As Shiatsu is a gentle & supportive therapy it can be perfect for mums to be, women in labour & post natal mums. It can support the body & remedy any pregnancy issues.
Shiatsu works on the principal of creating balance within the body. Balance gives the client a sense of ‘rightness’ & flow, physically, emotionally, mentally & spiritualy. This flow helps the body achieve what it needs to within pregnancy, labour & afterwards.
Shiatsu can help with many prenatal, labour & postnatal concerns, issues, pains & discomforts. Restoring balance can help with morning sickness & heartburn & tiredness. Shiatsu can help physical issues such as odema & pelvis pain. It can also help support the mum to be with any emotional concerns they may be facing.
Shiatsu can be used for induction of labour, bringing it on naturally. The contraindicated points can be given to the client to use themselves. Similarly the points helpfully through labour can be provided, for the birth partner or mother to use. The points can help relieve pain, provide comfort when needed & slow or speed up labour.
After birth there is a level of support a mum requires. It is one of the most special times in life but with the high levels of nurture the mother is providing someone nuturing the mother can be incredibly important. If the labour has been tough in any way then this is even more important. Shiatsu can restore balance in the body that can resolve physical & emotional issues quickly, allowing mum & baby to get on with their life together.
I work in Exwick, Exeter, & Dawlish, Devon. For late pregnancy or early postnatal appointments it maybe possible to arrange home visits. For general information about Shiatsu & my practice here in Exeter, Devon go to the About page.
I’m really happy to discuss any concerns & issues & whether Shiatsu may be able to help. Feel free to ring me or contact me through the ‘contact me’ page.
Had a great day giving Shiatsu massage to lots of people at the Exeter Lions Gala Day.
It was a real community event with lots of support organisations that work within the local area. It was a joy to give Shiatsu to lots of carers, support & charity workers. These are the people who work very hard to support others but can find it hard to find the time to get support themselves.
We also treated a lot of families, the parents & the children. It’s really great for the whole family to get a Shiatsu massage. For the whole family to have some time out time, some relaxation & also be energised & invigorated.
It was a great day all round – the event was in a little known but beautiful park – the music involved a lot of community choirs – there was a mix of things to do, circus skills bouncy castle, skittles & the local charity & support organisation stalls.
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.
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.
This Sunday I will be at the East Devon Mind, Body, Spirit Fair in Budleigh. offering Shiatsu tasters for £5 & £10. More info about the event here
Then next Wednesday, 14th, I am offering taster sessions at Changes Now in Dawlish. I will be there 10 until 1 & the tasters are just £10. To book you need to contact Changes Now. Details here
If you have any questions then do get in touch, details on the ‘contact me’ page.
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
A week on Sunday I will be offering Shiatsu at the East Devon Mind, Body, Spirit Fair in Budleigh Salterton.
The Shiatsu massage tasters will be on a massage chair – they will be 10 or 20 minutes & just £5 & £10.
More details about the event can be found here
Hope to see some of you there