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.
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.
Well then year seems to be flying by & already it is time for me to begin my new venture into Dawlish. I am excited to be offering Shiatsu in a new town that seems not to have a resident Shiatsu massage practitioner. I am still going to offering Shiatsu in Exeter, in my practice in Exwick, & every other Wednesday morning I will head down the beautiful Devon coast to Dawlish.
To start off this new venture I am going to be offering tasters at Changes Now in Dawlish for just £10 for 30 minutes. This is definitely a bit of a bargain & a long enough appointment to see if you like my Shiatsu. I also hope to be around the town at various events & at open days at Changes Now.
Tomorrow is my first day of tasters at Changes Now – I still have spaces so you can give me a ring on 07791 070837 to book. Or if you know anyone in the area who you think might be interested please let them know. Thanks
We have very busy lives & as a result we are often tired. It’s hard to find the time to properly rest & recouperate & so we use up more & more energy. When we start to use up our ‘core’ energy, our reserves, then we really start to strugle.
There are ways to rebuild our rsserves. Resting, quiet time, away from distractions, meditation, mindfulness, stillness. Eating well helps. Within Traditiional Chinese Medication, one form of diagnosis used in Shiatsu, it is good to eat fish & or sea vegetables, watery soups & salty foods. It is helpful not to eat too many fiery foods, sugars, processed foods, alcohol & spices. Quiet exercise can be helpful, restorative yoga, gentle walking. Too much exercise can drain our energy, as can lots of socialising or partying.
Because Shiatsu works on balancing the energies in the body in can really make a difference to tiredness or energy levels. It can build up the core energy in the body, great if the person is completely exhausted or depleted. If there is a little more energy in the body Shiatsu can help it flow well. This can invigorate & motivate a client, they can feel they have the energy to acheive what they want to, when before they didn’t feel they could.
If you would like to know if Shiatsu may be able to help support you then do get in touch, details on the ‘contact me’ page.
This Sunday I will be at the East Devon Mind, Body, Spirit Fair in Budleigh. offering Shiatsu tasters for £5 & £10. More info about the event here
Then next Wednesday, 14th, I am offering taster sessions at Changes Now in Dawlish. I will be there 10 until 1 & the tasters are just £10. To book you need to contact Changes Now. Details here
If you have any questions then do get in touch, details on the ‘contact me’ page.
It’s not long now until I am offering Shiatsu massage in Dawlish, as well as Exeter. I am offering taster sessions for just £10 on Wednesday 14th & 28th June, from 10am till 1pm.
I am really looking forward to working at the happy & throughily positive Changes Now Centre. Changes Now is right in the centre of Dawlish, next to a carpark & close to the station. The treatment room is quiet & peaceful & perfect for Shiatsu. More details about the centre can be found on their website.
If you would like to know more about Shiatsu massage or me then have a look at the other pages on this site. Or have a look at my Facebook page.
You are welcome to call me with any questions – 07791 070837
Bookings are through the centre – 01626 865146 – firstname.lastname@example.org
I don’t know if you feel the same but sometimes I have a point in the year that I am looking forward to, but also dreading at the same time, as it’s going to be busy, possibly too busy! I have been sort of blocking June out of my mind, I had trouble turning the calendar page over yesterday! June is going to be an amazing month, I have so much Shiatsu stuff happening, also family birthdays & visits from relatives. It all takes organising & planning though, right!?! I’m not moaning it will be worth all the work.
Within Traditional Chinese Medicine this is the right time of year to be busy. The Spring is for making plans & hatching ideas & the Summer is for those plans to start coming to fruition, to blossom. It’s time to get out there, to make the most of the long hours of daylight, to have parties & events. If we have rested well enough in the colder & darker Winter days we should have built up our resources & have the energy to make the most of this season.
This weekend I am at the Exeter Respect festival tomorrow. Giving Shiatsu in the health zone. We are at the back of the park, behind the family zone. The tasters are a whole 30 minutes long & only £10. More details about the festival here. On Sunday I’m going to be on a steam train for my son’s 3rd birthday. As I write this blog there is the requested chocolate cake cooking in the oven & a supermarket delivery full of picnic food due.
