Alan Hatton-Perkins

Hi, my name is Alan Hatton-Perkins, I am married, with two almost grown-up children and moved to Belper in Derbyshire two years ago.

Over two decades ago I discovered the practice of Yoga and was astounded by the transformational impact it had on my life! Yoga supported me in making healthier choices about my physical and mental wellbeing. The resulting change in mindsight raised my awareness of the connection between the body and the mind and has sent me on an incredible journey through life ever since.

Running has been a large part of my life, I started off by entering local 5K runs, five years later I found myself lining up for a two-day mountain marathon in the middle of Wales! These days I’m happy to recognise the benefits of a gentle daily jog or a brisk walk as part of my wellbeing routine.

The martial arts have and continue to be a source of fascination to me, for five years I practiced Shotokan Karate daily and became an instructor for a short while. With age I naturally gravitated towards Chi Gong and Meditation practices, treading this softer path has certainly helped me to navigate fatherhood into middle age, this path has also led me to Shiatsu.

Receiving my first Shiatsu session was such a defining moment for me because it spiked an interest and opened up many opportunities, at a pivotal point in my life. With the support of my family and friends it took me four years of training to become a professional Shiatsu practitioner. This amazing period of self-development and discovery continues to inform and inspire the evolution of my Shiatsu today.

For the last nine years I have enjoyed building up a successful practice from my hometown in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. Having relocated with my wife to Belper in Derbyshire, I am now reaching out to a new community with my 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, out walking, meditating, or enjoying life with my wife and family.

Shiatsu related Qualifications and Training

  • Shiatsu Shin Tai Part 1 Diploma British School of Shiatsu 2016
  • Further Year of training British School of Shiatsu 2016-2017
  • VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for Complementary Therapies (QCF) 2016
  • Shiatsu College Norwich Zen Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese medicine Diploma 2017-2019
  • Laser learning Awards 27 credits Level 3, 57 credits Level 4. 2019
  • Certificate of recognition Professional Practitioner Shiatsu Society 2019
  • “Shin Tai Review & Integration” Workshop CPD 2019
  • “The Roots of Shiatsu” A workshop with Carola Beresford-Cooke 12.5 hours teaching/supervision CPD 2019
  • QA Level 3 Award First Aid at Work (QCF) 2020
  • Disclosure and Barring service enhanced Child and Adult 2023
  • MDDM Data Protection GDPR Certificate August 2021
  • Board Director Shiatsu Society UK 2019- 2023

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Thank you for considering me as your Shiatsu Practitioner. I am passionate about helping people heal and achieve balance in their lives. Shiatsu is an ancient healing art that uses a combination of massage, stretching, and energy work to bring about healing and balance. With my experience and knowledge, I can help you relax, reduce stress, and bring balance to your body, mind, and spirit.
If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
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