Our Experienced Shiatsu Teachers

All teaching staff at the Shiatsu College are fully accredited professionals, with years of experience.

  • Shiatsu-Teacher-Helena-O-Loughlin


    Shiatsu and Bio-Energy practitioner

    Dip Soc., RPSSI

    In 1997, Helena graduated with a Diploma in Bio-Energy from Michael Daltons Bio-Energy Association. Although, she loved this way of working with the energies, after a year of practicing with clients she sought to deepen her understanding of the body. Following an introductory course on Shiatsu, Helena found what she was looking for. She completed her three years studies receiving a Diploma in Shiatsu in 2000. This was to broaden her understanding of the physical, emotional and energetic body and why pain and disease visit us. It taught her how Shiatsu alleviates symptoms and brings balance and relieves tension and stiffness. The combining of these two therapies has resulted in a more beneficial and rounded treatment.  Over the years, since practising, in both the corporate and private world, Helena’s clients have found great relief from their symptoms.

    It was in 2008 that Helena sought to broaden the public’s awareness, knowledge and understanding of the wonderful and highly beneficial therapy of Shiatsu. She opened Shiatsu College Dublin which is now a thriving educational source for students from all over the country.

    As well as director of the college Helena shares her experience through her teaching of Post Graduate courses. She combines her knowledge and experience of both Bio-Energy & Shiatsu to provide CPD courses such as ‘Energy Release for Fibromyalgia’, ‘Tuning into your Intuition’ and ‘Shiatsu Light Body’.

    Recently, Helena has joined forces with Northside Fibromyalgia to provide a monthly clinic to its members. The results and feedback have been amazing and Helena hopes to expand this clinic services to many other associations.

  • Shiatsu-Teacher-Meike-Donohue

    Meike Donohue

    Shiatsu practitioner and teacher, Meditation Instructor

    SSI, MScBiol

    Meike completed the three-year Diploma course with the Shiatsu College Dublin in 2012 with distinction, is a member of The Shiatsu Society of Ireland (SSI) and holds weekly clinics both in New Ross, Co. Wexford and Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny.

    From 2001 till 2007 she studied Mindfulness and Compassion Meditation under the guidance of Tibetan Buddhist Teacher Lama Tschaglung Tulku Ngawang Gelek in Berlin.

    Meike has a background in Biology and received a Master of Science from Osnabruck University in Germany. She has a keen interest in unifying scientific research and eastern philosophy and applying this knowledge into body work. For her, practising and teaching Shiatsu gives her the opportunity to further explore and develop this.

  • Maruan Fakhuri

    Maruan Fakhuri

    Massage Therapist and Instructor

    registered naturopath for Psychotherapy, with his master’s degree in Social Work

    Maruan Fakhuri is originally from Munich, Germany, and is a German registered naturopath for Psychotherapy, with his master’s degree in Social Work. He has more than 20 years experience in bodywork with indepth trainings in Shiatsu, PsychoDynamic Body and Energywork (Biodynamic, Gestalt and Postural Integration) and Breath Therapy by Herta Richter. He graduated from the European Shiatsu Institute (Germany) which is rooted in the theory and practice of Masunaga Shiatsu (Zen Shiatsu) and where he was then invited to join the faculty. He served as a Shiatsu Teacher with the European Shiatsu Institute from 2006 to 2017. In 2014 he joined the Santa Fe School of Massage (USA) teaching and developing curriculum in the Zen Shiatsu program. Since 2019 he teaches Shiatsu with the Ki-College in Heidelberg. In 2012 he became licensed as Massage Therapist and Instructor in New Mexico (USA), where he maintained a private practice of therapeutic bodywork and worked with Blue Lotus Integrative Healing Arts clinic. Since 2018 Maruan lives in Ireland where he continues teaching