Happy New Year everyone. I’m back giving Shiatsu after a quiet winter break
I hope for balance this year – juggling priorities is not my favourite pastime. I am promising myself spaces and to gently manage my family/ work/ life commitments!
Let’s see how it goes….
What do you hope for in 2023 – any gentle letting go you can do? – any focus you can listen to?
There seems to be so many people starting the year with flu. Recovery-wise Shiatsu is helpful for fatigue and muscle aches and pains. It’s supportive and nourishing so great to help get back up and going.
I’ve got my usual offering available – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in the day. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the evening.
I’m always happy to chat Shiatsu so do get on touch by email – firstname.lastname@example.org or through the contact me page.
I have been working a lot with people with Chronic Fatigue, post viral fatigue, long Covid, Fibromyalgia and MS like symptoms.
It is often sad and sometimes heartbreaking to hear the limitations that conditions involving fatigue have put on clients lives.
Clients have often got very good at pacing – managing their time and tasks. They have learnt what exercise works for them.
But they are often fed-up. They’ve had enough of managing. They may feel frustrated or even angry.
Shiatsu, in my experience, can really help people’s energy levels and start to get them feeling more like themselves. They don’t need to work so hard at everything and can begin to plan and see beyond the relentless pacing and managing.
It’s really cool watching people feeling mentally happier and physically stronger.
Shiatsu is a really subtle, but pretty powerful form of therapy. It may feel like not much is happening in a treatment but by balancing the energies in the body Shiatsu can relieve symptoms and boost energy levels.
Do get in touch if you’d like to discuss further. Contact me through the ‘contact me’ page or email email@example.com
The cold weather is upon us. The body is working harder to keep the circulation and energy following and to keep warm.
It can be that this season shows up the imbalances in our bodies, more aches and pains, more breathless, more tired for instance.
Shiatsu is all about ‘the flow,’ looking to balance the energy and open the Meridians (lines of energy) across the body. This relieves symptoms and releases tension, allow the body to work a little less hard.
The space where I work is a very nursing, cosy and warm space that supports the body on this weather.
You may find me, between sessions, making the most of the space. The electric blanket is on warming my clients (and me) through!
If you’re looking for ways to support yourself and your body a good way to start is to consider the kidneys. The burners of the body, if they are working the rest may well work too!
So keep your midriff warm. Drink warming fluids, ginger and turmeric for instance. Try out some Kidney Qi Gong execises. Listen to your body, rest, sleep, reflect and meditate. And of course Shiatsu is he ultimate reboost so have some treatments to warm up and rebalance.
I am loving the Autumn sunshine as I prepare for 3 very busy days of work – before life gets quieter and slower again.
I am here in November if you need me. I’m offering Zoom support sessions and personalised exercise and lifestyle videos. All by donation of course.
Plus I will be making exercise videos to promote motivation and relaxation – to support anxiety and mental and emotional stress. Hoping to do these at least weekly and they’ll be on my Facebook page
Also Shiatsu can offer an interesting perspective on what is helpful and not helpful when looking to support oneself. I am offering personalise health charts, based on the 5 element system of diagnosis. These could be a good present idea for friends and family as well as good for you as an individual.
Hopefully I’ll see a lot of you virtually this month and 🤞 in person in December.
It can be hard to describe Shiatsu to someone who has not had it before.
Shiatsu isn’t like the type of massage that most people think of. There are no oils and Shiatsu is given through clothes and on a futon mat on the floor.
I’ve heard it described as Acupuncture without the needles. Shiatsu does use the same Meridians (lines of energy) and pressure points as Acupunture. However a Shiatsu treatment uses massage techniques to work the whole meridian and pressure points.
Reflexology and Zero Balancing have a similar feel to Shiatsu. They are different, obviously, but there is a gentle subtleness in all these treatments that can create powerful results.
Someone once said Shiatsu is like Reflexology for the whole body. And another said it’s energy work, like Reiki, but different!
The major comment I get after someone has had a Shiatsu for the first time is how satisfying it is. It is a joy to have physical work done on one’s body, including stretches and rotations on tight, stiff joints.
Every Shiatsu practitioner is different. I offer a very supportive and welcoming practice. I work a lot with the emotional aspects of physical issues and support people looking to make change in their lives.
My Shiatsu can be quite physical, when appropriate. I enjoy working the neck and shoulders and easing the tension and stress people are holding.
I offer 1 hour appointments which include at least 45 minutes hands-on work. There is a quick consultation at the beginning of the session and a little time at the end for coming round from the treatment.
I am always happy to talk Shiatsu and some clients like to discuss the treatment in advance.
However the only way you’ll really know what it is like is to try it out – so why not give it a go?!