Shiatsu on a Saturday?

I offer Shiatsu massage on Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s & Saturday morning’s. At the moment the most popular day is Wednesday. At times Saturday’s have been incredibly popular & I can understand why – our jobs & lives are so busy & there are so many demands on us. At the end of a tough week a Shiatsu is a great treat. 

If you are interested in taking advantage of the lull on Saturday’s then do get in touch. As is always the case the ebb & flow will change & it’ll be another day that is my quietest. Contact me through the contact me page.

The gentle art of Shiatsu 

Shiatsu is a gentle form of massage. Sometimes it may feel like there is little happening.

Shiatsu massage is also powerful at the same time. The client can feel great results, a deep sense of relaxation, it can also feel invigorating & energising. It can do a lot with a gentle & soft touch. When appropriate Shiatsu massage also involves stretches & joint rotations. For more information have a look at the pages on this site or go to the Shiatsu Society website.

You can contact me through the contact me page with any questions or to book a Shiatsu massage. You can also like my Facebook page for details of events & special offers. 


Shiatsu, taking steps & forgetting your fear

Over the years I have had a number of clients come for Shiatsu massage because they want to create some movement in their lives,  but they are unclear how to make it happen. They have shown a sense of fear of failure or of the unknown. Shiatsu massage is a supportive & gentle treatment, it meets the person where they want to be met & gives them a sense of ease. As Shiatsu moves the energy around the body, so ideas & confidence follows. People can begin to make changes, feeling support, & take some steps forward. They  don’t have to be big ones….

Shiatsu massage touch

Shiatsu massage is a very unique & special form of touch. I think this photo gives an idea of the type of touch you receive in a Shiatsu massage treatment.

Shiatsu massage meets the client how & where they want to be met. Every Shiatsu session is different, reacting to how the person is in that moment. The practioner listens & follows what they feel as they give the hands on treatment. It is a nurturing & caring touch, supportive & present in its energy. 

I offer Shiatsu in Exeter, Devon & I work in a quiet & calm practice room in Exwick. You can contact me through the contact me page, to discuss if Shiatsu may be of benefit to you or to book a treatment. You may also want to have a look at my Facebook page or follow me on instagram @shiatsubyamy. If you want more information you could have a look at the Shiatsu society website or have the other pages on this site.

Shiatsu massage & the season’s – Exeter, Devon

Hints of spring were starting to show, & now we have gone right back to mid winter & we have snow!

A cold, dark & serious winter day down here in Devon. Just a flurry of snow in Exeter so we headed up to Dartmoor to find more. The cold really reminded me that we have to be careful at this time of year. It is such a joy when the spring really begins, the temperature rises & things seem to happen with more ease. If we start trying to do too much too soon in the year we are at risk of using up energy that we should be storing. So this afternoon we left the snow & wind outside & we kept warm inside, making pizza & drawing pictures. 

If you are interested in finding out if Shiatsu may be able to help you please contact me through the contact me page.

Stuck in a rut? Try Shiatsu

Feeling stuck in a rut is something most of us feel at least once in our lives. A sense of treading the same path over & over, not moving forwards & not feeling positive. Shiatsu massage can help start moving the energy in the body, with the flow of energy come the fluidity of thought & process, things can begin to ease & shift.

As Shiatsu massage is a hands-on therapy it can bypass the mind & the mental aspect, there is no need for discussion, to assess the situation or think up solutions. The mind can become stilled & calm, the client can focus on the sensations they feel as the Shiatsu massage takes place. 

So without discussion the process of movement & flow can begin, the body holds so much of our emotions & stresses & strains, as they relesse the client may begin to feel a lightness & an easiness in their movements & thoughts. Life seems to be a little easier & change a little more achievable.

There are a set of stretches that are designed to support Shiatsu massage, that people can use at home to help keep the flow of energy. This is a stretch that is great for people who feel stuck in a rut. It is a strong stretch so it’s important to be gentle & listen to your body. 

If you try this & find it helps then maybe you would like to book a Shiatsu massage. My contact details are on the contact me page. 

Stretches to support Shiatsu massage – Exeter, Devon

Here is another stretch that is designed to support the meridians (lines of energy in the body) that Shiatsu massage works with. This stretch is for the meridians that are within the Earth element, within the 5 element diagnosis tool that Shiatsu massage uses. The Earth energy is about nurturing & feeding yourself, both with healthy food & feeding the mind with healthy learning. The Earth energy is about be kind & supportive so when completing the stretch it’s important to listen to your body & only go as far as you feel you are able to. Pushing this stretch may hurt your body and have no positive effect on your Earth energy. A gentle approach is important with this stretch, as is protecting your back, it’s a must to stretch forward after completing this stretch.

If you would like to know more about this stretch or how Shiatsu massagemay help you please do contact me – I’m always happy to talk Shiatsu. Details are on the contact me page. 

cleaning, colds & Shiatsu 

This year I have managed to catch a record number of colds & coughs. Mostly this is thanks to my young children, one who has now started school & seems to be excellent at bringing home every bug possible. Also due to my small children, I am always busy & often tired so don’t have the best immune system with which to fight this seemingly endless battle.

Anyway you get the idea,  lots of different cold bugs this year & I’ve caught them all. What has been interesting is that I have had enough colds to noticed a pattern. Every time I have had a cold I have begun to clean & organise parts of the house. I scrubbed the kitchen units & floor yesterday for instance, I have re-organised my wardrobe & filed paperwork away in our filing cabinet. The later is almost unheard of. I questioned if I was nesting, like heavily pregnant women do, but I then realised it was more clinical & exact, about having order & structure.

Within the diagnosis structure that Shiatsu uses, Traditional Chinese Medicine, cleaning & organising relate to the Metal element – which govern, along with other things, the lungs & the large intestines. Symptoms relevant to this element  include colds & coughs. Positive activities for someone with low metal energy include, guess what, cleaning & organising. As is often the case my body was clear about what was needed to support me with my colds. 

It you are interested in what diagnosis Shiatsu may give you or you have questions about this form of massage therapy then please get in touch with me, through the contact me page. I offer Shiatsu treatments in Exeter, Devon. I work in a quiet calm treatment room in Exwick, Exeter. I work Wednesday afternoon’s & Saturday morning’s. I will soon alsp offer appointments on Tuesday afternoons.

Shiatsu massage news

I am really excited as this year is shaping up to be one full of Shiatsu massage, both in my practice in Exwick, Exeter & also at events in & around the area. I am in the process of booking up my first event..details to follow…. I am enjoying the space I am beginning to get, now the kids are a little older, I can say yes to more & have more time to promote the benefits of Shiatsu.

I absolutely love giving Shiatsu & I’m hoping this year I give a lot! If you are interested in finding out more about Shiatsu or would like to book a treatment with me here in Exeter then do get in touch. Details on the contact me page.