Shiatsu - lie down, do nothing and then rest afterwards. Sounds good to me :-)
Shiatsu is a highly respected holistic therapy, which originated thousands of years ago in Japan. It combines the ancient wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with modern understanding of the human body from current research on health, physiology and psychology.
A treatment can be both relaxing and invigorating and helps you feel a deeper sense of well-being in mind, body and heart. You remain fully clothed throughout, usually lying on a comfortable futon on the floor or, if preferred, sitting on a massage chair.
Shiatsu is beneficial for men and women of all ages. You can enjoy shiatsu, simply as a deeply calming treat. It can also help you with a wide range of common conditions offering relief from both acute and chronic symptoms.
Shiatsu offers wonderful support and symptom relief during pregnancy ,providing pain relief during birth and helping you to recover afterwards. See Mindful Yoga, Mindful Meditation and Chi Flow for wonderful exercises before and after giving birth.
Shiatsu can also be an invaluable stabling influence during times of stress, serious illness, grief and any significant life event such as changes in family circumstances, moving home or changing jobs. I have particular experience in treating anxiety, depression, phobias, eating disorders and a range of mental health diagnoses.
Each treatment is individually suited to your needs and involves massage, carefully applied pressure, holding and stretching to encourage the flow of energy ('Chi' or 'Qi)' through acupressure points, meridians, muscles and joints. For more information about this unique therapy, please see this interesting article.
Shiatsu strengthens your body's natural ability to balance and heal itself.
Research shows shiatsu has a wide range of positive benefits and can help prevent and treat many physical and emotional symptoms: www.shiatsusociety.org/resources/current-published-research
Shiatsu can help you
* regain/maintain your health and well-being
* feel more comfortable by releasing pain, tension and relieving many symptoms
* improve your posture, breathing and circulation
* feel calmer, more peaceful and content
* improve the quality of your sleep
* have a deeper connection to your emotions
* increase awareness of yourself and your habits
* be more in touch with your energy, vitality and enjoyment of life
People use Shiatsu in a variety of ways and it's up to you how often you come and how many sessions you have. A one-off treatment is very pleasurable and can start to make several beneficial changes. Many people buy gift vouchers to introduce others to Shiatsu because it's so relaxing. Most use Shiatsu in an ongoing way, coming about once a month to keep their energy in balance, to support their health and well-being and prevent illness. If you are looking for help with particular symptoms of ill-health (physical, emotional, mental or spiritual), I would advise several sessions on a weekly or fortnightly basis to begin with. However, if this is not possible for you due to financial or time constraints, it is fine to come for a single session and return when you can.
How should I prepare for a Shiatsu?
It's best not to eat a large meal in the hour before having a treatment. As you remain fully clothed, wear or bring loose or stretchy clothes (preferably cotton) such as a long sleeved top and leggings or jogging/pyjama bottoms. Please avoid wearing a skirt, jeans or a belt. You'll also need a clean pair of warm socks as your temperature can lower slightly as you relax and your breathing and heart rate become more regular.
Book 6 treatments and receive a 10% discount - Gift vouchers for all budgets available
1st treatment 10-15 minutes longer for free initial consultation
Shiatsu 60 mins, £50 (concessionary rate for low income/benefits available)
6 x £50 = £300 £270
Shiatsu 75 mins, £60 (concessionary rate again available)
6 x £60 = £360 £324
Relax, breathe, enjoy
Please let me know by email or text as soon as possible if you are unable to keep an appointment.
Cancellations made with less than 48 hours notice are charged the full fee. Thank-you.