I remember when I was studying Shiatsu and one of the 3rd Years who had just graduated made a leaflet that always made me smile.  It asked the same question “What is Shiatsu?” and then said 

‘It’s not a dog….’ 

‘It’s not a kind of Japanese noodle’

‘It’s not a kind of Martial art’ 

I’ve seen other practitioners do versions of this too.  After all, when it can feel so amazing and works on so many levels of our being, how do we start to explain what Shiatsu is?

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Wood is the Element associated with Spring in the Chinese 5 Elements – one of the systems Shiatsu follows!

Look at the signs of spring all around you which are well underway.  Buds growing full of potential.  Spring flowers.  So much that was unseen beneath the ground or within the plant is now ready and starting to become, or has become visible.  Signs of growth are all around.

Wood can be strong, it can be flexible, it can grow.  It can hold and support the earth, yet also be held and supported by the earth.

Wood can also be stiff, rigid, and be prone to breaking or snapping.

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Shiatsu – A Gift of Bliss this Festive Season!

If the festive season is a hectic time for you, why not book some relaxation time into your diary? You get to have a lie down too!

A little reminder about Shiatsu……

It’s bodywork is great for relaxation.  It is a wonderful, beneficial addition to your health and wellness activities.  It helps with a variety of physical and emotional symptoms too.

The Facts:

  • 89% of Shiatsu receivers felt calmer & more relaxed
  • Up to 60% of regular Shiatsu receivers slept better
  • 86% said that Shiatsu was effective in treating stress and tension, structural and postural problems, low energy and fatigue

This ancient therapy, practiced on a futon and fully clothed, really is great when it comes to how you feel in your emotions and your mind.

Time to relax and revitalise with Shiatsu!

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There are still a few treatment spaces available on Fridays leading up to Xmas…!  

Gift yourself or a friend some much needed TLC this festive season. Relax and revitalise with some Shiatsu bliss this winter and discover its great health benefits!

With the festive Just For You voucher – 40 mins. session for the special price of £20!  you get a deeply relaxing treat for friends and loved ones needing some extra TLC or an energy refresher as they go into the New Year.  A great introduction to Shiatsu and its health benefits too.  Or maybe you’ve been thinking about trying it and want to put one of these on your Xmas wish list!

It eases the tension and pressure and so you can just “be” for a while.  Boosting your physical and emotional resilience for the winter season and New Year.

Or enjoy a full 1hr 15 mins Treatment experience

Then Vital Spark Shiatsu Gift Vouchers can also be purchased for £45 for a full session (or £40 for those new to Shiatsu), and includes FREE postage.

Vital Spark Treatment Gift Voucher Orders must be made by Wednesday 14th December to allow time for delivery to your chosen address.  All gift vouchers include FREE postage.  Email helen@vitalsparkshiatsu.co.uk or call/text 07914 725460 to order vouchers or to book your session.

 

 

 

 

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Shiatsu massage what do we mean by that?

Shiatsu massage, why would we need to that add to our lives? If you think it sounds a bit woo, woo! Think again!

Do you feel frazzled by the  endless to-do lists and worries on a repeat loop in your head?  Long term build up of stress and tension?  Or feeling angry, frustrated, sad, anxious, overwhelmed, or just plain out of sorts?

Does this ring any bells?

Have you just nodded your head in agreement to any of the questions above?

Holding onto stress can often appear as niggling aches and pains in our body. Is you body and mind crying out for some TLC?

Treat yourself now!

This ancient therapy, practiced on a futon and fully clothed, really is great when it comes to how you feel in your emotions and your mind, helping to free pain from the past.

Clients find Shiatsu massage a comforting resource during times of transition and change – moving house, bereavement, divorce, career changes, life direction challenges, times of stress, lack of confidence and just not feeling like yourself.

It can also be a wonderful, beneficial addition to your health and wellness activities,

Still not sure it’s for you?

Shiatsu bodywork is great for relaxation or to help with a specific set of symptoms for a certain period of time too, as well as being a part of your regular self care routine.  It helps with a wide variety of physical conditions.

The Facts:

• 89% of Shiatsu receivers felt calmer & more relaxed
• Up to 60% of regular Shiatsu receivers slept better
• 86% said that Shiatsu was effective in treating stress and tension, structural and postural problems, low energy and fatigue

Wow! How does Shiatsu do this?

It’s the magic of the energy systems in your body and the power of positive touch!  Plus acupressure and gentle stretches to move and balance these energies in your body, taking you to places of stillness and spaciousness.  And in this space your body rebalances itself and you start to feel better.

A note from, Helen

I am looking forward to working with clients at The View Studio, helping you to look lighter, brighter and more in touch with how you are feeling.  The 10 minute head and shoulder massage will be an opportunity to gift yourself some TLC, help you feel less frazzled and ask me questions about future hour long sessions.

I specialise in women’s health including menstrual health, fertility, and menopause.  I have also completed advanced Shiatsu training in pregnancy, birth and beyond, including teaching techniques to birth partners.

Sounds bliss! 

Mark your diary on Thursday 13th October, there will be FREE Shiatsu taster sessions (10 mins head and shoulders) between 11.30am-3pm and 4pm-7pm, pop into The View Studio for some well deserved Me Time, or sign up before then via our sign up sheet at the reception desk.

You’ll leave feeling lighter, calmer and more balanced.

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