Client Testimonials

Frances is the best listener, combining true compassionate attention with the right level of correctly chosen probing questions, which lead you to the heart of where you couldn’t have got to without her.  A truly safe space to discover what you might not have wanted to admit even to yourself, and feel accepted and cherished as you are.  I come away feeling optimistic, having developed specific ideas to put into action to improve my life.

NaomiSeptember, 2020

“Frances is a very empathic person and will deliver that through her massages…I felt so relaxed and the tension in my neck disappeared the same day. Would highly recommend it.”

MonicaSept 2018

“I have known Frances for over 4 years and she has helped not just me but my entire family. I have received many massages in my life and wasn’t sure what Shiatsu entailed. I am so glad I tried it. The treatment is great and Frances focuses on areas where your body needs support. She is a fantastic listener which helps. Frances is a lovely spirit that is able to give her energy freely.”

TeresaMay 2018

“I have had many Reiki treatments with Frances. They were all wonderfully powerful . I am always looking forward to the next one.”

SandraNovember 2018

“Had a lovely session of Shiatsu with Frances today. I’m feeling very relaxed and balanced and I’m sure I’ll sleep really well tonight.  Frances is a very skilled, intuitive and experienced therapist, and an all round lovely lady.  Thank you Frances. Already looking forward to the next treatment.”

JillJuly 2017

“I’ve had such relaxing treatments with Frances…So lovely… it really helped my back straight away. I love Shiatsu. Frances really knows were the pain is and just gets rid if it…amazing lady.”

PatNovember 2018

“Having won a voucher in a raffle for shiatsu massage I didn’t really know what to expect. I made my booking via email to which Frances was very quick to reply and also very helpful with any questions I had. On arrival I felt very welcome and comfortable. Frances has an exceptionally calming presence and I felt relaxed throughout the 1hr session. When I left I had a wonderful sense of well-being. It was an incredible experience. A++++”

JasminSept 2016

“The benefits of having a Shiatsu treatment are amazing. You feel energised and any aches, pains and tensions just seem to melt away. But it is not just the treatment itself that you benefit from. The person giving the Shiatsu is just as important for their professionalism, gentle nature and their ability to make you feel relaxed and at ease. Frances is that person and I would have no hesitation at all in recommending her for your Shiatsu treatment.”

IanJuly 2016

“Had a wonderful Shiatsu session with Frances on Friday. Being very thorough in her questions, I was reassured that her attention to detail would be beneficial to the treatment. I left feeling extremely relaxed, my tension and anxieties forgotten…which for me is no mean feat! Thank you so much Frances…looking forward to seeing you at The Haven again soon!”

CarolAugust 2016

“Frances is an amazing, very intuitive and professional therapist. She is friendly and made me feel comfortable, relaxed and looked after. The Shiatsu session I had with her didn’t just fix my sore lower back but worked wonders on my whole body. I highly recommend Frances”.

KaterinaMarch 2016

“I was invited to join Frances and others for a Reiki sharing evening recently. When I arrived there was a warm welcome and the opportunity to greet the others, some of whom I had not met before. What I enjoyed most was;-

– The renewal of the Reiki principles, by chanting three times, to strengthen their importance for all Reiki workers.

-Working with the heart chakra to generate that energy for the work.

Frances also did the empowerment symbol for each of us before we began our sharing which was quite powerful.

It is always interesting working with others and experiencing their energies and touch.

One of the best Reiki shares I have attended, thank you.”

HelenMarch 2016

“I’ve been seeing Frances for a couple of years for overall health maintenance and with various specific problems of emotional and physical nature. Frances is an incredibly good listener and always found the right way of supporting me through her shiatsu. She has a wonderful way of working with appropriate pressure, yet deep connection to the body’s energy. I always felt so much better after every session and I’m more than happy to recommend her to anyone.”

AntjeOctober 2015

“After I left you I felt so relaxed for the next 2 days. I slept for 10 hours the first night which made me feel immensely better and my back eased up over the next few days. The stye in my eye which I think was a result of being run down and tired from the whole episode, subsided in a couple of days also. I am back to my normal self again now, feeling fit and well and very happy about it! Your treatment was exactly what I needed. I really feel I had a block in my energy and couldn’t shift it by myself. I feel the treatment was very powerful”.

JuliaJune 2015

“I had a shoulder and neck massage which was amazing! It was the best I’ve ever had. Very satisfied”.

RiaJuly 2015

“Frances has a lovely easy going manner that puts you at ease and is passionate about Shiatsu, she is a great healer and person. Highly recommend.”

LindaMarch 2015

“Loved it. Warm, loving, gentle touch. I felt very safe.”

GaySept 2014

“Very different from other treatments I’ve had.”

DavidSept 2014

“I felt more relaxed after 15 minutes of Shiatsu than after 1 hour of deep tissue massage.”

JoanneDec 2013

“Really relaxing. I enjoyed the focus on the pressure points and could feel it helping to ease the tension.”

