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Shiatsu in Exeter Devon

I write a lot about what Shiatsu is, trying to describe what it is & what it is actually like to have a treatment. There are pages on this site describing Shiatsu & my background so go check those out if you want to know more about this incredible form of therapy.

Today I thought I’d talk about what Shiatsu means to me. I didn’t realise the effect Shiatsu would have on me personally when I started the three years of training. I changed jobs, homes & relationships & have found myself in a much more real & honest place. I feel more happy & content now than I ever have done.

I feel more connected to my body & how it is reacting to what is happening around it. I also feel more connected to the Seasons & to nature, following the natural flow of things. I feel I can get focused & centered in a way I never could before. I have much better self support practices & this allows me to support clients & those around me with gentle kindness.

I feel very lucky to practice this hands-on therapy as my job.  It doesn’t feel like work. I get so focused on what I can feel as I work on a body that the sessions fly by. I also love holding the space for a client, a healing space to feel safe & to be however they want to be.

Shiatsu is a very clever therapy in my opinion. It bypasses the analytical thought process & accesses feelings & emotions through how & where they are held in the body.  Shiatsu can provide release & relief of physical & emotional tensions.  Often because the tension felt has an emotional aspect to it, that has led to the physical holding.

I like seeing the results that clients experience. I have seen it help with chronic pain, with stress, with Sciatica, with knee & other joint issues. I love the fact that it works well with physical, emotional & mental issues. It holds a client in a particular way, it meets the client how they need to be met.

It is such a privilege to be a therapist for people, it is a very personal relationship & I take it seriously. I am so grateful to be part of someone’s healing journey.  Shiatsu has an ability to raise energy levels & allow clients to make changes that they would like to make. It has allowed them to see options & opportunities where previously they have felt stuck, or at the mercy of their condition or complaint.

I use Shiatsu on a daily basis, on myself & my family. I support my kids with digestive issues, when they are distressed, if they can’t sleep, if they have a temperature. I help family members with Arthritis & pain, with mental strain & tiredness.

I work in a lovely space in Exeter which I feel works perfectly for Shiatsu. We have put up a real wood cabin in the garden, it’s a sanctuary but still in Exeter. I work here most days of the week & offer evening & weekend appointments.

xx

 

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Shiatsu for the Family – Exeter, Devon

Shiatsu is a gentle but powerful form of hands-on therapy that is suitable for all.  In the past I have treated whole families, home visits can be arranged if needs be.  Shiatsu leaves clients feeling relaxed but also energised & it is lovely when a whole family can be in this space at the same time.

Children generally really enjoy a treatment, they love that it is hands-on.  Shiatsu is always given through clothes & is a very safe & secure touch. Children often respond well to a treatment with tension & stress easing quickly. Shiatsu is also good for mental strains such as stress & anxiety.  It can provide deep relaxation which can quieten the mind & calm the body.  Shiatsu can also help aid sleep & energy levels.

There are a lot of stresses & strains in our daily lives & even the most focused family struggles to have enough quality time together.  Shiatsu can allow the pace of life to slow down for a while, for the physical & mental concerns & conditions to release & for the family to really feel relaxed at the same time.

I have a lovely relaxing wooden cabin that I work in, in Exwick, Exeter. It is the perfect space to unwind. Otherwise home visits can be arranged, if the whole family would like a treatment at the same time. The price for the home visit can be arranged by discussion.

If you would like to know more about Shiatsu then do head to the pages on my site, including the photos as these are a good way of understanding what is involved. I am always happy to discuss Shiatsu so do get in touch through the ‘Contact Me’ page.

xx

Shiatsu for Energy – Exeter, Dawlish, Exmouth, Devon

We live busy lives & are often tired, if not exhausted, by our daily routines.  Our bodies & minds need rest & relaxation to be able to function well.  We don’t seem to value rest & quietness enough in this society, we become more & more depleted & ground-down.

