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Shiatsu Gift Vouchers – Exeter & Dawlish, Devon 

Shiatsu gift vouchers are available for any denomination or for the full treatment amount. 

They are the perfect present for someone who is over-stretched or tired, or needs pampering or is dealing with discomfort or pain. Or they are a great present to put on your own Christmas list! 

Get in touch to arrange – details on the ‘contact me’ page. I can post them out or send them electronically.

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Can Shiatsu massage help with stress & Anxiety? Exeter & Dawlish, Devon

Yes is the simple answer. Shiatsu is a supportive & secure hands on therapy & creates the right environment for supporting clients who have feelings of anxiety or are suffering from stress.

We hold our stresses in our bodies & Shiatsu massage provides a space where this can be felt. It doesn’t have to be discussed it is simply how it feels. Getting this sensation can allow the tension, stress & anxiety to release & the body to relax. Where the body goes the mind follows.

There is some research of what Shiatsu can be good for. This link gives info on what benefits can be gained from a Shiatsu massage. This link provides information on the current research regarding Shiatsu.

If you think Shiatsu may be of help to you do get in touch – though the ‘contact me’ page. I work in Exeter & Dawlish & may soon be expanding my working area. 

Wishes to you all for a relaxed evening & a peaceful night’s sleep.

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Exciting Shiatsu news

Next week I am escaping from my usual routine & heading to a course in Natural face lifts.

The face lifts involves Indian face massage techniques, oils & Shiatsu points. The face will hopefully be firmer & the whole body energised.

I can include a face lift as part of a full Shiatsu treatment but also it can be a stand alone treatment.

I am looking for people to be case studies in the next couple of months. I’d like to take a photo of before & after each treatment to hopefully show improvement.

If you’re interested then do get in touch – details on the ‘contact me’ page.

I can’t wait to share my new skills.

Xx

Introducing Shiatsu to Devon! 

I spent the whole day at a lovely fair in Budleigh Salterton giving tasters of Shiatsu massage today.

Tasters are the perfect way to give people an idea of what a Shiatsu involves, particularly as it’s a very affordable way to get some massage. 

Shiatsu is a powerful form of therapy & can have quite an effect in a short period of time.

I really believe in Shiatsu, enough to complete the 3 years of training, so I love letting new people know about it.

There were some great comments from people who had tasters, they felt relaxed but with more energy, their tension had eased dramatically, their pain had eased, they thought it was quite an amazing taster.

A day like this is worth the hassle of trying to get out of the house, endless final kisses for the kids, lunches for everyone ready, everything I need for the day crammed in the car, only having to come back to get one thing I’d forgotten! 

I felt so energised from the day that I whizzed through my chores when I got home & had plenty of energy to spend some fun time with my boys.

I hope that the people I treated all went home with the energy to achieve whatever they wanted/ needed to do.  Got to love Shiatsu.

Xx

Shiatsu Gift Vouchers – Exeter & Dawlish, Devon

Some of you maybe thinking Christmas already. I offer gift vouchers for Shiatsu massage – in both Exeter & Dawlish. 

The gift vouchers can be the amount of a full treatment or any other denomination. 

This means you could chose to treat someone to a relaxing but invigorating Shiatsu treatment. 

It also means if you love getting Shiatsu you can put it on your Christmas list, without asking for the full cost a treatment.

Email me to arrange vouchers that you would like or add my website address to your Christmas list too. I can post out vouchers or send them electronically. 

If your not thinking Christmas yet apologies.

Xx

Shiatsu in the Summertime, Exeter & Dawlish, Devon 

It has been an interesting week of Shiatsu, the meridians (lines of energy) in the body that relate to the summertime have been really prominent in the treatments. They seem to be even more prominent than other Summers. The weather has been so warm & it has been a ‘real’ Summer, so far & this has fed people’s Fire energy, the energy that relates to this time of year.  
So what does this mean – there are positive & negative results. The Fire energy is strong & burns brightly, it is perfect for socialising, doing lots of things & making the most of the time.   All my clients this week have been doing a lot & finding that they have the energy to do so.  The warmness in the body has helped the energy move well & change quickly, resulting in symptoms easing & tension releasing.

