About Siān MarianI moved to Cambridge in 1976 where for a number of years I pursued a career as a mathematician. However, I did not feel this fulfilled my wishes to work directly with people so I trained in Shiatsu with the British School of Shiatsu-Do, and qualified for the MRSS certificate in 1987. Since then I have pursued an active career, teaching and practising Shiatsu. More recently, in 2007, I also qualified in Craniosacral Therapy. I find the combination of these two forms of healing very powerful and love the way that between them they encompass the wisdom of both the western and eastern medical traditions.
‘You have a lovely, enquiring, accepting and non-egotistical touch and I really enjoyed the sessions. I feel much more balanced.’ Michelina Kraft, Pilates teacher
Treatment costs: Shiatsu and Craniosacral Therapy - £51, or 5 for £230 (to be taken within 6 months).
About Peter JosephAfter 28 years in teaching, charity administration and fundraising in New Zealand and the UK, I trained with the Shiatsu College in Norwich and graduated in June 2008. I am fully qualified with the MRSS certificate from the Shiatsu Society UK. I also trained in chair acupressure massage with the European Shiatsu School.
I was inspired to take up these trainings through receiving very successful Shiatsu treatment for RSI (Tenosynovitis). I have continued to be impressed by Shiatsu’s scope in dealing with many ailments, from biomechanical problems like limb-overuse disorders, through breathing difficulties and asthma, to depression and anxiety. To my practice I bring a keen interest in bodywork and particularly the use of attention and relaxation in the treatment of illness. I also bring skills in connecting with individuals and an ability to empathise. I have over 30 years experience teaching Buddhist meditation.
Treatment costs: Shiatsu - £45, or 5 for £200.
Seated massage, 30 mins: rate varies from £20 to £30, depending on venue and number, please enquire.
If you are unable to get to my practice, I can do home visits.
'I have benefitted greatly from regular seated Shiatsu massage, as an ongoing treatment to mitigate the physical effects of long hours seated at a computer workstation. The massage has helped alleviate my chronic back-muscle tension, which has directly improved my sense of wellbeing.' Dan
What our clients have to say about Shiatsu and Craniosacral Therapy.'When I came to see Sian I was getting migraines every day and I felt I couldn’t cope. After just two weeks there was some improvement. Two months on I feel much better – I only get headaches once a week now, rather than every day.'
Kate Wheale, School Teacher
‘I have tried many different treatments for persistent discomfort in my lower back and shoulders, but only Shiatsu has provided an effective way of managing the pain in the long-term, in addition to almost immediate relief. Furthermore, regular sessions with Sian have been hugely beneficial for dealing with work-related stress, helping me to relax and yet stay focused.’ Stuart Sharp, Research Scientist
‘After a treatment I feel at ease, deeply relaxed, and more centred. Many of my symptoms have abated or become more manageable since seeing Sian. During treatments some acute pain I have had went away completely. . . I have experienced Sian as understanding, a good listener, accepting and extremely kind. . . I wish everyone could experience a treatment by her.’ Katie
'The Shiatsu massage provided by Peter Joseph is an excellent service that combines value for money with relaxation. Having a busy job that is mainly based at a computer as well as being a keen gym user can result in stiff and sore muscles in the neck, shoulders and back. This massage is very effective in relieving stress in these areas. I can highly recommend it!' Charlie Steward, Biologist