Karen Luedtke

Esalen Massage, Art of Jin Shin, Spacious Steps Coaching

Karen Luedtke


07425 944361


As a certified coach and body work practitioner, I am passionate about supporting you to relax, live a balanced, purposeful life and bring your gifts to the world. I offer the healing arts of Esalen Massage and Jin Shin, as well as coaching tools to empower you to unwind and to tap into your innate and embodied wisdom. Get in touch, if you would like to find out more!


Esalen Massage / Deep Bodywork

Are you all tense and stressed? Let this flowing technique of whole-body integration support you to unwind. Its long, integrating strokes and gentle stretches naturally take you into deep spaces of relaxation. These activate your parasympathetic nervous system and life’s innate self-healing impulse.

Unique to the whole body technique of Esalen massage is its focus on the entire surface of the skin. Through caring contact from head to toe, you are reminded of the interconnected wholeness of your body. Drawn-out strokes and slow muscle work help to release everyday stresses, still the mind and leave you feeling integrated and deeply relaxed.

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Art of Jin Shin / The TARA Approach

Feeling out of sync? Your natural flow of life energy is harmonized by this subtle form of energy medicine. Based on pulse listening and light touch, the Art of Jin Shin stimulates your innate self-healing capacity. Using it as self care empowers you to help yourself.

Sometimes known as the ‘Grandmother of Acupuncture’, the Art of Jin Shin is based on twenty-six acupressure sites on each side of the body. These are held in different combinations or ‘flows’ to restore the circulation of life force energy along the meridian pathways of your body. As energy flows are restored, so is the natural self-healing ability of your body.

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Spacious Steps Coaching

Can’t move forward? Let yourself be held in a supportive process to find your own clarity in the face of life’s complexities. Get help to clarify your values and transform what is holding you back. Tap into your innate wisdom and intuitively let your next steps emerge.

Spacious Steps coaching invites you to step into the spaciousness of your embodied knowing. It moves beyond the limitation of looking for answers on a purely rational level, by integrating more goal-oriented and analytical approaches to coaching with deeply grounded ways of accessing the inherent wisdom of your body and being.

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In person: mainly Wed and Fri afternoons – with some flexibility for other times

Online: by arrangement


  • Certified coach trained by Wise Goose Coaching
  • Accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management
  • Certified Esalen massage practitioner trained by Perry and Johanna Holloman from the Esalen Institute
  • Member of the Esalen Massage and Bodywork Association
  • Art of Jin Shin / TARA Approach practitioner trained by Dr Stephanie Mines Listed on The TARA Approach Practitioners Directory
  • Insured by Balens Ltd.


My own life journey has been greatly touched by the healing arts. This led me to write Dances with Spiders, an in-depth study on dance, trauma and well-being in Southern Italy, based on my PhD in medical anthropology. A decade as a member of the Findhorn Foundation has further allowed me to develop my skills in energy work, holistic learning, dance and trauma awareness.


For my sliding scale price options please contact me directly or see my website


“Such a beautiful massage – deeply nourishing, grounding and elevating at the same time. And, I had the added bonus of reliving parts of it in my semi-sleep state that night – so it felt like I got 2 for the price of 1!”  ~ K.B.

“I have found our Jin Shin group to be a refuge of tranquility in this time of stress and anxiety – and an hour of peace from everyday cares.” ~ L.PG.

“In our coaching sessions, I was able to access deep levels of information and realisation. That helped me not only understand events, myself and others, but also release old trauma – and, know what actions to take to move forward.” ~ S.P.

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