Shiatsu (Japanese for 'finger pressure') is a fully clothed, hands-on, healing therapy. It usually takes place on a mat on the floor, or seated on a chair or stool.Originally from Japan, it has several complex and comprehensive theories that it draws on including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Macrobiotic Yin Yang theory and Western physiology and psychology.
Shiatsu is very flexible in its application, and uses appropriate pressure, stretches, movement, stillness and points to aid the natural healing process of the body, mind and soul.
Shiatsu sessions with me have great benefit to;
- those who are looking for more embodiment
- people who feel scattered/fragmented and want to feel more grounded
- those who have something going on that they can't name which they would like to explore through a series of sessions to work towards resolution
- physical injury/limitations and health concerns
- people who are looking for emotional support through changes, stress and times of grief
- dancers and physical performance artists
- those looking for regular, or ad-hoc, self-care maintenance
I am passionate about sharing my skills with people in order to facilitate transformative healing. The creation of a safe space for each individual is paramount to me, and I welcome your active participation in the treatment to reach maximum potential from the sessions.
My experience, knowing and understandings from life and training programmes create a reference that I use to inform our sessions, but this is not all that guides me. I listen finely to each and every moment you bring into the space. This allows you, as the receiver, the opportunity to explore your experience of yourself; body, emotion, sensations, and work towards a place of ease and freedom.
If desired I offer recommendations varying from exercises, dietary explorations and personal enquiry.
A little about me:
My interests vary and include but are not limited to: Taiko drumming, Theatre of the Oppressed, authentic relating, Queer theory, dance and performance art. I like diversity, questioning and finding out what lies beneath.
I began my shiatsu training in 2006, qualified in 2010 and have since participated in several post-graduate courses and continue to do so. I have taught at the International Macrobiotic School and continue to deliver workshops at festivals. I am currently looking at how to combine my passion for performance & self-expression with my healing practice.
I practice at Ola Chiropractic, Totnes Monday-Thursday on a weekly basis and in London and Bristol on an ad-hoc monthly basis.
1st consultations last approx 75-90mins, subsequent sessions approx 60mins.
Sliding scale available as are block booking discounts.
Feel free to contact me to discuss your needs and book!