Rachel’s Shiatsu and holistic medicine journey began 1983 after traveling in India. Whilst at University in New York she received treatments from Pamela Hannay, a student of Masunaga and Ohashi.

After returning to London to work as a designer, Rachel also studied Macrobiotic Shiatsu with Shizuko Yamamoto and Patrick McCarty, then Macrobiotic Cooking and Oriental Diagnosis with Michio and Aveline Kushi. This led to the 3 year practitioner training at the British School of Shiatsu-Do and teacher training after which she was invited to join the team at the school. She is also an active member of the Shiatsu Society UK and has completed the postgraduate year with the Shiatsu College.

In 1992 Rachel pioneered Shiatsu in the workplace with her business Shiatsu Consultants. Treating staff on site at the BBC, advertising agencies, and law firms, she also taught Shiatsu techniques and exercises to staff as part of their ongoing stress relief and well being programs.

Rachel also completed the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner training at the CSTET with key teachers Michael Kern and Franklin Sills. She sometimes joins class at the CSTET as a teaching assistant in London.

Having been a student of Saul Goodman since 1992 she is one of only a handful of qualified Shin Tai teachers in the UK and is often involved in presenting postgraduate workshops of his Central Channel work.

Rachel is fully committed to natural health and continuing professional development. She regularly participates in research and development within the field of holistic health.

Shiatsu Society UK
Craniosacral Therapy Association UK
CNHC - Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

British School of Shiatsu-Do
Craniosacral Therapy Education Trust
Shintai International

“I felt fantastic and much more positive after my session with you last week. My tummy has settled down too. Mark, Wiltshire.