Julie Gates

Shiatsu Practitioner


Julie Gates is Life Works' shiatsu therapist, masseuse and music workshop facilitator.

Julie has been working in the mental health field for 20 years and has worked in several addiction rehabilitation centres as well as working with professional athletes. Julie has worked at Life Works for over three years and teaches the shiatsu, stretch and relaxation group, which incorporates acupressure, Qi Gong and meditation techniques to encourage natural relaxation.


Julie qualified with the British School of Shiatsu and was trained in massage by Claire Maxwell Hudson.

Julie continues to complete professional development courses, and has completed courses including:

  • 'Who is at risk of suicide?'
  • 'CBT in Anger Management'
  • 'Use of Psychotherapy in a Clinical Setting'
  • 'Grief Counselling'

Clinical articles and research papers

During her career, Julie has had several articles published including:

  • How Shiatsu helps Recovery from Addiction
  • Shiatsu Shifts Defensiveness
  • Meditation CDs


  • Qualified with British School of Shiatsu