After looking at government guidance it’s become clear that I can still offer Shiatsu this month.
Some of my clients had been saying that for them Shiatsu was essential – particularly having had a break from it earlier in the year. And now I can continue to work with them.
Obviously it is good news but what another period of adjustment! First I’m adjusting to the idea of no work – I get used to the idea if a break and now I can work again.
This year has been so much about being able to roll with the punches and make the best of the situation. But it can be tiring though- right?
I also completely understand that for some people staying at home is absolutely the right thing to do – that some people want to wait for a Shiatsu until after this lockdown.
Another theme of this year is that everyone has to do exactly what they feel they want and need to do. We have learned to respect each others choices and decisions. To me this is such a positive thing.
So I’m here if you need me and want to come to me. Otherwise see you in December.
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?!
My kids have already caught a cold at school – just 7 days in they were sniffing and had sore throats.
Obviously we checked that the symptoms were not Covid ones and followed all the correct procedures.
The cold has passed now and they are back to their usual rambunctious selves.
We use a number of natural remedies to support colds in our house. Good old lemon and honey, lots of vitamin C rich foods, turmeric, ginger and garlic. We keep out fluids up with plenty of water, warmed slightly if needs be.
Also I use Shiatsu to support the immune system, clear the sinuses and boost the body’s energy.
I work the Lung and Large Intestine Meridians- lines of energy – that help support the lungs, chest, sinuses, nose and throat.
My favourite point this week has been Lung 7…..
It’s quite an easy point to find as its between a tendon and a bone – run your finger down the line towards your wrist – until you hit a natural depression – then you’ve found it.
Gently hold the point with a thumb of finger – see if you can feel what pressure it requires. Intention is important when giving Shiatsu so you may want to think about loosening the sinuses and throat or opening the lungs to allow deep breaths of air in.
This point is good for lung health, colds, sinus issues, asthma, breathing difficulties.
I’m always happy to show people how to locate and use points and can pull together a specific set to suit individual needs.
The weather is still very warm – and summer-like. As this changes, soon, more and more colds and coughs are going to appear. Building up and supporting our immune system is going to be so important.
So get going with ensuring your diet and lifestyle is healthy. Also get in touch if you think Shiatsu can help support you and your family.