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I offer effective Shiatsu treatments at my therapy room in Parkstone, Poole.  And at The Natural Body Cafe, Poole.

Shiatsu is ideal for:-

  • health

  • digestive problems and IBS

  • headaches

  • circulation

  • physical and emotional stress

  • promoting relaxation

  • a sense of well-being

  • improving posture

  • promoting sleep

  • balancing energy levels

  • relief from tension

  • improving mood

  • aiding joint mobility

  • reproductive disorders

  • respiritory 

  • and more...


What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is an ancient Japanese massage therapy following similar principals as acupuncture by working on a system of energy channels or ‘meridians’, each connecting with an organ. Pressure is applied using thumbs, palms and elbows. And gentle stretching techniques to stimulate and re-balance energy.

Shiatsu can offer effective relaxing treatments, specifically tailored to your own needs, which can help a wide-range of conditions — from specific injuries or health problems to more general symptoms.

Continual stress leads to pain and illness. Shiatsu treatment relieves muscle tension and can aid joint mobility, which significantly improves posture. It promotes relaxation, bringing relief from tensions, improves your mood, aids sleep, and balances energy levels.

Shiatsu is effective on all levels — mind, body, lifting our spirits and sense of well being with a positive attitude.

I have seen clients over many of my professional years with physical and emotional stress problems and Shiatsu has been effective to resolve them.

‘I have been seeing Josie for Shiatsu treatment on a fairly regular basis. She is very knowledgeable and sensitive to the needs of her clients and whether she is dealing with a stiff neck or upset stomach, she always seems to achieve positive results. She has also helped my sister to give up smoking in her capacity as a Hypnotherapist and this was after only one session!'

S.W. (Dorset)


What does a Shiatsu session involve?


After an initial consultation, the treatment will be carried out on a couch. Where conditions make this difficult, e.g., poor health, injuries, disabilities and the elderly, patients can be treated in a chair.

Please bring or wear loose comfortable clothing for your treatment and avoid eating at least one hour before your visit.


How many sessions will I need?


The number of treatments varies for each person. One session maybe adequate but for optimum benefit two or more may be required. This can be discussed after your treatment. When a condition improves many people continue with regular treatments — making a difference to the quality of their lives.


Shiatsu Mini Session

A 45 minute treatment where you can experience the benefits of Shiatsu. Perfect for busy people.


Accreditations and Training


Josephine Pridmore was a member until September 2023  she had been on the Register of Professional Practitioners and in later years a Fellowship of the Shiatsu Society (UK). Total years a member from 1989 - September 2023.  She is now stepping back semi-retired.

I have a Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Professional Qualifications

Professional diploma in Shiatsu from the British School of Shiatsu (Dip. BSS) in London, 1986 - 1989, studying under Ray Ridolfi.

She has also completed a year’s training course at the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy, London 1991. Elements of this are occasionally used in her Shiatsu treatments.

Since 1988 she has attended many post-graduate workshops with visiting Shiatsu teachers, including Saul Goodman, Patrick Riley, Waturu Ohashi, Pauline Sasaki, Kiku Zutrau-Miyazaki, (Sotai corrective postural alignment) and Shinmei Kishi.

If you have any health problems or concerns Josephine will be happy to discuss these with you.

90 Minute Full Session

including consultation


Shiatsu - 60 Minute Follow up 

After your initial Shiatsu session, follow ups can be continued for as long as you wish


Shiatsu Facial - 30 Minutes

A very relaxing treatment which includes a neck and shoulder massage. Pressure is applied with or without oil on acupressure points while massage techniques tone and relax the muscles, improving the appearance of the skin which can also affect the whole body.


Shiatsu Facial - 40 Minutes

Enjoy a longer facial Shiatsu session which includes the neck and shoulders


Shiatsu Facial - 60 Minutes

An hour of pampering and relaxing Shiatsu, feel fully rejuvenated


Gift Vouchers Available


Contact me for

more information

Book a Shiatsu session by calling

07850 477287

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