Who I Am

In 1998 I began my studies in Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine. After successful completion of undergraduate studies, I traveled extensively, experiencing and studying different spiritual traditions such as Tibetan Buddhism, Shivananda Yoga, Zen Meditation and QiGong Movement. After qualifying in 2003, as a Shiatsu Practioner, I set up a busy clinic specializing in the energy of food in North County Dublin and Dublin City Centre.

I love teaching and 2011 I began running regular cookery classes incorporating Traditional Chinese Medicine in Dublin City Centre. Now I am invited to speak all over the country at events large and small, demonstrating how easy it is to use food as medicine.
You can learn the Shiatsu & Conscious Cooking process with me online or if you’d like to work with me personally, book a treatment or with a small bespoke group at the hugely fun and healing Cookery retreats.

“I am passionate about the connection between how we feel and the food we choose. I am dedicated to helping people use the simple 5 element system of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Understanding what your body is telling you through its symptoms and the food it craves is essential if you want to stay healthy and well. It is often a revelation how simple it can be to choose the right food at the right time. Your relationship with food is a mirror for your relationship with life. So rather than feeling bad or confused about what to eat, be in love with the conscious choices you make every time you put a scrumptious morsel in your mouth. Feel the love as the food gives you life.”Shiatsu & the Art of Conscious Cooking”

With Shiatsu and Chinese Medicine, food is designed not only to maintain health, but also to treat many ailments, such as the common cold, plus more complex diseases like psoriasis, diabetes, IBS, infertility, hypertension, digestive problems, and autoimmune disorders. Food also has an emotional aspect – craving sweet food would suggest the Spleen is out of balance, salty food would suggest your kidneys need support.

In order to use food medicinally, we must first understand some of the principles involved to recognize what foods are right for a person, at a particular time, and for a particular condition. Shiatsu & Conscious Cooking explains this system simply in a modern kitchen, using everyday ingredients, giving you control over your basic health needs.

For more information please contact me on 086 607 0432 or email joannefaulkner@live.ie

  • My mission is to help you understand the connection between physical symptoms, emotional changes and the food we eat.
  • It’s about how to be well and love yourself with food.

The practice of Shiatsu requires a high standard of education, with a minimum of three years training with a recognized affiliated school, regulated by the European Shiatsu Federation and a minimum of 500 practice hours. All practitioners who are registered members of the Shiatsu Society are fully insured and adhere to a Code of Ethics. At present I am Chairperson of the Shiatsu Society, which regulates the practice in Ireland. To find a practitioner near you visit www.ShiatsuSocietyIreland.org