SHIATSU & BODYWORK
I am a qualified shiatsu therapist with over 15 years of experience. I have also studied Thai Massage, Cherokee (Native American) Bodywork and Stretch Therapy, among other modalities. Sessions are available strictly by appointment.
Developing presence through bodywork is a core aspect of the way I work. My interests lie in awakening and re-patterning the body through touch, stretch and movement.
Experience has shown me that chronic conditions and disease present with many layers beyond the mere physical and include the emotional, energetic and behavioural. Therefore my approach is holistic and collaborative, working with you to get to the bottom of any condition.
My sessions incorporate applied pressure with hands, thumbs, elbows, forearms, feet and knees. This is combined with stretching, strengthening and rotation. I also use moxabustion (a form of external heat therapy) and oriental cupping and I am qualified to offer dietary and lifestyle advice from both Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurvedic perspectives.
There is also the option of vibrational healing using a didgeridoo at the end of each treatment.
Treatments are performed on a futon or on a massage table. You are fully clothed, making it less invasive than other forms of bodywork.
Shiatsu and bodywork can be of benefit to a range of conditions including (although not limited to):
- Neck, back and shoulder pain
- Chronic fatigue
- Digestive Issues
- Menstrual and pregnancy issues
- Poor concentration and memory
- Low energy
- Emotional wellbeing
- Autoimmune conditions
- Chronic Pain