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ESS Shiatsu Foundation

5 day Shiatsu foundation course
with the European Shiatsu School

21st - 25th February 2024

Please email us to find out more and book.

Course Programme

This 5 day Shiatsu foundation course is designed to equip the beginner student with a solid grounding in Shiatsu bodywork and a more extensive introduction to the theories of Chinese medicine.


Give safe and effective shiatsu to friends and family.

Integrate new and powerful techniques into an already existing massage practice. 


Develop your own awareness of Qi (energy) and enhance its movement within the body.


You will learn how to use your own body posture efficiently in order to relax a recipient and boost their energy level. Fun and practically focused, it will also include a comprehensive introduction to the theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine and how these can be applied to bodywork.


Join us for our 5 day ESS Shiatsu Foundation course

at Chapel on the Green.


We offer contemporary accommodation in the beautiful village of Glasbury, near Hay on Wye, Mid Wales. 


5 days of training, with daily meals, cake, and access to the beauty of

our local landscapes.


Suitable for:

  • complete beginners

  • complementary therapists, massage therapists & bodyworkers who want to expand their repertoire or start their journey into Shiatsu

You will receive: 

  • understanding of the basic/core principles of good Shiatsu

  • Shiatsu skills for use on friends and family

  • Qigong and Do-in exercises for self development

  • introduction to Classical Chinese Medicine and its applications to Shiatsu

  • “Shiatsu Foundation Course” book by Chris Jarmey

The Syllabus:

  • introduction to the theories and practical applications of Classical Chinese Medicine: Including study into Qi, meridians (channels), tsubos (pressure points); Yin / Yang, and the 5 elements

  • Zen-Shiatsu: Moving from your Hara with ease; sequences in prone, supine, side and seated positions; methods to tonify, calm or disperse Qi

  • Qigong and Do-in exercises: develop your internal vitality and enhance your sensitivity to Qi.

  • Practical feedback and support


  • Acupressure Diploma

  • Shiatsu Practitioner Diploma

During your time with us there will be time to wander the local landscapes and spend time in the historic town of Hay on Wye. 

A​bout Accommodation


Chapel on the Green is gothic chapel at the heart of a village green in Glasbury, Mid Wales. The Chapel was built in 1886 and was an active place of worship until 1998.


It has now been lovingly converted into a retreat centre, seasonal self-catering accommodation and occasional art gallery offering beautiful, creative surroundings to help you relax and enjoy your stay.

We have a king room with an ensuite bathroom, and a king room, two twin/double rooms and a triple room with single bed & bunk bed (with shared bathrooms), all beautifully designed, full of character and creativity. 


All prices include the course programme, accommodation, and all meals.

You can arrive on 20th for the course start on the 21st, leave Sunday 25th.

£900 each: 10% discount if booked before December 21st

We have the following options:

King room with ensuite bathroom

King room with shared bathroom

Two Twin/Double rooms with shared bathroom 

Triple room (single bed and bunk bed) with shared bathroom

link to Chapel on the Green, for photos of accommodation


Chapel on the Green



For more information

and to book

please get in touch:

Mobile: 07545581555

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