Jenny White is a Shiatsu practitioner based in Edinburgh (hyperlink to http://www.edinburghshiatsu.com/jenny-white) offering 1:1 Shiatsu sessions to people for a range of physical conditions; chronic health issues; stress, anxiety and general preventative therapy. Shiatsu is a touch therapy based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and the meridians lines also used in acupuncture and acupressure massage (Shiatsu means ‘finger pressure’ in Japanese).
She has background in Mental Health Social Care, and Youth & Community Development and she is passionate about working with people from all backgrounds, supporting them to be healthy and well in all areas of their lives: work, family and relationships.
Her Social Enterprise, Shiatsu Connects, works with organisations and community groups delivering a range of affordable, accessible Self-Care in Difficult Times workshops to staff teams, and diverse groups including young people, those experiencing mental health issues and drug and alcohol recovery.
Before moving to Edinburgh, Jenny lived as a full time resident volunteer on Holy Isle for four years. This was where she was living when she completed her training with the Glasgow School of Shiatsu. She began to offer treatments to guests who came to the island seeking retreat, relaxation, and exploration of themselves and their body-mind.
Jenny’s main meditation teacher is Tsoknyi Rinpoche. His teachings and practices have a strong emphasis on the body. She has trained within the somatic practices of the Dharma Ocean tradition. Whilst living on Holy Isle, she received training from Rob Nairn and the Mindfulness Association. She has a Post Graduate Certificate in Emotional Education (Derby University).