Char Scrivener

Head of Studies BSS-Do London
Char’s expertise and practice includes:
  • Shiatsu
  • Acupuncture
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy
  • Shin Tai Practitioner and Teacher
  • Seitai Practitioner

Char came to Shiatsu through a variety of routes including martial arts and her involvement in the Gay, Women’s and Co-operative Movements that focussed on people taking responsibility and control of their lives both on a personal and environmental level.

Char’s Shiatsu and Oriental Medicine training started at the Community Health Foundation in London 27 years ago. She graduated from the BSS London run by Ray Ridolfi and Susanne Franzen, followed by a postgraduate one year’s training with Sonia Moriceau, Healing Shiatsu Education Centre.

Continuing to build and refine her Shiatsu practice, Char has worked with other Shiatsu teachers including Pauline Sasaki, Clifford Andrews, Saul Goodman, and Michael Rose.

Char trained with the Craniosacral Therapy Education Trust with Franklyn Sills and Michael Kern.

Seitai: a Japanese system similar to the western practices of Oesteopathy and Chiropractics, gaining accreditation with the Kokusai Ryojutsu Gakuin, Yokohama, Japan.

Other teachers who have and continue to influence her and enrich her practice include Tatsuo Nakamura, her Seitai teacher, Kiiko Matsumoto an Internationally recognised Master of Japanese Acupuncture and Babette Rothschild a psychotherapist specialising in working with people who have experienced Trauma.

Shiatsu in relation to Mental Heath and Post Traumatic Stress became two of her particular areas of interest and research. She has many years experience working in the NHS (Mental Health) Trust giving Shiatsu treatments to people under their care. She has taught on these subjects at the European Shiatsu Congress in Switzerland and at the Hamburg School of Shiatsu in Germany.

In addition to teaching and syllabus development at the BSS-Do she runs a busy Shiatsu practice in both North London N7, Islington and South London SW9, Stockwell close to Brixton, Oval. Continuing her own personal development through the practices of Qi-Gong, Tai Chi, Yoga and meditation.

Char is currently training Teachers to teach the school’s new Shin Tai Year One course.

Contact details:


Telephone: 020 7700 3355

Email: charscrivener@hotmail.com