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Trauma Informed Practice

About Shiatsu Therapy
Complementary therapy for your wellness

Discover the healing touch of Shiatsu.

A non-invasive manual therapy originated in Japan to give you profound relaxation while stimulating and supporting the body's natural ability to heal and balance itself.


Through acupressure, stretching, rotations, manipulation and gentle rocking, Shiatsu facilitates the free flow of Ki (Energy), promoting harmony in body, mind, and spirit. Immerse yourself in this holistic practice where healing and tranquillity unite to unlock your full potential.

What Shiatsu is good for

A variety of charities, health foundations, NHS trusts and hospitals in the United Kingdom provide Shiatsu to support patients whilst receiving treatment for a range of health issues and to help them maintain their general wellbeing.


People worldwide use Shiatsu to improve body-mind wellbeing and preventative healthcare.

• supports healing

• improves mood

  helps relaxation 

stress management

• improves sleep patterns

• eases tension and pain 

• improves body mobility and flexibility

• improves energy, vitality and creativity

• supports during life changes

Shiatsu does not replace medical care but is intended to support the healing process. If you have health concerns please consult your GP.


About me

Barbara Medda
MRSS, CNHC regd.

Zen Shiatsu
Manchester UK

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I am a registered qualified Trauma-Informed Shiatsu practitioner, acupressure massage therapistand teaching assistant at the Manchester Shiatsu College, a member of the Shiatsu Society Uk, and registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.

 I have been practising Shiatsu since 2015. I am a teaching assistant at Shiatsu College Manchester. I have experience in delivering safe shiatsu treatments to clients affected

by a wide range of chronic and acute physical and mental health conditions.

I also offer Japanese Facial Rejuvenation treatments for sustainable beauty and well-being.

How I wor

My Shiatsu is person-centred, focused on supporting your wellbeing, and quality of life, encouraging mind-body awareness.


I work closely with you, tailoring and personalising treatments to match your individual needs.

Shiatsu sessions: an overview

The first session lasts for one hour and fifteen minutes, encompassing a 15-minute consultation. Follow-up sessions are one hour in duration, featuring a briefer 5-minute consultation that can be adjusted based on the client's needs. 

Client support

Supporting my clients is my top priority. When applicable, I provide gentle and personalized exercises to complement the benefits of the shiatsu sessions.

Where you can find me

My shiatsu practice is based in Manchester City Centre (Northern Quarter) and in Manchester South (Chorlton). Occasionally I offer home visits. Please ask.


Barbara Medda
MRSS, CNHC regd.
Zen Shiatsu
Manchester UK

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