Category Archives: Traditional Chinese Medicine

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.

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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.

Shiatsu Gift Vouchers – Exeter & Dawlish, Devon 

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.

Can Shiatsu massage help with stress & Anxiety? Exeter & Dawlish, Devon

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.

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Exciting Shiatsu news

Next week I am escaping from my usual routine & heading to a course in Natural face lifts.

The face lifts involves Indian face massage techniques, oils & Shiatsu points. The face will hopefully be firmer & the whole body energised.

I can include a face lift as part of a full Shiatsu treatment but also it can be a stand alone treatment.

I am looking for people to be case studies in the next couple of months. I’d like to take a photo of before & after each treatment to hopefully show improvement.

If you’re interested then do get in touch – details on the ‘contact me’ page.

I can’t wait to share my new skills.

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Introducing Shiatsu to Devon! 

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.

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Shiatsu Gift Vouchers – Exeter & Dawlish, Devon

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.

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Talking Shiatsu on the radio today

I really enjoyed chatting Shiatsu on Bay FM today. I was asked to talk about it on the Sunday morning programme & although I was nervous I couldn’t miss the opportunity.

I’m passionate about Shiatsu so I wasn’t going to miss the opportunity to get Shiatsu out there.  Once I started talking it was ok – I felt pretty calm as I could focus on the subject. 

Also I used a Shiatsu pressure point, in the centre of the palm, to help stay calm. 
The listen again should be available in a couple of days. I’ll put a link up when it’s ready.

Shiatsu Massage & the Changing Seasons – Exeter & Dawlish, Devon 

Wow so we find ourselves in September, already, & the weather seems to have a harsh lesson for us this year – enough of the Summer, welcome to cold Autumn. No Indian Summer, as yet, no gentle change in temperature, no final days of golden sunshine – just plenty of rain, cold temperatures & harsh winds – great!!!!

This time of year relates to the Earth energy, within 5 Element Diagnosis. This is part of Traditonal Chinese Medicine & is used as a form of diagnosis within Shiatsu. The Earth energy is about gathering fruit & later crops, to begin to settle down into the Autumn & to store for the Winter.

This year the energy seems different. It’s like we have missed a season & similarly have missed an Element within the 5 Elements. It feels like we have moved straight to the Metal element energy & bypassed the Earth energy. The metal energy is about letting go, about boundaries, about organisation & having things in their place. 

A lot of the clients I have seen recently have been showing an imbalance with their metal energy & I have been having quite a few conversations with people who are having to let go of big things in their lives. It seems a strong energy this year to let go of things & to adapt to quite big changes. It feels like the Metal energy is insisting that we shed & move on & prepare, already, for the upcoming Winter months. 

So how do we support our metal energy at this time – how do we feel alright about these changes?

  • Grasp the nettle & declutter – not all of it! Just have a go at clearing out a corner in your house or sort the piles of letters you have been ignoring!
  • Exercise to get going – no I’m not suggesting you start jogging or weight lifting! Wake the body in the morning – stretch the arms, open the chest, breath deeply, rub your limbs, your face & scratch your scalp. Don’t jump up & start the day, take a couple of minutes to wake the body up. 
  • Get out in the fresh air – breathing the, at present rather fresh, air can help balance the metal energy, as can a bit of cardio exercise. A brisk walk, not for long, to open the lungs & energise the body & mind.
  • Then maybe think about what you want or need to let go of & what you really want to hold onto.
  • write a list, get some clarity & focus. This can work either way, you may feel you can’t let go or you may feel you can’t hold on, you may also feel a lack of clarity of thought, you don’t really know how you feel. Try to get your ideas down on a piece of paper as a first step.
  • Of course get some Shiatsu massage! Shiatsu is a safe & secure form of therapy, allowing you to feel how you feel without judgement or expectation. It can help rebalance the Metal energy in your body, removing fuzziness of thought, or fear of letting go or anxiety to hold on.  It can help the flow of energy in the body which in turn helps the flow of thoughts & emotions. It provides time out from daily responsibilities & expectations, a quick breather, which can leave the client feeling relaxed but energised & ready to face the world once more! 

If you have any questions about Metal energy deficiency or whether Shiatsu maybe able to support you then do get in touch – either through the ‘contact me’ page or on 07791 070837. I work in Exeter & Dawlish. I offer private client appointments but can also work in workplaces, with families & I also offer workshops.

Shiatsu Event this Sunday – Exeter, Devon 

I’m going to be giving Shiatsu massage tasters again at the St. Thomas community festival in Exeter. I will be there just on the Sunday, with my lovely colleague, so hopefully plenty of opportunity to get a quick Shiatsu taster.

More details of the event can be found here

It’s a sweet festival with good music, lots of things for the kids to do, nice things to eat & plenty of stalls to wander around. 

Do spread the word & maybe see you there if you fancy it – come & say hello & get a relaxing but invigorating Shiatsu massage taster.