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Therapist Tony Austin


Tony completed his Shiatsu and meditation training under Sonia Moriceau at The Healing Shiatsu Education Centre in 1991. He has then more recently qualified as a Qigong instructor after developing a fascination for this and Tai Chi.

Through practicing Shiatsu and teaching Qigong, Tony enjoys helping people create and nurture their own healing resources, learning how to generate their own positive energy.

Shiatsu literally means finger pressure. It works by using the free flow of energy in the body and empathic human touch. Its goals are to release the primary energy/information system of the body to maintain health; to work with the spine and musculoskeletal structure from an energetic perspective, and to help relieve pain by encouraging the body’s own sense of alignment.

Qigong is a form of exercise that includes healing postures, movement, self-massage, breathing techniques, and meditation. “Qi”, is the Chinese term for “life energy” and “Gong” for work, thus, Qigong is the practice of cultivating energy. Regular practice recharges the body increasing our reserves of healing energy.

Tony has studied at the Shiatsu College under Cliff Andrews, Annie Cryar, and Nicola Poole as well as at the British School of Shiatsu-Do under Dan Stretton and Kulwinder Kaur. He qualified as a Qigong instructor in 2015 with the Shiatsu College, Hastings, one of the leading colleges teaching energy work in the UK.