Student Support

We pride ourselves on the high level of support we offer to students throughout their courses.  We aim to provide students with a secure support and feedback network. The school encourages feedback from students so that it can maintain the quality of its training and make on going improvements to its courses.

Teachers are allocated as mentors to provide support, as does the office team. We encourage students to meet each other to practise and our space is free for them to use by arrangement.  Class representatives facilitate a smooth flow of communications with the school.

At each level all students are provided with comprehensive handbooks. These provide hand-outs and information to guide them through the course and its requirements, and acts as a personal development and study record for the students throughout their training.

Student and Graduate Practise Classes

We offer evening sessions for students and graduates to refine their shiatsu. Attending these classes is optional, but recommended. There are various types of practice classes:

Drop-In Practise classes:

Held on the 1st  and 3rd  Thursday of each month, from 6.30-9pm. Cost £15 per class or £60 for 5 classes. Under the guidance of an experienced BSS-Do Teacher or Trainee Teacher, these classes are open to anyone with an interest in shiatsu whether student, graduate or complete beginner. Join the school’s meet-up group to receive news of these classes.

Advanced Practise classes:

Held on the 4th Thursday of the month from 7 – 9.30pm. Cost £15 or £ 60 for 5 classes. Open to 2nd and 3rd year students, graduates and post-graduates. Run by experienced BSS-Do or guest teachers, each class focuses on a particular topic for the evening. Sign up to our Newsletter to receive further information about these classes and workshops.

One Day workshops:

These are held periodically through the year. A day may follow up on an Advanced Practise class, delving deeper into the subject matter, or a teachers’ particular subject of interest or specialisation may inspire it.


We run regular treatment clinics, offering low cost shiatsu and invaluable practise opportunities to students and graduates.

Student Teaching Clinic

As part of the training students are asked to attend the supervised training clinics. They normally run on a Monday every 2 or 3 weeks. These clinics form part of the students’ clinical practice and allow them to work on members of the public. A treatment session includes taking a full case study and treatment, under the guidance of a fully qualified Shiatsu Practitioner and Teacher. For members of the public they offer a chance to receive a good quality, low cost treatment. Please contact the school to book.

Volunteer Supervised Clinics

From time to time we need graduates to volunteer to treat at these clinics. These provide valuable CPD. Please contact us to volunteer.

Graduate Practitioner Clinic

Our graduate clinics run on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. They offer reduced priced professional shiatsu to the public and give graduates a ‘stepping stone’ to professional practice under the overall guidance of the school.