The Shiatsu Guy is Simon Henderson, a fully trained Shiatsu massage therapist with extensive knowledge and expertise and lots of happy clients. Simon specialises in releasing muscle pain and tension through a carefully honed understanding of the human body, meridian and pressure point system and the correct application of pressure to relieve your pain and tension.
Shiatsu in London
Shiatsu is popular with Office workers suffering from tight necks, backs and shoulders, and used by dancers and sportspeople to optimise performance, maintain their muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments as well as reducing the chance of injury and managing existing injuries.
Shiatsu is very adaptable and allows Simon to offer a wide range of treatments from therapies that reduce the effects of stress, alleviate aches and pains and to programs that deal with obtaining peak physical performance and in recovering from illness or injury.
Where does The Shiatsu Guy work?
Simon has 3 London Shiatsu Clinics:
- Physical Health Clinic, Moorgate (EC1Y)
- Snowfields, London Bridge (SE1)
- Canvas and Cream, Forest Hill (SE23)
Shiatsu treatment prices depend on the clinic – Contact us to ask about the different clinic prices – info@TheShiatsuGuy.com
Why Choose The Shiatsu Guy?
Simon has spent many years training in Shiatsu and a number of other therapies, starting his studies at the London College of Shiatsu in 1999. He then went on to work extensively in the Corporate field delivering hundreds if not thousands of hours of acupressure chair massage sessions, in short, highly effective treatments that were aimed at helping people as quickly as possible. Through this ‘trial by fire’ Simon has developed the ability to release knots in the back, neck and shoulders through a specific sequence of applied pressure, use of pressure points and the Hirata Zones.
Simon believes in providing a bespoke Shiatsu therapy treatment, drawing on other healing modalities as required to get you to your optimism level of health and Wellbeing. He ensures all treatments are tailored to suit your unique requirements, targeting specific problem areas and providing the relief, relaxation and support you need.
Services available in Simon’s London Clinics
Simon is a resident of Sydenham, South East London, he has a clinic space in Forest Hill at Canvas and Cream and also does home visits by arrangement throughout London. The home visits area Simon covers include, but are not limited to: Forest Hill, Sydenham, East Dulwich, Dulwich Village, Honor Oak Park, Brockley and Crystal Palace. Simon doesn’t charge for travel in this area. He will still come to you if you live further afield, but travel charges may apply. Please contact him for details.
Some Home Visit Areas Covered include: SE4, SE14, SE19, SE20, SE21, SE22, SE23 & SE26
Shiatsu Diploma from the London College of Shiatsu, one of the leading Zen Shiatsu colleges in London. The head teachers have studied and taught in Japan at the world-renowned Iokai Centre in Tokyo, Japan.
Currently participating in the Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner training at Mudita School of Thai Yoga Massage in London. The course runs from January until July 2015. Simon has already completed an introduction to Thai Yoga Massage course in November 2014, and has started to incorporate Thai Yoga Massage techniques into his Shiatsu treatments. Simon will begin offering 60 and 90 minute Thai Yoga Massage sessions at a reduced rate as part of his final training, requiring willing bodies for case studies.
Certificate in Personal Coaching – The Coaching Academy – a short course undertaken to help Simon’s clients facilitate their health and Wellbeing goals.
Shiatsu Facial Massage – London College of Traditional Acupuncture – incorporating shiatsu, qi gong and other massage techniques to promote a more youthful face, naturally.
Craniosacral Therapy Level 1&2 – a series of classes taught at the London College of Shiatsu as a stand-alone therapy or a supplement to shiatsu treatments. Great for resolving injuries to soft tissue that take a long time or have problems healing, such as whiplash injuries.
RESET TMJ Treatment (Kinesiology/Kinergetics) – a branch of Kinesiology originating in Australia that deals with issues around the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), tension and alignment of the jaw. RESET is also effective in helping a number of other conditions and can be incorporated seamlessly into a shiatsu session.
Moxibustion Level 1&2 – a series of classes taught at the London College of Shiatsu as a stand-alone therapy or a supplement to shiatsu treatments. The burning of special herbs on the pressure points to strengthen and warm weakened and cold constitutions.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Level 1&2 – a series of classes taught at the London College of Shiatsu as a stand-alone therapy or a supplement to shiatsu treatments. Great for aiding the body to detox and remove excess fluids.
Yet this is health: To have a body functioning so perfectly that when its few simple needs are met it never calls attention to its own existence. ~Bertha Stuart Dyment
Amongst the top 3 massages that I have hadI am a regular attendee at the Mind Body Spirit Festival and have a lot of Shiatsu and other massages. I have to say, yours is ranking amongst the top 3 massages that I have had!
I left with a sense of overall well-being which lasted a few days
Simon’s massage relieved my tight left shoulder and neck which was wonderful. More than that though, the massage was very reviving and relaxing overall and I left with a sense of overall well-being which lasted a few days. What I liked most about the Thai Yoga Massage was that Simon actively manipulated my joints and I was more active in the massage. Thank you, Simon – you seem to be able to exert just the right amount of pressure.
To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ~Buddha
I can’t wait to go back for more I felt really peaceful and relaxed after my first Shiatsu with Simon. He is a very calming person and he made me feel at ease immediately. The whole experience was both enjoyable in the short-term and beneficial in the long-term. I can’t wait to go back for more.
The treatment is gentle but effective I’d not had a Shiatsu massage before meeting Simon. The treatment is gentle but effective. It is a clothed treatment, Simon brings a thin mattress which is laid on the floor and all you need to provide is a pillow. I have found that I have benefited from the treatments and always look forward to my next one. He has a kind and gentle manner combined with a confident air that inspires trust. I cannot recommend Simon enough, as he is professional and truly seems interested in his clients well-being…
Some patients I see are actually draining into their bodies the diseased thoughts of their minds. ~Zacharty Bercovitz
An incredible result for one 30 minute session Simon visits our offices regularly, and as I had been suffering from a sore shoulder and neck for many weeks, I decided to give the On Site Chair Massage a go. I’ve not had this treatment before, and it was certainly very relaxing! But the great news was the huge relief it brought to the nagging pain in my neck and shoulder. An incredible result for one 30 minute session, treating a condition that has resisted many a spirited massage! Recommended!
I had been suffering with shoulder and hip pain for several weeks due to my intense weight training program getting ready for a competition. I had 3 Thai Yoga massage treatments with Simon over several weeks, after the treatments I felt relief from the pain in both my shoulder and hip. Throughout my days afterwards I felt more relaxed and flexible and was able to focus more on my day than on the pain. I’m so grateful that I have found Simon, I now recommend him to all of my clients!
The best and most efficient pharmacy is within your own system. ~Robert C. Peale