The Shiatsu Guy is Simon Henderson, a fully trained Shiatsu massage therapist with extensive knowledge and expertise and lots of happy clients. Simon specialises in releasing muscle pain and tension in your Neck, Shoulders and Back through a carefully honed understanding of the human body, meridian and pressure point system and the correct application of pressure to relieve your pain and tension.
Shiatsu in London
Shiatsu is popular with Office workers suffering from tight necks, backs and shoulders, and used by dancers and sportspeople to optimise performance, maintain their muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments as well as reducing the chance of injury and managing existing injuries.
Shiatsu is very adaptable and allows Simon to offer a wide range of treatments from therapies that reduce the effects of stress, alleviate aches and pains and to programs that deal with obtaining peak physical performance and in recovering from illness or injury.
Due to the nature of the healing process it is recommended that new clients commit to at least 3 sessions in order to realise more long-term benefits from their treatments. You will certainly feel better after a single session, but if the condition is long-term then it will return once the effects of the treatment wear off or the stresses and strains of your day to day life once again take dominance.
Why Choose The Shiatsu Guy?
Simon has spent many years training in Shiatsu and a number of other therapies, starting his studies at the London College of Shiatsu in 1999. He then went on to work extensively in the Corporate field delivering hundreds if not thousands of hours of acupressure chair massage sessions in short, highly effective treatments that were aimed at helping people as quickly as possible. Through this ‘trial by fire’ Simon has developed the ability to release knots in the back, neck and shoulders through a specific sequence of applied pressure, use of pressure points and the Hirata Zones.
Simon believes in providing a bespoke Shiatsu therapy treatment, drawing on other healing modalities as required to get you to your optimism level of health and Wellbeing. He ensures all treatments are tailored to suit your unique requirements, targeting specific problem areas and providing the relief, relaxation and support you need.
Where does The Shiatsu Guy work?
Simon has 3 London Shiatsu Clinics:
- Physical Health Clinic, Moorgate (EC1Y)
- Snowsfields, London Bridge (SE1)
- Canvas and Cream, Forest Hill (SE23)
Services available in Simon’s London Clinics
Shiatsu Diploma from the London College of Shiatsu, one of the leading Zen Shiatsu colleges in London. The head teachers have studied and taught in Japan at the world renowned Iokai Centre in Tokyo, Japan. Simon began his training around the year 2000, so has over 15 years of experience.
Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner training from Mudita School of Thai Yoga Massage in London. Simon qualified in November 2015, having completed 6 months of training and 60 hours of case studies. Simon had previously completed an introduction to Thai Yoga Massage course in November 2014, and had started to incorporate Thai Yoga Massage techniques into his Shiatsu treatments. Simon is now offering 90 and 120 minute Thai Yoga Massage sessions from two of his London clinics as well as London home visits.
RESET TMJ Treatment (Kinesiology/Kinergetics) – a branch of Kinesiology originating in Australia that deals with issues around the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), including bruxism, clenching, clicking, muscle tension and alignment of the jaw. RESET is also effective in helping a number of other conditions and can be incorporated seamlessly into a shiatsu session.
Certificate in Personal Coaching – The Coaching Academy – a short course undertaken to help Simon’s clients facilitate their health and Wellbeing goals.
Shiatsu Facial Massage – London College of Traditional Acupuncture – incorporating shiatsu, qi gung and other massage techniques to promote a more youthful face, naturally.
Craniosacral Therapy Level 1&2 – a series of classes taught at the London College of Shiatsu as a stand-alone therapy or a supplement to shiatsu treatments. Great for resolving injuries to soft tissue that have an emotional charge or element of shock, are taking a long time to resolve or are having problems healing, an example of which would be whiplash injuries.
Moxibustion Level 1&2 – a series of classes taught at the London College of Shiatsu as a stand-alone therapy or a supplement to shiatsu treatments. The burning of special herbs on the pressure points to strengthen and warm weakened and cold constitutions.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage Level 1&2 – a series of classes taught at the London College of Shiatsu as a stand-alone therapy or a supplement to shiatsu treatments. Great for aiding the body to detox and remove excess fluids.
Simon is a resident of Sydenham, South East London, he has a clinic space in Forest Hill at Canvas and Cream and also does home visits by arrangement throughout London. The home visits area Simon covers include, but are not limited to: Forest Hill, Sydenham, East Dulwich, Dulwich Village, Honor Oak Park, Brockley and Crystal Palace. Simon doesn’t charge for travel in this area. He will still come to you if you live further afield, but travel charges may apply. Please contact him for details.
