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Doug Foot MA (Psychotherapy & Healing), BSc (Hons) Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture), PGCE, TZSS

Doug is a multidisciplined practitioner and teacher who first began studying Shiatsu at the Zen School of Shiatsu in the early 1990ís. He became the first graduate to obtain his licence to practice in 1997. In his thirst for knowledge and further understanding of energetic medicine he went on to study acupuncture at the University of Westminster in 1998, graduating in 2001. More recently he has obtained his masters in Psychotherapy and Healing from the University of Middlesex (2009), and is now equally at home offering both touch and talking therapies depending on what is most relevant to the client. He continues to explore other therapies including Chi Nei Tsang (Taoist abdominal massage).

As a registered teacher with the Zen Shiatsu Society, Doug is a guest lecturer at the Zen School of Shiatsu. His shiatsu teaching focuses on helping shiatsu trainees and graduates alike to use Chinese medicine diagnostics to help enrich their shiatsu treatments. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster on the BSc (Hons) Complementary Therapies Scheme.

His research interests include using Reflective Practice as a means to assist practitioners in their life long learning. He is also passionate about how practitioners can best use communication skills and intuition to enhance the therapeutic relationship with their clients.

Outside of his work commitments Doug practises yoga and is a keen swimmer and tennis player.

Doug runs a vibrant practice in Forest Hill, southeast London, offering shiatsu, acupuncture and psychodynamic psychotherapy. He treats a complete range of conditions from muscular skeletal injuries through to psycho-emotional concerns

Doug's Web site: Wellbeing Therapies

Zen Shiatsu is a Japanese therapy based on the ancient theories and wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Shiatsu literally means "finger push", often known as acupressure. A treatment includes palm and finger pressure and gentle stretches which connect with the energy flowing around the body. Each internal organ (for example the lungs, liver and heart) has a meridian or energy line which runs through the body. These meridians are affected by the everyday stresses of life: overwork, a sedentary lifestyle, lack of rest and calm, emotional traumas and illness all contribute to blockages and imbalances forming within the meridians. These blockages may manifest in different ways such as tension, pain and fatigue. By tonifying or releasing the energy within the meridians, shiatsu works to encourage the body to rediscover its own balance.

Shiatsu has many benefits for health and wellbeing. It is a wonderful way to take some time for yourself, connect with your body, relax, clear any tension and blockages from your system and generally boost your immunity. After a treatment, which lasts about an hour, you may feel invigorated yet deeply relaxed.

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