Shiatsu & the Summertime, Exeter, Dawlish, Devon

Yes Summer is here! What a beautiful day it’s been, hot, sunny & so easy to make the most of. 

Summer is the time of year when it’s right to get out there, make the most of the long days, socialise, travel & do lots of things. In our society we seem to push to try & do lots all year round. In the Autumn we should try to sit back & enjoy what we have achieved in the year. In the Winter we should try to rest, find stillness & regenerate some of the energy we have expended over the Summer. In the Spring we should plan & hatch ideas of what we want to do in the Summer. If we have rested enough in the other seasons we should have enough to get out there & really make the most of our lives. 

Because we try to push all year when we try to make the most of Summer sometimes we lack the resources to do so. We may start to get back pains or colds, we may burn-out, we may become hot-headed & feel our emotions are a little erractic. These are all signs of an imbalance in the body. 

Shiatsu massage is gentle but powerful. It uses lots of massage techniques to balance the energy in the body. Shiatsu is always given through clothes & generally on a futon mat on the floor. It can help calm the body, mind & emotions or can build up some of the energy that’s been exerted. It can make the client feel relaxed & more settled. 

I have practiced Shiatsu for 10 years & I work kn Exwick, Exeter & Dawlish. Do get in touch through the ‘contact me’ page if you have questions. 

Shiatsu Saturdays, Exeter, Devon 

I offer Shiatsu in the daytime on Wednesdays & also on Wednesday evenings. I also work on Saturdays. I appreciate that generally daytime is work time for most people & as I only offer one evening in the week I also offer Shiatsu massage on Saturdays. So after a hard week of work you can have a relaxing & energising Shiatsu, to re-charge ready to make the most of your weekend. At present I offer Shiatsu on Saturdays only in Exeter. 

I hope that soon I will be able to offer Shiatsu at other times in the week, so watch this space.  

If you are interested in booking a Shiatsu massage or you have any question please do get in touch, through the ‘contact me’ page. 

Shiatsu in Dawlish – tomorrow

Well then year seems to be flying by & already it is time for me to begin my new venture into Dawlish. I am excited to be offering Shiatsu in a new town that seems not to have a resident Shiatsu massage practitioner. I am still going to offering Shiatsu in Exeter, in my practice in Exwick, & every other Wednesday morning I will head down the beautiful Devon coast to Dawlish.

To start off this new venture I am going to be offering tasters at Changes Now in Dawlish for just £10 for 30 minutes. This is definitely  a bit of a bargain & a long enough appointment to see if you like my Shiatsu.  I also hope to be around the town at various events & at open days at Changes Now. 

Tomorrow is my first day of tasters at Changes Now – I still have spaces so you can give me a ring on  07791 070837 to book. Or if you know anyone in the area who you think might be interested please let them know. Thanks 

Super Shiatsu Sunday, Devon 

I had a great day giving Shiatsu today in Budleigh Salterton. 

There were lots of other stalls & loads of tasters on offer. It was a slow start but really picked up. I treated lots of visitors but I also treated lots of other exhibitors which was great. 

My highlight was being told I had ‘magic hands!’ 

Shiatsu for tiredness, Exeter & Dawlish, Devon 

We have very busy lives & as a result we are often tired. It’s hard to find the time to properly rest & recouperate & so we use up more & more energy. When we start to use up our ‘core’ energy, our reserves, then we really start to strugle. 

There are ways to rebuild our rsserves. Resting, quiet time, away from distractions, meditation, mindfulness, stillness. Eating well helps. Within Traditiional Chinese Medication, one form of diagnosis used in Shiatsu, it is good to eat fish & or sea vegetables, watery soups & salty foods. It is helpful not to eat too many fiery foods, sugars, processed foods, alcohol & spices. Quiet exercise can be helpful, restorative yoga, gentle walking. Too much exercise can drain our energy, as can lots of socialising or partying. 

Because Shiatsu works on balancing the energies in the body in can really make a difference to tiredness or energy levels. It can build up the core energy in the body, great if the person is completely exhausted or depleted. If there is a little more energy in the body Shiatsu can help it flow well. This can invigorate & motivate a client, they can feel they have the energy to acheive what they want to, when before they didn’t feel they could.

If you would like to know if Shiatsu may be able to help support you then do get in touch, details on the ‘contact me’ page.

Upcoming Shiatsu events, Devon

This Sunday I will be at the East Devon Mind, Body, Spirit Fair in Budleigh. offering Shiatsu tasters for £5 & £10. More info about the event here

Then next Wednesday, 14th, I am offering taster sessions at Changes Now in Dawlish. I will be there 10 until 1 & the tasters are just £10. To book you need to contact Changes Now. Details here 

If you have any questions then do get in touch, details on the ‘contact me’ page. 

Shiatsu, Happiness, Grief, Emotions, Exeter, Dawlish, Devon 

It’s been an unusual day today, a real mix, of real positives & real sadness. 

I had a full day of Shiatsu massage treatments today, lots of different clients. I had a really lovely piece of feedback from a client who felt Shiatsu left her feeling cleared through & clean with a sense that she could acheive what she wanted to. The day felt a really positive & successful one.

