My name is Alan Hatton-Perkins.

I have held a keen interest in Eastern Philosophy and Health Care for over twenty years.

During this time through my own training in the martial arts I came to understand the bodies remarkable ability to heal itself, which when given the right circumstances can remain in a healthy natural balance.  I became interested in exploring how this could be integrated into supporting the body in modern day living through the simple act of informed touch.

Shiatsu with its holistic approach to health felt like a natural progression from my martial arts training, which has set me on a path of learning and personal development that continues to evolve.

I started my training with the British School of Shiatsu in London, where I gained a level one diploma in Shin Tai Shiatsu. I continued three more years of training graduating from the Shiatsu College in Norwich, where I completed my professional practitioner training gaining a diploma in Zen Shiatsu. I am motivated to continually develop my Shiatsu Practice through regular clinical supervision and continued professional development through both the Shiatsu Society and previous training schools. I am currently a director on the board of the Shiatsu Society where I am committed to passionately promoting the many health benefits of receiving Shiatsu. 

For the past five years I have enjoyed building up a successful practice from my home in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. My clinic is situated in a quiet location, which offers a calm and relaxing environment to receive Shiatsu. I am inspired by nature and also curious about how our interactions and relationships with the seasons influence our wellbeing, this is reflected in my approach to the kind of Shiatsu I offer.

When I’m not giving, studying or receiving Shiatsu, you will most likely find me in the garden, fishing, meditating or spending time with my wife and family.