When we are tired or drained it is hard to think up ideas & plans, it is easier to do what we are already doing, to keep drudging along.  Then before you know it you are even more tired, no time to catch up & even less energy to look at changes.

Shiatsu is a subtle but powerful form of hands-on therapy that is great for building up energy levels. It uses massage techniques to work the pressure points & meridians (lines of energy) that Acupuncture uses.  It is always given through clothes & is generally given on a futon mat on the floor.  I do have a massage couch & chair if this is more comfortable.

Shiatsu looks to balance the body, finding the quiet areas & treating them with a nurturing & holding touch.  It can help loosen tension & stress in the body, finding the loud or full areas then using stretches & rotations to ease & release them. Shiatsu is specific to the particular person being treated, on that day at that time.  It is different every time.

Clients say they like ‘to be stretched by someone else’ they  ‘loved the neck & shoulder work, it felt really good’ they ‘felt their body was listened to’ & they felt ‘3 inches taller’

As well as being a satisfying treatment it is also good for aiding healthy sleep, providing long-term preventative care, it’s deeply relaxing & can help with anxiety & stress. It can also leave a client feeling more energised & balanced.  It can provide a clear mind, the energy to make plans & changes.

Clients have said they felt ‘buzzing for a few days after’ they felt ‘not stuck in a rut’ & they felt ‘inspired & energized.’

If you would like to discuss if Shiatsu may be able to help you then do get in touch through the ‘Contact Me’ page.  I’m always happy to talk Shiatsu.  I work in Exwick, in Exeter every week, Dawlish every other Friday & Exmouth every month.

Shiatsu For All – Exeter, Dawlish, Exmouth, Devon

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Shiatsu is a gentle & supportive form of hands-on therapy so it suitable for any age . It can be given to children & they often lap it up. I have given family sessions, where the whole family has a treatment. These can be given as a home visit, which is agreed through discussion.

FB_IMG_1490903614572It is very accessible.  It is generally given on a futon mat on the floor. I also have a couch & a massage chair so if the floor is difficult then there are other options.  Shiatsu can be given with the client lying or sitting in any position,  allowing the client to always be comfortable. It always given through clothes but still provides a strong connection & satisfying massage.

shiatsu 28.01.2017 062Shiatsu provides a safe touch, which allows the client to quickly drift into a deeply relaxed state.  As it is a safe & secure form of therapy it can allow a client to explore their emotional or mental balance, feeling this through their bodies rather than thinking or talking it through. This can allow tension caused by stress, depression or anxiety to be released.

FB_IMG_1486158179562Shiatsu is tailored to suit that client on that day, which can make it a satisfying form of therapy, meeting the client how they want to be meet. It is a gentle but powerful form of therapy, although it can be more physical when appropriate, including stretches & rotations.

 

FB_IMG_1491158712734Shiatsu uses the same Meridians (lines of energy)  in the body that Acupuncture uses.  We also use the same pressure points on those Meridians.  We use massage techniques to work the Meridans & points to help the body to regain balance. When the body is in balance symptoms can ease, energy levels can rise, stress & anxiety can fall away, sleep can become deeper & healthier.  The body can feel like everything is working as it is supposed to, there is more flow & fluidity physically, mentally & emotionally.

 

Shiatsu Easter Treats, Exeter, Devon

Easter is so nearly upon us & it often comes with a lot of busy times, a pinch of stress & too much chocolate.  So how about finding some time for a relaxing, energising Shiatsu -to help you prepare for the weekend, or to help you recover from it – or give you a boost to get through the holidays.

Due to cancellations & a change of plans I have some spaces still available this week, in Exeter.  As an Easter treat these sessions come at £5 off – £35 rather than £40 – for some serious ‘me-time.’  The spaces I have available for £35 are at 9.45 & 11 on Tuesday 27th & 9.30 on Wednesday 28th.

