Leonie Klein - Shiatsu and Deep Tissue Massage at the Alma Vale Centre

Leonie Klein

My name is Leonie Klein and I am a Shiatsu practitioner with over 20 years experience of bodywork and energy healing. I aim to create a safe, warm and welcome space in which to offer support to you in your healing journey. I offer a choice of Shiatsu (clothed, Japanese bodywork therapy) and holistic/deep tissue massage to give your body-mind-being an opportunity to rejuvenate, re-energise and repair itself.

My approach to healing honours the interconnectedness of physical health, emotional and mental wellbeing. My bodywork is both physical treatment and energy medicine. I work intuitively, led by the wisdom of your body, I explore what it may be calling out for and respond to where I feel you may need to be held, met, supported or challenged. Ill health, physical pain, tension, and discomfort have resonance with other aspects of life – daily struggles, emotional wounding, how we move and hold ourselves in the world. Physical symptoms can be seen and addressed as gateways through which to engage the body’s innate wisdom and healing resources to bring integration and transformation.

I continue to develop as a practitioner through regular supervision, further study, and self-development. I use yoga, qi gong, dance, therapy, and ceremony to support me in my own wellbeing.


Shiatsu is a bodywork treatment, practiced through clothing on a futon on the floor. Unlike regular massage I offer a pressure touch, sinking into the body rather than gliding over the skin. I use my hands, elbows, knees and sometimes feet to contact the dynamic life source energy (Qi, Ki or Prana) alongside stretches and limb rotations to open, connect and create space and movement within the body. Shiatsu works by treating the whole person, rather than focussing on single ailments or points of discomfort. Through the simple power of touch, Shiatsu engages the body’s innate wisdom and healing resources to bring integration and transformation.


I offer a Bespoke Oil Massage Treatment that combines the many skills I have developed over the years. My approach incorporates techniques from Deep Tissue Massage, Holistic Massage, Raynor, Hands Free and my many years as a Shiatsu practitioner. My massage combines long, firm sweeping strokes with more focussed point holding and gentle coaxing of muscles to release. Because I generally apply pressure with my forearms, not only do I cover more body areas at once, giving a more satisfying massage but I meet tension with relaxed weight, helping the muscle and connective tissue to yield and surrender.  Releasing these areas of tension makes available stagnant or blocked life force energy (Prana or Qi) and my clients regularly report feeling more relaxed, energised and having a greater sense of vitality after a treatment.


You can find out more information about Leonie Klein on her website leoniekleinmassage.co.uk

Availability & Fees

Leonie Klein is available throughout the week and some weekends.

£70 for 75 minutes
£80 for 90 minutes

£55 for 60 minutes Shiatsu



Please contact the Alma Vale Centre on 0117 377 1186 or info@almavalecentre.co.uk to arrange an appointment.

Alternatively you can contact Leonie Klein direct on 07768 789 661.


  • Raynor Massage Certificate and Diploma, Dave Taylor – 2015
  • Infant Shiatsu Diploma , Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke – 2015
  • Developmental Baby Massage Teaching Certificate, Peter Walker – 2013
  • Infant Shiatsu Teaching Certificate , Karin Kalbantner-Wernicke – 2012
  • Baby Therapy Practitioners Certificate, Institute of Pre and Peri-natal Education (IPPE) – 2012
  • Shiatsu MRSS (Member of the Register of the Shiatsu Society) – 2010

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“[Leonie Klein] is fab! Attentive, thoughtful and graceful when she works with bodies. My body will be eternally grateful. I would recommend Leonie to anyone.”
Rachel Flemming

“A wonderful shiatsu from you Leonie – thank you so much. The perfect balance of support and relaxation, in a sensitive and professional way. Loving the oil blends too!”
Jo Pillinger

Shiatsu Testimonials
“I had a shiatsu from [Leonie Klein] today and I can honestly say it was one of the best bodywork treatments I have had in a very long time. She seemed to have a knowing of exactly what I needed. A perfect balance of being held with deep understanding and patience as well as getting in there with powerful pressure and moving through the stuckness.”
Alex Turner MBAcC, MRSS(T)

“Leonie brings to her bodywork a rare gift for deep connection that becomes the pathway to transformation. She combines this with extensive knowledge, a real sense of groundedness and many years of experience.”
Mimo Caenepeel

“[Leonie Klein] has a deeply caring and professional approach that instantaneously opened up a channel for my own healing. I felt very safe and deeply relaxed with her touch as intuition clearly guides her hands. I highly recommend this therapist with her depth of emotional intelligence and experience in the therapeutic arts.”
Sophie Bolton

“I went to Leonie following the birth of my daughter and it was the single best gift I could have given myself as a new mother. Leonie brings her innate wisdom and nurturing presence to facilitate personal healing and rebalancing on a deep level. I would highly recommend her to any woman in need of some replenishing space to reconnect with herself.”
Rebecca Smart

“Just wanted to thank you for the treatment yesterday. I slept heavily last night and again during the day today. It felt like being touched by something beyond the physical… by something heavenly”
Matthew Haart

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