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
So very excited to receive a large parcel in the post today.
I was pretty upset when my trusty, but bottom of the range, massage chair broke just before Christmas. I was in the middle of a session of Shiatsus for the hard working staff at my son’s school. I had to give some of the Shiatsus to people whilst they sat on a normal chair. Hardly relaxing, having to support yourself, rather than leaning into a comfy chair.
Since the breakage I have been searching for a replacement. I was close to purchasing a replacement of similar quality to my original when I stumbled across a hardly used, top of the range chair.
I am super happy & have tried it out on my family already. It’s really comfy & easily adjusts to fit any shape or size of client.
So watch out for upcoming events as I will now be giving Shiatsu on this beauty of a chair.
My next event is in Broadclyst, near Exeter – details can be found here
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It was a cold, dark day in Exeter today but the Shiatsu Shed was warm & cosy.
I really enjoyed giving Shiatsu in out wooden cabin, it’s perfect for a relaxing treatment.
As the wood warms it creates a really pleasing wood smell & feels like a light, warm, tranquil space.
I feel really lucky to be able to work in it, & it’s just a step out of our house.
I offer Shiatsu in the Shiatsu Shed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays.
I’m always happy to talk Shiatsu so do get in touch through the ‘contact me’ page.
We are having quite a winter, so far. It was so dark & cold today, just right for staying indoors, for resting, for hibernating.
Chinese medicine suggests this is exactly what we should be doing at this time of year. Reserving our energy, our vital energy. If we work too hard & do too much through the winter months we use up our core energy & risk not having enough energy to make the most of the spring & summer.
Shiatsu can help give a well-needed energy boost at this time of year. It can warm the whole body & get the energy & blood moving well. It can encourage deep rest, relaxation & sleep. All which can help manage in the cold winter months.
I work in Exeter & Dawlish, in beautiful Devon. I can discuss the cost of a treatment if needs be, as January can be a tough month financially. I’m also offering £10 case studies for my new qualification in Natural Face Lift in January.
You may want to check out my Facebook page. Also the Shiatsu Society website has information about Shiatsu as well.
So this month started with a great Shiatsu event – a colleague & myself gave lots of Shiatsu massage tasters at the Exeter Green Fair on Saturday. It’s always an interesting event, with lots of thought provoking stalls, & is set up right on the cathedral green in Exeter city centre.
The following day I was supposed to be giving Shiatsu at the St. Thomas Festival, also in Exeter. The weather was ridiculously English, with heavy rain, wind & low temperatures all day. It was not a day that anyone would hang around for a massage so I chose not to attend. Sad as I have attended a lot of years of this great community event.
These two events signify the end of the Summer & the beginning of the Autumn for me. We are on full back to school mode in this house & I’m starting to focus on work a bit more again. It’s hard to multi-task work & the school holidays & I am looking forward to some time to focus specifically on work.
I am also excited as my youngest son will go to pre-school more & I will be offering more availability – Tuesday afternoons to begin with & in time Friday morning’s. I will still offer Wednesday appointments including early evening appointments.
The new found focus has also affected my husband & I’s drive to get the ‘Shiatsu Shed’ finished & I hope that I will be offering Shiatsu in the solid wood cabin in our garden in the next month – watch this space.
I am always happy to talk Shiatsu so do get in touch through the ‘contact me’ page or call me on 07791 070837
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.
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.
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.
One of the main comments I get from clients, after a Shiatsu massage, is that they feel that they have had a good stretch. They feel that they have been pulled & stretched back to their correct length. They hadn’t realised how tight & bound up they. They have really enjoyed the sensation of someone stretching their body for them.
Shiatsu is an enjoyable & satisfying form of hands-on therapy. It is quietly powerful, relieving symptoms & creating energy. It is also a physical work out for the body, when appropriate. It gets into the knots of tension & also stretches them out. The body can be moved a lot in the massage treatment, hip & shoulder rotations, neck stretches, whole body side stretches.
Shiatsu can be great for held tension in the body, particularly shoulder & neck tension. It also works well for releasing tension in the rib cage & solar plexus area. It can make the body feel like one whole body again, getting the energy flowing around.
If you are interested in whether Shiatsu massage may help you then do get in touch. You can message me through the contact me page or you are welcome to call me on 07791 070837.
I work in Exwick, Exeter, Devon. I have a quiet practice room with easy parking. It is also very near to a bus stop & a 15 minute walk from Exeter St. David’s train station. At present I work on Wednesdays & Saturdays, other times in the week can sometimes be arranged.
Pregnancy is such a special time for a woman, it’s magical as the body does the most indredible things. Pregnant ladies get told they are ‘blooming’ & they do often look so well. There are times in most pregancy when it is difficult. Tiredness is a big issue, especially at the beginning. Most people are aware of morning sickness but nausea or sickness can be all day, & night, & sometimes for the whole pregnancy.
A woman’s body generally knows what it’s doing & often when giving a Shiatsu it is just supporting what the body is doing. Sometimes the body needs more help. Sickness can be eased & tiredness can be limited with Shiatsu massage.
Sometimes the body struggles physically & needs help with flow of blood & fluids, to ease swollen ankles for examples. The pelvis takes a lot of weight as the pregnancy goes on, it is pressed down & the small joints in the pelvic area begin to ache or hurt. Shiatsu can be really helpful for relieving pain & supporting the pelvis so that it can withstand the weight. The body can be affected in many ways as so much space is taken up by baby, reflux & heartburn can also be eased with Shiatsu massage.
Shiatsu massage can also be used to jump start labour. Induction treatments can be arranged when full term has been reached. Shiatsu can also be used to turn the baby if they are in a difficult position for birth. In labour Shiatsu can be helpful with a lot of things, exhaustion, pain, quickening the Labour.
For pregnant women Shiatsu can take place at any time. Some women chose to wait until 12 weeks before they have Shiatsu massage. Generally I give Shiatsu at my practice in Exwick, Exeter but home visits can arranged for later pregnancy.