Tutors

Jamie Hamilton Bsc (Hons) Ac, LicAc, MBAcC, MRSS(T)

Jamie became interested in Chinese medicine on travelling from Hong Kong to West China in 1987, when after a cycling accident he received treatment from a blind Chinese Medical practitioner (doctor) who read his pulse and treated him with acupressure and herbal medicine. In 1988 he began a Shiatsu training with Macrobiotics at the East West Centre in London, studying with Rex Lascale, John Sandifer and Bill Tara.

After originally qualifing in Sustainable Agriculture in the early 1990's he made a career change to study a Diploma in Therapeutic Massage with the Maitri Foundation in Stroud in the year 2000. In the same year returning to study Shiatsu with Chris Jarmey and George Dellar at the European Shiatsu School in Marlborough. Jamie graduated and became a ‘Big T’ in record time (MRSS (T)) whilst also studying the Six Divisions with Tim Mulvagh of Classically Based Shiatsu. East West College was founded in 2009 to teach a Diploma of Shiatsu. Jamie learned Anma with Fugaku Ito and Nicole Beauvois of Anma France and organised with these teachers a series of Diploma of Anma courses at East West College.

Whilst studying and teaching Shiatsu, Jamie soon had the realisation that there was so much more still to learn in Chinese Medicine and this inspired him to begin his training to be an Acupuncturist at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading; he graduated in 2013 and became a member of the British Acupuncture Council (“MBAcC”). Jamie’s other training has been in Japanese Sotai techniques for releasing muscular tension, Shiatsu Facelift and Cosmetic Facial acupuncture. He is a Yoga teacher (a graduate from the Mount Madonna Institute in California), a Shodan grade Instructor of Shintaido. He is currently taking an apprenticeship in Chinese Herbs with the Jing Fang Apprenticeship.

Michael Phoenix  Bsc (Hons) Ac, LicAc, MBAcC


Michael graduated from the internationally recognised College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM), Reading.  He has been in practice since 2003, with further extensive post-graduate training in China and Europe.
Michael is passionate about traditional acupuncture including non-needling techniques and the benefits it can offer.  As well as running a successful practice, Michael is committed to acupuncture education.  He is a faculty member at CICM and also teaches in Europe.  Working within acupuncture education keeps Michael up-to-date with current developments and best practice.  He has also helped run charitable acupuncture clinics in the community. He is a member of the British Acupuncture Council, whose aim is to ensure all patients receive the highest standard of professional care.


Senior Shiatsu Teacher: George Dellar MBRCP Lic.ac MRSS(T)


Senior Shiatsu Teacher. George Dellar is the principal of the Wiltshire Acupuncture Practice and graduated from the South West College of Oriental Medicine after a thorough training in traditional acupuncture and western medical sciences appropriate to the practice of acupuncture. He is also a qualified Shiatsu practitioner and has been a teacher of Oriental medicine since 1995. He is fully insured and maintains the common standards of ethics, disciplines and practice to ensure the health and safety of his students and clients at all times.


Tim Mulvagh MBAcC, MRCHM, MRSS(T)


Senior Shiatsu Teacher. Tim Mulvagh studied Oriental Medicine with masters from China, Vietnam and Japan. For over 20 years Tim has practiced Oriental Meridian Therapies, including Shiatsu and Acupressure and has taught Oriental Medical Meridian theory and practice to Shiatsu students and practitioners in Greece, Spain, the UK and Ireland. He also practices Qigong and Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan. Tim’s practice is based in London.


Haruyoshi Fugaku Ito

Anma Teacher. H. F. Ito teaches our Anma Diploma and also the Postgraduate Training in Sotai. He is a founding faculty member of the American School of Japanese Arts in Santa Rosa, and is currently a consultant/trainer at the Amma Institute, the Touch Pro Institute, and Touch Wellness in San Francisco, CA, Seaman Medical, Inc. in Bellingham, WA, the Wellness Resource Center in North Dartmouth, MA, L’Attitude in Quebec, Qc, Canada, Amma-France in Blois, and the Center of Shintaido-Shiatsu in Lezan, France. He has been practising Anma and Shiatsu for the last 40 years and is a Master Instructor in Shintaido and the founder of the gentle movement form Life Exercise. He is based in the Loire Valley, France.

Nicole Beauvois

Anma Teacher. Nicole has practised Amma massage, aromatic massage and Japanese foot reflexology near Paris since 1988. In 1993 she began working with L’Attitude in Quebec to help establish Amma in France; she practiced Amma and taught Shintaido at L’Attitude.
Since 1998, Nicole has been based in Val de Loire in Center of France. She established the Association Amma-France and earned a second diploma in Amma from Touch-Pro Europe. In 2004 she began the study of Wu-style Tai Chi with Master Ito, and attended a total of three intensive workshops with his Tai Chi teacher, Master Ma, in Paris and Tokyo in 2007, 2008, and 2009. She leads classes in Shintaido and Tai Chi in her one of the dojo in Blois (Loire Valley), provides the whole Amma massage on table, chair massage in businesses, provides instruction in Amma table massage, and organizes workshops in Amma table massage, Tai Chi, and Life Exercise for H.F.Ito.

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