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.