Experience wellbeing; a relaxed, stress-free, happy and healthy you!
I have always been interested in helping people achieve balance and wellbeing in their lives. I originally trained as a Careers Guidance Advisor in 1994 to help people identify their passion and find a route into doing what they wanted to do with their lives.
Some close friends have suggested that I chose this vocation as a means of being able to research and discover what my own passion and vocation should be!
However, I felt that I also wanted to widen my scope for helping people find wellbeing through communication and so five years ago trained in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).
I also discovered Shiatsu at the same time, which is very much about helping people achieve balance and wellbeing in their lives, plus it ticked the box for me in terms of identifying my own passion because most importantly, being a bodywork therapy, it involves communication through touch. Another added bonus is that being a physical therapy it also keeps me fit!
Shiatsu has transformed my own health. Prior to becoming a practitioner I suffered terribly from a bad back and sciatica and eventually became wheelchair bound. I had an operation to remove a disc and began to receive a course of shiatsu treatments regularly over the next six months whilst recovering at home. I had already become interested in shiatsu as a possible career area and the noticeable week to week benefits of the treatments on my own health confirmed that I should explore it further.
After taking an introductory taster course I was hooked and I undertook the full training and qualified as a practitioner with The British School of Shiatsu-Do.
Shiatsu practitioners train for 3 years to qualify for the Diploma. We undertake exams both in western anatomy and physiology and Traditional Chinese Medicine to qualify. I have undertaken post graduate study and achieved MRSS. I continue my professional development by training regularly with internationally recognised Shiatsu teachers to maintain skills and to learn new skills to integrate within my shiatsu, which is evolving into my own particular style and continues to develop in new ways.
I have taken a year long Well Mother shiatsu diploma course in pregnancy and specialist courses in sports injuries, Central Channel release, and Japanese rejuvenation facial massage.
I am trained in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, (BCST), training at The Karuna Institute with the world reknowned teacher Franklyn Sills. This is a two year training.
I have also trained as a teacher in Chi Kung, training with The College of Elemental Chi Kung in London. Chi Kung is considered the highest of healing arts in China and is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and therefore the same system as Shiatsu. Chi kung uses the breath, movement, posture and intention to raise our selves to very high states of wellbeing and awareness. In China, Chi Kung exercises are an integral part of the medical treatment of physical illnesses including cancer and heart disease.
I run a shiatsu clinic from my purposely converted Wellbeing Studio at my home in Colchester and have previously been employed by the charity "Open Road", part-time as a shiatsu practitioner to give support to those who are withdrawing from addiction to drugs and alcohol. I teach Chi Kung in Colchester, and also offer one to one Chi Kung lessons from my Wellbeing Studio.
I am qualified in Thai Massage, traveling to Thailand in 2007 and gaining my certificate through the WatPo Medical School of Bangkok. Thai massage originates from India and uses thumb pressure and applied yoga stretches to achieve wellbeing and balance. It integrates perfectly with shiatsu, sharing many similar techniques and the same philosophy.
I work at several festivals in the summer months in the healing fields including Glastonbury festival, Wilderness, Small world and Secret Garden Party. I also work offsite for Dudley Smith Partnership in Chelmsford providing Shiatsu massage for their employees several times a year.
My clients have come from all walks of life and are all ages; from young children to pensioners! I have treated clients with all the conditions listed in this website.
If you would like to discuss Shiatsu, Craniosacral Therapy, Japanese rejuvenation facial massage or Chi Kung further or would like to make an appointment please telephone:
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to hearing from you!
Alison Hosking (MRSS)
62 Port Lane
Essex. CO1 2HL