The Shiatsu College


The Manchester Branch of the Shiatsu College is located in the heart of Manchester, in the iconic cultural hub of the Northern Quarter within easy walking distance of both train stations. Classes take place at the beautiful studios of Bodywise Natural Health Centre  above the peaceful Manchester Buddhist Centre.

We welcome students from a wide geographical area, including Wales, Cumbria, Merseyside, Yorkshire and Shropshire as well as the Greater Manchester region. Shiatsu College Manchester runs as a Community Interest Company and decisions are made collectively by the Teaching Team.
07762 821364
16-20 Turner Street. Manchester. M4 1DZ
Manchester Page
Where we're located.

Term Dates & Fees

Fees 2022/23
Fees 2023/24
Various payment options are available such as monthly instalments, please enquire for details.
Although we offer easy payments terms, starting the course does make you liable to pay the full balance of the fees, whether you complete the course or not.
All fees include registration with LASER learning for course accreditation.
Please make contact and we will send you a registration form.  Secure your place by returning the completed registration form and paying the non-refundable deposit. (if the course is undersubscribed we reserve the right to cancel or postpone, in which case your deposit will be returned to you swiftly.)
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Term Dates 2022/23
Term Dates 2023/24

Teaching Team

Anne Palmer

Anne’s early work in Medical Genetics, together with her Shiatsu, Tai Chi and Acupuncture practice, contribute to her ongoing fascination with the miracle that is the human body/mind/spirit. Her teaching is laced with a mischievous sense of humour and she is thrilled when her students also experience the possibility of the universe as a harmonious whole. She is an Editor for the Shiatsu Society Journal, former Chair of Shiatsu Society and her Acupuncture MSc Dissertation was on Shiatsu for people with shoulder pain.

Hannah Mackay

Hannah's teaching is rooted in over 20 years' experience as an established shiatsu practitioner in Manchester. She is committed to supporting others in creating their own professional shiatsu practice, as well as savouring the process of learning, and regularly runs CPD events for shiatsu practitioners. She has completed a specialist training in Shiatsu for Maternity Care. Hannah has a background in academic research (shiatsu and psychotherapy), and enjoys bringing her enquiring mind into her teaching. Her personal creative practice includes dance and movement (5 Rhythms and Movement Medicine) and writing poetry.

Teaching Team

Karey Taylor
MA, Acupuncture Dip. FWSS

Karey was drawn to Shiatsu as an antidote to a stressful career in managing hostels for homeless people. Having known little about Shiatsu at the time, she felt compelled to study it and changed jobs so to give space for it in her life. She has continued to develop as a practitioner, studying Acupuncture to broaden her understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine and moving into Sei Ki practice as a way to deepen her Shiatsu and connection with people and the universe. Karey has always been driven by a desire for social justice and equality and continues to work as an advocate for children in care.

Rachel Ecclestone
BMus, PG Dip. MRSS

Rachel graduated from the Manchester branch of the Shiatsu college in 2014, and later returned as a teaching assistant. She is currently in the process of training to be a Shiatsu teacher with the college. As well as practicing Shiatsu, Rachel also works as a music therapist and has worked in a range of mental health and educational settings over many years.