NHS frontline staff – shiatsu special offer
Are you a doctor, nurse or other frontline health worker whose health has been adversely affected by the pandemic?
Perhaps you are suffering with burnout, fatigue or trauma responses, or long covid?
If so, shiatsu could be something to try, that you might find helpful.
I am offering 4 shiatsu sessions at half the usual price for frontline health staff:
First session £30 (usually £60); other sessions £25 (usually £50).
I am an experienced shiatsu practitioner and teacher – I’ve been in practice since 1997 and I teach at the Shiatsu College Manchester. I have a background in academic psychology, and I completed a PhD at the University of Leeds in 1997, investigating emotional change processes in psychotherapy. I worked as a Research Fellow for a number of years, on projects concerning psychotherapy, counselling and complementary therapies, including an evidence review on psychotherapy for depression, for NICE.
As a shiatsu practitioner, I work with a wide variety of clients, and like many complementary therapists I have a lot of experience of working with stress, burnout and fatigue.
I also work with a number of people with PTSD, and I’ve supported people who have experienced vicarious trauma in their work.
I have a good understanding of how the body, emotions and experience are connected, and I offer a calm, supportive, creative presence to help clients experience a greater sense of safety and relaxation in the body. I can also work with specific physical and emotional symptoms.
What is shiatsu?
Shiatsu is a type of bodywork originating in Japan; more recently it has been developed in Japan, the USA and Europe. Shiatsu means 'finger pressure' in Japanese. The client lies on a futon on the floor and remains clothed during the treatment.
We use pressure, stretches, holding, joint mobilizations and rocking, to affect the physical structures of the body. In addition, shiatsu works with the body's Qi (Chi) - energy, using meridians and acupressure points.
Shiatsu treatment has positive effects on the body's physical structures and the internal organs, and it can also help the emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of our being.
Shiatsu is very versatile and can be tailored to the needs of each individual.