Some Home Visit Areas Covered include: SE4, SE14, SE19, SE20, SE21, SE22, SE23 & SE26
Simon was able to treat me from my office
The Shiatsu massage I received from Simon managed to release a lot of my tension during a stressful few weeks I had been experiencing. His approach and detailed explanation of the treatment he would give me was very much appreciated and interesting, as I knew little about this type of massage beforehand.
Working on a computer all day, I tend to fall into bad habits. After the massage I was sitting up tall and felt revived, I would recommend anyone who has not had a Shiatsu massage before to experience it.
Even better Simon was able to treat me from my office, which saved me valuable time, it would have taken me weeks to actually make an appointment myself, so I would say to anyone go on and give it a try.
Simon visits our offices regularly, and as I had been suffering from a sore shoulder and neck for many weeks, I decided to give the On Site Chair Massage a go. I’ve not had this treatment before, and it was certainly very relaxing!
But the great news was the huge relief it brought to the nagging pain in my neck and shoulder. An incredible result for one 30 minute session, treating a condition that has resisted many a spirited massage! Recommended!
A Very Relaxing Experience
I highly recommend Simon. He has a very calming welcoming presence and his massage is amazing!
Simon really listens to his clients, has great awareness of the body and makes the massage a very relaxing experience. The benefits of his massages extend into my day-to-day wellbeing because Simon also helps me to understand what’s going on with my muscles and joints and to identify habits potentially causing aches and knots.
I would definitely recommend it
I had a Shiatsu massage with Simon and loved it! I felt stretched and relaxed, exactly what I needed as I work at a desk all day and am slouched most of the time…!
This kind of treatment is great if you have specific parts of the body that ache or are tense. I would definitely recommend it.
Helped alleviate my back pain
Simon’s shiatsu therapy *touch & pressure* technique has helped alleviate my back pain. I would strongly recommend anyone to see Simon who suffers from frequent pain in the back or neck. He makes you feel relaxed and definitely has good healing hands.
I’d not had a Shiatsu massage before meeting Simon. The treatment is gentle but effective. It is a clothed treatment, Simon brings a thin mattress which is laid on the floor and all you need to provide is a pillow.
I have found that I have benefited from the treatments and always look forward to my next one.
He has a kind and gentle manner combined with a confident air that inspires trust. I cannot recommend Simon enough, as he is professional and truly seems interested in his clients well-being…
I went to see Simon with a long running shoulder issue. Simon’s Shiatsu was able to provide real relief that was long lasting.
To top it off the sessions were very relaxing and gave me an energy boost.
Amongst the top 3 massages that I have had
I am a regular attendee at the Mind Body Spirit Festival and have a lot of Shiatsu and other massages. I have to say, yours is ranking amongst the top 3 massages that I have had!
I can’t wait to go back for more
I felt really peaceful and relaxed after my first Shiatsu with Simon. He is a very calming person and he made me feel at ease immediately.
The whole experience was both enjoyable in the short-term and beneficial in the long-term. I can’t wait to go back for more.
Thirty minutes of absolute bliss!
Just sitting in the specially designed chair was relaxing and then the massage was wonderful. A really brilliant way of relieving tensions of all kinds. Thirty minutes of absolute bliss!
I feel totally de stressed and relaxed
Simon gives a fantastic massage, I have had a number of massages with him and I would highly recommend them!
He will find knots you didn’t even know were there,
After every massage I feel totally de stressed and relaxed,
Well worth the money 🙂
I have found Simon’s unique Shiatsu massage both relaxing and renewing.
What I especially enjoyed was having his natural facelift massage after the shiatsu session so that I not only felt better; I also looked better as well!
I would highly recommend his services to anyone who wants to de-stress and/or rev-up their general energy levels.
Recommended to anyone who wants a pampering or a good pummelling
Excellent massage and service.
Simon is professional, friendly and very knowledgeable. I always look forward to my massage, he is able to get rid of my sports related knots and pain in time for me to mess it all up again! 🙂
Simon’s knowledge does not end with the massage, he knows everything about healthy living and wellbeing and has given me lots of interesting tips to think about.
I would, and have recommended him to anyone who wants either pampering or a good pummelling.