Shiatsu is a form of hands-on therapy which is relaxing & enjoyable to receive. It can help balance the body, relieving tension & aches & pains. Shiatsu can also help with emotional & mental issues or concerns.
I have a number of clients who come for Shiatsu massage because they appreciate the support it gives them in keeping themselves well, healthy & happy. A common comment I get is that it is nice to be stretched by someone else. Clients may practice yoga or other forms of daily exercise, but it is more satisfying for someone else to stretch your shoulders or rotate your hips. The stretching helps to release tension & pain & allows the body to feel spacious & more flexible. Clients also comment that they have more focus & direction after their Shiatsu treatments. They find they acheive things with more ease, they over-think or worry less. Their emotions feel more balanced
& their bodies more relaxed.
I work in Exeter & Dawlish, at the moment just on Wednesdays & Saturdays. Feel free to call me on 07791 070837 or e-mail me thriugh the ‘contact me’ page.
As well as still offering Shiastu in Exeter I am now also offering it at a lovely centre called Changes Now in Dawlish. I am offering Shiatsu taster sessions this Wednesday (28th June.) I still have a couple of spaces left at midday & 12.30pm. You can contact me on 07791 070837 or the centre through their website.
You can have a look at the pages on this site for more information about Shiatsu or you may like to like my Facebook page to be kept informed of offers & events.
What an amazing Solstice day today. At least here in Devon we had clear blue skies & heady temperatures. I won’t deny that I am hoping the forecast for tomorrow, do it to cool a little, is actually the case. For a Summer Solstice the weather has felt quite fitting, for me.
It’s been hard giving Shiatsu in this heat, windows open, doors ajar & still pretty sweaty work. I did feel the Shiatsu I gave today was really positive & the energy seemed to flow well. The clients seem to enjoy the heat, whilst I worked on them, so maybe this was a real boost in some ways.
I did also manage to find time to get to a favourite river spot for a bit of swimming. I went with my husband &, rarely, no children. It felt pretty fortuitous, to re-connect with my husband. Small children means we don’t see much of each other without them & when we do we are tired! So amongst work I felt a little but of Solstice magic may have been at work.
Whatever you have done today I wish you all a great rest of the Summer.
Shiatsu massage can be helpful on many different levels, emotional, mental, spiritual & physical. I have found that it has given clients relief from issues with joints, particularly with hips. Shiatsu can be quite physically manipulative, which can work well for hip joints, as they are so large. Ir can also be very gentle when required & still have good results.
Shiatsu massage has been able to give relief from Sciatica to some of my clients. It has helped with tight hips & stiffness. It has become clear with some clients that they hold emotional tension in their pelvic area & this has released for them.
Please get in touch, through the ‘contact me’ page, if you have any questions or if you would like to discuss if Shiatsu maybe able to help you.
There are different stretches that relate to different meridians (lines of energy in the body.) Each meridian related to a season of the year. The below stretches relate to the Summertime. As always with stretches warm up before & down after. Be gentle when doing them & don’t push. The idea is to take a few breathes in the pose. See how the body feels whilst holding it, tight or very comfortable, these senses may show an imbalance in the body.
Yes Summer is here! What a beautiful day it’s been, hot, sunny & so easy to make the most of.
Summer is the time of year when it’s right to get out there, make the most of the long days, socialise, travel & do lots of things. In our society we seem to push to try & do lots all year round. In the Autumn we should try to sit back & enjoy what we have achieved in the year. In the Winter we should try to rest, find stillness & regenerate some of the energy we have expended over the Summer. In the Spring we should plan & hatch ideas of what we want to do in the Summer. If we have rested enough in the other seasons we should have enough to get out there & really make the most of our lives.
Because we try to push all year when we try to make the most of Summer sometimes we lack the resources to do so. We may start to get back pains or colds, we may burn-out, we may become hot-headed & feel our emotions are a little erractic. These are all signs of an imbalance in the body.
Shiatsu massage is gentle but powerful. It uses lots of massage techniques to balance the energy in the body. Shiatsu is always given through clothes & generally on a futon mat on the floor. It can help calm the body, mind & emotions or can build up some of the energy that’s been exerted. It can make the client feel relaxed & more settled.
I have practiced Shiatsu for 10 years & I work kn Exwick, Exeter & Dawlish. Do get in touch through the ‘contact me’ page if you have questions.
I offer Shiatsu in the daytime on Wednesdays & also on Wednesday evenings. I also work on Saturdays. I appreciate that generally daytime is work time for most people & as I only offer one evening in the week I also offer Shiatsu massage on Saturdays. So after a hard week of work you can have a relaxing & energising Shiatsu, to re-charge ready to make the most of your weekend. At present I offer Shiatsu on Saturdays only in Exeter.
I hope that soon I will be able to offer Shiatsu at other times in the week, so watch this space.
If you are interested in booking a Shiatsu massage or you have any question please do get in touch, through the ‘contact me’ page.
Well then year seems to be flying by & already it is time for me to begin my new venture into Dawlish. I am excited to be offering Shiatsu in a new town that seems not to have a resident Shiatsu massage practitioner. I am still going to offering Shiatsu in Exeter, in my practice in Exwick, & every other Wednesday morning I will head down the beautiful Devon coast to Dawlish.
To start off this new venture I am going to be offering tasters at Changes Now in Dawlish for just £10 for 30 minutes. This is definitely a bit of a bargain & a long enough appointment to see if you like my Shiatsu. I also hope to be around the town at various events & at open days at Changes Now.
Tomorrow is my first day of tasters at Changes Now – I still have spaces so you can give me a ring on 07791 070837 to book. Or if you know anyone in the area who you think might be interested please let them know. Thanks
I had a great day giving Shiatsu today in Budleigh Salterton.
There were lots of other stalls & loads of tasters on offer. It was a slow start but really picked up. I treated lots of visitors but I also treated lots of other exhibitors which was great.
My highlight was being told I had ‘magic hands!’
We have very busy lives & as a result we are often tired. It’s hard to find the time to properly rest & recouperate & so we use up more & more energy. When we start to use up our ‘core’ energy, our reserves, then we really start to strugle.
There are ways to rebuild our rsserves. Resting, quiet time, away from distractions, meditation, mindfulness, stillness. Eating well helps. Within Traditiional Chinese Medication, one form of diagnosis used in Shiatsu, it is good to eat fish & or sea vegetables, watery soups & salty foods. It is helpful not to eat too many fiery foods, sugars, processed foods, alcohol & spices. Quiet exercise can be helpful, restorative yoga, gentle walking. Too much exercise can drain our energy, as can lots of socialising or partying.
Because Shiatsu works on balancing the energies in the body in can really make a difference to tiredness or energy levels. It can build up the core energy in the body, great if the person is completely exhausted or depleted. If there is a little more energy in the body Shiatsu can help it flow well. This can invigorate & motivate a client, they can feel they have the energy to acheive what they want to, when before they didn’t feel they could.
If you would like to know if Shiatsu may be able to help support you then do get in touch, details on the ‘contact me’ page.