Shiatsu Therapy, Exeter, Devon

So what is Shiatsu? How does if work?

A client once said ‘It’s not like any massage I’ve ever had.’ It does use massage techniques but is always given through clothes. It is also given on a futon mat on the floor, although can be given on a couch or chair.

Although it isn’t a talking therapy, psycho-therapy or counselling it can release held emotions, traumas, stresses and strains from the body.

Shiatsu is body-work, most definitely and although it comes at things from a different angle to physiotherapy or sports massage, it can still help ease pain and increase mobility.

Shiatsu is energy work. Although it is different to Reiki and other forms of healing it can still help build the levels of energy in the body. Shiatsu can help with the balance of mind and body and spirit.It is an unique form of hands-on therapy that can provide balance in the body. Whether the clients concerns are physical, emotional, mental, spiritual or a bit of all of them, Shiatsu has the ability to re-balance the energy and ease the symptoms. It can be good for aches and pains, for stress and anxiety, for sleep and relaxation.

It is a pretty physical form on therapy, with some great stretches and rotations. Obviously it is only as physical as appropriate for each client. It is a little like Thai or Yoga massage but looks to work the Meridians, lines of energy, that Acupuncture and Acupressure use.

Maybe you have tried various forms of massage and other therapies, Acupuncture, Reflexology for instance. If what you have tried hasn’t scratched your itch, as it were, then you may want to try a session on Shiatsu with me.

I am interested in providing a space for my clients that is safe – where they can feel and express in anyway they want to. Clients have their own stories and journeys and generally want to move on, away from physical issues or leaving behind past habits or upsets. I look to support them to do this by bringing their attention to their bodies, where and how is the body holding trauma and what touch provides relief or release.

I work in Exwick, in Exeter, just behind Exeter St. David’s train station. I offer appointments on most days of the week and I have evening appointments available.

Check out my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/shiatsuinexeter

Have a look at the Shiatsu Society Website http://www.shiatsusociety.org.uk

Thanks for reading


Shiatsu and Counselling- Exeter, Devon

So this photo is me walking to my course – 4 weeks to go till the end of year one. Feels like yesterday that I was starting out…..

I have learnt so much, about another therapeutic way to support people, about myself.

It has informed and deepened my Shiatsu practice. My Shiatsu has informed and supported my way of being whilst learning.

I am looking forward to next year when I begin my practise hours but not looking forward to my last essay and prepping for my competencing to practice test.

Here’s to new things – new challenges – shifts and changes – endings and beginnings

Xx


Shiatsu for Christmas? Exeter, Devon

I decided it was time to get some proper, business-like, gift vouchers. I’m really pleased with how they have come out and I hope people will be pleased to receive them.

I can send these beauties out – to the purchaser or the gift receiver. I can also send electronic vouchers out.

I often ask for treatments for birthday or Christmas and think a voucher is a lovely present.

Vouchers can be for any denomination – so you can ask for a voucher and then the buyer can decide what they can afford.

If you are interested in buying vouchers or would like to know more about Shiatsu do hey in touch. I have a contact me page or you can call 07791 070837

Xx


Is the crazy wet and windy weather and damp covering of leaves reflecting your emotions and life right now?

You can join the club if it is!…..

I am definitely feeling shifts of energy – unsettled at times – exciting at times – feeling like there is a chance of change or transition – feeling tricky as well

The Shiatsus this week seemed to be about being still in amongst the storm – feeling nourished and warmed – finding peace in stillness – trusting your own feelings and thoughts……

Pretty cool really!

Maybe it helps to hear that if you’re feeling it then others are too!

Take care all – in the tumultuous weather and time


Shiatsu and Chronic Fatigue, Exeter,Devon

I have been working a lot with people with Chronic Fatigue, post viral fatigue, long Covid, Fibromyalgia and MS like symptoms.

It is often sad and sometimes heartbreaking to hear the limitations that conditions involving fatigue have put on clients lives.

Clients have often got very good at pacing – managing their time and tasks. They have learnt what exercise works for them.

But they are often fed-up. They’ve had enough of managing. They may feel frustrated or even angry.

Shiatsu, in my experience, can really help people’s energy levels and start to get them feeling more like themselves. They don’t need to work so hard at everything and can begin to plan and see beyond the relentless pacing and managing.

It’s really cool watching people feeling mentally happier and physically stronger.

Shiatsu is a really subtle, but pretty powerful form of therapy. It may feel like not much is happening in a treatment but by balancing the energies in the body Shiatsu can relieve symptoms and boost energy levels.

