Shiatsu Massage Therapy

Shiatsu massage therapy with Shiatsu Connects

Connect to your inner resilience and emotional awareness.

Choose Shiatsu Massage Therapy for a happier, healthier and more balanced life.

Shiatsu Massage Therapy and related treatments such as EFT Tapping help you connect to your inner resilience and emotional awareness. This tailored and integrated approach supports you through times of pain, crisis and change.

Shiatsu is gentle, therapeutic bodywork to support your physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing during challenging times. It is a recognised form of holistic physiotherapy that uses gentle movement and acupressure to release and strengthen your body’s natural ability to heal and balance itself.

Shiatsu Connects does just that, we help you connect mind and body.

Shiatsu Connects supports people dealing with physical and mental health symptomsincluding:

  • joint mobility
  • headaches
  • issues with nervous and digestive systems
  • hormonal imbalances
  • stress
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • insomnia

We also help clients coming to terms with chronic health conditions, including symptoms of Long Covid.

People come for Shiatsu Massage Therapy sessions as they move through life events such as:

  • changes in career or education
  • changes in relationships
  • recovering from difficult or traumatic events
  • grief and loss
  • pregnancy and post-pregnancy
  • peri-menopause and menopause

And many clients come regularly as part of their self-care routine to help maintain their quality of life.

More about Shiatsu Massage Therapy

Shiatsu is a Japanese word which translates as ‘finger pressure’. A Shiatsu treatment works with acupressure points, gentle stretching, movement and joint rotations to regulate the nervous system, address areas of imbalance and allow flow back into the body and mind.

Scientific research is increasingly proving the essential connections between mind and body and western medicine now embraces the wisdom behind this natural healing. The result? Touch therapies such as Shiatsu have become a key in helping relieve and prevent a range of physical, emotional and psychological conditions.

Your next step to Shiatsu Massage Therapy with Shiatsu Connects

You are in very safe hands for your all your treatments.

Shiatsu Connects founder Jenny White, known to many as Jenny Shiatsu, is a qualified Shiatsu practitioner (MRSS) with a background in mental health community support. She has an impressive breadth and depth of qualification and expertise in touch therapy training and treatment.

Finding the right therapist for you, someone that you feel comfortable with, is important. Before your treatment, Jenny is more than happy to chat through any questions and your particular circumstances and symptoms.

Your Shiatsu Massage Therapy takes place on a futon, chair or a massage table and you are fully clothed throughout. Bring (or wear) comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and preferably socks. Please let us know in advance if you have any mobility issues.

Your first session starts with an extended initial consultation for to explore what you would like from working together. Jenny may ask you questions about your medical history, lifestyle and current situation. The initial consultation will be followed by your first Shiatsu treatment.

At the end of the session, Jenny may give you some self-care tips and techniques to use in between sessions.

And you can join us on or offline for our popular programme of Self Care Workshops and Events to learn how to take care of your own health and wellbeing in times of need.

If you are interested in learning Shiatsu self care tips, join our weekly self care online classes »
If you want to offer 121 Shiatsu to your clients, staff and volunteers, Shiatsu Connects is here for you too »

How to book a Shiatsu treatment

Shiatsu Connects clinic is based at Santosa, 21 Albert Street, Leith, Edinburgh.
Cost £55 for 1 hour session (concessions are available)

Contact Jenny on 07863 185221
or contact us
or book a free 15 minute discovery call via zoom


Jenny offered Shiatsu to the participants of my bi-annual meditation retreats on Holy Island. Her one-to-one sessions garnered glowing reviews and were an important part of keeping these retreats so embodied and healing. Not only that, Jenny’s crucial support and co-facilitating on these courses became a crucial source of inspiration for me as the course leader and increased the feeling of safety and support for all the participants. Jenny is an inspiration for collaborative work and a potent bringer of embodied wisdom to retreats.

Alistair Appleton Mindsprings

I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful Shiatsu treatment.  It has really freed up my body especially my jaw and neck as well as giving me a bit of a detox which was very useful.  Everything feels more fluid and energised in a relaxed way. I slept brilliantly for the following nights – in fact it’s still working. I am feeling so much calmer and able to deal with the daily stresses.

Thank you, Jenny. Our appointment yesterday has made my back feel better than it has in years – no pulling or tightness, just so relaxed – and my shoulder feels completely better! I’ll take it easy on both, but wow!! Lying in bed last night was more comfortable than it’s been in years. Thank you so much – I had no idea it would work so quickly, and so visibly.