I have recently worked with a couple of mums who have really benefited from their sessions of Shiatsu with me.
Both women are just into their 30’s and have at least 3 children each. They have both just had another child and were really feeling the strain of their expanded family.
Both women are incredibly independent and the type of person people will come to for support and nurture. This was adding extra strain to their lives.
Both were finding their bodies weren’t recovering from the birth of their child as quickly as they had hoped. They had physical pain in the pelvis and lower back. Both had began their menstrual cycle quickly after the birth and this was causing mental distress and physical pain.
They were also carrying a large amount of physical tension in their upper back, shoulders and neck, from busy lives, physical jobs, carrying babies and children.
The shock for them was that they weren’t able to push through like they had previously been able to. This affected them both physically and mentally. It also brought up emotionally distress, both present and historical.
Gentle and supportive Shiatsu gave them the space to relax and rest. Just lying on the futon mat on the floor, on which Shiatsu is given, was a relief for them.
Shiatsu helped their bodies re-balance after giving birth. Their physical and mental symptoms began to ease.
The Shiatsu strengthen the weaker areas; pelvis, lower back and eased the areas of tension; shoulders, neck.
They expressed that they felt more themselves and that they could go with the flow more easily.
They had better energy levels and were able to manage the full-on physicality of their busy lives.
They came weekly and began to see big changes after two Shiatsu sessions. When working with anyone who is under strain I like to work weekly if at all possible. I would then hope to extend the space between sessions until the client is only coming two or three times a year for on-going support.
A session of Shiatsu is an hour long with 45 minutes of hands-on work. The rest of the hour is used for a short consultation at the beginning and time at the end to ‘wake up’ from the Shiatsu. I charge £40 a session but cost can always be discussed.
I work in a really love space in Exwick, Exeter. We have a wooden cabin in the garden, it is solid wood and provides a clean and natural environment to enjoy this unique therapy.
I offer Shiatsu appointments on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. I have evening appointments available. As well as Exeter I have pop-up clinics in Dawlish and Exmouth. Watch out for dates for these two places.
I have loads of photos of Shiatsu here and these are a great way to get an idea of what a treatment involves.
If you wanted to know more about Shiatsu have a look on the pages on this site or head to the Shiatsu Society website for their info.
I’m also happy to answer questions so do call me on 07791 070837 or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org