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What is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is a new name for the oldest form of medicine - healing with hands.

Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork treatment that encourages the body to heal.  This unique form of touch can also be an incredibly powerful vehicle for deep and long-lasting change. Through working with natural energy pathways in the body and using acupressure points, a receiver can become deeply relaxed which offers a powerful opportunity to explore and address imbalances held in the body.  When a body enters a deeper state of relaxation, there comes the potential to seek restoration and healing at a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level which can bring about lasting change.

Shiatsu is beneficial for all kinds of health issues brought about by stressful lifestyles or periods of transition.  I will help you to relax deeply and treat your body as a whole and promote good health

I can support you during times when there may be emotional issues affecting your wellbeing.

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Shiatsu can:

What to expect: 

Support the restoration of natural ease in the body.

 Aid relaxation and create a sense of wellbeing.

Compliment ongoing medical treatments.

(please note Shiatsu should never be used as a substitution for medical treatment)

Bring about a greater sense of equilibrium and with this the potential to thrive in all areas of your life.

Offer you the chance to receive a unique and personal touch treatment resonating with your personal circumstances and soul

Offer a range of contact and quality of touch, ranging from very light to deep tissue, slow and still to a more physically dynamic session.

The Shiatsu Society has more information about current research and can be accessed here, or downloaded here.

I offer a safe and compassionate space for you to gain more comfort and ease within your body and mind.  Following consultation, we move to bodywork and explore how best healing can begin.  We begin with 'not knowing' and create conditions where the body can speak of what it needs to receive touch and start the process of healing.  All treatments take place fully clothed and on a futon.  I work by using a range of methods, stretching, holding and pressing techniques that work with energy channels and acupressure points in your body to find greater ease and comfort.  I will work with you to support your mind and emotions so that any tension can be released where there has been a build-up, or can offer restorative energy where there has been depletion.

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