Shiatsu in the Sports Environment with Shane
In this workshop I will be talking about my experience of Shiatsu in the Sports environment. Since my Shiatsu training, I have studied in-depth the fascia system, advanced soft tissue techniques advanced sports therapy techniques. It is from this study that I have applied these theories and techniques to my Shiatsu and created “Sports Shiatsu”
My route to Shiatsu began officially around the age of 15 after reading a book by a man called Manktak Chia, this lead me onto study Taoism. But you could argue I began years before then as even though I’m not a natural athlete and although I was never bothered about certain sports I was fascinated with how the body worked and moved… and why against the advice of my P.E teacher I studied P.E at GSCE even though I was rubbish at most sports.
After college I travelled to Switzerland to live and work in a health centre but returned to England where I began studying a degree in complementary therapies. This included Shiatsu, sports massage, Swedish massage among others also a lot of theory such as traditional Chinese medicine, sports performance, anatomy, movement.
In 2008, I signed up to a 3 years course with the northern school of shiatsu. In my 3rd year I decided to risk it all and go self employed, Since then I have gone from strength to strength working hard to build my clinic and my reputation but also to continually learn and improve myself.
Around 2014, I partnered with a local boxing club fighting fit and after working on the coaching and management teams I soon began working along side both amateur and professional boxers, both up and coming and retired old warriors. I have helped out commonwealth champion Liam Cameron during his fight camp to win that title. And I’m currently working along side rising stars Kyle Fox and Mark Bennett who are both climbing the professional rankings. I also work with a couple of lads from Team GB and the England squad including 2x national champion and silver GB medallist Marcus Ellis.