Why I give Shiatsu
A long journey starts with a single step.
I was introduced to shiatsu when I was living in Japan. I used to walk past a massage school, and peering in, see all those tables and wonder what they were doing. On having my first shiatsu massage I was hooked. Looking back I can't imagine not having my own regular sessions of shiatsu.
Shiatsu can help with so many things. It can provide support during ill health; ease feelings relating to grief or depression; soften stiff joints & muscles or be used for pain management. It can aid in recovery of energy after giving birth or bouts of poor health. It has the ability to make you feel really rested to stimulating your creativity and releasing trapped life force.
Along with qigong exercise, and a healthy diet, you can learn to manage your energy better and reconnect to your body. I hope shiatsu can bring you relief and be as beneficial to you as it has been to me and the people I treat. I love how it adapts to many problems at different levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. More importantly shiatsu is about listening with our hands so that you feel heard. And that's why I give shiatsu.
I completed my 3-year training with the British School of Shiatsu; studied Shintai Shiatsu with Saul Goodman and completed my maternity training with Suzanne Yates. I did a 6-month work placement supporting substance misusers at Foundation 66 and spent another year volunteering with Blenheim CDP in the same field. I have also studied facial and ear acupuncture for MSK conditions, as well as cupping & moxibustion: techniques I use to enhance my shiatsu work. I am continually evolving. Currently I am studying Advanced Qigong at the College of Elemental Chikung - learning how to share this amazing exercise for creating internal energy which combines well with my shiatsu work.
Please contact me if you would like to know more and start your health journey with shiatsu therapy.
Shiatsu Practitioner, BSS-Dip, MFHT