Do get in touch if you’d like to discuss further. Contact me through the ‘contact me’ page or email amyhinkswright@yahoo.co.uk

Xx



Shiatsu Open Day – Exeter, Devon

I’m having an open day on Tuesday 4th October.

What this means is 30 minute taster sessions all day for just £10.

I get frustrated that Shiatsu isn’t as well known as some therapies and that people don’t know what is involved or the benefits of this amazing therapy.

Shiatsu in side position

So every so often I do these open days. They give people a chance to see what it’s all about. What I’m like as a practitioner. Whether Shiatsu might help them.

The taster sessions are taking place at my home practice in Exwick, Exeter.

My Shiatsu space in Exwick Exeter

My space is warm and cozy now the days are drawing in. Plus it’s amazing what can be done in even a short session.

I am asking people to call or message to book. My number is 07791 070837. You can email me on amyhinkswright@yahoo.co.uk or contact me through the contact me page.

Xx


Autumn and Shiatsu

Today’s that day of the year…..the first day I’ve turn on the electric blanket 🔥🔥

I resist this day – feeling the loss of the warmer days – but once I give in (hahaha) it leads to cozy, warm treatments

A change in the seasons means a change in treatments…..deep, nurturing, warming work….…easing tiredness and fatigue……….creating an inner glow and getting the energy to flow!….

So welcome to the warm and cozy Shiatsu shed and Autumn treatments 🧡🍂🧡

Xx


Grounding and Shiatsu

You may get people telling you that they think you’re very ‘grounded’ person or the opposite there you’re ‘flighty’ or ‘off with the fairies’

Either way you may not be grounded energetically – really connected to the ground- embodying your legs and feet.

This may be because of too much over thinking, it may be from pushing through life, it may come from past trauma or be because of an injury or accident.

Being grounded is helpful for flow of energy and this may then lead to an ease of symptoms.

Being grounded may lead to better cognitive abilities, better trust in your own process and believing your gut instinct, better posture and a trust and connection with nature and the world that surrounds you.

Shiatsu helps with grounding, within one session normally. Within a few sessions a person may feel more centred and calm.

There are some really easy exercises for grounding that people can practise between sessions.

Getting your shoes off and walking outside – doesn’t have to be in the rain! Getting some soil between your toes.

Also try slow deliberate walking – I like doing this in a busy supermarket! Thinking about every movement your feet are making, feeling how it feels to put each part of your foot down.

I also like imagining I have heavy weights straight my ankles, slowing my movements and making my feet really work.

I am a massive fan of a simple exercise practised daily and I love how quickly I feel grounded if I do any of these activities now.

I’ve done these enough to get the results almost instantaneously. A calmer mind, useful on an altercation! A sense of connection to nature and the ground. A feeling of energy moving and flowing throughout my body.

Why not give these a try for a couple of weeks and see if they help you.

Xx


Shiatsu and Adjustments

So my mind has turned to adjustments and adjusting….shifts and changes….and how tricky all this can be….

As a family we are adjusting to the school rhythm – the impact that has on us – how we feel about it….the seasons feels like they have changed suddenly – cooler, darker, wetter…..

Also I am adjusting in myself……my body is changing now I am late 40’s…..

So what’s the impact?…..

For me a lethargy…a drive to hide away..a physical sense of resistance in my body….none of this feels great but I hear my body and the results of changes taking place….

It’s not always easy…..my poor boys are struggling so much with transition back to school……

It takes time and experience to know that adjusting and transitions do bring us to new places…..

Allowing a slump is ok…..in my opinion!….when there is a little energy in the body then gentle stretching and movement helps me….

If you are feeling a shift that needs adjustment I hear you….

In amongst this time of change Shiatsu brings me flow and release and relief – and that’s just giving it!…..

Xx


Shiatsu and Anxiety

When I asked my clients what Shiatsu had helped with anxiety and stress were mentioned a couple of times.

Shiatsu looks at the body, and energy in the body, as a whole – working to help balance the flow of energy across the body.

The body tells the story of how lives and emotions so helping with the flow of energy can relieve the tension and holding in the body that comes from feeling anxious or stressed.

In my experience working the body can help the mind, giving relief of symptoms and sometimes giving a sense of perspective on the mental challenges being faced.

Sometimes I talk with a client and look to find simple exercises or lifestyle changes that may allow the client to manage their issues between sessions.

It’s often good to have a few Shiatsu sessions close together, at the beginning of treatment, and then look to extend the distance between the appointments.

It is a pleasure and privilege to work with people to help them better and manage their health, be it mental or physical or often a mix of both.

Do feel to contact me to find out more. I’m always happy to chat Shiatsu and I’m also happy to provide long distance support, ideas and tips that may help people suffering from anxiety and or stress.

Xx