Matthew first came to Shiatsu through his 30 years of martial arts training. Having suffered various injuries, he discovered its ability to alleviate pain and this became his directing force towards learning Shiatsu and the healing arts. His early Shiatsu training inspired him to study 24 form Yang Style Tai Chi with Lei Lei Chu and he later returned to study Tai Chi Chuan Qi-Gong, Hsing Yi and Kung Fu with master Peter Warr.
Matthew has incredible understanding of the rhythm and density of the human body and his Shiatsu sessions squeeze, bend and stretch the body to expertly work out any blockages, aches and pains that are caused by injury, inactivity, stress or illness.
His clients range an entire demographic, from high-profile city bankers to professional athletes, octogenarians to infants. He treats each with vision, energy and empathy. He helped with the delivery of his own son using Shiatsu, tai chi and yoga with special breathing and hypnosis.
As well as being extremely well qualified, Matthew works very much on an intuitive level. He specialises in Shiatsu-do, a style of Japanese acu-pressure massage. He holds a Dip BSSD in Shiatsu as well as a Dip BRSRM in Remedial Massage. He is a member of the Shiatsu Society and also has a Cert Ed Teaching Qualification from London’s Metropolitan University.
His specialisms are: • Recovery and mobilisation from stress and exertion • Acupressure massage (Shiatsu) • Mind-calming and deep relaxation.