Category Archives: Anxiety

Shiatsu for Friends & Family – Exeter & Dawlish, Devon

I use Shiatsu on myself, my husband & children regularly. Not just for relaxation, although it’s great for that. My boys are noisy, energetic & enthusiastic so sometimes it is hard for them to settle at the end of the day.  It is a pleasure to give them a Shiatsu & watch them visibly calm down, breathe more deeply & slow down.  They often talk to me after a Shiatsu, or we play quietly together.  They also sleep well.

I use Shiatsu on myself to help when my mind is racing, I can slow myself down & think more clearly. I use it to help with digestion & menstruation. I have always suffered with painful periods & uncomfortable digestion, I can manage both a lot better with Shiatsu. I also use Shiatsu to support my motivation & mood.  I have in the past become stagnant & stuck in a rut but now I cam more adaptable & flexible & can make changes with more ease.

Obviously I am a fan of Shiatsu, I studied it for 3 years, alongside full-time work.  I can also pass on tricks & tips that I have learnt to help other people support their health & the health of their family.  I often give recommendations at the end of a session, lifestyle & diet options.  I also offer ideas of stretches or exercises that may help support their condition, complaint or their well-being.

I can offer longer Shiatsu appointments, at my home practice in Exeter.  These can include a full Shiatsu treatment plus guidance on ways to support you & your loved ones.

I’m off to stretch now, to help my circulation & to aid my sleep tonight. xx

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New Year Motivation with Shiatsu – Exeter & Dawlish, Devon 

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:

  • Relaxing
  • 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 for Stress & Anxiety

It is the season to be stressed, isn’t it? There’s nothing like the festive season to bring out the stress. So much to do & so little time to do it. 

Stress & anxiety are by-products of our society. We have so much to do, we’ve forgotten to feel the seasons & just push through the cold winter months as if the days are long & the weather is ok! 

Shiatsu can help ease mental stress & strain:

  • Shiatsu by-passes the analytical & allows the body to sense how it feels.  
  • The nervous system can be calmed by the strong connective touch of Shiatsu. 
  • Shiatsu promotes deep & restful sleep, allowing the body to recover from the day
  • Extra energy after a Shiatsu can give the client resolve & focus
  • Shiatsu creates a safe & secure environment that can give a good level of support to a client 
  • Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing & calming treatment

There are no spaces before Christmas now but I am back in the new year. Starting in Exeter on the 3rd January & in Dawlish on the 10th.

I have gift vouchers available for Christmas – & still just possible to get these sent out.

You may like to like my Facebook page for infoon events & offers.

What does a Shiatsu involve? Exeter & Dawlish, Devon

Shiatsu is a relaxing but energising treatment. It is a hands on therapy given through clothes & on a futon mat on the floor. Although it can be given on a chair or couch if it maybe difficult to get down or back up from the floor. 

Shiatsu is an all over body treatment, it can be focused specially on one area of the body. Similarly the whole body can be treated from one area. Each treatment is specially tailored to that person on that day. Every Shiatsu is different.Shiatsu massage uses the same points & meridians, lines of energy, that acupuncture uses. Shiatsu looks to balance the energy in body. This balance can ease pain, symptoms & provide support. 
Clients have mentioned that they feel more energy after a treatment, that they feel more focussed & have more drive, that they have had relief from symptoms, that they have slept better, needed the loo less, had better joint flexibility.Shiatsu is a safe & secure environment & is totally confidential. It can help support emotional distress, stress, anxiety & depression.  I have clients who have come with work related stress & also people who are going through big changes in their personal lives.I work in Exwick, Exeter & Dawlish & I’m also happy to discuss Shiatsu so do get in touch with any questions, through the ‘contact me’page.

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.

X

Shiatsu & depression, Exeter & Dawlish, Devon

Depression can affect a person’s whole life. It can feel like a lonely place with no way to talk to others. It’s can be like a frozen state, with no ability to see any options of how to feel better & no ideas of how to get out it. 

Shiatsu provides a safe & supportive space.  Instead of the client having to think about how they feel, or think through ways to feel better, it’s possible for the client to just be. Shiatsu allows the client to feel how they are in their body, it by-passes the analytical. 

As is it a safe space the client can feel relaxed & allow tension & stress to release. This can relieve the mental strains & lighten the load. 

Shiatsu works to balance the energies in the body. When the body is balanced it can give a sense of relief & ease from symptoms. It can also provide the client with an energy boost which can give a sense of focus & drive & a clarity of thought.

If you like to discuss if Shiatsu massage may be able to support you then do get in touch, details on the ‘contact me’ page. I am always happy to discuss Shiatsu & everything is fully confidential.

I work in Exeter & Dawlish. I offer day & evening appointments. I can offer home visits with diwcussion.

Shiatsu for Stress, Exeter & Dawlish, Devon 

Stress can dramatically affect people’s lives & it is a hard thing to manage on your own. Shiatsu is a supportive form of hands-on therapy that may help with stress, anxiety & other emotional distress. 

At the beginning of a Shiatsu treatment there is a quick consultation, then as much hands-on treatment as time allows. There is little or no discussion whilst the treatment takes place, giving the client a chance to listen to their body, to feel where & how the stress is affecting them. As Shiatsu provides a safe & secure space, feelings, emotions, distress can be released, generally with a sense of relief or of positive release. 

