Category Archives: exeter

Shiatsu Holidays – Exeter & Dawlish, Devon 

I am now officially on holiday, again! I’m taking another week away from Shiatsu massage, to coincide with the kids school holidays.

I am back week commencing 28th August. I’m in Dawlish on the 29th & do have some space. I have some space in Exeter on 30th, later in the day.

For more information about Shiatsu massage have a look on the pages on this website. If you have any questions or would like to book a Shiatsu then do get in touch – 07791 070837

Shiatsu is a gentle but powerful hands-on therapy that is suitable for all & can be beneficial for many complaints, physical, mental or emotional. 

Shiatsu Event, Dawlish, Devon 

I had a great day today giving Shiatsu at the Dawlish Carnival celebrations. The weather held out for most of the day & there were a lot of people around. Some old friends of Changes Now, the centre I work in, in Dawlish, some new friends & some holiday makers. 
What I love about these type of events is that lots of people try Shiatsu for the first time & I love the relaxed & soft expressions of the people I have worked on. The feedback is always good too, comments about how great it is to be stretched by someone, that the body feels looser, that I had found all the right spots!

I have two events coming up quite soon – they are in Exeter this time – on Saturday 2nd September I’ll be with colleagues at the Exeter Green Fair & on Sunday 3rd September I’ll  be with a colleague at the St. Thomas Festival. More details nearer the time. 

Busy Shiatsu Massage Day – Exeter & Dawlish, Devon 

Really busy, but throughily, enjoyable day giving Shiatsu massage in Dawlish & Exeter.  Really hoping that in the Autumn I can expand the number of days I offer so that I can more days like today.

I am in Exeter next week & do have space available – If you’ve not had Shiatsu massage before then maybe you’d like to try a taster. I offer 30 minute appointments for £10 – so you can see what it’s all about before coming for a full hour.  

Get in touch through the ‘contact me’ page or call 07791 070837

Shiatsu for Pregnancy, Exeter & Dawlish, Devon

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.  

My Shiatsu Journey, Exeter & Dawlish, Devon 

I first came across Shiatsu massage a long time ago when I was growing up, here in Devon. A family friend was training in Shiatsu at the time & used me as a practise client. She lived down a long & very bumpy farm track, you couldn’t drive your car down unless it was a 4×4. I would walk down & back up again. If I’d had Shiatsu I could run up the track if I hadn’t it was a slow & quiet painful process to climb back up. 

I was sold on Shiatsu from then on & continued to have it at different times in my life. It has helped me feel more focussed & make changes in my life. It has helped me with physical injury & it’s helped me move on from a difficult break up. 

Finally I got around to completing my Shiatsu training, after returning to Devon, & have been qualified for 7 years. The Shiatsu diploma is an intense 3 year course, which I completed at the Devon School of Shiatsu. Since qualifying I have continued to offer Shiatsu regularly & complete regular professional development, deepening my Shiatsu practice. 

I have worked in many different environments in my professional life including advisory work & mentoring & developing work. In have learnt to actively listen, be open & willing to support others. I believe this allows me to offer an open & safe space to clients. Along with a strong connected touch that feels nurturing & supportive.

I offer Shiatsu in both Exeter & Dawlish. I have a quiet practice room in Exeter & work in the lovely Changes Now Centre in Dawlish. 

Photos of Shiatsu, Exeter & Dawlish, Devon 

Here’s some photos that give a bit of an idea of what a Shiatsu massage involves. Shiatsu can be given on a chair or couch if needs be. It is generally given on a futin mat on the floor. The client is always fully clothed. I work in Exeter & Dawlish, in Devon. Please call or e-mail to book or discuss. Mobile 07891 070837 Email amyhinkswright@yahoo.co.uk

Shiatsu stretch for tiredness, Exeter & Dawlish, Devon 

This is a great stretch for using daily. It stretches the meridians thst relate to tiredness so .ca be great for people who are feeling tired.

As always with stretches warm up before & down after. Also don’t puxh the stretch, listen to your body & remember to breathe. 

I’m not the most bendy person & it’s not about being able to bend double it’s about listening to your body as you stretch & getting the benefit of the stretch. 

It’s only a 2 minute stretch, with a minute or so warm up & down, so should fir within a normal daily routine. 

Shiatsu For Back Issues, Exeter & Dawlish, Devon 

Well we have survived a few days camping, four kids, four adults, wet weather at times, late nights, early mornings & lots of fun. Sleeping on air beds, being busy a lot of the time, packing & unpacking & lugging lots of heavy stuff around definitely takes a toll on your back. 

It really reminded me how hard our backs work & how painful they are when these is an issue. I would say that the most common complaint people come to me with, to have Shiatsu massage, is back pain. Often it is the lower back that is causing problems but sometimes it is the mid or higher back where the pain is. 

Shiatsu can really help support back issues, whether they are chronic or a recent injury. The quicker after an injury that treatment is sought the better. Clients witb chronic back issues can really get a good amount of relief too though. 

There are many different techniques that are used in Shiatsu massage & this makes it very versatile & if one technique is not working so well there are different approaches. 

If you are interested in discussing if Shiatsu may be of help to you then feel free to get in touch through the ‘contact me’ page. You can also call me on 07791 070837.