Vicky Heskin graduated from the Devon School of Shiatsu, on a 3 year diploma course, in August 2008.
She is also qualified in Reflexology, Waveform Energetics and Reiki III and has been actively interested in meditation and other mind/body/spirit disciplines for many years. Her particular passion is Oriental Medicine, dance and body centred psychology/spirituality which led her to begin her Shiatsu training in 2005, as well as train as a Trance Dance Facilitator.
Another major influence in inspiring Vicky to train in Shiatsu was a condition that developed whereby her nervous system became overactive inducing involuntary movements. She tried a variety of therapies and received lots of advice to help her manage this, but nothing seemed to really help until she came across a Shiatsu practitioner. He helped to relax and soothe her nervous system and help her understand and work with the underlying causes behind her symptoms. This aided her healing process dramatically, deepened her understanding of the nature of dis-ease within the body/mind and inspired her learning and discovery processes further.
Her background is also in care and support and she has gained experience and worked in many different contexts including brain injury, elderly dementia care, learning and behavourial difficulties, autism and mental health.
Vicky is passionate about dance and music on many levels and plays a wooden Native American flute as well as a penny whistle. She also has a practical interest and exploration of body centred shamanic transformative techniques. She loves walking and being in nature and finds the earth and all the elements essential to her appreciation of life as well as her general well being.
As well as her evolving Shiatsu practice Vicky also facilitates Trance Dance workshops in various venues within the South West. She has a particular interest and is currently beginning to explore ways in which she can use both Shiatsu and Trance Dance in working with recovering addicts.