Shiatsu, Happiness, Grief, Emotions, Exeter, Dawlish, Devon 

It’s been an unusual day today, a real mix, of real positives & real sadness. 

I had a full day of Shiatsu massage treatments today, lots of different clients. I had a really lovely piece of feedback from a client who felt Shiatsu left her feeling cleared through & clean with a sense that she could acheive what she wanted to. The day felt a really positive & successful one.

I have been feeling a little fragile myself over the last few days, it is the anniversary of my grandmother’s death tomorrow. The few days running up to her death were difficult & I have been revisiting my memory of this time last year. We had an impromptu get together tonight, as my son was violently sick on his actual birthday we had a beleated pizza party this evening. This allowed my mum & I to be together just when we needed to be.

Also & incredibly difficultly it became clear today that a neighbour of ours maybe losing her battle with cancer. She is only in her mid 30’s & will be leaving behind a little girl of 6. I spoke with he family today, in the street, it was heart-breaking & seems so unjust. It feels unbearable to imagine what they all must be feeling. 

Mixing this upsetting news with my own grief it has felt an emotionally charged day. My Shiatsu sessions seemed to mirror this. They were treatments that seemed to centre on emotions being held in the body. Shiatsu can treat the client on different levels, the physical, mental or spiritual & the emotional, which seemed to be the prevelant one today. 

For my son’s birthday he was bought a Ukulele, he was so happy. He smiled, then laughed & cheered. It was infectious & joyful. We sang ‘happy birthday’ whilst my step father played & my son danced. It was joyous, with the family all around, a strong contrast to the grief & heightened emotional day.

I feel blessed for having my husband & sons & such a supportive family around me. I feel blessed to have a job that I love & that allows me to support others with their emotional journey. Shiatsu has helped me process my grief & past emotional distress. It is supportive but also helps the energy flow smoothly, creating a sense of ease which can help emotional, mental or spiritual distress. 

Thanks for reading and a good & peaceful night’s rest to you all.

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