Our bodies hold a physical imprint of the stresses & strains we experience in life, sometimes it is important to talk through these issues, sometimes it is helpful to just feel them & sometimes using a talking therapy alongside a hands-on therapy can be helpful. Shiatsu can involve a level of conversation if the client requests it, I have had clients who have found greater release in discussing what they are experiencing as the massage goes along.

I have experienced clients build a sense of control & confidence after a few Shiatsu treatments. Instead of feeling that they are at the mercy of their condition or situation they feel they are taking action to make changes. Shiatsu is such a supportive therapy, they can build their confidence up knowing they have a space which is confidential & constructive. 

Shiatsu works to balance the energies in the body. As these energies come into balance there can be a greater sense of flow & movement in the body, mind & emotions. Clients have commented that they felt energized & revitalized after a Shiatsu massage. This new found energy, alongside a safe space, can allow people to feel confident enough to start making changes, break patterns & learn new ways to support themselves. 

If you are interested in discussing if Shiatsu may of help to you then do get in touch, details on the ‘contact me’ page. I’m always happy to talk Shiatsu. I work in Exeter & Dawlish, in Devon. 

Shiatsu & the Emotions, Exeter & Dawlish, Devon 

Shiatsu is a physical hands-on therapy but it can be really effective at supporting people on an emotional level. 

Shiatsu massage is gentle but powerful, it isn’t analytical, you don’t have to think or talk through your feelings, it allows the client to see how they feel in their body. This at times can bring emotions to the forefront, it can allow reflection & or release. 

When emotions or emotional memories come up Shiatsu provides a safe & secure space to feel them. Often a client feels a sense of relief, even if the emotion is a difficult one or is associated with a difficult time or situation.

Today I decided that in each of my Shiatsu massages I would focus on using a ‘heart energy’ touch. This relates to 5 Element diagnosis, which is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine & is used within Shiatsu as a form of diagnosis. Each of the 5 elements has a type of touch that relates to it. Because I seen so much nurturing & love being given to the smallest children starting school, at my son’s school, this morning I thought the heart touch would be a good focus for the day. 

This type of touch is nurturing & supportive, it is warming & comforting, it is un-judgemental & without demand or expectation. It is a great touch to allow the client to feel safe & secure, to feel comfortable with exploring what emotions they maybe holding in their body. 

I had a special day of Shiatsu today, it is a privilege to be part of a healing process & to hold a space for people to get the support they need. I hope to have many more heart-felt, warm & kind days. 

Shiatsu for Anxiety & Depression, Exeter, Devon

Shiatsu is a gentle & supportive treatment therefore it can be really helpful in supporting clients who have stresses in their lives. At the very least a Shiatsu treatment is some ‘time out’ – a space away from life, there are no expectations or demands on the client.

The session begins with a short diagnosis, which is a chance for the client to express their issues & concerns. Sometimes this diagnosis is almost as helpful as the treatment. Sometimes the client does not feel that they want to express verbally how they are feeling, they may only say very little.

Shiatsu massage is very relaxing & can take the client to a place of deep quiet, some clients have said they experience a stillness or quietness, just some space to breathe & just be.

Shiatsu allows people to feel their stress, anxiety or depression in their physical body. The massage can bring attention to feelings or emotions that the client was not aware they were holding. Sometimes verbal expression doesn’t have enough of an impact for a client, not helping them to find a way forward. Sometimes a physical therapy, like Shiatsu can help to unlock something for the client & they can begin to move forward. Sometimes a talking therapy needs to be used alongside.

Shiatsu can also relieve tension & distress in the body, some clients have expressed sensations of ‘crawling skin’ being ‘constantly unsettled.’ Shiatsu can bring the body to a place of peace & with this can come a quietness of thought. Clients have also expressed that they have felt ‘right’ after a treatment, they have a flow that they felt they had lost. They have more energy to make changes. This again can help them begin to make steps forward.

I work in Exwick, Exeter on Wednesdays & Saturdays.   I am always happy to discuss Shiatsu so please get in touch through the ‘contact me’ page.

 

Shiatsu in Dawlish

So excitingly I am going to be offering Shiatsu massage in Dawlish, as well as in Exeter.

I was approached by the owners of The Changes Now Centre, in Dawlish, as to whether I may be interested in offering Shiatsu alongside the other therapies they offer. I didn’t have to think for long – I love the train trip from Exeter to Dawlish, The Changes Now Centre is near to the station & I am based closed to the station in Exeter. So not only is it a beautiful commute it is a relatively short one too! I have been considering looking for a second area to work in & this opportunity seemed to be a good one to go for.

So here we are – I’m going to be offering nurturing & supportive Shiatsu in Dawlish & soon. To begin with I will be offering taster sessions, so people can come & try out Shiatsu. These tasters will be on 14th & 28th June between 10am & 1pm. Then all being well I will be at the centre every other Wednesday.

To book a taster, or a full treatment, you can contact The Changes Now Centre. If you are looking for more information about myself or Shiatsu have a look on the pages on this site & feel free to get in touch. Details are on the contact me page. I am always happy to talk Shiatsu.