Ki To Health is the business name Dave Sowden uses to encompass many of his skills and practice, Ki (pronounced “kee”) being the Japanese term for life-force energy and a play with the English word Key. Ki is also the same as the Chinese term Chi that often spelt Qi.

Modern Japanese Kanji character for Ki

Ki To Health is based at the Blue Lotus Therapy Centre, nestled in the grounds of the Scorrier Country Estate near Redruth in Cornwall. The centre is inside a barn conversion surrounded by green fields and woodland. A peaceful place to relax and receive a massage treatment. The centre is just off the A30, has plenty of parking, and is also nearby to the number T1/2 First bus route. More information about the Blue Lotus: www.bluelotustherapycentre.co.uk

Best way to contact Dave for an appointment is phone or txt msg: 07791 042260




Qi Gong is restarting from 17th January, click here for more details.

Dave studied Reflexology back in 1997 but in more recent years has been focused on full body bodywork. As Reflexology is a useful technique for relaxation, emotional wellbeing and supporting the body’s self-healing mechanisms, he has decided to reintroduce as part of Ki To Health services. Click here for more information


Qi Gong is restarting from 20th September, click here for more details.

29th/30th January: Healing Light Festival at the Heartlands, Pool, Redruth. Dave will be offering Shiatsu & Tuina Massage taster treatments, and on Sunday will also be doing a Qi Gong workshop at 12noon. Healing Light website.

Dave will be attending the International Macrobiotic Conference, Kent UK from 22nd to the 25th May.

June 4th: Seasonal Qi Gong & The Fire Element 1 day workshop held at the International Macrobiotic School near Totnes. Click here for further information.


Qi Gong is restarting from 7th (online) and 5th (face to face) October, click here for more details.

Dave has upgraded his Macrobiotic qualification from Health Coach to Health Consultant. This means he can do more in depth work and consultations with clients.

29th/30th January: Healing Light Festival at the Heartlands, Pool, Redruth. Dave will be offering Reiki, Shiatsu & Thai Yoga Massage taster treatments, and on Sunday will also be doing a talk on Health & the 5 Transformations at 1.00pm. Healing Light website.

Dave is also teaching on the 1st Year Online Foundation Course for the International Macrobiotic School starting 24th February. Click here for more details.

14th/15th May: Healing Light Festival at the Heartlands, Pool, Redruth. Dave will be offering Reiki, Shiatsu & Thai Yoga Massage taster treatments . Will also be doing a workshop on the 5 Transformations for Meditation & Healing.


BREAKING NEWS: As Lockdown 3.0 is slowly coming to an end, Oriental Bodywork sessions will resume from 13th April on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Blue Lotus Therapy Centre. Qi Gong sessions has finished for a summer break, and will resume from the 22nd September.


The Blue Lotus Therapy Centre in now open for therapy work and has been set up for covid safety. Risk assessments, PPE, hygiene, no touch infrared thermometers, client declarations have been developed for the health and safety of clients, therapists and staff. Unfortunately all exercise classes at the Blue Lotus have been cancelled for the rest of the year.

Dave is working now specifically on Tuesdays and Fridays offering Remedial Massage and Oriental Bodywork on a couch or mat. These are 1 hour sessions only, and there will be 15 minute gaps in between appointments for cleaning.


Dave will be starting Qi Gong again from 22nd/23rd January. This theme for this term is Back & Spinal Health. For more information click here.

Dave will be offering massage taster treatments at the Healing Light Festival on 25th/26th January. Additionally to this he will be doing a workshop on Face Reading & Oriental Diagnosis at 12 noon on Saturday 25th.

Also to be announced soon is summer/music festivals that Dave will be offering treatments, and dates for the next Tai Chi & Forest Meditation workshops.


Dave has this year been studying myofascial techniques to treat TMJ jaw dysfunction, and can easy be added to a whole body massage. 1 to 4 people in the UK suffer from TMJ problems including grinding teeth, limited mouth opening, pain around the jaw, and even neck and upper body discomfort.

Also Dave has been studying Foot Shiatsu as an advanced technique to enhance his Reflexology practice. If you like receiving Reflexology and Foot Massage, you will benefit from this approach.

Dave Sowden Oriental Therapies / Ki To Health has now got a facebook page. Follow us for news, special offers, events, macrobiotics and massage: click here





Please note that a 50% charge will be issued if appointments are unattended or cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.

Prices and services quoted on this website are from 25th April 2024. Subject to availability.