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. I teach Shiatsu at the Northern School of Shiatsu and I teach Shiatsu for people with neurological difficulties to Shiatsu treatment to the Glasgow School. I also teach basic research skills and research literacy for Shiatsu pracitioners.