Shiatsu at Samhain, Exeter, Devon

This is a special time of year. The change of season is a powerful energetic time and the Celtic celebration of Samhain fits nicely with this.

Samhain is the end of harvest and the beginning of winter. It is the end of the old year and the beginning of the new.

It is a time to look back and appreciate what we have learnt and achieved over the year, but also a time of light and looking forward to what we would like to achieve in the new year.

We can say goodbye to things we are holding onto, let go of past issues and concerns. Whilst we look forward to the next chapter. What a gift to have a chance to drop things that tie us, that hold us back.

Samhain is also a time to honour and remember those lost to us. This is the obvious connection to Halloween and All Saints Day.

Tonight I take time to toast those to be remembered, make a blessing and say farewell to what I no longer need and make a resolution or two about what I would like for myself for the next year.

My Shiatsu practice helps me recognise and move with the seasons, to be in tune with the energy of the time of year. It allows me to be present, in the moment and to breathe deeply, rather than looking to resolve through thoughts and analytical thinking.

Shiatsu aims to balance the body, so things just work and move right, energy, emotions and thoughts flow well. Also the body becomes in tune with the seasons and the natural energetic changes.

If you feel in need of some motivation or focus, if you could do with some deep warming and relaxation, if you want some support with letting go then you may want to try a Shiatsu.

Happy Samhain to you all xx

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