Heat rises & this is what happens when there is an excessive of Fire energy, it goes up into the shoulders, neck & head. It creates tension & too much heat in the head. Emotions can also become too big & hot & potentially explosive. In general there has been an excessive of heat in client’s bodies, of course it is the Summer, however this has felt abnormally hot.

So what to do in this beautiful Summer? Make the most of it! Socialise, party, get out there

Rembember that the Fire energy is strong, particularly this year. Take time to sit & be still, in a cool place. Drink plenty of water. Try to moderate your intake of sugar, alcohol, spice & other stimulants. All of this will help stop your energy rising, from getting too hot, from emotions exploding or burn-out happening.

And of course Shiatsu massage can really help! I found this week that people’s bodies were particularly malleable & this meant a lot could be achieved quite quickly & easily in a treatment. If you would like to know more or book a treatment get in touch through the ‘contact me’ page.

How does Shiatsu massage differ? Exeter & Dawlish, Devon 

I get asked, quite often, how Shiatsu massage differs from other forms of massage. It’s both hard & easy to answer this question! It is difficult to really know what people’s experience of massage is, as there are so many different types & different practitioners, so it’s hard to compare. It is easier to explain what Shiatsu is…..

 Shiatsu is a hands-on therapy that originates from Japan. It uses Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) & touch as it’s forms of diagnosis. It works to balance the energy in the body, using the same pressure points & meridians (lines of energy) that Acupuncture & Acupressure use. It uses a lot of massage techniques, palming, thumbing, rotations & stretches. The whole body is worked. It can help with physical, mental or emotional issues or concerns. 

The big differences to massage (ones I’ve had anyway) are:

  • Shiatsu is given on a futon mat on the floor
  • It is always given through clothes
  • It is never the same, it is tailored to that client, on that day
  • It can be quite physical, when appropriate, with stretches & rotations of joints

If you would like to know more about Shiatsu you may want to visit the Shiatsu Society website.

I have a Facebook page for details of events & offers.

You can have a look at the other pages on this site, where there is information & photos.

You are welcome to get in touch through the ‘contact me’ page with any questions or queries – I’m always happy to talk Shiatsu. 

Summer Shiatsu Stretches, Exeter, Dawlish, Devon

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. 

Shiatsu & the Summertime, Exeter, Dawlish, Devon

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. 

Busy times, Shiatsu Exeter & Dawlish, Devon 

I don’t know if you feel the same but sometimes I have a point in the year that I am looking forward to, but also dreading at the same time, as it’s going to be busy, possibly too busy! I have been sort of blocking June out of my mind, I had trouble turning the calendar page over yesterday! June is going to be an amazing month, I have so much Shiatsu stuff happening, also family birthdays & visits from relatives. It all takes organising & planning though, right!?! I’m not moaning it will be worth all the work. 

Within Traditional Chinese Medicine this is the right time of year to be busy. The Spring is for making plans & hatching ideas & the Summer is for those plans to start coming to fruition, to blossom. It’s time to get out there, to make the most of the long hours of daylight, to have parties & events. If we have rested well enough in the colder & darker Winter days we should have built up our resources & have the energy to make the most of this season.

This weekend I am at the Exeter Respect festival tomorrow. Giving Shiatsu in the health zone. We are at the back of the park, behind the family zone. The tasters are a whole 30 minutes long & only £10. More details about the festival here. On Sunday I’m going to be on a steam train for my son’s 3rd birthday.  As I write this blog there is the requested chocolate cake cooking in the oven & a supermarket delivery full of picnic food due.

Next weekend I’ll be giving Shiatsu in Budleigh Salterton at the East Devon Mind, Body, Sprit Network’s fair. Shiatsu tasters will be 10 or 20 mins & £5 or £10.  Find more info about the event here.

On June 14th & 28th I am going to be offering Shiatsu tasters in Dawlish. Again 30 minutes for £10. I’ll be at Changes Now & bookings need to be made through them. Details of their website here.  

On June 17th I hope to be an event in Dawlish – more details to follow…..

I have quite a few of my regular appointments are already booked up this month but there are still some spaces on Wednesdays in Exeter.  Any questions or to book an appointment in Exeter do get in touch – details on the ‘contact me’ page.

I hope you are all also enjoying your Spring plans blossoming, the longer days & the English Summertime! Xx