Next weekend I’ll be giving Shiatsu in Budleigh Salterton at the East Devon Mind, Body, Sprit Network’s fair. Shiatsu tasters will be 10 or 20 mins & £5 or £10. Find more info about the event here.
On June 14th & 28th I am going to be offering Shiatsu tasters in Dawlish. Again 30 minutes for £10. I’ll be at Changes Now & bookings need to be made through them. Details of their website here.
On June 17th I hope to be an event in Dawlish – more details to follow…..
I have quite a few of my regular appointments are already booked up this month but there are still some spaces on Wednesdays in Exeter. Any questions or to book an appointment in Exeter do get in touch – details on the ‘contact me’ page.
I hope you are all also enjoying your Spring plans blossoming, the longer days & the English Summertime! Xx
One of the common complaints that people come to me for Shiatsu massage for is back pain. Often but not always it is lower back pain but sometimes it is middle back pain or neck & upper back pain. Shiatsu massage can be very successful at relieving pain in the back.
Shiatsu works to balance the energies in the body, using meridians, lines of energy & pressure points, the same points that are used in Acupuncture. The meridians & points in the back are really effective & results can often be seen quickly when it comes to back pain. Sometimes the relief only lasts for a short period & then a few treatments quite close together, weekly or fortnightly, can be benefical. The period of relief from symptoms will hopefully extend further after each Shiatsu.
If the back pain is due to an injury or accident & it is uncomfortable to massage directly on the area then it is possible to work it from a distance. As the meridians that Shiatsu uses run across the whole body it is possible to treat one area from a different part of the body. This can help to avoid aggrivation of a complaint.
It is a really good idea to get treatment for an injury or complaint as quickly as possible. There is more of a chance or remedying it quickly. Shiatsu is also helpful for chronic & long-term complaints, particularly chronic back pain.
If you are interested in whether Shiatsu massage may be of help to you or you would like to book an appointment in Exeter or Dawlish then do get in touch with me. Go the the ‘contact me’ page or call me on 07791 070837.
I thought it was probably time to write a basic blog about my Shiatsu practice here in Exeter & soon to also be Dawlish.
I have been practicing this gentle but powerful form of massage for 10 years, I qualified from a pretty extensive & intensive 3 year diploma course in 2010. I have continued to practice Shiatsu regularly since then. I began practicing in Exeter in 2013. Next month I will begin to offer Shiatsu in Dawlish as well.
Shiatsu is a form of hands-on therapy. It’s an enjoyable & relaxing form of massage. It originates from Japan & it’s aim is to balance the energy in the body. It uses Traditional Chinese Medicine as a form of diagnosis & works on the pressure point & meridians (lines of energy) like Acupuncture & Acupressure also do.
As well as being a satisfying & enjoyable treatment it can leave the client feeling re-energised & invigorated. It can relieve symptoms, pain & tension, as the body’s energy is realigned.
My practice room is in Exwick, a quite area of Exeter, down here in Devon. My practice room is calm & peaceful. We will soon have a solid wooden garden room in the garden where I will be practicing Shiatsu massage from. My practice is near to the train station & there is a bus stop at the bottom of the road. It is also easily accessible by car & there is on street parking.
I will be offer Shiatsu at the ChangesNow alternative health Centre in Dawlish. You can find out more about the centre or book an appointment with me through their website
Sessions last an hour & include at least 40 minutes hands on. I charge £35 a session but if this is difficult for you then do get in touch. I work Wednesdays & Saturdays & hope soon to offer more times across the week. I will be in Dawlish every other Wednesday morning to begin with.
I am always happy to talk Shiatsu so do get in touch through the ‘contact me’ page or call me on 07791 070837
So excited – only 7 days until we are offering Shiatsu massage at the lovely, friendly, vibrant Exeter Respect Festival. The festival is in in Belmont park, Exeter on this Saturday & Sunday, 3rd & 4th June. I’ll be there on Saturday 3rd. It runs from 12 noon till 7pm.
We will be in the health zone which is tucked behind the family zone. So come & find us. Shiatsu sessions will be 30 minutes long & will only be £10.
More info on the festival can be found on the Exeter Respect website