Bladder & Kidney Meridians, Shiatsu, Exeter, Devon

Shiatsu is a hands-on therapy, given through clothes. It uses the same points & meridians (lines of energy) that Acupuncture & Acupressure use. The meridians are name after organs of the body, although they also relate to emotions & physical areas of the body. An imbalance in a meridian does not mean that there is an issue with the organ, it can mean there are other physical issues, or mental or emotional imbalances.

Shiatsu looks to balance the energy in the meridians, supporting & holding the ones that are low of energy & working more strenuously the ones that are tight or full of energy.

The bladder & kidney meridians are commonly the meridians that are low of energy, they relate to tiredness & pushing ourselves too much. Signs that the bladder or kidney meridian is out of balance are black bags under the eyes, sore lower back, needing the go to the toilet lots & poor sleep patterns. There are lots of other symptoms too.

A lot, if not all, of my Shiatsu treatments involve working these two meridians. They are our resource, that supports the other meridians & the body. They are lovely to have worked, & to work on, the treatment is often deep, slow & quiet, deeply relaxing.

There are ways that you can support your own Kidney & Bladder energy:

  • Rest whenever possible
  • Get as much sleep as you can
  • Take time each day to meditate or sit quietly
  • Limit hot, sweet or spicey foods
  • Limit alcohol & caffeine intake
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Hold kidney 1 pressure point before bed- see picture below.

Shiatsu is really good at raising energy levels, supporting tiredness & fatigue & boosting the kidney & bladder meridians. It is relaxing & soothing to have, it eases the body & the mind, afterwards it can provide more energy, drive & focus.

I offer Shiatsu in Exwick, Exeter. I also have pop-up clinics in Exmouth & Dawlish. Im always happy to discuss Shiatsu so do get in touch through the ‘Contact Me’ page.

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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.