I have been feeling a little fragile myself over the last few days, it is the anniversary of my grandmother’s death tomorrow. The few days running up to her death were difficult & I have been revisiting my memory of this time last year. We had an impromptu get together tonight, as my son was violently sick on his actual birthday we had a beleated pizza party this evening. This allowed my mum & I to be together just when we needed to be.

Also & incredibly difficultly it became clear today that a neighbour of ours maybe losing her battle with cancer. She is only in her mid 30’s & will be leaving behind a little girl of 6. I spoke with he family today, in the street, it was heart-breaking & seems so unjust. It feels unbearable to imagine what they all must be feeling. 

Mixing this upsetting news with my own grief it has felt an emotionally charged day. My Shiatsu sessions seemed to mirror this. They were treatments that seemed to centre on emotions being held in the body. Shiatsu can treat the client on different levels, the physical, mental or spiritual & the emotional, which seemed to be the prevelant one today. 

For my son’s birthday he was bought a Ukulele, he was so happy. He smiled, then laughed & cheered. It was infectious & joyful. We sang ‘happy birthday’ whilst my step father played & my son danced. It was joyous, with the family all around, a strong contrast to the grief & heightened emotional day.

I feel blessed for having my husband & sons & such a supportive family around me. I feel blessed to have a job that I love & that allows me to support others with their emotional journey. Shiatsu has helped me process my grief & past emotional distress. It is supportive but also helps the energy flow smoothly, creating a sense of ease which can help emotional, mental or spiritual distress. 

Thanks for reading and a good & peaceful night’s rest to you all.

Shiatsu massage in the workplace, Exeter, Devon 

Shiatsu can easily be given in the workplace. It is an effective form of massage therapy, short sessions can relieve symptoms & ease conditions. It is always given through clothes, so there’s no undressing. It is energizing & invigorating, although relaxing it is always going to be possible to get back into work.  Shiatsu massage can be motivating & can provide drive & focus.

The logistics of giving Shiatsu in a workplace are pretty straight forward, the main thing is enough staff members interested in the idea. Then a space big enough for a massage chair is needed. The sessions are 20 minutes long, the length of a break-time or part of a lunch break. The cost per session is £10, which is generally an affordable price & a fraction of the normal cost of a full length massage. Either the staff member can pay this or maybe the employer can subsidise the cost. The employer needs to be willing to let the staff have their 20 minutes when the sessions are taking place. 

A taster session can be arranged, where the Shiatsu is free of charge, so that staff can decide if it suits them. I generally offer this service in the Exeter area bit would be willing to travel if a work place has a large number of staff interested. I can come at what time in the day suits the business. 

If you are interested in this idea or you have any questions about Shiatsu then do get in touch, details on the ‘contact me’ page. 

Shiatsu Massage, Dawlish, Devon

It’s not long now until I am offering Shiatsu massage in Dawlish, as well as Exeter.  I am offering taster sessions for just £10 on Wednesday 14th & 28th June, from 10am till 1pm. 

I am really looking forward to working at the happy & throughily positive Changes Now Centre. Changes Now is right in the centre of Dawlish, next to a carpark & close to the station. The treatment room is quiet & peaceful & perfect for Shiatsu. More details about the centre can be found on their website.

If you would like to know more about Shiatsu massage or me then have a look at the other pages on this site. Or have a look at my Facebook page.

You are welcome to call me with any questions – 07791 070837

Bookings are through the centre – 01626 865146 – admin@changesnow.co.uk

 

Busy times, Shiatsu Exeter & Dawlish, Devon 

I don’t know if you feel the same but sometimes I have a point in the year that I am looking forward to, but also dreading at the same time, as it’s going to be busy, possibly too busy! I have been sort of blocking June out of my mind, I had trouble turning the calendar page over yesterday! June is going to be an amazing month, I have so much Shiatsu stuff happening, also family birthdays & visits from relatives. It all takes organising & planning though, right!?! I’m not moaning it will be worth all the work. 

Within Traditional Chinese Medicine this is the right time of year to be busy. The Spring is for making plans & hatching ideas & the Summer is for those plans to start coming to fruition, to blossom. It’s time to get out there, to make the most of the long hours of daylight, to have parties & events. If we have rested well enough in the colder & darker Winter days we should have built up our resources & have the energy to make the most of this season.

This weekend I am at the Exeter Respect festival tomorrow. Giving Shiatsu in the health zone. We are at the back of the park, behind the family zone. The tasters are a whole 30 minutes long & only £10. More details about the festival here. On Sunday I’m going to be on a steam train for my son’s 3rd birthday.  As I write this blog there is the requested chocolate cake cooking in the oven & a supermarket delivery full of picnic food due.

Next weekend I’ll be giving Shiatsu in Budleigh Salterton at the East Devon Mind, Body, Sprit Network’s fair. Shiatsu tasters will be 10 or 20 mins & £5 or £10.  Find more info about the event here.

On June 14th & 28th I am going to be offering Shiatsu tasters in Dawlish. Again 30 minutes for £10. I’ll be at Changes Now & bookings need to be made through them. Details of their website here.  

On June 17th I hope to be an event in Dawlish – more details to follow…..

I have quite a few of my regular appointments are already booked up this month but there are still some spaces on Wednesdays in Exeter.  Any questions or to book an appointment in Exeter do get in touch – details on the ‘contact me’ page.

I hope you are all also enjoying your Spring plans blossoming, the longer days & the English Summertime! Xx