Chair Massage Course Testimonials

Some comments from students who recently attended our shiatsu chair massage courses in central London.

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I took part on the Shiatsu chair massage course and received my certificate in April last year.

Branka made the course very easy to follow in regards to learning the sequence of techniques and her explanation of each of the strokes, her knowledge of the shiatsu points is extensive and she ensured that all students had a good understanding of their positive and negative use and how to apply them when treating. Branka also made certain that all the health and safety issues were covered from setting up the correct position of the chair for individual clients, to maintaining the correct posture when providing treatments.

Branka has a warm and friendly approach to tutoring and made all the students feel relaxed throughout the course, ensuring that each candidate was provided with support to enable them to have a clear understanding and knowledge of what was require.

Lily Labonte
Massage therapist

The Chair massage course with Branka was one of the best courses I have ever done. It was intensive; well structured; practical; and lots of fun time.

Branka’s professional approach made the course look easy; she was very patient; and attentive to individual needs.

Branka provided us with thorough detailed information; and the follow up case studies enabled me to gain confidence. Doing the chair massage in addition to my Massage and reflexology qualification; had a tremendous impact on my career; I was able to get a job within days of finishing the course.

I recommend a course with Branka to anyone passionate about complementary Therapy.

Mary Blewitt OBE
Therapeutically Aromatherapy Massage & Reflexology Therapist

I’m Emma. Completed my course in chair massage with Branka, shiatsu master. Enjoyed the day very much. Had a good opportunity to work with just one other person. We had a really good day doing one on one work.

This course was different. I’ve done other chair massage courses. She brings out your own talent. Learnt good techniques and appreciated encouragement of intuition and development of my own style.

I strongly recommend it.


Many thanks to Branka for a great one-day chair seated massage course on Monday. We were a small number of people so benefited from one-to-one tuition. The course was thorough and I now feel much more confident in giving a chair seated massage treatment.

I particularly enjoyed learning about the Shiatsu points and I feel we really benefited from Branka’s years of experience. I am now looking forward to putting this all into practice!

Susanne Levy
Sports, Remedial and Pregnancy Massage Therapist in Wandsworth
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Branka delivers her Shiatsu Chair Massage training in a friendly, balanced and well thought out manner. Her style of teaching is a good mix of hands on and theory, demonstrating and explaining the techniques, as well as answering any questions you might have. The two day course felt the right amount of time to get started with this style of massage and with a small group was ideal for practicing on each other. Branka reviewed my case studies with constructive feedback and was available for advice every step of the way. I look forward to learning with Branka again once I feel ready for the advanced techniques course.

Tony J Woodhams
Relaxation Therapist

My experience of Branka’s 2 day seated massage course was nothing but positive. Her passion and knowledge of the technique was apparent from the start. We were a small group of students from various disciplines, which added to an enjoyable learning process. We learnt how to set up a massage chair, then a 20 minute acupressure massage routine in digestible chunks, which made it easier to remember – by the end of the first day’s training, we were already performing the routine successfully on each other. On the 2nd day of training we went into more depth with acupressure point variations and customising the routine to individual clients or time allowances. We were also given advice and tips on the business side of the work and how to market yourself. I have felt confident working on my case studies, and have had great feedback about the treatments I have given them. I feel the seated massage skills I have learnt really compliment my Pilates business and I have a lot of clients that want to combine their session with a treatment. Thank you!

Tansy Blaik-Kelly

My name’s Annie. I’ve just done a course with Branka. All I can say it was absolutely brilliant. The content was great. We learnt so much in one day. Covered numerous things and made us feel very comfortable. Lots of information, but in a very relaxed atmosphere. It was great and I’d highly recommend it.


The chair massage course was excellent! Branka, our instructor was brilliant and provided lots of support and helpful tips. I feel I’ve learnt a very effective and adaptable chair massage routine and my friends and family are already feeling the benefit. It was great to learn some of the more effective acupressure points which I plan to incorporate into my table massage work. All in all a very pleasurable and positive experience.

Holistic Massage Therapist

I ( Shazia Butt) have attended the accredited course in seated chair massage with Branka.

Branka was a very good course facilitator, she made the practical learning very easy to get to grips with and made us all feel very motivated and encouraged throughout the long day. I thoroughly enjoyed the course content and the depth of knowledge that Branka was able to part with, and answered any questions very clearly always keeping you keen to read and learn more around the topics we discussed. The second sunday, seemed to have flown by with a mixture of theory and more time to focus on the techniques and sequence for the massage assessment.

I felt that in two days, I had been given a great amount of knowledge and practical help to conduct case studies and go on independently. I would thoroughly recommend this course to others, and look forward to coming in to do my assessment and qualifying.

Shazia Butt