Restorative Shiatsu in the Wye Valley
4 years ago I had a series of shiatsu treatments which helped me heal emotionally and physically after an incredibly turbulent time. The restorative power of a single treatment (and subsequent sessions) was quite overwhelming and I knew that I wanted to find out more for myself.
I had been suffering with delayed, pent up grief, frustrations from being in the workplace and feeling both trapped and stifled by a system I no longer believed in. This led to a burn out crisis for me. My practitioner was skilfully able to offer counsel, mindfulness approaches and work through the medium of shiatsu with me to help me find improved balance in my physical, emotional and mental state. I was so determined that shiatsu would become a part of of my life moving forwards so I decided to enrol as a student to find out more for myself.
I have now completed a three year course at the Bristol School of Shiatsu and am grateful to friends and family who have been my willing guinea pigs. Studying part-time worked well as it allowed time to read, practise and work my way through the syllabus as well as refining each year my shiatsu practice.
If you are interested in finding out a bit more about what it is all about you, have a read of this article on the Shiatsu Society website.