Shiatsu in Dawlish

So excitingly I am going to be offering Shiatsu massage in Dawlish, as well as in Exeter.

I was approached by the owners of The Changes Now Centre, in Dawlish, as to whether I may be interested in offering Shiatsu alongside the other therapies they offer. I didn’t have to think for long – I love the train trip from Exeter to Dawlish, The Changes Now Centre is near to the station & I am based closed to the station in Exeter. So not only is it a beautiful commute it is a relatively short one too! I have been considering looking for a second area to work in & this opportunity seemed to be a good one to go for.

So here we are – I’m going to be offering nurturing & supportive Shiatsu in Dawlish & soon. To begin with I will be offering taster sessions, so people can come & try out Shiatsu. These tasters will be on 14th & 28th June between 10am & 1pm. Then all being well I will be at the centre every other Wednesday.

To book a taster, or a full treatment, you can contact The Changes Now Centre. If you are looking for more information about myself or Shiatsu have a look on the pages on this site & feel free to get in touch. Details are on the contact me page. I am always happy to talk Shiatsu.

Shiatsu for the whole body, Exeter, Devon

Shiatsu works with meridians, lines of energy in the body & Tsubos, pressure points. These are the same meridians  & points that are used in Acupuncture. As the meridians run across the whole length of the body the massage can be given on one part but will be working the whole body. I often get comments from clients saying that they feel a sensation in another part of their body to where I was working.

Being able to work the whole body as one can be really helpful for very painful or inflamed injuries. Rather than working on the sensitive area distal work can be done. Similarly if there is a large area of tension that won’t release with direct massage this can be worked from other areas of the body.

When I am working the feet, for instance, I will be conscious of the whole body, what effect the massage is having & where.  As the meridians run the whole length of the body you can work one part of the line of energy & the whole line will be worked. Symptoms can be relieved & also a general sense of more energy & flow can be felt.

If you are interested in finding out more of if Shiatsu maybe able to help then do get in touch through the ‘contact me’ page.

Shiatsu for relaxation, Exeter, Devon

Shiatsu massage is a form of hands-on therapy. It is deep & powerful but it is also extremely relaxing. It takes the body to a deeply calm & quiet place where the client has space just to be & to experience deep rest.

Shiatsu works to create a sense of balance in the body. This sense of balance can help the body relax & feel at ease. Modern life creates so many stresses & strains & our bodies can become full of knots & aches & pains. Shiatsu massage can relieve these tensions, ease the tightness & stretch out the parts of the body holding all the stress.

Shiatsu massage is also an invigorating form of therapy, it can feel like the body is re-awakened & has the energy is used to have. The body, mind & emotions seem to flow with ease & with this can come a sense of calmness.

There is always a good amount of hands-on work in a session of Shiatsu. Enough massage to feel satisfied, well-worked & well relaxed. Shiatsu involves various massage techniques so it can be adapted to suit the individual. This can lead to lots of ‘that’s the spot’ moments & a deep & satisfying level of relaxation.

If you would like to know more then do look at the pages on this site & feel free to get in touch through the ‘contact me’ page.

Thanks for reading & I hope you have a relaxing evening whatever you are doing!

Shiatsu Event, North Devon 

Another reminder that I will be giving nearly full length Shiatsu treatments for just £15 at the below event in a few weeks time. It is in beautiful North Devon & there are a lot of different people & businesses attending so should be really good. It’s on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April.

North Devon Mind, Body, Spirit Festival

You can  book a Shiatsu massage session in advance – find me on the above event page & follow the link to book. Look forward to seeing some of you there. 

Shiatsu stretches

As Shiatsu is generally given on a futon mat on the floor it is possible to give really satisfying stretches, when appropriate.  Shiatsu massage can be given in a seated position when lying is not comfortable but often clients will comment on how satisfying the stretches in their massage were.

The body holds all our tensions & stresses & it is possible to release this by doing yoga or stretching but there is something different when someone does the stretch for you. It can feel sore, in a good way & it can get the energy moving around the body more freely.

If you are interested in knowing more then do get in touch through the ‘contact me’ page. I have a Facebook page that you may also like to look at.  I work in Exwick, Exeter, Devon. I have a calm & peaceful Shiatsu practice room. I work Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Saturdays.

What you can expect from a Shiatsu massage, here in Exeter, Devon

Shiatsu sessions are an hour long with a good 40-45 minute hands-on. The session begins with a consultation about the client’s health. There are 5 minutes at the end to allow the client to ‘come round’ from the treatment. 

Shiatsu massage is given on a futon mat, on the floor. It can be given seated if it isn’t possible to get to the floor. The client is fully clothed, so it’s important to wear comfy clothing. The client just has to relax, they may have to move to a new position on the floor or take some deep breaths, but generally they can just lie, relax & enjoy.

Each Shiatsu massage is different. The treatment focusses on what the client needs then. The practitioner follows what they feel through their touch. There will quiet relaxing work & some stretches & rotations as well.

Clients have said thay they have felt different things whilst the Shiatsu is taking place. They may feel a sensation in a different part of their body to the part being working on. They have said that they have felt emotions that they have not felt for a long time or that have surprised them. They have felt ‘good pain!’ Where the massage really hits the spot.

After the Shiatsu massage the client may feel tired & a little spaced-out. This generally passes quickly, however sometimes a client can feel tired for a while, because they are actually very tired but have continued tp push through, the Shiatsu has made them realise how they really feel. 

Shiatsu massage continues to have an affect for a couple of days, so rest is good, to make the most of the treatment. If there is a specific issue it is often worth having a cluster of treatments close together, then spreading them out a little as the condition begins to ease or becomes manageable. 

If you would like to discuss if Shiatsu may be of help to you the get in tiu2ch through the ‘contact me’ page.

Spring, Shiatsu & some sun!

March 1st yesterday is supposedly the first day of Spring –  the weather wasn’t having it – it was cold, damp & miserable. Today the weather was playing ball, it was sunny & warmer & felt very Spring like. We managed to make it to the allotment even, & planted some potatoes.

It’s so lovely to have some warmth in the air. The seasons feel like they are really starting to change & this is such a special time of the year. A time where we come out of Winter & into Spring.

Spring, within 5 elements, one diagnosis tool of Shiatsu massage, says that Spring is a time for planting ideas, for planning & scheming. It is not time to act or to expect fruition of our ideas. It is in the Summer that our ideas will begin to realize.

If we have had enough rest in the Winter Spring is a time of fluidity & flow, like a tree moving gently in the wind. The opposite is a feeling of being stuck in the rut, or a sense of tightness, frustration & anger.

Shiatsu massage is helpful, it can help give a sense of flow back to the body & mind. It can give a good sense of rest & can can help release anger or frustration. If you would like to discuss if Shiatsu massage could help support you then please get in touch, through the ‘contact me’ page.

So the weather was lovely today but another wet & cold weather front is due over night, so not quite Spring yet & still time to rest!