W h a t t o e x p e c t
Shiatsu is given through loose fitting clothing on a comfortable futon. Cushions are used to support the body where postural problems, pregnancy or disability require it.
A session lasts from 40 to 60 minutes and begins after an initial consultation. I allow an extra fifteen minutes for the first session.
During a session I generally work on the whole body and I need to be informed if any pain or discomfort is felt. Uncomfortable sensations usually reflect an imbalance in the energy flow which often clear during a sesson. Shiatsu is usually a pleasant and relaxing experience which can help to clear pain or discomfort in the body.
At the end of a session I may suggest simple exercises to do at home as well as dietary advice to as well as dietary advice to support the process of recovery and encourage self reliance.
After a Shiatsu it is beneficial to rest for a couple of hours and avoid strenous or stressful activities. The effect of a Shiatsu can be felt immediately or later on in the day.
Many people choose to come for sessions regularly, perhaps weekly at first in order to stabilise a condition and then les often, maybe fortnightly or monthly for maintenance. Some people come weekly to work with chronic issues or simply to maintain good health.
|Gently neck holding can release tension and be deeply relaxing.|