Our drop-in, low-cost clinics are run by experienced and caring practitioners:


Acupuncture Drop-In


Tuesday 11:15 - 18:15

Thursday 14:00 - 18:00

Saturday 13:30 - 17:30

Fees £15-£35

Please arrive at least 1hr before the clinic is scheduled to finish


For Bookings & Enquiries please contact  01273 220159   or Email us info@tolcentre.com

Classes & Events


01273 220 159

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We offer a full schedule of weekly classes, along with regular workshops and special events:


 Class Timetable

Workshops & Events

Read more about our wide range of classes and lovely teachers:

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Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu is a form of massage and energy-work, which treats the whole person, and aims to restore health and harmony. It targets both the symptoms you are experiencing and the underlying causes of imbalance and tension in the system, using the same principles and points as acupuncture.


It is an opportunity to relax deeply, to listen to your needs, and to reconnect to your body. The treatment gives strength and comfort to the whole system, and can be a very effective method of helping a wide range of problems, as well as just enjoying the experiencing of deep relaxation. It can help also in recovery from chronic illness, or from trauma.


At the beginning of each session, the practitioner assesses where you're at that day, physically and emotionally, through a combination of talking, observation and touch. Sessions take place fully clothed on a futon mattress, working the front and back of the body, the arms, legs and head. Treatment is gentle, although deep sensations can be felt as the therapist is working.


Claudia is a highly trained and talented Shiatsu practitioner offering specialist support for:


  • Stress

  • Anxiety & depression

  • Sleep disorders

  • Low energy & fatigue

  • General pain relief, in particular back pain, neck, shoulders

  • Deep relaxation

  • Working with individuals who are attending counselling or psychotherapy sessions as part of an integrated mind-body approach and improved "grounding"

  • Supporting people's journeys through chronic illness, such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and cancer


Originally from Lisbon, with a background in film and art, Claudia discovered Shiatsu in 2002. Experiencing back pain, she received treatments of Shiatsu.


Claudia explains "I discovered my body in a completely new way and as I improved, not only from my back pain, but also from what I thought were chronic conditions (such as bronchitis, which completely disappeared). I noticed my energy levels increasing, emotional expression expanding, and a new sense of embodiment and grounding."


Claudia studied Shiatsu with Japanese master Dr. Mitsuharu Tsuchiya, at the Portuguese Association of Seitai-Shiatsu Therapy, in Lisbon. After the course, Claudia developed a thriving practice in Portugal including integrating her Shiatsu treatments alongside leading psychotherapists and as a complement to Bioenergetics therapy.


In London, Claudia studied other Shiatsu forms, teachers included Bill Commerford, Michael Rose (Zen Shiatsu) and Alice Whieldon (Seiki). Claudia also worked in care with women living with dementia and in end-of-life. Claudia continues making films and she practices meditation and Qi Gong.


After years living in London, Claudia relocated to West Sussex and we are delighted that she has joined the team at the Tree of Life Centre.


For bookings and enquiries, please contact the Centre on 01273 220159 / info@tolcentre.com  

With Claudia Tomaz

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60 mins: £45

90 mins: £65

To Book

Call: 01273 220 159

Email: info@tolcentre.com


Shiatsu Massage

Claudia Holon

60 mins: £37

90 mins: £55

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