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.
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.
I’ve noticed from my clients that the cold weather is showing up all their aches & pains & areas of weakness.
Whilst working on people I have noticed less energy in general in people.
It’s understandable in this cold weather. We should be hibernating really, conserving our energy. There is such a demand on us & it becomes difficult to find space to rest & recuperate.
This cold winter weather relates to the Water elements. This is within 5 Element diagnosis, part of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The meridians in this element are very important. They hold our core energy. If they are over-used they are unable to feed the other energies in out body.
What can we do to support this energy in this cold weather?
- Rest as much as possible
- Meditate or sit still & quiet
- Get to bed as early as you can
- Wrap up warm – including neck & around the abdomen area
- Eat watery broths, fish & sea vegetables
Also obviously Shiatsu can really help a lot. It can create more resource in the body, in can relieve pain & symptoms & support mental strain.
I have a few spaces left before Christmas, both in Exeter & Dawlish.
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.
Shiatsu gift vouchers are available for any denomination or for the full treatment amount.
They are the perfect present for someone who is over-stretched or tired, or needs pampering or is dealing with discomfort or pain. Or they are a great present to put on your own Christmas list!
Get in touch to arrange – details on the ‘contact me’ page. I can post them out or send them electronically.
Yes is the simple answer. Shiatsu is a supportive & secure hands on therapy & creates the right environment for supporting clients who have feelings of anxiety or are suffering from stress.
We hold our stresses in our bodies & Shiatsu massage provides a space where this can be felt. It doesn’t have to be discussed it is simply how it feels. Getting this sensation can allow the tension, stress & anxiety to release & the body to relax. Where the body goes the mind follows.
There is some research of what Shiatsu can be good for. This link gives info on what benefits can be gained from a Shiatsu massage. This link provides information on the current research regarding Shiatsu.
If you think Shiatsu may be of help to you do get in touch – though the ‘contact me’ page. I work in Exeter & Dawlish & may soon be expanding my working area.
Wishes to you all for a relaxed evening & a peaceful night’s sleep.
I spent the whole day at a lovely fair in Budleigh Salterton giving tasters of Shiatsu massage today.
Tasters are the perfect way to give people an idea of what a Shiatsu involves, particularly as it’s a very affordable way to get some massage.
Shiatsu is a powerful form of therapy & can have quite an effect in a short period of time.
I really believe in Shiatsu, enough to complete the 3 years of training, so I love letting new people know about it.
There were some great comments from people who had tasters, they felt relaxed but with more energy, their tension had eased dramatically, their pain had eased, they thought it was quite an amazing taster.
A day like this is worth the hassle of trying to get out of the house, endless final kisses for the kids, lunches for everyone ready, everything I need for the day crammed in the car, only having to come back to get one thing I’d forgotten!
I felt so energised from the day that I whizzed through my chores when I got home & had plenty of energy to spend some fun time with my boys.
I hope that the people I treated all went home with the energy to achieve whatever they wanted/ needed to do. Got to love Shiatsu.
Some of you maybe thinking Christmas already. I offer gift vouchers for Shiatsu massage – in both Exeter & Dawlish.
The gift vouchers can be the amount of a full treatment or any other denomination.
This means you could chose to treat someone to a relaxing but invigorating Shiatsu treatment.
It also means if you love getting Shiatsu you can put it on your Christmas list, without asking for the full cost a treatment.
Email me to arrange vouchers that you would like or add my website address to your Christmas list too. I can post out vouchers or send them electronically.
If your not thinking Christmas yet apologies.
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’m going to be giving Shiatsu massage tasters at the Exeter Green Fair on Saturday.
More details of the event can be found here
Please spread the word & maybe see you there.