We live busy lives & are often tired, if not exhausted, by our daily routines. Our bodies & minds need rest & relaxation to be able to function well. We don’t seem to value rest & quietness enough in this society, we become more & more depleted & ground-down.
When we are tired or drained it is hard to think up ideas & plans, it is easier to do what we are already doing, to keep drudging along. Then before you know it you are even more tired, no time to catch up & even less energy to look at changes.
Shiatsu is a subtle but powerful form of hands-on therapy that is great for building up energy levels. It uses massage techniques to work the pressure points & meridians (lines of energy) that Acupuncture uses. It is always given through clothes & is generally given on a futon mat on the floor. I do have a massage couch & chair if this is more comfortable.
Shiatsu looks to balance the body, finding the quiet areas & treating them with a nurturing & holding touch. It can help loosen tension & stress in the body, finding the loud or full areas then using stretches & rotations to ease & release them. Shiatsu is specific to the particular person being treated, on that day at that time. It is different every time.
Clients say they like ‘to be stretched by someone else’ they ‘loved the neck & shoulder work, it felt really good’ they ‘felt their body was listened to’ & they felt ‘3 inches taller’
As well as being a satisfying treatment it is also good for aiding healthy sleep, providing long-term preventative care, it’s deeply relaxing & can help with anxiety & stress. It can also leave a client feeling more energised & balanced. It can provide a clear mind, the energy to make plans & changes.
Clients have said they felt ‘buzzing for a few days after’ they felt ‘not stuck in a rut’ & they felt ‘inspired & energized.’
If you would like to discuss if Shiatsu may be able to help you then do get in touch through the ‘Contact Me’ page. I’m always happy to talk Shiatsu. I work in Exwick, in Exeter every week, Dawlish every other Friday & Exmouth every month.