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Melanie Ward

Shiatsu Practitioner, Shadow Work Coach
& Shadow Work Group Facilitator

I have been using Shiatsu for over a decade, to help people transform their pain, difficulty and stuckness; to connect with their bodies and emotions, and to access their inner wisdom.


I gained my Diploma in Shiatsu after completing the 3-year training with the Bristol School of Shiatsu, one of the longest established Shiatsu schools in the UK. I have also completed post-graduate study with the school, and was a teaching assistant with the school for many years.


My experience includes working as a shiatsu practitioner for charities Naomi House, a mother and baby home for women with a history of street sex work; and the Rosie Crane Trust for bereaved parents.


Prior to developing my healing work, I spent a decade as a freelance artist working in education, where I worked with children, young people and adults, and found great joy in using my creativity to bring beauty into the world and helping others to do the same.


I first encountered Shadow Work in 2009, and was so impressed with the depth, power and safety of this work that I began her training soon afterwards. I am a qualified one-to-one Shadow Work coach and Shadow Work Group Facilitator.


My work with clients is also supported by training in Transformational Dialogue and Body Focused Enquiry with Keith Phillips, and experience from my own healing journey and personal practice of 5Rhythms Dance, yoga and T'ai Chi. Other passions include 5Rhthyms dance, music and being in nature.


I am a Member of the Professional Register of the Shiatsu Society, and abides by their codes of ethics and conduct.

Before moving to Devon, I ran a successful practice in Glastonbury for many years.

To find out more see my website:

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