Our teaching lineage stems directly from the Japanese tradition of Shiatsu, yet has a strong connection to the classics of Chinese Medicine. Chris Jarmey, an internationally renowned teacher and the schools founder, studied directly with Pauline Sasaki before setting up the European Shiatsu School in 1985. Although he has now sadly passed away many of our current teachers studied with him directly and benefitted from his expertise, wisdom and kindness. He has written many, well respected texts on Shiatsu, Qi Gong and anatomy, some of which you will receive as part of your training
We now maintain a highly qualified and experienced teaching team, many of whom are also Chinese herbal medicine practitioners and acupuncturists and all of who are registered as Teachers with the Shiatsu Society. Each teacher brings their own highly valued specialisms to the school, from women’s health to advanced Chinese medical knowledge.
Our current team includes