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Shiatsu & Well-being – Exeter & Dawlish, Devon

Shiatsu is a gentle form of hands-on therapy. It is based in Traditional Chinese Medicine & uses the same pressure points & Meridians (lines of energy) as Acupucture. It uses the 5 Element diagnosis system, an Eastern, holistic form of understanding the body, mind & spirit.

Shiatsu also uses touch as a form of diagnosis, the practioner follows what they feel, or what they pick up, as they move around the body. Shiatsu is always tailored to that client, on that day, so every treatment is different. It can be a quiet & holding treatment &, when appropriate, it can be a more physical & energetic treatment.

Because of its approach Shiatsu is a very supportive therapy & can help with well-being & energy levels. It meets the client how & where they want to be met, it can meet them on a physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual level. Shiatsu works to balance the energy in the body, when there is balance there can be relief from symptoms & a sense of wellness.

I am offering tasters at an event on Sunday – a good opportunity to try this relaxing yet energising therapy out. The event is in Broadclyst, near Exeter, from 10.30 till 4.30. More details can be found on my Facebook page.

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Love is in the Air – Shiatsu & Natural Face Lift Massage – Exeter & Dawlish, Devon

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us & I am offering 10% off any gift vouchers bought before the 14th February, for a Valentine. These vouchers can be used for Shiatsu or a Natural Face Lift Massage.

Shiatsu is a form of hands-on therapy that can leave the client feeling relaxed, improve their energy levels & alleviate stress & tension.  It is like a massage but is given through clothes.  It is given on a futon mat, on the floor, but can be given on a couch or seated.  It works by balancing the energy in the body, relieving symptoms & relaxing the body & mind.FB_IMG_1485985147178

Natural Face Lift massage is a mixture of Japanese & Indian face massage.  It includes Shiatsu pressure points & works the neck & shoulders as well as the face.  It has a really deep relaxing affect on the whole body & is a great pampering treatment.shiatsu 28.01.2017 062

I absolutely love how relaxed & chilled people are when they leave after a treatment & is a great present for someone you care about.

Sending love out to you all! x

Shiatsu for Friends & Family – Exeter & Dawlish, Devon

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

Shiatsu Support – Exeter & Dawlish, Devon

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

Or have a look on my Facebook page for events & offers

Shiatsu in the Winter – Exeter & Dawlish, Devon 

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. 

Shiatsu Plans – Exeter & Dawlish, Devon

So Shiatsu massages are, from now on, in the ‘Shiatsu Shed’ in my back garden. It’s a beautiful wooden cabin & perfect for rest & relaxation.

I am in Dawlish every other week & these treatments will be taking place in The Studio, which is a tranquil & peaceful space with a stream right outside, providing the perfect background music.

I have various other plans in the pipeline – events coming up from next month, offering Shiatsu in other towns in Devon, working in businesses, offer Natural Face Lift massage in salons in Exeter – ok maybe not all of them will come off but exciting opportunities around.
I now work Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays & some Saturday mornings. I can also offer evening appointments. I’m always happy to discuss Shiatsu so do get in touch through the ‘contact me’ page. 

New Year Motivation with Shiatsu – Exeter & Dawlish, Devon 

I woke in the early hours of this morning with a start. For a long time Christmas had taken up all my brain power & now suddenly, in the middle of the night, I’d switched to thinking about the new year. Ideas spinning in my head about what I’d like to acheive in 2018, for myself & my family.  

The new year is a good opportunity to focus on the things that are important to us & on what we would like to acheive. It is not always easy to organise our thoughts, or to keep our initial focus & drive up. Our energy is often lower in the colder winter months & this can stop us keeping our goals in sight. 

Shiatsu massage sees symptoms like clarity of thought, lack of energy, inability to follow through with ideas, dis-organisation & tiredness as energetic imbalances. Shiatsu looks to balance the energies in the body & this can ease symptoms such as the above. 

Shiatsu massage is:

  • Relaxing
  • A quiet, supportive space 
  • A good energy boost
  • Helpful for encouraging deeper sleep

Clients have mentioned:

  • A sense of focus & determination after a treatment
  • An ability to acheive things with ease

I believe Shiatsu is the perfect support for clients looking to make changes in their lives. To help clients keep focus, drive & momentum. Shiatsu can help support stress & anxiety, which can hold us up.  

How do I feel today? Excited about the new year, determined to push through with my personal goals (although already a little apprehensive about keeping them up.) Yes I know better book myself a Shiatsu! I love giving Shiatsu so hoping there’s a lot of that in 2018. 

I offer Shiatsu in Exeter & Dawlish. I practice Shiatsu in a wooden cabin in the garden of our home in Exwick, Exeter, the natural wood is perfect for this form of therapy. I work in the lovely Changes Now in Dawlish. Both places are easy to get to by car, bus or train. 

Wishing you all a positive, happy & productive 2018. May your dreams be bright & beautiful & come true with splendour. 

Shiatsu for Stress & Anxiety

It is the season to be stressed, isn’t it? There’s nothing like the festive season to bring out the stress. So much to do & so little time to do it. 

Stress & anxiety are by-products of our society. We have so much to do, we’ve forgotten to feel the seasons & just push through the cold winter months as if the days are long & the weather is ok! 

Shiatsu can help ease mental stress & strain:

  • Shiatsu by-passes the analytical & allows the body to sense how it feels.  
  • The nervous system can be calmed by the strong connective touch of Shiatsu. 
  • Shiatsu promotes deep & restful sleep, allowing the body to recover from the day
  • Extra energy after a Shiatsu can give the client resolve & focus
  • Shiatsu creates a safe & secure environment that can give a good level of support to a client 
  • Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing & calming treatment

There are no spaces before Christmas now but I am back in the new year. Starting in Exeter on the 3rd January & in Dawlish on the 10th.

I have gift vouchers available for Christmas – & still just possible to get these sent out.

You may like to like my Facebook page for infoon events & offers.

What does a Shiatsu involve? Exeter & Dawlish, Devon

Shiatsu is a relaxing but energising treatment. It is a hands on therapy given through clothes & on a futon mat on the floor. Although it can be given on a chair or couch if it maybe difficult to get down or back up from the floor. 

Shiatsu is an all over body treatment, it can be focused specially on one area of the body. Similarly the whole body can be treated from one area. Each treatment is specially tailored to that person on that day. Every Shiatsu is different.Shiatsu massage uses the same points & meridians, lines of energy, that acupuncture uses. Shiatsu looks to balance the energy in body. This balance can ease pain, symptoms & provide support. 
Clients have mentioned that they feel more energy after a treatment, that they feel more focussed & have more drive, that they have had relief from symptoms, that they have slept better, needed the loo less, had better joint flexibility.Shiatsu is a safe & secure environment & is totally confidential. It can help support emotional distress, stress, anxiety & depression.  I have clients who have come with work related stress & also people who are going through big changes in their personal lives.I work in Exwick, Exeter & Dawlish & I’m also happy to discuss Shiatsu so do get in touch with any questions, through the ‘contact me’page.

Natural Face Lifts using Shiatsu, Exeter & Dawlish, Devon

A very long & busy day today, at the end of which I got awarded my certificate in natural face lift treatments.


It is quite a deep treatment & the whole body feels the results. I swear my face is tighter too, although I didn’t take before & after photos.

I loved the day, it was so full of practical work. I’ve come away confident of what a treatment involves & a feeling of how amazing the treatment can make you feel. 

I have quite a few people lined up to be case studies so now the practice begins. I do have space for a couple more people, if you are interested do get in touch, through the ‘contact me’ page.