Shiatsu is great for the whole family, meeting the client how they want to be met, treating each one as an individual & adapting to their needs. It is a gentle & non-intrusive form of therapy. It is always given through clothes which can put a lot of people at ease, particularly children. There is no undressing or awkward moments.
Shiatsu is an enjoyable, relaxing treatment to have, it may not always feel like a lot is happening but the results can be really good. However it can also be great at getting into that tension, loosening those shoulders & giving the joints a good stretch. Every session is different, even if it was the same client two days in a row. A Shiatsu practitioner reacts to what they feel as they move around the body & what is needed to support the client at that time.
Each member of a family is in a different place & has different needs, Shiatsu can meet these needs. It is not only relaxing but energising, so can provide the whole household with more drive & motivation. It can ease tension, both physical & mental, which can create an open atmosphere where discussion & expression can take place.
A good Shiatsu leave you feeling like you have been listened to, that you have been held for a moment, that you feel back in balance. This can be so helpful when you are in a position of supporting others, mother, father, carer. It can be easier to nurture others when you have received a little nurture yourself.
There are many stresses & strains put on children these days that can take a toll. Generally Shiatsu has a good result on children, their energy flows quickly & they react very positively to the gentle Shiatsu re-balancing them. They can feel relief & release of symptoms often more quickly than adults, who may have more chronic conditions.
It is a real joy to watch a family be relaxed & open to each other, after they have all been treated. It is possible to arrange home visits to treat the whole family. Individual members can also come to my practice in Exwick, Exeter if more suitable. I also practice in Dawlish & Exmouth but I am not in a position to offer home visits in these areas.