Jenny White


Jenny 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. Shiatsu helps with the physical and emotional aspects of these situations.

Jenny discovered Shiatsu for herself 20 years ago when she experienced ‘burnout’ within a stressful work environment. Shiatsu helped her deal with the physical and emotional aspects of stress and anxiety and helped stabilise her body and mind. Regular treatments helped to connect Jenny to what she truly wanted out of life, giving her the resilience to make big changes in her career and she moved to Scotland to train with the Glasgow School of Shiatsu. During this time, she lived and worked at a retreat centre on Holy Isle, Arran where many of her clients were people also in the process of making their own big life changes. After working there for four years, she moved to Edinburgh in 2014.

Jenny has found that Shiatsu is an ideal support for people when they are dealing with life’s big and small challenges as Shiatsu and acupressure can ease physical tensions and help create emotional balance.

Jenny can offer support with the following:

  • Life stresses and anxieties, difficulties or changes within career, education, relationships or physical health
  • Pregnancy, post-pregnancy, peri-menopause, menopause and middle years
  • Relief from a particular symptom or when living with a chronic health condition

Many people use Shiatsu regularly as part of their self-care routine in order to maintain their quality of life.

If you are looking for some gentle, therapeutic bodywork that acts not only on the physical body but also the psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of being, then you’ve come to the right place.

Shiatsu in the Community

Jenny has a background in social care and community development. As well as one to one shiatsu treatments, she offers on-site seated shiatsu sessions and self-shiatsu workshops to charities, community groups and corporate staff teams across Central Scotland. The workshop can tailored to the needs of the group, from 1 hour to all day workshops. These can include on-site seated shiatsu sessions and group sessions that give participants the chance to learn simple self-shiatsu exercises; acupressure techniques as well as mindfulness techniques.

About Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a combination of traditional Japanese touch therapy (acupressure massage) and a current understanding of anatomy, physiology and psychology. Shiatsu means ‘finger pressure’ in Japanese and its springs from the same ancient principles as acupuncture. It’s experienced fully clothed as a whole body massage and is often described as ‘acupuncture without the needles’

Jenny uses a combination of acupressure points, gentle stretching and holding, flowing movements and joint rotations. Areas of tension, pain or weakness are given attention and the body brought back into balance by improving flexibility and circulation.

Your experiences and your lifestyle have shaped you. These experiences can be held within the body and may manifest in symptoms such as physical pain and tension, headaches, lack of energy, sleep disturbances, emotional issues such as anxiety and depression. Certain areas of the body may be in pain, stagnant, tired, or depleted.

Shiatsu can help you cope with everyday stresses and tensions. It promotes general well-being in your body and mind, and can leave you feeling restored, re-energised and deeply nourished. Regular treatments can be used as a preventive health care method.

Shiatsu can also help explore what may be the underlying cause of these symptoms from both an Eastern (energetic) and Western (anatomical, physiological, and psychological) perspective.


Jenny graduated from Glasgow School of Shiatsu and has practiced Shiatsu since 2011. She is part of the Edinburgh Shiatsu team of practitioners. She has trained with Rob Nairn and the Mindfulness Association.

She has a BA(hons) in Communication Studies and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Emotional Education (PGCEE).

She is a Registered Member of the Shiatsu Society.

She has a background in Youth and Community work and Housing/Social Care, and is registered with Disclosure Scotland, enabling her to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. 

Jenny White

Napiers Clinic
18 Bristo Place
Edinburgh EH1 1EZ

Telephone  0131 225 5542

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