Shiatsu

SHIATSU supporting you 

TOUCHING presence

SHIATSU IS NOW BACK FACE TO FACE.  FOR COVID 19 ENHANCED SAFETY MEASURES PLEASE SEE BELOW…

 

Shiatsu is:  Profoundly relaxing • nurturing • enlivening • connecting • holistic • relieving for tense muscles and stress • helpful for joint mobility •  vital • balancing to the body • easing for your anxiety and depression • helpful for your sleep and breathing • releasing for those stuck places • nourishing for those empty places • supportive for your whole sense of well being.

Contact me NOW to book a session or find out more.

  • Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese bodywork which stimulates the body’s natural healing ability by applying gentle pressure to points across the body. Shiatsu is a profoundly relaxing and enlivening experience. I aim to meet the client where they are accept and welcome what is arising on the physical, mental and emotional levels which will support you on your journey to full health,
  • Not only does Shiatsu relieve muscle tension and aid joint mobility, promote deep relaxation which can improve your mood, and aid your sleep; it meets you on a deeper level.
  • Presence is a description of how we can be connected to a sense of our deeper essential self and be more present in our life experience.
  • Touching is both what I do with my hands but what your inner self feels. We say we feel touched by what someone says or does or a lovely view. Our essential nature is a feeling presence and this is what inspires me and what I hope to inspire in others in my sessions.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN A SESSION:

Shiatsu takes place on a padded mat or futon at floor level although it is possible to receive it sitting on a chair if you are unable to lie down. The client stays fully clothed.

Each session lasts approximately 1 hour. I will ask questions and together we will inquire into your state of health, the symptoms you are experiencing. I will then adapt the session to your needs according to the principles of Oriental Medicine. This may include gentle holding, pressing with palms, thumbs, fingers, elbows, knees and feet on the meridians and when appropriate, more dynamic rotations and stretches.

Guidelines for receiving Shiatsu

Please bring or wear loose, warm, comfortable clothing, preferably cotton e.g. sweatshirt, tracksuit trousers and socks.

It is advised not to eat heavily in the two hour prior to treatment.

After treatment drink plenty of water to smooth the flow of changes through the system and avoid strenuous or stressful activities.

COVID-19 Safety Measures:​

I am following the guidance set out by The Shiatsu Society UK in accordance with current Government Guidelines.

  • My work space and the toilet area will be deep cleaned and sanitised between each client, with all “touch-points” sanitised. All coverings washed, with a fresh set used for each client.  All areas will be well ventilated throughout, and the treatment room will be thoroughly ventilated between each client.

  • I will be wearing the recommended PPE (a full-face visor), and my work clothes will be changed between each client.

  • You will be asked to fill out a short health questionnaire and consent form prior to your session. I can email it to you in advance, or you can fill it out on arrival (in this case, please bring your own pen with you.

  • If prior to your session, you or anyone you have been in close contact with has any CV-19 symptoms or tests positive for CV-19, you will need to notify me, and you will be asked to delay your session for 2 weeks or more. (There will be no cancellation fees for cancelled or postponed appointments.)

  • If prior to your session I, or anyone I have been in close contact with, has any CV-19 symptoms or tests positive for CV-19, I will cancel your appointment.

  • On arrival for your appointment you will be asked to sanitise or wash your hands. As always, I  will wash my hands thoroughly before the session.

  • I will be allowing longer gaps between clients to allow the room and toilet area to be fully ventilated, cleaned and sanitised and for me to clean my PPE, and change my clothes,  futon cover etc. To help me with this, please ensure you arrive at the scheduled time for your appointment.

  • Please bring your own bottle of water, your own blanket, and a pen.

  • Please pay for your session in advance by bank transfer if you can. If this is not possible you can pay by cash (please bring the exact mount, or cheque, which you can place in an envelope I will provide.

  • Please note: these enhanced safety measures have been put in place to reduce the risk of contracting Coronavirus but cannot eradicate it.

  • If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch.

WHAT PEOPLE SAy about their shiatsu with kate:

“I have a demanding job which often means I have to make difficult decisions on a daily basis. This can often result in headaches and back pain. From the onset of meeting Kate and our subsequent sessions my headaches have significantly lessened and for the first time in many years I have felt able to move more freely and enjoyed my daily exercise.”
K.D. Psychotherapist and Mother

“Kate is always welcoming, warm and attentive to my needs. Her massage leaves me feeling nourished and embodied. She always takes time at the beginning of a session to find out where I am in my world, and I find her insight and interventions in the talking stage extremely supportive.  
I would recommend Kate to any of my friends or customers looking for a shiatsu practitioner.’
F.E. Garden Designer

COSTS:

A session typically lasts just over one hour and this will cost £50

For 90 minutes at £70 you will get a more in depth inquiry and support and is appropriate for deeply held trauma to give time for both the bodywork and inquiry.

If you book for a block of 6  one hour sessions you can pay £260 which is a saving of £40!

If you book for a block of 6 one and a half hour sessions you can pay £360 which is a saving of £60!