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with Melanie Ward

About Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a form of healing bodywork that connects deep into the muscles, joints and underlying energy (qi) of the body.


Shiatsu is based on the same meridian and point system as acupuncture but, instead of needles, I use intuitive, compassionate touch to connect on a profound level.


A range of techniques may be used depending on what is needed and appropriate, from gentle holding to deeply releasing stretches and pressure. Shiatsu can be deeply relaxing, powerful, energising, revitalising...


Although clients often come with physical ailments, Shiatsu works with the whole being rather than just the symptom. Everything that makes us who we are is held in our bodies. When you receive shiatsu all of you is welcomed and held; your history and your hopes, your woundedness and your perfection.


Prices and information for clients

Shiatsu sessions are available every day except Tuesdays and Sundays.

Evening appointments are available, and some Saturday mornings may be available on request.

Home visits:

Home visits are available within 10 miles of Chagford for a small extra fee.


Standard session (1 hour - 1.5 hours) - £42 (home visit - £52)

Extended session (1.5 hours - 2 hours) - £58 (home visit - £68)



If money is an issue please talk to me. I am able to offer a limited number of sessions each week at a reduced rate for those in need.


Cancellation policy:

Please note that I ask for 48 hours notice for changes or cancellation of appointments; for changes or cancellations within 48 hours, the full fee will be payable.

To book or for more info:

If you require more information, or if you have any queries, please contact me; I will be happy to talk with you.


"Melanie’s presence is gentle, but solid and strong at the same time. She’s open and non-judgemental and works creatively which I really like. [She] allowed me to feel safe enough to be open and honest and I felt very supported by her.” JR

"Thank you so much Melanie for the beautifully held session today. I felt incredible choice and permission to go as deep as I actually needed which I haven't experienced with a practitioner before. Deeply and genuinely grateful."

Allie W

“The help you have given me is enormous and works on at least four levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. I am truly coming into my own; becoming more of who I am and feel happier and more nourished in places that I thought would always be sad and empty. I am managing to believe in my own beauty, and that is a transformation so great I would not have believed it possible. I am, and will always be, hugely grateful to you.”

Mark Maddrell