Shiatsu is a gentle but powerful hands-on therapy that originates from Japan. It is a bit like a massage, using similar techniques to a massage but always given through clothes. Shiatsu is generally given on a futon mat on the floor, but it can be given on a couch or seated if needs be.
Shiatsu can be a very slow & gentle treatment, working one part of the body for a long time, it is nourishing & tonifying. It can be, when appropriate a more active treatment, with stretches & rotations. Clients often comment on how nice it is to have someone stretch them. The stretches & rotations relieve the tension they feel, often in their neck & shoulder area.
Shiatsu meets clients how they want to me met, which can make it a very satisfying form of therapy. It is tailored to that client on that day, every Shiatsu is different because of this.
I love giving Shiatsu as is it so adaptable, to each client every time they come. Also it is a treatment that is suitable for anyone & everyone. I have given children Shiatsu, they absolutely soak it up. I have also given Shiatsu to whole families, to the parents & the children, it’s a really lovely thing to give Shiatsu to everyone. I have older clients, some of whom need to have their treatment on a couch or massage chair. They have commented on the changes they have experienced from having Shiatsu, that the treatment is very gentle but the benefits are large.
In my experience Shiatsu can be very beneficial for physical issues, accidents, injuries, pain. It has been found to have long term care & preventative benefits. It can also help with emotional & mental issues & concerns. It has been shown to help with stress, anxiety & depression. I have had clients who have come because they are suffering with work-related stress, they have issues in their relationship, they have had a big life change.
Shiatsu has also been found to support deep relaxation, aid healthy sleep & improve energy levels. These three benefits can have big effects on all areas of a life. Symptoms can ease, mental & emotional strain can be relieved & the body can move with more ease & fluidity.
If you would like to discuss if Shiatsu may be able to help support you then do get in touch through the ‘Contact Me’ page or call me on 07791 070837. I am always happy to talk Shiatsu. I practice in Exwick, Exeter every week & in Dawlish every other Friday. I have pop-up events in Exmouth.