Client Recommendations

I have finally managed to get together some client recommendations. Maybe hearing what others think about my work helps new clients get an idea of what it is like to have a Shiatsu with me……

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You may also like to look through the blogs I have written over the years. There are various blogs on different aspects of Shiatsu which should help to give a good idea of what Shiatsu involves. So get scrolling and have a look.


Shiatsu and the energy of the air, Exeter, Devon

It has been a pretty wet week weather wise but I was lucky enough to pick a dry day to head up onto Dartmoor. What a different experience breathing in the air up there is. It is so fresh and crisp, you can almost taste it.

I enjoyed watching my sons whooping and yelling in the wind as they ran around on the grass and scrambled over the rocks. I could see the energy that they were getting just being up and out of generally polluted air. I took some big, deep breaths in myself. I open my arms and tried to fill my lungs as full as I could.

Air carries Qi (Energy.) This Qi affects the whole body but particularly the Lung and Large Intestine Meridians. If you are feeling low-minded or like your boundaries are being challenged, if you feel disorganised and fuzzy-headed then a good trick is to breathe! Ideally get up to high ground, away from air pollution generated by towns and cities. Take some breaths in, open your arms and let the air in.

It is such a simple thing right? Breathing in fresh air but it can have such a great affected on the body and the mind.

Another way to bring energy into the Lung and Large Intestine Meridians is to use specific exercises that stretch the pathway these Meridians take.

Take a deep breath in as you extend your arms behind you to a comfortable point. Breathe out as you bend forwards and raise your arms, again to a comfortable extent.

Whatever this weeks weather holds hopefully you can try out at least the stretch if not getting out for some serious fresh air. Breathe it in guys.


Shiatsu in the Thunder, Exeter, Devon

What a wet week. So much rain and a full-on thunder and lightening storm as well. I have a lovely, cosy, warm, relaxing wooden cabin in the garden, that I practice Shiatsu in. On Monday this week it was still cosy and warm despite the thunder and lightening right outside it. It was quite an experience, my client was totally relaxed about it, so that was helpful, but it was a little distracting at times.

It is so tough when it is un-seasonally cold and wet. I have been working a lot this week to get better flow of energy in my clients. To loosen up stagnation and open blocks, allowing the body to fall into it’s natural flow and rhythm. The aches and pains in people’s joints and backs have sneaked back and energy levels have dropped.

Bring on the sun and the warmth I say. Then our bodies can relax and enjoy the Summer energy, making the most of the longer days, socialising and watching our plans come into action.

I love that Shiatsu can warm the body from within. It can wake up the energy up and help you feel more like yourself again. Sleep becomes more balanced, energy through the day is more consistent and everything seems to fall into place.

I hope you are surviving the soggy, damp, weather and if you fancy some warmth and flow maybe try a Shiatsu….


Shiatsu and PMT, Exeter, Devon

I have suffered, pretty badly, in the past with my menstruation cycle. At one point I was struggling to work, mainly over my actual cycle but also at times over the build up period. It was no fun, I felt out of sorts and out of control for longer and longer amounts of time each month.

My relief came with Shiatsu. I began having the therapy more regularly than I had done, I then began my three year training course so got loads more then. The relief I felt, that I wasn’t at the mercy of my cycle, that I was more myself as I got near to my period was so great.

I haven’t looked back. I have months that are more difficult but I know a couple of Shiatsu sessions with ease the issues. I have various techniques that I use for self care that support me and allow me to manage my PMT, when it does appear.

I used to bleed very heavily for a long period of time. This has also eased, I have no pain and I start with ease and finish quite quickly. Interestingly I feel I have a new challenge on the horizon, I am in my 40’s and I believe I am beginning to be peri-menopausal. I am confident that Shiatsu will help support me through this transformational time, I have treated a number of peri-menopausal and menopausal women with good results.

I have to say I haven’t had it as bad as some women. Women affected heavily every month, who feel they are controlled by their PMT, who are restricted in their lives due to their cycle.

Shiatsu is a non-intrusive form of therapy. It looks to balance the body, to ease physical, mental or emotional tension and to support areas of weakness. It can support the body and mind with this natural cycle, allowing the rhythm to happen with more ease.

Shiatsu is safe and supportive and provides a space for a client to let go off the mental and emotional strain, to feel they are not going through their struggle on their own.

I always feel lucky to do the job I do. It’s an honor to facilitate and work alongside a client, to support their own health. It’s very special to supporting other women and to help them achieve the relief and release that I experienced.

Shiatsu, videos and over thinking – Exeter, Devon

I finally got together the confidence to film a video of myself talking Shiatsu. It’s ironic as I definitely over thought whether to make a video or not, and guess what it’s about – thinking too much!

So here is the video. I think it shows the shed, my practice space, in a good light, not so keen on seeing myself.

I do get a lot of clients who have tried to think themselves out of their situation, and found themselves caught up mentally.

Our society often puts a much stronger emphasis on analytical decisions than emotional or intuitive ones. So much attention in the head and mind can lead to tight shoulders, necks and headaches. Also causing mental abd emotional strain.

I love that Shiatsu brings the focus onto the body and how that is feeling first, the mind can come later.

So I hope you enjoyed my first ever video. I have began to over think the next one already – sorry I mean I am centered and calm about the next one!


The Shiatsu Shed, Exeter, Devon

I’m so lucky to have an amazing space to offer Shiatsu in.

The shed is great in any weather, cosy and nest like in the cold, light and bright in the sun. It is great to hear the wind blow and watch the trees bend and move through the windows.

Although in Exeter it’s pretty quiet our way and it is a joy to have nature so close whilst giving a treatment.

Check out this video that I took this morning.

I offer Shiatsu on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the shed, with evening appointments available.