What to expect.
You can expect to be listened to with complete respect and confidentiality, a space is created for you to feel comfortable and free of judgement.
During a Shiatsu treatment you can expect to feel deeply relaxed, it can offer a sense of well being and clarity 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 bodies own healing response.
More than a massage.
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, reduced mobility and posture.
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 migraine or a whiplash injury.
Sports injuries often benefit from a Shiatsu approach too.
Many people seek Shiatsu as a way of avoiding or preventing illness, as have the people of eastern Asia for thousands of years.
Apart from being a uniquely enjoyable experience, it can offer support in helping to develop your own wellbeing.
What happens in a shiatsu treatment?
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.
Its 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 light headed 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.
How many treatments will I need?
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.