By applying pressure to specific points on the body, tension can be released allowing physiological changes to occur, these changes enable the bodies own healing mechanisms to be restored. This restoration can be applied to the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual aspects of your being.
Other techniques, some unique to Shiatsu, which can involve stretching or rotating particular muscles or tendons, often bring relief to many physical complaints such as: back pain, joint pain and stiffness. After a number of sessions improvements to mobility and posture are often experienced.
A Shiatsu session always treats the whole body making it particularly effective in aiding the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.
More specific techniques that offer gentle reassurance are used when approaching complaints such as menstrual, digestive, or breathing problems. Equally sensitive areas like the neck, head and face respond particularly well to Shiatsu when seeking relief from say a migraine or a whiplash injury.
Many people seek Shiatsu as a way of avoiding or preventing illness, some of my clients have been receiving Shiatsu on a monthly basis for years, others come for Shiatsu when they are just feeling out of sorts!
Shiatsu is a traditional art/form of bodywork that migrated from Japan to Europe gaining popularity in the 1970’s. Practitioners today have adopted a wide range of different styles that blend modern scientific thought and practices, with a more holistic and proactive approach to health and wellbeing. Modern day Shiatsu achieves the expected professional standards that are necessary, without compromising on its authentic invitation for healing to occur.
You can expect to be attentively listened to, with complete respect and confidentiality, a space is created for you to feel comfortable and free of judgement.
During a Shiatsu session you can expect to feel deeply relaxed, it can offer a sense of wellbeing and clarity of thought long after the session has finished.
A Shiatsu massage offers you no ambiguity in its quality of touch, its intention is authentically linked to promoting the body’s own healing response.
You can expect to leave a Shiatsu session feeling better than when you arrived!
Before the session begins there is enough time to be heard and a plan agreed to meet your needs.
A treatment normally takes place on the floor laying on a futon, this can be adapted to accommodate any mobility restrictions.
It’s advisable to wear modest, loose, comfortable fitting clothing, Shiatsu uniquely works through the clothes.
I begin the session by lightly palpating the internal organs, this highlights any imbalances occurring and guides me in redressing the bodies energetic balance. I will work your body moving it into various positions applying the required amount of pressure necessary.
It’s not unusual to experience mild discomfort or a mixture of emotions during a treatment, feeling sleepy or lightheaded is normal too.
When I have finished the treatment, I will tell you and leave the room, giving you a few minutes to reflect and reorganise your thoughts.
Understanding what Shiatsu can offer you is the primary objective, this could be after the first session or it may take longer.
Once achieved it enables you to decide when and how to incorporate Shiatsu as part of your own health and well being.
Shiatsu can act as a stand alone treatment for specific complaints or work alongside other treatments as a complementary therapy.
Shiatsu understands the interconnectedness of being human.
Thank you for considering me as your Shiatsu Practitioner. I am passionate about helping people heal and achieve balance in their lives. Shiatsu is an ancient healing art that uses a combination of massage, stretching, and energy work to bring about healing and balance. With my experience and knowledge, I can help you relax, reduce stress, and bring balance to your body, mind, and spirit.
If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.