Back pain & Shiatsu massage, Exeter & Dawlish, Devon

One of the common complaints that people come to me for Shiatsu massage for is back pain. Often but not always it is lower back pain but sometimes it is middle back pain or neck & upper back pain. Shiatsu massage can be very successful at relieving pain in the back. 

Shiatsu works to balance the energies in the body, using meridians, lines of energy & pressure points, the same points that are used in Acupuncture. The meridians & points in the back are really effective & results can often be seen quickly when it comes to back pain. Sometimes the relief only lasts for a short period & then a few treatments quite close together, weekly or fortnightly, can be benefical. The period of relief from symptoms will hopefully extend further after each Shiatsu.

If the back pain is due to an injury or accident & it is uncomfortable to massage directly on the area then it is possible to work it from a distance. As the meridians that Shiatsu uses run across the whole body it is possible to treat one area from a different part of the body. This can help to avoid aggrivation of a complaint. 

It is a really good idea to get treatment for an injury or complaint as quickly as possible. There is more of a chance or remedying it quickly. Shiatsu is also helpful for chronic & long-term complaints, particularly chronic back pain. 

If you are interested in whether Shiatsu massage may be of help to you or you would like to book an appointment in Exeter or Dawlish then do get in touch with me.  Go the the ‘contact me’ page or call me on 07791 070837.

Shiatsu in Exeter & Dawlish, Devon 

I thought it was probably time to write a basic blog about my Shiatsu practice here in Exeter & soon to also be Dawlish.

I have been practicing this gentle but powerful form of massage for 10 years, I qualified from a pretty extensive & intensive 3 year diploma course in 2010. I have continued to practice Shiatsu regularly since then. I began practicing in Exeter in 2013. Next month I will begin to offer Shiatsu in Dawlish as well. 

Shiatsu is a form of hands-on therapy. It’s an enjoyable & relaxing form of massage. It originates from Japan & it’s aim is to balance the energy in the body.  It uses Traditional Chinese Medicine as a form of diagnosis & works on the pressure point & meridians (lines of energy) like Acupuncture & Acupressure also do. 

As well as being a satisfying & enjoyable treatment it can leave the client feeling re-energised & invigorated. It can relieve symptoms, pain & tension, as the body’s energy is realigned. 

My practice room is in Exwick, a quite area of Exeter, down here in Devon. My practice room is calm & peaceful. We will soon have a solid wooden garden room in the garden where I will be practicing Shiatsu massage from. My practice is near to the train station & there is a bus stop at the bottom of the road. It is also easily accessible by car & there is on street parking.

I will be offer Shiatsu at the ChangesNow alternative health Centre in Dawlish. You can find out more about the centre or book an appointment with me through their website

Sessions last an hour & include at least 40 minutes hands on. I charge £35 a session but if this is difficult for you then do get in touch. I work Wednesdays & Saturdays & hope soon to offer more times across the week.  I will be in Dawlish every other Wednesday morning to begin with.

I am always happy to talk Shiatsu so do get in touch through the ‘contact me’ page or call me on 07791 070837 

Shiatsu at Exeter Respect

So excited – only 7 days until we are offering Shiatsu massage at the lovely, friendly, vibrant Exeter Respect Festival. The festival is in in Belmont park, Exeter on this Saturday & Sunday, 3rd & 4th June. I’ll be there on Saturday 3rd. It runs from 12 noon till 7pm. 

We will be in the health zone which is tucked behind the family zone. So come & find us. Shiatsu sessions will be 30 minutes long & will only be £10. 

More info on the festival can be found on the Exeter Respect website

Shiatsu for Anxiety & Depression, Exeter, Devon

Shiatsu is a gentle & supportive treatment therefore it can be really helpful in supporting clients who have stresses in their lives. At the very least a Shiatsu treatment is some ‘time out’ – a space away from life, there are no expectations or demands on the client.

The session begins with a short diagnosis, which is a chance for the client to express their issues & concerns. Sometimes this diagnosis is almost as helpful as the treatment. Sometimes the client does not feel that they want to express verbally how they are feeling, they may only say very little.

Shiatsu massage is very relaxing & can take the client to a place of deep quiet, some clients have said they experience a stillness or quietness, just some space to breathe & just be.

Shiatsu allows people to feel their stress, anxiety or depression in their physical body. The massage can bring attention to feelings or emotions that the client was not aware they were holding. Sometimes verbal expression doesn’t have enough of an impact for a client, not helping them to find a way forward. Sometimes a physical therapy, like Shiatsu can help to unlock something for the client & they can begin to move forward. Sometimes a talking therapy needs to be used alongside.

Shiatsu can also relieve tension & distress in the body, some clients have expressed sensations of ‘crawling skin’ being ‘constantly unsettled.’ Shiatsu can bring the body to a place of peace & with this can come a quietness of thought. Clients have also expressed that they have felt ‘right’ after a treatment, they have a flow that they felt they had lost. They have more energy to make changes. This again can help them begin to make steps forward.

I work in Exwick, Exeter on Wednesdays & Saturdays.   I am always happy to discuss Shiatsu so please get in touch through the ‘contact me’ page.


Shiatsu Events Coming Up, Devon 

Here’s a quick reminder of the events I have coming up. 

Saturday 3rd June – Exeter Respect Festival – in the health zone – slightly hidden away behind the family zone – more info here

Sunday 11th June – Mind, Body, Spirit Fair – Budleigh Salterton – more info here

At these sort of events I always offer Shiatsu tasters at a really affordable price. It’s a great chance to give Shiatsu to lots of people, introduce people to it or remain people of what Shiatsu is all about. 

You can get in touch through the ‘contact me’ page if you have any questions or would like to hook a session in advance.

How is Shiatsu different, Exeter, Devon

I get asked quite often how Shiatsu differs to other forms of massage. Although I haven’t studied other types of massage I think there are a few points that make Shiatsu different. 

1. Shiatsu is given on a futon mat on the floor

2. The client is fully clothed, the massage is always given through clothes

3. Shiatsu uses diagnosis techniques rooted in Eastern medicine

4. Shiatsu also uses touch as a form of diagnosis 

5. Each massage is different & is tailored specifically to support the client

I am always happy to talk Shiatsu so if you have any questions do get in touch with me through the ‘contact me’ page. You can also have a look at the other pages on this site for more info on Shiatsu or me. 

Shiatsu event, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Events where you can enjoy Shiatsu massage from me, for not a lot of pennies, are coming thick & fast at the moment.

This event is an East Devon Mind, Body, Spirit Network event in Budleigh Salterton. It’s not too far from Exeter where I practice & there’s going to loads of stalls to browse.

I’m going to offering tasters for £5 & £10, for 10 or 20 minutes
For more info head to the event page

If you have any questions please get in touch. If you want to book up in advance you can.

Shiatsu Massage at Exeter Respect Festival 

Just a reminder that this event is coming up soon.

My colleagues & me will be at Exeter Respect Festival on Saturday 3rd June from 12pm to 7pm. We’re going to be in the health zone, at the back of the family zone & will be offering Shiatsu massage for just £10.

To find out more head to the Exeter Respect Festival Website

Please spread the word. Also you can always book an session in, in advance – send me a message through the ‘contact me’ page.

Maybe see you there.