A Shiatsu massage treatment creates a safe & confidential space. It is non-judgemental, supportive & gentle. This makes it a great space to treat a variety of emotional & mental issues or concerns.
I have given Shiatsu to people with various issues in their lives at the time of treatment. These range from extreme stress & anxiety, break-downs of a significant relationship, issues within an existing relationship, phobias & extreme fears & depression.
A short consultation takes place at the beginning of a Shiatsu treatment, to discuss health, any injuries, accidents or medication being taken. This is a chance to voice any concerns or issues. This is completely confidential.
The issues or concerns don’t always have to be talked about, this is the beauty of Shiatsu, the hands-on massage can allow a client to feel their issues or concerns in their body. There isn’t a need to think the issue through or try to think up solutions. A release or sense of relief can happen when the client is given massage with a sensitive, safe & secure touch. Feelings or emotions can rise without warning as a part of the body is touched, that has been holding the tension.
This safe & secure touch is also a great way to re-gain or experience trust in touch. Maybe this trust has been lost due to a particular previous experience or maybe life-experience has never allowed touch to happen in this way.
I have had clients come for Shiatsu who are also using ‘talking therapies’ such as counselling. The two therapies together can help a client process & move through their feelings, finding solutions & making changes.
Shiatsu is a special form of massage that offers a strong connection through touch. This leads to a secure & safe environment. It is also nurturing & supportive, it is kind & gentle. It is very much present & hopefully leaves the client feeling cared for & heard.
If you are interested in knowing more then do get in touch through the contact me page. I am always happy to discuss Shiatsu.
I work in Exwick on the outskirts of Exeter, in Devon. I have a quiet practice room & it’s easy to get here by car, bus or train. I offer Shiatsu on Wednesdays & Saturdays. It maybe possible at other times in the week, it depends if I can get child care.