The European Shiatsu School

Taking Shiatsu Back to its Roots…


Our courses are unique in the UK, offering the most in-depth understanding of Chinese Medicine in relation to Shiatsu practice. We teach through experiential learning tools, bringing Chinese medicine alive in the body for each student. Our focus is to help you perfect your skills to give clinically effective shiatsu on which you can build your own successful practice. (read more)


Founded in 1985 by internationally renowned Shiatsu teacher, Chris Jarmey, the school has developed a solid reputation for teaching the skills, competence and confidence required for success as a professional shiatsu practitioner. We offer the credibility and resources of one of the world’s most established shiatsu schools, with study facilities in England, Ireland, Spain, Poland, and Greece. (read more)

Acupuncture & Shiatsu Clinic


Acupuncture 9.30am – 12.30pm
Shiatsu 2 – 5pm
Jing Institute, 28-29 Bond St, Brighton, BN1 1RD

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Shiatsu Practitioners Diploma

Find out about the upcoming 2 year Shiatsu Practitioners Diploma

What is Shiatsu? 

What is unique about Shiatsu and The European Shiatsu School?

Courses & Events in Brighton

Whether you are interested in studying to become a professional Shiatsu Practitioner, are a therapist looking to integrate Acupressure into your skill set, or would like a workshop to improve your own health and wellbeing, the European Shiatsu School has courses for you.


  • “ESS Brighton was so unique in its teaching of Chinese Medicine and Shiatsu, this course just cant be beat”

  • “I am so grateful to all of my teachers at ESS Brighton for the depth of knowledge, fun and inspiration they brought to their teaching. They not only engaged me in the fascinating world of Chinese Medicine, it gave me a real passion for it, leading me to study further. I am now a practicing therapist in both Shiatsu and acupuncture – all thanks to ESS!”

  • Teaching at ESS Brighton combines in depth knowledge of Chinese Medicine with a very practical approach. It has left me fully equipped to work as a successful Shiatsu practitioner in Brighton.” 

  • Seemingly difficult to grasp concept were made so easy to understand by the teaching style at ESS – they helped me to actually feel the energetic relationships in my body - Amazing! This has benefitted me so much, not only to give really effective shiatsu, but in terms of my own personal development too. Thank you ESS.” 

  • “I would recommend ESS to anyone wishing to study shiatsu. Their thorough approach left me well equipped to establish a rewarding career, and the continued support of teachers, friends and colleagues from the school has been integral to this. A community spirit, which makes this such a special organisation.” 

  • “I had only intended to study the Foundation Course and here I am with a Shiatsu Diploma. Very addictive! I loved it.” 


Our Unique School

Our school is committed to fostering a deep understanding of Classical Chinese Medicine among Shiatsu Practitioners allowing you to diagnose and treat most effectively

Our Teachers

We have a diverse and experienced team of teachers whom are committed to exploring how Chinese Medical Theories can concretely apply to shiatsu.

Contact Us

All our Courses and Student clinic take place on Bond Street, in the vibrant and fun North Laines area of Brighton.  Please contact us to arrange a visit

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