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My name is Ria – I am a pure Zen Shiatsu massage therapist, specialized in structural corrections, sport and performance injuries.
Despite my youthful looks (baby face!) I was born in London in 1972. I originally trained in Dance and Performance, graduating with a BA (hons) at Dartington College of Arts in 1991. I worked internationally as a professional dancer and performer during my 20's and have also practiced Yoga and martial arts for many years.
Having been recommended a course of Shiatsu treatments after suffering a minor injury during a tour in 2000, I was so bowled over by the power and affect of the treatments that I decided to study the technique myself.
I trained in Zen Shiatsu – a technique that works with the same theory and principals as acupuncture but without needles, using stretches, gentle manipulations, rotations of the joints and acupressure. My training was an extensive three year course at the British School of Shiatsu-Do. Study included Traditional Chinese Medicine and Qi Gong, with specialisms in structural corrections, fascia release techniques, sports/performance injuries and Shiatsu for pregnancy.
I now manage a very busy and successful clinic where I practice as well. I am deeply passionate about the power of Shiatsu massage and have been developing my work with artist and performers over the years. I am thrilled to now be bringing Shiatsu to the international arena through Dr. Dot.
Treatments are fully clothed, full body massage. Clients should wear loose comfortable clothing.
Shiatsu is useful for:
- Emotional well-being
- Back and neck pain
- Strains and sprains
- Digestive issues
- Circulation issues