My son finished his first year of school today & what a year it has been. It hasn’t been straight forward & he has struggled, mostly with stamina. I am feeling really proud & happy for him for what he has achieved in this year. I feel a bit ambivalent about the schooling system & how they cater for individuals but the teachers have been brilliant & there have been enough positives to outweigh the negatives.
Why am I waffling on about this & what’s it got to do with Shiatsu? Well we have used a number of support techniques to help our son including Mindfullness, Bach Flower Remedies & Yoga & of course I have used Shiatsu.
Shiatsu can be used on a daily basis to support family life & I use it regularly. I used Shiatsu to support my son to be calm at bedtime, a massage after bath & before bed. I used it to help him let go of stresses & frustrations. Shiatsu helped him adjust when returning to the home environment. If he woke distressed in the night Shiatsu helped him relax & fall back to sleep.
Shiatsu massage uses the same points that Acupuncture uses – these points can be held at any time, not just in a full treatment. They can be useful for physical issues such as headaches, strains, cramps, tinitus, sinus issues, digestive issues. It is also helpful for emotional distress, nervousness, anxiety, worry. It is possible to take a course in how Shiatsu can be used on friends & family & I hope to offer a course some time soon.
I really value the support Shiatsu gives to me but also to my family & I wouldn’t be without it. If you have any questions do get in touch through the ‘contact me’ page. I’m always happy to talk Shiatsu.