This website aims to introduce you to myself and to Shiatsu. Discover how to arrange an individual session or to book onto a course in and around Edinburgh, Scotland and other parts of Europe.

Tamsin at recipient's home

What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is a Japanese massage technique for promoting natural balance in your body. You keep your clothes on when receiving a Shiatsu treatment.

I am offering Shiatsu from my home. Please see my page Shiatsu for Individuals for full Covid safety measures and precautions

When I travel, I offer a Shiatsu session in return for lodgings

If you are interested, please contact me.


After enjoyable teaching in Athens in June 2019 and lots of writing (notably in Estonia and Wales), I am excited to say that my first book, ‘Working with Death and Loss in Shiatsu Practice, a guide to holistic bodywork in palliative care‘ for Singing Dragon Press is now available to buy from Waterstones, Hive or from Amazon. I have recently returned from presenting Autumn Leaves Fall, Shiatsu and Grief in Amsterdam as part of the European Shiatsu Congress where the book was launched.

I am excited to announce that booking is now open for the online course ‘On Death and Life or The Exploration of Ki’ with myself and Cathérine Dompas from Montpelier

Watch this space for info on an online course organised with Panayiota Polychroni-Giannino in Athens and Death; and ‘Loss and Grief in Shiatsu Practice’ in Lisbon, Portugal.

Full details in the side menu (laptop) and below (simply scroll down if you are on your mobile) as well as on my blog (link below).

Book cover of the new title Working with Death and Loss in Shiatsu Practice by Tamsin Grainger Singing Dragon Press. Publishing date September 2020

Shiatsu Blog

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You can contact me by email, and for appointments you can either message or phone me on +44 7821 264 882, or use this form:

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