Shiatsu Courses, Exeter, Devon

I am really enjoying offering courses in the “Shiatsu Shed” in Exeter, Devon. The space is perfect for a relaxing and supportive treatment but also big enough to hold small workshop groups.

Shiatsu is a very supportive and nurturing form of therapy, that is tailored to the individual. Because the course numbers are limited they also offer a high level of support and guidance, and can be easily tailored to the participants.

The two courses I have run already have been adapted to suit the participants that day. One course became focused on how to support oneself as a carer, and how to use Shiatsu to support someone you care for. The other course focused on how to support oneself as a massage therapist and how Shiatsu can help you find inspiration in your own practice. The second course would work just as well for yoga teachers, reflexology practitioners, acupuncture therapists, counsellors and any other therapists.

In past careers I have always found myself drawn to the training and development aspect of a role. I have gained a fair amount of experience in delivering training and mentoring others. So it feels very special to be able to bring those skills into my Shiatsu business.

I hope to offer more courses in the new year. I am excited to see what type of courses I end up developing and who I am approached by.

The courses are offered in Exeter, Devon, although I can travel. They can be tailored for therapists of all types, massage, yoga, counselling. They can also be for carers, both professional and those who care for family members. The courses would also suit those interested in self care and self development. They would suit a group of colleagues interested in team building, or a professional organisation keen to offer self care and support to their employees.

The courses are designed to provide a basic knowledge of what Shiatsu is, how to support yourself and how to give Shiatsu to friends and family. Numbers are always small and the prices are affordable.

To find out more about my practice head to my Facebook Page

More information on Shiatsu head to the www.shiatsusociety.org

If you are thinking of heading to Exeter from further a field you may want to have a look at the Visit Exeter website.

My practice is close to the main Exeter station – St David’s

If you would like to come by public transport you can come to my practice using the E Bus

To discuss courses do email me at amyhinkswright@yahoo.co.uk

Shiatsu Reccommendations, Exeter, Devon

I love my job, helping clients ease their issues and concerns. Be it physical issues, neck pain, frozen shoulders, back pain, hip and knee issues. Or emotional or mental strain, anxiety, stress, insomnia, depression.

So to hear from clients about how well the treatments are going is such a pleasure. I received this recommendation just thr other day…

I am so overwhelmed with how I feel after my second treatment with Amy. She is very warm and intuitive and has given me some fantastic and nice to follow up and showed a lot of kindness. Having a safe space to completely relax and explore what my body is holding onto is invaluable to me at the moment. Thank you Amy

I am also very lucky to have such a special space to practice in. My treatment space is ideal for relaxing. Its cosy and warm and a safe space to be in.

I received the above quote as part of another recent recommendation. Again I feel so lucky to be able to help people make changes to their health, feel more in control of their lives and decisions and happier in themselves.

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Shiatsu and Digestion, Exeter, Devon

I do have clients who come specifically due to issues with their digestion. However more commonly clients come with another issue, maybe back pain or a sore neck, for instance. They will then mention their poor digestion more as an afterthought.

It is interesting to hear people talk about, or not talk about, their digestion. As a vital part of our health and wellbeing it is often dismissed as something that just has to be lived with.

Clients with IBS, for instance, often support themselves well but don’t always believe that their intestines can work any better than they currently do. With Shiatsu support their intestines can be more consistent and feel stronger.

Clients with a stomach imbalances, such as acid reflux and indigestion don’t always realise with gentle shiatsu work the issue can be eased and relieved.

I have had a number of clients with gallbladder, liver and pancreas issues. Again with gentle shiatsu treatment, and some recommendations these issues can be supported and eased.

Shiatsu can be really helpful in boosting and supporting the digestive system generally. It is also good at providing focused work on one particular area of the system.

Also as part of a Shiatsu treatment I often offer exercises and lifestyle recommendations. This can really help with digestion issues, allowing a client to support their bodies between treatments.

This is me doing self abdominal massage, which I can show clients how to do themselves. Great for keeping the digestive system moving and healthy.

I love working with clients to help them change their situation. My sessions are very open and safe. Shiatsu is a very gentle and non-intrusive form of therapy.

Watching a client feeling stronger and healthier is a joy. A client can feel so much healthier in body and mind once food is being processed, digested, absorbed, and waste excreted, efficiently.

Few tips for good digestion.

1. Chew, chew, chew. Take your time don’t wolf down your food. This means your stomach as to do less breaking down.

2. Listen to your body. You know what foods feed your body and which ones don’t feel so good.

3. Rest if you can. Take a little time after eating to allow your body to focus on the task in hand – digesting the meal.

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Shiatsu for Christmas? Exeter, Devon

Gift vouchers available in any denomination so you don’t have to ask for/ but a whole session – although of course you can!

Right now still plenty of time to post out the vouchers but they can also be emailed if preferred.

Get in touch at amyhinkswright@yahoo.co.uk or call 07791 070837.

What a way to get treated or treat someone for Christmas – a supportive, relaxing, and possibly transformational, present.

Shiatsu Self Care Workshop

I have this course coming up in a few weeks time. Shiatsu is so nurturing and supportive and can easily be used to support oneself and those around us.

Thsis course is designed to give an overview of how Shiatsu can help support someone’s self care routine. It will also be a relaxing and pampering day.

Have a look at more details here

Maybe see you there

Shiatsu in the Autum Time, Exeter, Devon

Autumn is truly upon us. Here in Exeter the South West weather is in full motion. It’s wet and windy and we and building for a wild storm tomorrow.

To me Autumn is a special time of the year, where we can begin to slow down after the social excitement of the Summer months. The colours seem to fill the soul with a warmth and cosy joy. The craving for stews and slow cooked foods begins.

Shiatsu treatments in Autumn are about warmth and flow but also about the connection to the Earth. Often they are treatments with a certain amount of work focused on grounding the client. Shiatsu can help us understand what we want to let go off. Like the trees and plants dropping their leaves and fruits. It can also helps us understand what is important to us and what we want to hold onto.

I am back to Shiatsu on Monday and looking forward to a week full of supportive and nurturing treatments. I am pretty full this week but have

spaces for the week after.

Have a great weekend everyone and stay safe in the storm.

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Personal Care Shiatsu Course, Exeter, Devon

Excited to offering a course focussing on how Shiatsu can support you and those around you.

It is important to look after our own health and Shiatsu has some great tricks and tips to help do this.

It is a lovely thing to receive but it is also a very enjoyable thing to give. This course will give you a good basic idea of how to give Shiatsu to your friends and family.

The course is only for a few participants so there is plenty of time for everyone to get lots of hands on work.

Details of the course can be found here

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