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with Melanie Ward

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

Shiatsu Massage Devon

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.

Head Massage

Prices and information for clients


Short session - 1 hour £45 - £65

Standard session - 90 mins £65 - £95

Extended session 2 hours £80 - £120

(I charge on a sliding scale; please choose which rate is affordable for you within the scale)


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.

For more info:

If you would like to book a session or if you require more information or have any queries, please

book a free consultation


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

"Initially I came for shiatsu for back problems having tried [several other treatments] in the past… Shiatsu more than helped my back problems, but it also provides me with a sense of wellbeing, incredible relaxation and a sense of being at peace and able to take on the world."



"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

" have helped me more than anyone else in my adult life... At each session there is the discussion side first and then the bodywork and it always feels like I’ve had two sessions in one – emotional and physical healing. You seem to intuitively know the right thing to do ... and this has inspired me to follow my instincts [more]... You’re such a genuinely caring, understanding person. I feel lucky to have had this experience with you and I’m eternally grateful. Thank you!"

Andrew Savage

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