Category Archives: mind, body, spirit

Self Shiatsu, Exeter & Dawlish, Devon 

There are 6 stretches that relate to the meridians, lines of energy, that are worked on in Shiatsu massage. These stretches can be done away from a Shiatsu session. It’s great to do them daily, they stretch the meridians, bringing energy to places where there is little & loosening tightness & stagnation in other areas. 

As the stretches are done its important to remember to:

  • Gently warm up before & down after 
  • Listen to your body, be kind & don’t push to hard
  • Take a few breathes in each pose
  • Feel how your body reacts to each pose, tight, loose, easy, tough
  • If the pose feels good stay for a couple more breathes 
  • If the pose feels less good come out after a few breathes
  • Do each pose twice, feel the difference the second time

I am always happy to show how the stretches go at a Shiatsu massage session.

Shiatsu Shed in Progress, Exeter, Devon

After a long wait the shed for our garden, that I hope to practice Shiatsu in, arrived today on the back of a rather large lorry.


We know it was going to big, it’s going to take up a lot of our garden but will be another large room for us. 

It’s very exciting, & a dream come true, to be able to practice Shiatsu in a beautiful wooden cabin in the garden. The wood is beautiful & I can’t wait for Friday when the shed is going up!

As soon as I am able to practice Shiatsu in there of course I’ll be straight onto writing a blog to let everyone know. Wish us luck for the slightly chaotic week we face & see you on the other side!

Shiatsu for sleep, Exeter & Dawlish, Devon

Shiatsu is a form of massage, a hands-on therapy. It can be helpful for a lot of different issues & conditions & it can really help support people who have a struggle or issues with sleep. 

Shiatsu massage is a relaxing & satisfying treatment that can give a sense of deep rest & relief whilst it is given. It is space away from every day life, a chance to lie down, breathe & be still. Along with being relaxing Shiatsu can be quite a rigorous form of hands-on therapy, when appropriate. The body is moved, stretched & joints are rotated. This can give a sense of space in the body, it can feel like the body is back to the size it should be, instead of compacted from holding the stresses & strains of daily life.

Lack of sleep can affect every part of someone’s life, the body holds whatever tension is felt emotional or mentally. The aim of Shiatsu is to balance the body & this can ease tensions, physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. This relief can allow clients to sleep with more ease, whether it be getting to sleep, staying asleep or having restful & re-energising sleep.  

Have a look on the other pages on this site for more information about Shiatsu massage. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss, details on the ‘contact me’ page.

Shiatsu for well-being, Exeter & Dawlish, Devon 

Shiatsu is a form of hands-on therapy which is relaxing & enjoyable to receive. It can help balance the body, relieving tension & aches & pains. Shiatsu can also help with emotional & mental issues or concerns. 

I have a number of clients who come for Shiatsu massage because they appreciate the support it gives them in keeping themselves well, healthy & happy. A common comment I get is that it is nice to be stretched by someone else. Clients may practice yoga or other forms of daily exercise, but it is more satisfying for someone else to stretch your shoulders or rotate your hips. The stretching helps to release tension & pain & allows the body to feel spacious & more flexible. Clients also comment that they have more focus & direction after their Shiatsu treatments. They find they acheive things with more ease, they over-think or worry less. Their emotions feel more balanced 


& their bodies more relaxed.

I work in Exeter & Dawlish, at the moment just on Wednesdays & Saturdays. Feel free to call me on 07791 070837 or e-mail me thriugh the ‘contact me’ page. 

Shiatsu Massage, Dawlish, Devon 

As well as still offering Shiastu in Exeter I am now also offering it at a lovely centre called Changes Now in Dawlish. I am offering Shiatsu taster sessions this Wednesday (28th June.)  I still have a couple of spaces left at midday & 12.30pm. You can contact me on 07791 070837 or the centre through their website.    

You can have a look at the pages on this site for more information about Shiatsu or you may like to like my Facebook page to be kept informed of offers & events. 

Happy Shiatsu Solstice, Exeter & Dawlish, Devon

What an amazing Solstice day today. At least here in Devon we had clear blue skies & heady temperatures. I won’t deny that I am hoping the forecast for tomorrow, do it to cool a little, is actually the case. For a Summer Solstice the weather has felt quite fitting, for me.

It’s been hard giving Shiatsu in this heat, windows open, doors ajar & still pretty sweaty work. I did feel the Shiatsu I gave today was really positive & the energy seemed to flow well. The clients seem to enjoy the heat, whilst I worked on them, so maybe this was a real boost in some ways. 

I did also manage to find time to get to a favourite river spot for a bit of swimming. I went with my husband &, rarely, no children. It felt pretty fortuitous, to re-connect with my husband. Small children means we don’t see much of each other without them & when we do we are tired! So amongst work I felt a little but of Solstice magic may have been at work.

Whatever you have done today I wish you all a great rest of the Summer.  

Summer Shiatsu Stretches, Exeter, Dawlish, Devon

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. 

Shiatsu & the Summertime, Exeter, Dawlish, Devon

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. 

Shiatsu Saturdays, Exeter, Devon 

I offer Shiatsu in the daytime on Wednesdays & also on Wednesday evenings. I also work on Saturdays. I appreciate that generally daytime is work time for most people & as I only offer one evening in the week I also offer Shiatsu massage on Saturdays. So after a hard week of work you can have a relaxing & energising Shiatsu, to re-charge ready to make the most of your weekend. At present I offer Shiatsu on Saturdays only in Exeter. 

I hope that soon I will be able to offer Shiatsu at other times in the week, so watch this space.  

If you are interested in booking a Shiatsu massage or you have any question please do get in touch, through the ‘contact me’ page.