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Shuddhabha lives in Montana and works with clients there

I  love shiatsu.  I love the positive impact, kind, appropriate touch has, on people’s lives. I love how it brings me into contact with people in a direct, physical way. I love the new hope of feeling better. Something that was restricted is freed. Improbable movements become possible. New ways of living open up.

I treat men women and children, with a whole range of ailments, but I specialize in women’s health. I treat women throughout pregnancy, and have been fortunate enough  to work as a birth partner.  I have always been drawn to the process of change we experience in our bodies as women, and the potential for growth. I also love helping babies have as calm and beautiful entry as possible, into this world.

I did the Wellmother Maternity Diploma 2002 and the Wellmother teacher training in 2006. I first came across shiatsu while living in Spain in my 20’s.  After an intensive course of treatment I realized that I wanted my work to be doing shiatsu. The process of becoming a shiatsu practitioner has been a constant current of change and flow in my life since then and I graduated from the three year training at the Shiatsu College UK in 1996. In 2010 I was on a road trip from Montana to Utah. I was expecting to have a holiday and possibly and adventure, but instead I fell in love all over again.  This time with the clear huge lakes, the wild mountain places and my future husband. And so I decided to stay. I left a business (Bodywise Natural health centre) which  I had set up in Manchester in the UK, with my friends 16 years earlier, where I  had worked successfully  as a shiatsu practitioner and shiatsu teacher.


I live and work in Missoula, Montana. I have a general shiatsu practice at Align Studio, 806 Kern Street. I am available to mentor students who would like support in their shiatsu work, but am not currently teaching group classes.

I consider myself fortunate to earn a living from such meaningful and enjoyable work.