Category Archives: Traditional Chinese Medicine

Shiatsu for Sleep issues, Exeter, Devon

If you suffer from fatigue, insomnia, or any sleep or energy related issues you may want to try Shiatsu. This gentle but powerful hands-on therapy looks to balance the energy in the body, to re-balance the body.  When the body is in balance sleep can come more easily, energy levels can be higher & the body clock is more settled.

There are a number of things that are worth trying if you suffer with sleep or energy levels. There are the more obvious things; cutting out caffeine, cutting down on sugar & alcohol, eating earlier in the evening, staying away from screens near to bed time.

Shiatsu is based in Traditional Chinese Medicine. (TCM) This provides further suggestions that may be of help; meditation, eating fish & sea vegetables, sitting & stillness, some cardio exercise.  It is possible to give individual lifestyle & exercise recommendations as part of a session of Shiatsu.

Shiatsu may be able to help. A session is an hour with at least 45 minutes of hands-on work. At the very least Shiatsu provides a space away from daily life, it is a chance to relax, or at least feel how that may feel! It is deeply relaxing & allows the body & mind to rest but it is also energizing & can leave the client with higher energy levels.

Shiatsu is also a very supportive & confidential space where it is completely OK to feel how you feel & be how you want to be. This can provide a sense of relief & release alongside a sense of being held & supported.

Clients have mentioned that they have felt a buzz after a treatment that has lasted for sometime.  They have had deeper sleep than normal, they have change the times that they wake, they have woken less regularly.  They have felt less fatigue & mental strain.  They have felt mentally able to manage their situation more, make changes or achieve what they would like to with ease.

I’m always happy to talk Shiatsu so do get in touch with any questions or queries, if you would like to know more or would like to discuss if Shiatsu may be able to help you.

I work in Exwick, Exeter & also in Dawlish & Exmouth. I offer appointments most days, some evening & Saturday appointments.

xx

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Healing Shiatsu – Exeter, Dawlish, Exmouth – Devon

April has been a really busy month for me & my family.  I have given lots & lots of Shiatsu, which is great.  There has been lots of catching up with friends & family & time with my husband & kids. We have had visitors, been away & had bugs come home from school.

Along with all this I have been able to get a few treatments for myself.  As a therapist it is quite easy to forget how important it is to get support for yourself. One of my resolutions this year is to get at least a treatment a month & always get a treatment when I do an event.

Having Shiatsu or other therapies also helps with your own practice.  As I peel back the layers of my own healing journey I feel I am better placed to support others with their healing. I have learnt a lot about myself since I started giving Shiatsu & it feels that this last month has shown me some really important lessons.

Wow after the last crazy month I am so looking forward to this bank holiday three day weekend. It’s just me, my husband & our boys, we have very few plans & no obligations. As a family we need some down time & personally I need some rest time.

I know that this rest will put me in the perfect place for giving healing & nurturing treatments when I get back to work on Tuesday. I am very much looking forward to bringing the lessons & understandings, I have experienced recently, to my therapy sessions in the coming weeks.

I am back to work in Exeter this week.  I do have some spaces on Tuesday, Wednesday evening & Friday, if you are interested in using Shiatsu as a space to continue your own healing journey.

Until then have a great bank holiday weekend. I’m off to chill, relax, enjoy nature, rest & refresh.  See you on the other side.

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.

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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 Massage this Saturday & Sunday – North Devon

It’s nearly time for me to be heading up to the north of this beautiful county, to be an exhibitor at the North Devon Mind, Body, Soul Festival.  It was such a joy to give lots of Shiatsu taster sessions there last year so I can’t wait to do it again this year.

To me it felt like a very special event, there are simply loads of exhibitors & an incredible buzz about the place. It was such a welcoming, open & positive event & i would say well worth a trip.

It’s on Saturday & Sunday, 10am till 4pm.  Shiatsu taster sessions are 30 minutes long & £20. For information on the the event or to book in advance head to the Big Sheep Website

Maybe I’ll see some of you there, to get a first taste of Shiatsu or to get a really cheap but pretty long treatment.  If you would like to know more about Shiatsu or me have a look at my ‘About Shiatsu’ page or my ‘About Me’ page. I also have a Facebook page, which you can like to hear about events & offers.

Have a good weekend whatever you plans.

xx

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, 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

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.

Like my Facebook page to keep up to date with events & offers. Head to the Shiatsu Society website for the information they have about Shiatsu.

Shiatsu for Joint Pain, Exeter, Dawlish & Exmouth, Devon

The longer I practice & the more cases I see the more I believe Shiatsu is really helpful for joint pain. It can be good for any pain, providing some level of pain relief but also supporting the client with the mental strain & tension that comes from dealing with pain.

I have had clients who have come to me because they suffer with pain in their knees, hips, shoulders, wrists & fingers. Clients have mentioned, after their treatment, that their pain is less for some time.

Shiatsu is a gentle hands-on therapy that works to balance the energy in the body.  By holding the joint, or on either side of the joint, Shiatsu can ease the discomfort.  There doesn’t need to be stretches or rotations of the joints to give a result, very gentle massage can really help.  Sometimes it is appropriate to involve stretches & rotations in the treatment, this can loosen a joint, again giving relief from the symptoms.

Shiatsu is a very supportive & nurturing form of therapy & can allow the client to feel  supported.  They don’t feel so alone when coping with the emotional & mental strain of dealing with the pain.  Clients have also mentioned that they feel some of the mental & emotional stress eases, thoughts seems to flow more easily.

Shiatsu can help with energy levels.  It can also provide deep relaxation & can aid healthy sleep patterns. Getting proper relaxation & sleep & feeling more energised can help a client feel better & allow them to make positive changes that may help with their health & any pain they are experiencing.

I love giving Shiatsu & hearing the results from the clients.  I’m also always happy to talk Shiatsu so do get in touch through the’contact me’ page with any questions.

I work in Exeter mostly, in Dawlish every other Friday & I have my first pop-up session of Shiatsu in Exmouth next month. Like my Facebook page for info on events & offers.