Elaine Liechti began studying shiatsu at the East West Centre in London in 1980. Having completed Kushi Institute Levels 1 and 2, she went on to study with leading teachers from the UK, US and Japan. Her most extensive training has been in Zen Shiatsu as taught by Pauline Sasaki. Elaine Liechti established a Shiatsu teaching programme in Glasgow in 1986 and has been a teacher at the Glasgow School of Shiatsu since then. She is the author of Health Essentials: Shiatsu and Complete Illustrated Guide to Shiatsu.