It’s so important to look after ourselves & our health, so that we can support those around us.  A session of Shiatsu can set you up to deal with whatever gets thrown at you. It is gentle but powerful & can have a profound effect, sometimes quickly.

After Easter I have spaces available on Wednesday 4th April.  So maybe this is the perfect time to get a boost ready for the second week of the kids holidays!?

Have a great Easter everyone.

xx

Shiatsu for Easter, Forget the Eggs! Exeter, Dawlish, Exmouth, Devon

Easter seems to have crept up quickly this year, what with the unseasonably cold weather & the regular snow days.  I don’t know about you but for us Easter is fairly busy, particularly if you include the two weeks of school holidays.  We have lots of catching up with family & various trips & activities planned.

If you are in a similar situation it may be a good idea to grab yourself a Shiatsu – either in preparation for the break or as a breather in the midst of it all.  Shiatsu is serious down time, a space for you & just you.  There are no expectations or demands, it’s easy you simply have to lie & rest. It is a very relaxing form of therapy.

Shiatsu is also energising, it can really help with energy levels & when that happens everything seems to be a little easier. Rather than feeling like you are pushing through treacle to get a mammoth list of jobs done you can start knocking those Easter jobs off.

Shiatsu has also been shown to help with stress & anxiety & maybe you are feeling some of this is coming your way over Easter, or that you are prone to anxious bouts. Shiatsu can ease the body, mind & spirit.  It is a very supportive treatment, allowing the tension to release.

I have appointments still available before Easter in Exeter.  I work in a solid wood cabin in my garden, which I have fondly nicknamed the ‘Shiatsu Shed.’ It is a perfect haven for a peaceful & relaxing Shiatsu, but close to the city centre & train station & easy parking.

The week following the Easter weekend I have appointments in Exeter & Dawlish.  I love working with a group of other therapists down in Dawlish, in a space called The Studio.  The space is right next to a carpark & a very short walk from the town centre or the train station.

If you can’t find the time in the next two weeks then maybe book in for after the madness! I have spaces in Exeter, Dawlish & Exmouth in the last two weeks of April, after the school holidays.

I’m always happy to talk Shiatsu so do get in touch through the ‘Contact Me’ page with any queries.

 

Shiatsu, Spring & Snow, Exeter, Dawlish, Exmouth, Devon

Well no-one really thought we would get more snow – but here it is – with us again.       img_20180318_123141801203010.jpg

It was so warm & sunny on Friday, it felt like Spring was here but Winter was not done with us yet.  We have a snow day tomorrow which is great extra family time but I am ready to be working, giving uplifting Shiatsu’s.

Spring is a good time of the year, there are ideas in the air & lots of opportunities starting to appear alongside the plants shoots out of the ground.  However this year we still need to be in hibernation mood, there is a need for warmth & supportive treatments still.  When the Spring energy does start to show itself it may be a difficult transition.

Shiatsu is adaptable & tailored specifically to the person & their needs & condition that day.  I imagine that I may be giving Winter warming Shiatsu’s on Tuesday & supportive Spring Shiatsu’s by the end of the week.

Whatever the weather Shiatsu is a relaxing treatment & can help with energy levels & healthy sleep.  It has been shown to hep with anxiety & stress.  It is a unique form of therapy, that is supportive, holding the client in a very gentle but secure way.  Shiatsu touch can release tension but also emotional stresses & strains held in the body.

I have some spaces still available next week – Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning & Wednesday – so you could sneak in a Shiatsu before Easter.  These appointments are in Exeter.  I am full in Dawlish this week but back there early April.

Hope you are warm & cozy wherever you are.

xx

Shiatsu musings, Exeter, Dawlish & Exmouth, Devon

I have had a lovely day learning how to give Ginger Compress treatments.  They are an amazing remedy that creates warmth in the body.  The compress warms the kidneys, which are the burners for the body, energising the whole system. They can help alleviate a number of symptoms.