TammyNov 2013

“It was completely wonderful. Relaxing, comfortable, therapeutic. Thank you.”

BelindaNov 2013

“Loved the deep pressure, very relaxing, good feeling of well-being afterwards.”

LesleyNov 20113

“My chronic Meniere’s disease often leaves me lacking in energy, and I know from past experience how good shiatsu can be at helping me avoid and get through bouts. Plus it feels great!”

PeterNov 2013

“Very relaxing.”

MargaretOct 2013

“Pressure points contact good and very relaxing – will recommend and be back for more.”

SallyOct 2013

“Relaxing massage – feels more beneficial than a ‘general massage’ – more directive.”

RachelOct 2013

“It was fantastic! I am going to collapse. More relaxed!”

MoniOct 2013

“Excellent for relaxation.”

SamanthaSept 2013

“Relaxing, helpful and informative.”

SallySept 2013

“I have terrible stress problems mainly in my shoulders and felt Shiatsu was good at relieving it.”

MartinSept 2013

“Thank you Frances for a wonderful Shiatsu session on Saturday. I left feeling calm and centred and that was after a busy 7 hours at work. Wonderfully restorative and peaceful. Bless you for your intuition and sensitivity and amazingly gentle but powerful touch.”

ShionaOct 2013

“Relaxing environment, Frances appeared to genuinely care.”

ChrisOct 2013

“Time for ‘me’. Relaxed and rested. Very comfortable throughout.”

SandraOct 2013

“Thank you Frances for a lovely relaxing treatment. You have a really good touch and are in tune with the body, knowing what patients need to feel better. I would certainly have more treatments and would recommend you as a therapist”.

BeckySept 2013

“Gentle, relaxing, and relief of tension.”

LorraineSept 2013

“I’ve been having treatments for a long time now with Frances and she always hits the spot, whatever the problem, without my telling her. I recommend her gentle way to all!”

HeatherSept 2013

“Frances is a great practitioner and someone I have no hesitation in recommending.”

NickSept 2013

“Very friendly, relaxing massage, would be good to do regularly.”

JeanSept 2013

“I have had several different therapies over the last few months but I can honestly say that the shiatsu session with Frances has been the most beneficial. She is a great practitioner and I am a delighted and happy client in a lot less discomfort than I was a few hours ago.”

AlexAug 2013

“I liked the pressure and felt my posture almost immediately was better.”

HeatherNov 2012

“My neck felt better afterwards.”

ChrisNov 2012

“One of the best treatments yet. Excellent!”

SteveMay 2012

“I feel about an inch taller! My neck feels lighter and I feel more relaxed.”

SamAug 2012

“I feel much less stiff and more relaxed.”

ChrisJuly 2012

“Wow, amazing!”

TaniaApril 2012

“I received Shiatsu from Frances yesterday, and since then I have felt refreshed, invigorated and less tense. Her use of touch is effective in identifying points of pressure and relieving that pressure. Her style of Shiatsu is calm and focused, and her gentle approach allowed me to express my feelings and achieve a state of peace and contentment. I would recommend Frances’s treatments to anyone, regardless of gender, age and occupation.”

JohnApril 2012

“It was really good to come and talk openly and in confidence, be away from work and focus on myself.”

PollyFeb 2012

“I feel calmer now”

AbiFeb 2010

“I feel like a different person!”

KathyNov 2011

“I feel great after my session, thanks”

Feb 2011

“I feel a lot more relaxed than when I came through the door, my shoulders and back feel more relaxed”

RobDec 2010

“My whole body feels energised”

Nov 2010

“The best thing was the work on my neck, it feels much better”

DerrinDec 2010

“Good even pressure, firm but supportive touch. A very professional, good treatment overall”

NickyOct 2010

“The treatment helped me to get in tune with my body, and could feel the stuck energy moving”

JennyOct 2010

“I felt more relaxed afterwards and slept better”

KateJuly 2010

“I feel energised, more relaxed and more aware.”

DaveJune 2010

“My back feels like it’s straightened out. Very relaxed.”

RebeccaApril 2010

“I feel much better, energised, relaxed, more in tune. My eyes feel brighter, and clearer.”

ShaneyFeb 2010


SusanFeb 2010

“I feel more awake and less sluggish”

KathyFeb 2010

“Very relaxing”

BexJanuary 2010

“It has definitely relaxed me, I was feeling a bit tired and drained earlier and it was good to be relaxed in a restorative way”

BenDec 2009

“The shiatsu helped me to let go emotionally and I felt less sad during the treatment”

JohnDec 2009

“Very relaxing indeed”

TinaNov 2009

“My neck feels less tense and lighter than it did before”

VickyNov 2009

“I feel looser and lighter”

ShirleyOct 2009

“A very relaxing and positive session; well explained and pitched at a level that was clear and took good recognition of my current state of being and understanding.”

NigelJanuary 2009

“I found the session very calming and peaceful”

KathrynJanuary 2009