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Shiatsu Japanese Massage Sessions

Retreat Days and Festival Wellness


Dan completed a three-year Diploma in Shiatsu and Oriental Medicine at the Northern school of Shiatsu in 2018. After twenty years as a chef, he decided to train to become a Therapist after receiving a course of Shiatsu during a period of ill health. He felt immense benefit to his health and wellbeing and was empowered by the holistic approach found in Traditional Oriental Medicine. He feels it gave him the tools and insight that he needed to take responsibility for the state of his own body and mind and he now relishes the opportunity to help and encourage others to do the same.

In 2019 he built the Shiatsu Bus, partly due to finding the solitary clinic life of a therapist unsuitable for him. He now offers corporate onsite massage from this purpose-built treatment space as well as private home visits, festivals and events. He designed the bus to be a self-sufficient and eco-friendly set up with solar panels on the roof and heating being primarily provided by a full-sized woodburning stove.

What Nature means to

Dan ...................

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"Photographs - Nature inspires me to make pictures, from landscapes to macro shots of tiny insects, whenever I get out in nature I use my camera to connect to nature in an intimate way, noticing and documenting details I would rarely notice otherwise. .Nature is a contact source of inspiration for me and I love sharing the stories she has to tell.' 

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About Shiatsu

Shiatsu is based on traditional Japanese massage therapy. Shiatsu works with the body's energy flow, known as Ki or Qi (pronounced chee). It uses acupressure to release tension and bring balance to the body.

Dan's Testimonials

Dan gives a great Shiatsu treatment, he's reassuring, competent and I came away feeling good and relaxed.
When he asked me about my health he listened with interest and compassionate understanding, both essential qualities for anyone wanting to be an effective healing practitioner. I would highly recommend Dan and will definitely be returning! Thank you Dan!


Contact Details

Phone:     07541 465860

Website:  www.theshiatsubus.co.uk