Shiatsu is a gentle form of hands-on therapy. It is based in Traditional Chinese Medicine & uses the same pressure points & Meridians (lines of energy) as Acupucture. It uses the 5 Element diagnosis system, an Eastern, holistic form of understanding the body, mind & spirit.
Shiatsu also uses touch as a form of diagnosis, the practioner follows what they feel, or what they pick up, as they move around the body. Shiatsu is always tailored to that client, on that day, so every treatment is different. It can be a quiet & holding treatment &, when appropriate, it can be a more physical & energetic treatment.
Because of its approach Shiatsu is a very supportive therapy & can help with well-being & energy levels. It meets the client how & where they want to be met, it can meet them on a physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual level. Shiatsu works to balance the energy in the body, when there is balance there can be relief from symptoms & a sense of wellness.
I am offering tasters at an event on Sunday – a good opportunity to try this relaxing yet energising therapy out. The event is in Broadclyst, near Exeter, from 10.30 till 4.30. More details can be found on my Facebook page.
I woke in the early hours of this morning with a start. For a long time Christmas had taken up all my brain power & now suddenly, in the middle of the night, I’d switched to thinking about the new year. Ideas spinning in my head about what I’d like to acheive in 2018, for myself & my family.
The new year is a good opportunity to focus on the things that are important to us & on what we would like to acheive. It is not always easy to organise our thoughts, or to keep our initial focus & drive up. Our energy is often lower in the colder winter months & this can stop us keeping our goals in sight.
Shiatsu massage sees symptoms like clarity of thought, lack of energy, inability to follow through with ideas, dis-organisation & tiredness as energetic imbalances. Shiatsu looks to balance the energies in the body & this can ease symptoms such as the above.
Shiatsu massage is:
- A quiet, supportive space
- A good energy boost
- Helpful for encouraging deeper sleep
Clients have mentioned:
- A sense of focus & determination after a treatment
- An ability to acheive things with ease
I believe Shiatsu is the perfect support for clients looking to make changes in their lives. To help clients keep focus, drive & momentum. Shiatsu can help support stress & anxiety, which can hold us up.
How do I feel today? Excited about the new year, determined to push through with my personal goals (although already a little apprehensive about keeping them up.) Yes I know better book myself a Shiatsu! I love giving Shiatsu so hoping there’s a lot of that in 2018.
I offer Shiatsu in Exeter & Dawlish. I practice Shiatsu in a wooden cabin in the garden of our home in Exwick, Exeter, the natural wood is perfect for this form of therapy. I work in the lovely Changes Now in Dawlish. Both places are easy to get to by car, bus or train.
Wishing you all a positive, happy & productive 2018. May your dreams be bright & beautiful & come true with splendour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.