Category Archives: Traditional Chinese Medicine

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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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 Event – Exeter, Devon

Excited to be attending my first event of the year in just a couple of weeks time.  I’ll be offering Shiatsu taster sessions at the East Devon Mind, Body, Spirit event on Sunday February 18th.  The event is going to be held in Broadclyst, at the Victory Hall. The venue is near for Exeter folks & there is plenty of free parking.

If you have been reading my blog & wondering what Shiatsu is then a taster is a great way to find out what this hands-on therapy involves.  The tasters will only be £10 but 20 minutes long, plenty of time to get an idea of Shiatsu.

The Shiatsu tasters will be given on a massage chair, that supports your whole body, its relaxing & comfortable.  Normally Shiatsu is given on a futon mat on the floor but can be given on a couch or on a massage chair.  Shiatsu is always given through clothes.

Do come & say hello if you are in the area on the 18th.  If you are struggling to feel energized in this cold, wet weather then come & get a boost of energy with a Shiatsu taster.

Information about the event and the full list of exhibitors can be seen here

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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 Massage – Exeter & Dawlish, Devon

hereShiatsu massage is very relaxing & can also leave the client higher levels of energy. Don’t just take my word for it though do have a look at the Shiatsu Society website

If you’ve not had a Shiatsu massage before, or you would like to see how I practice it you may want to try a taster. I do quite a lot of events & you may want to like my Facebook page so that you can be kept informed. 

I have an event in February, in Broadclyst, very near to Exeter in Devon. Details of the event can be found here

You may also like to look at the pages on this site, which give details about my practices in Exeter & Dawlish & what a Shiatsu treatment involves.

I’m always happy to discuss Shiatsu so you can get in touch through the ‘contact me’ page.

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. 

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.

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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