Body Work Testimonials

“Marianne has a great depth of wisdom and compassion. Her abilities as a shiatsu practitioner are intuitive and give me what I need every time. I have suffered from migraine for many years and Shiatsu with Marianne is the most truly holistic and effective alternative treatment I have had.”

Jo, Connexions advisor

“Marianne is a sensitive, skilled, respectful Shiatsu practitioner. She works with gentleness and confidence, really ‘listening in’ to what’s going on and working with intuition. I really valued our work – thanks Marianne!”

Kamalamani, Body Psychotherapist

“Marianne has provided me with a safe, supportive space where I have been able to process my emotions and open my heart. Her playful nature has often brought a lighter quality to my darkest feelings. This has helped me to accept myself with joy and relief. I highly recommend her as a shiatsu practitioner and life mentor.”

Jessica,  Nursing assistant.

“I had been having a thoroughly unpleasant time suffering from labyrinthitis and related BPPV (Benign Postural Positional Vertigo). One session with Marianne and the problem diminished. The second session banished it. Marianne is strong, gentle, genuinely caring and thoroughly professional. “

Jamie, actor

“Marianne’s shiatsu treatments are gentle and sensitive and also deep and strong, giving me the space to fully let go. Marianne has a great capacity for gently yet actively listening and allowing me to find my own way through challenging life events, skilfully guided by key questions. I have benefited enormously from Marianne’s capacity to hold, both emotionally and physically.”

Nicola, Key worker

“Marianne gives a gentle yet powerfully holding shiatsu, with deep sensitivity and a mature authority.”

Paul McNicholls, Teacher, Bristol school of Shiatsu

The truth about our childhood is stored up in our body and though we can repress it we can never alter it. Our intellect can be deceived, our feelings manipulated, our perception confused, our body tricked with medication. But some day the body will present its bill for it remains as incorruptible as the child who accepts no compromises or excuses, and it will not stop tormenting us until we stop evading the truth.

“So, if you are too tired to speak sit next to me, because I, too, am fluent in silence.”