Re-scheduled Acupressure for Health Course

The Acupressure for Health Course that was due to start on 3/4 February has been re-schdeuled to start with the weekend of the 7/8 April.

This is only the second time in about 26 years of teaching this course that we had the need to postpone and open for more applications to come in. Laura, Marie and myself love both the practice of Shiatsu and the teaching aspects that Shiatsu Acupressure and the comprehensive nature of the model of Chinese medicine offer and we want to encourage everyone to be interested in taking charge of their own health, Shiatsu is one important aspect in this.

Acupressure & Qigong workshop

Saturday 3rd March

Acupressure & Qigong                                                                                                                                   a day of explorations in the field of energy work with Laura Davison & Martin Julich                   10-4pm; cost £50; venue: Love Yoga Studio, 42 Union Terrace, Aberdeen                                       We will do a short Qigong set to help us get in touch with energy and then transfer that experience to some body work. A chance to feel and build your energy and let go of stress, open to Beginners and those who wish to deepen their feel of Qi (Ki) for any type of body work.

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Thank you!

I want to thank all of you who have either participated in our Year Courses or supported the courses by receiving Shiatsu treatments from our Students.

2018 is receiving us so very soon and I hope that together we can make a positive difference in terms of health and life style. So much is and has been happening on so many levels, be it Political or Environmental and how we chose to live our lives, feed ourselves on all levels, all that will set the path for a future that is either filled with growing love and respect for Nature or we keep on heading down the route we are globally currently on and head into some sort of self destruction, who knows.

Lets choose wisely, for the benefit of All Beings


Shiatsu Acupressure for Health Foundation Course 2018

We are inviting applications for the Shiatsu Acupressure Foundation Course which starts 3/4th February 2018.

In this time of change and chaos I believe it is pretty important to be part of a movement that promotes health, compassion and understanding. Shiatsu is part of Chinese Medicine and in that context it is, like Ayurveda in India, a most important tool, indeed, a way of Life that can help us keep track of how to keep healthy on all levels as well as helping others to be or become healthy. We are, quite literally in Shiatsu, giving a Helping Hand, that supports the receiver/client to find their healing.

For more info about the course and the whole training please have a look at the Foundation Course Prospectus tab and even better, give us a call or email us. We are happy to talk with you and give answers to your questions:)

European Shiatsu month plus Shiatsu workshops

Saturday 9th September is when we honour the European Shiatsu Month and we will be offering our annual

Shiatsu Treatment Day in Aid of CLAN (Cancer Link Aberdeen & the North, a charity where both Laura and I work with people with cancer, supporting them through their treatment) from 10-5pm on Saturday 9th September 2017 at Love Yoga Studio, 42 Union Terrace, Aberdeen; suggested donation of £20

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Saturday 21st October

Shiatsu & the Understanding and Treatment of Headaches  – with Martin Julich          Venue: Newbold House, Forres; time: 10am – 4pm (bring yer own lunch/to share);        Cost: £35 (£25 concessions)         bookings with                          cheques payable to M Julich, 4 Sunnybrae Cottages, Persley Den, Aberdeen AB22 8AP


Saturday 28th October

Improving your health with Shiatsu/Acupressure – with Laura Davison

We will look at how advice can be specific to the individual rather than general, with help from Chinese Medicine. We will work with some basic hands on and look at how we can all improve our health. Whether you are a beginner or have worked with Shiatsu before there will be lots to learn. Come along with your health concerns or those of family members.                                   10-4pm at Love Yoga Studio, 42 Union Terrace, Aberdeen; Cost: £45

bookings with   cheques to Laura Davison, 4 Sunnybrae Cottages, Persley Den, Aberdeen AB22 8AP

Tara Shiatsu workshops

TARA Approach Courses 2017 in Aberdeen

Taught by Anneke Stolte MSc   MRSS           

The TARA Approach uses gentle holding of points on the body (to the Extraordinary Meridians) to restore our capacity to cope with overwhelming experiences.

The TARA Approach has its roots in Jin Shin, a “sister” healing art of Shiatsu based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and the 5 Element system. Created by neuropsychologist Dr Stephanie Mines, the energy medicine component (Jin Shin) is integrated with an understanding of the physiological and neurological impacts of shock and trauma.  With the use of touch as well as language we restore health and release essence.