I love learning new skills & catching up with Shiatsu colleagues. Professional development courses are so important, for gaining new skills, but also for bringing new ideas & life to your practice.  I am really looking forward to the Shiatsu treatments I will be giving this week.

I am in Exeter this week but also, on Friday, I have my first pop-up day in Exmouth. I’m really excited about bringing Shiatsu to Exmouth.  Next week, as always I will be in Exeter & I have spaces on Tuesday & Wednesday.  I am also in Dawlish on Friday 23rd & I have spaces at midday & 1pm still available.

Shiatsu is a gentle but powerful form of hands-on therapy. It is suitable for everyone & is tailored to meet the needs of that client at that time.  It can be good for physical aliments as well as emotional & mental stresses & strains. Shiatsu is very relaxing but can also help with energy levels. Shiatsu can aid sleep & help with anxiety, stress & depression.

So a busy week of treatments for me.  I love giving Shiatsu & I’m always happy to discuss it if you have any queries. You can get in touch through the ‘Contact Me’ page.

Have a good week everyone.

xx

 

 

Mother’s Day Shiatsu & Massage, Exeter, Devon

Shiatsu or Natural Face Lift Massage is a perfect way to say thank you to your caring & hard-working mum, step mum, mother in law, or wife. Both treatments are incredibly relaxing, they are serious time-out, away from hectic life. They can help with energy levels & aid healthy sleep. They are a serious pamper session.

I offer gift vouchers for Shiatsu & Natural Face Lift Massage & can arrange to get them to you, or your mother, in time for Sunday.  I have already hand delivered gift vouchers this week, in the Exeter area, so that they are ready to be opened on Sunday.

If you are interested in arranging some vouchers do get in touch through the ‘Contact Me’ page.  I can take payment by bank transfer then get the vouchers out to you.

Have a good day on Sunday, it’s can be such a great day with the family altogether & showing some love & thanks.

xx

Shiatsu for Everyone, Exeter, Dawlish & Exmouth, Devon

Shiatsu is a gentle but powerful hands-on therapy that originates from Japan. It is a bit like a massage, using similar techniques to a massage but always given through clothes. Shiatsu is generally given on a futon mat on the floor, but it can be given on a couch or seated if needs be.

Shiatsu can be a very slow & gentle treatment, working one part of the body for a long time, it is nourishing & tonifying. It can be, when appropriate a more active treatment, with stretches & rotations. Clients often comment on how nice it is to have someone stretch them.  The stretches & rotations relieve the tension they feel, often in their neck & shoulder area.

Shiatsu meets clients how they want to me met, which can make it a very satisfying form of therapy.  It is tailored to that client on that day, every Shiatsu is different because of this.

I love giving Shiatsu as is it so adaptable, to each client every time they come.  Also it is a treatment that is suitable for anyone & everyone.  I have given children Shiatsu, they absolutely soak it up. I have also given Shiatsu to whole families, to the parents & the children, it’s a really lovely thing to give Shiatsu to everyone. I have older clients, some of whom need to have their treatment on a couch or massage chair. They have commented on the changes they have experienced from having Shiatsu, that the treatment is very gentle but the benefits are large.

In my experience Shiatsu can be very beneficial for physical issues, accidents, injuries, pain.  It has been found to have long term care & preventative benefits. It can also help with emotional & mental issues & concerns.  It has been shown to help with stress, anxiety & depression.  I have had clients who have come because they are suffering with work-related stress, they have issues in their relationship, they have had a big life change.

Shiatsu has also been found to support deep relaxation, aid healthy sleep & improve energy levels. These three benefits can have big effects on all areas of a life.  Symptoms can ease, mental & emotional strain can be relieved & the body can move with more ease & fluidity.

If you would like to discuss if Shiatsu may be able to help support you then do get in touch through the ‘Contact Me’ page or call me on 07791 070837.  I am always happy to talk Shiatsu.  I practice in Exwick, Exeter every week & in Dawlish every other Friday.  I have pop-up events in Exmouth.

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