Relieve pain, rebalance & relax
Stress permeates every aspect of our lives and produces all sorts of unwanted symptoms such as:
- aches and pains in our necks, backs, shoulders & hips
- headaches and general all over body aches
- panic attacks, anxiety and low mood
- low energy and lack of enthusiasm for life
- feeling run down and not quite yourself
No matter what age you are, if you think you are feeling the results of stress in your body Shiatsu can help you. I’m passionate about reducing stress in the mind and body. I see a wide range of people in my clinics and focus on helping you to live your life with ease.
I have been coming to Dee for years and it has made a real difference to me. It’s wonderful
Mr J Nelson, retired
With over 10 years experience if I can help someone create movement and flow in their minds and bodies so they can feel better and have more energy for the week then I’m happy.
So what is Shiatsu?
It’s a holistic complementary therapy that uses touch to create ideal conditions for self-healing, encouraging physical and emotional health & wellbeing.
I combine acupressure, massage, flowing movement and joint rotations to disperse tension, reduce pain, promote relaxation and healthy functioning of body systems (circulation, breathing, digestion…).
Shiatsu translates as ‘finger pressure’ and is based on traditional Japanese massage. I apply pressure using fingers, thumbs, palms and elbows and combine it with other techniques. Guided by my experience & knowledge of the body and Traditional Chinese Medicine I tailor the depth of pressure and techniques used to help you get the most out of your session.
Dee never just provides the ‘usual’ treatment and it feels like she really thinks about me as an individual. Dee has a warm and kind approach; very skillful in shiatsu
Ms Nicola P, Counsellor & CBT therapist
The pressure points used are the same as those used in acupuncture, but there are no needles involved. The treatment is done through clothes on a massage table.
How will I feel afterwards?
Immediately after the session you may feel less stressed and achy, or you might feel relaxed, rejuvenated and full of bounce. The effects are individual and change over time, for example, you may be sleepy immediately after the session, then full of energy in the next few days.
I aim to encourage flow of energy, to get you un-stuck, physically, mentally and emotionally. It is a perfectly normal part of the healing process to feel tired and perhaps a bit emotional after your first session so you may wish to have a quiet day ahead of you to allow any healing to take place. With bit of time and rest my clients report that they find themselves in a much better place physically and emotionally and that is certainly my experience as a receiver. I am very happy to discuss any concerns and offer guidance.
What conditions does Shiatsu treat?
Clients come to me with a whole range of physical and emotional conditions, such as lower back pain, neck pain, anxiety, feeling panicky, low mood, to help with the stress when living with an illness or the stress of receiving treatment for that illness, pregnancy-related complaints, sore and aching joints… The list is far from exclusive. Many of my clients come regularly to de-stress and maintain their quality of life. Having an hour set aside ‘just for me’ is something my clients look forward to and value highly.
Do I need to come regularly to get any benefit?
If you would like to address a particular health concern it can take a number of weekly to fortnightly sessions to get the best results. Shiatsu massage every 2-4 weeks or so can also be a really enjoyable way of looking after yourself and preventing pain from taking hold. I offer discounts for booking a few sessions at a time (see below).
Lots of people come to me from time to time, for example when going through a stressful patch at work – a one-off session can make a real difference.
What to wear
You remain fully clothed during the treatment, so do wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes, such as a T-shirt or sweatshirt and a pair of tracksuit bottoms or leggings, together with a pair of socks.
How much does it cost?
1 hour treatment – £50
5 session block booking – £225
If that sounds like something you need and you would like to book in or talk to me about booking a session or block of sessions you can find my diary & contact details here