Workshop One –  Self Care with The TARA Approach: “Self Shiatsu” for stress and trauma This introductory course is for anyone who would like to learn how to balance the nervous system and restore its innate integrity after it has been overwhelmed or overloaded.

There are 26 points on the body that are particularly powerful energy centres. In this workshop we will learn how we can use our hands to touch these energy centres and bring balance and reorganisation to the nervous system. We will practice simple self care treatments (Flows) which we can use on ourselves and others and incorporate in our Shiatsu or other healing practice.

The Self Care course is self-contained but it is also a pre-requisite for Modules One andTwo.                                                                                                                           4/5th March 2017, 10am-5pm; Aberdeen School of Shiatsu  

Cost £110 or £85 for those repeating the course. Self Care handbook and handouts: £12.50; £290 for all 3 weekends

Workshop Two – Module One: Pulse, the Ordinary Meridians, and Healing Trauma The focus of this weekend is how to diagnose and heal Trauma by treating the twelve Meridians at Extraordinary Meridian level. We will learn to listen to the Pulse as a tool of diagnosis (using a simplified pulse listening system) and will be practicing the Flows of the twelve Meridians. We will practice treatments on each other.

1/2nd April 2017, 10am-5pm; Aberdeen School of Shiatsu 

Cost £110 or £85 for those repeating  Module One handbook: £12.50

Workshop Three – Module Two: The Rivers of Splendour and the treatment of Shock                                                                                                                               This weekend will focus on the Extraordinary Meridians, the eight “Rivers of Splendour”. They present a deeper level at which to treat Shock and Trauma. We will be deepening and expanding our Pulse listening skills and will practice treatments on each other. We will practice listening, empathy and observational skills along with the use of language in therapeutic contexts.

20/21st May 2017, 10am-5pm; Aberdeen School of Shiatsu  

Cost £110 or £85 for those repeating

Module Two handbook: £12.50

When booking all three courses together: £290 excluding handbooks

Practice sessions may be offered between the courses depending on demand.

For information and booking:  Tel. 01224 662878

Venue for all three courses: Aberdeen School of Shiatsu, Love Yoga, 42 Union Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1TP

Yoga and Shiatsu workshop 18th September

Shiatsu & Yoga workshop

Laura Davison & Martin Julich

Sunday 18th September from 10am – 1pm; 

Cost: £30

Venue: Love Yoga Studio, 42 Union Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1TP

Here’s a thing: Whenever we stretch we not only engage muscular tissue, connective tissue and the breath, we also stretch the Acupuncture Meridians and this will be the focus of todays exploration.

We will explore stretching in all directions with the focus on the meridians and, having felt how we feel in each, we will work with some Shiatsu techniques and acupuncture points, as well as mental focus in order to release previously held tension.

Each of the meridians and its connected organs also has certain emotional and mental associations. In order to free up the emotional or mental tension we use Drishti in Yoga or Open Focus in Shiatsu and whilst this is great, being clear on how to invoke the positive aspects of each meridian and stretch is a really interesting thing to explore.

The practice will be simple and fun, no need to have done Yoga before, but if you do Yoga, it shall be interesting!!

book with or send a cheque to Laura Davison, 4 Sunnybrae Cottages, Persley, Aberdeen AB22 8AP


An Intro to Shiatsu Acupressure with Laura Davison

Sunday 18th September from 2-5pm also at Love Yoga, 42 Union Terrace, Aberdeen  

Helping to Relieve Stress and Tension


Cost: £30

Venue: Love Yoga Studio, 42 Union Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1TP

This a great chance to gain some practical experience of hands-on Shiatsu, if you are thinking of joining the Shiatsu-Acupressure course in 2017 or just interested in learning some other hands on therapies to supplement what you do already, or to start with some good techniques that you can use on family and friends.

We will explore some basic techniques and work on those areas that commonly hold tension in the body that you can use on family and friends. A relaxing and informative afternoon. Come and enjoy:))

book with or send a cheque to Laura Davison, 4 Sunnybrae Cottages, Persley, Aberdeen AB22 8AP