Shiatsu & Physical Therapy
in Frome and Northampton

Movement Shiatsu Therapy in Frome and Northampton is helpful for chronic conditions, back pain, joint pain, stress, trauma, asthma, digestive problems, long covid, support complementary therapy

The body is a most amazing organism and generally it gets on very well on its own. However, there are times when life takes its toll on our body, both physically and emotionally, and we need to seek help from someone trained in its language.

This is where I can help.

I use Movement Shiatsu which combines the still, listening touch of Shiatsu with movements that help you to explore the potential of the part that is painful or stuck and help it to integrate into the rest of the body.

My main focus is helping you to be well and to be able to relax. I specialise in working with many chronic conditions and in those situations it is often more effective to increase relaxation and flexibility. This helps the body to adjust itself naturally, rather than fighting the condition through active intervention.

Clients with the following conditions have found this approach effective and helpful:

  • Back and neck pain, frozen or painful shoulders, joint pain in general – elbows, wrists and hands, hips, knees, ankles and feet.
  • Stress and nervous tension, anxiety, depression and emotional issues, insomnia and sleeplessness
  • Major physical and emotional trauma – car accidents and whiplash, sports injuries, riding accidents, loss and bereavement
  • Asthma and breathing conditions
  • Problems with digestion
  • Support in Cancer care, MND, Parkinsons, and similar
  • Long Covid

I run clinics in Frome (daily) and in Northampton (monthly).

To enquire further please contact me.

And to see what my clients say about the work, see testimonials

Principles behind my work

Shiatsu Frome: shoulder therapy, join pain, back pain, trauma, stress, relaxation, flexibility, emotional problems,

My approach to bodywork began with Shiatsu and Oriental Medicine over 30 years ago, and I still enjoy the freedom of working on a futon.

Over the years I have enhanced my practice by studying and getting to know the body from a more Western view.  I have gained a detailed anatomical knowledge of all the different, but connected, aspects of the body – muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, bones, fascia(connective tissue) and vital organs. This enables me, through touch, to be able to identify the part that is injured, vulnerable or dissociated in some way, and then help it to heal and reconnect with the rest of the body. 

In the process the client, if willing, can also recognise the needs of this part and learn ways to support its healing.  Thus the client can also be actively involved in his/her own healing process.  I feel that combining knowledge from both the Eastern and Western systems gives depth and dimension to my work.

People come to me with a wide variety of conditions, and frequently find that they improve dramatically from the session – even when doctors have said that there is nothing more that they can do. 

I am happy to work with all ages

My life so far

I began my Shiatsu studies in Scotland in 1980 while doing a languages degree when receiving Shiatsu was an essential part of my recovery from illness. After graduating I moved to London to start work as a translator and was able to continue studying at the East West Centre there.

In 1984 I gave up my translating job and went to Japan to participate in a healing course which included Shiatsu as well as other Oriental healing methods.  A year and a half later I went to Australia and worked for a year as an assistant at the Zen Shiatsu Centre in Sydney.  On my return to Britain I continued my Shiatsu studies for many years with Sonia Moriceau and Healing Shiatsu and set up my private practice in 1988.  Later, I was encouraged to teach and became a registered teacher with the Shiatsu Society(UK) in 1998.

Since 2007 I have worked closely with Bill Palmer and encorporate the principles of Movement Shiatsu, Experiential Anatomy and Inner Qigong into my clinical practice.

The non-intrusive approach of Healing-Shiatsu and the interactive style of Movement Shiatsu are my main sources of inspiration.  I draw experience from Yoga and the Chinese Healing Arts and my work focuses on helping clients to feel what their body needs to do to resolve their issue and gently helping it to adjust itself through movement and contact.

For 11 years I taught on the BA in Complementary and Holistic Therapies at Derby University and am now Senior Tutor at the School for Experiential Education, co-teaching postgraduate courses in 10 countries worldwide.  Since 2000 I have coordinated and assessed teacher applicantions for the Shiatsu Society.


Clinics and Contact

How to book a session

I run daily clinics in the centre of Frome, Somerset.

And I hold a week-long clinic once a month in the centre of Northampton 

To book a session, contact me in one of these ways:

Mobile: 07746780746 
Email: teresahadland@hotmail.com 

A standard session costs £60 and lasts an hour