Welcome to the
European Shiatsu School Cork

Our Philosophy

There are three basic ideas underlying the work of the European Shiatsu School.  Our aim is to provide the opportunity to:

    • Effectively help ourselves, our families and our communities to achieve a greater degree of health, awareness and communication through touch;
    • Minimise the reliance on medical intervention by bringing together some of the most effective healing and lifestyle approaches from both the east and west, and to integrate them into daily living;
    • Provide Shiatsu studies which can take you beyond the introductory to the practitioner and teaching training levels, and to maintain the highest possible standard of training.

The essence of our philosophy is that we see individual harmony as the key to social harmony.

Our role is, therefore, to help you not only to offer competent Shiatsu, but to develop an increased awareness and equilibrium.

About Us

We have been running courses in Cork, Ireland since 1995 as an affiliated branch of the The European Shiatsu School founded in 1985 in the UK.

Over the years the school has developed a solid reputation for teaching the skills required for success as a professional shiatsu practitioner in Ireland.


Our Courses

The European Shiatsu School Cork offer a variety of learning options.

Our courses range from one day basic skills and exploratory workshops to a sequential series of Practitioner training courses, designed in modular form and supported through online classes.


Our Teachers

The Cork school has a long tradition of visiting teachers from the wider European Shiatsu School community as well as from within Ireland.

In the past we have had the privilege of teachers such as Chris Jarmey, Paul Lumberg, Julie McBride, Jane Pollard, Tim Mulvagh, Harriet Devlin, and many more…


About Shiatsu

Shiatsu works in the same way as acupuncture, but uses nurturing touch instead of needles to move and support energy in the body.

Shiatsu treatments can help many physical and emotional conditions (e.g. back pain and digestive issues) as well as promoting relaxation and alleviating or preventing the build up of stress.


Opening hours

Refer to Course timetables.

Contact Us


postal Address

Whitehall, Church Cross
Skibbereen, Co. Cork
P81 DT96

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