TO CELEBRATE the sweetness of honeysuckle and peony rose, the juiciness of home grown gooseberries and greens, I am offering a midsummer Shiatsu special. Treatments will cost £30 – a 25% discount on the normal session – until Friday June 23rd. Allow 75 minutes for this Japanese holistic therapy to work mind and body from head to toe.
Shiatsu combines delicious dreamy sensations – with an invigorating work out. It uses elbows to get into niggly shoulder bits – and the full body weight of the therapist to release tight muscles in the back of the thigh, if appropriate.
Treatments are available in the idyllic Fife coastal villages of Newport-On-Tay and Balmerino. It is only a short trip from Dundee and getting there is part of the therapy.
Shiatsu boosts mood and energy levels and releases tension with stretches, manipulations and the acupressure points used in Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. It is popular with people with MS and Parkinson’s Disease and has been successfully used in NHS mental health services. It is also favoured by cancer sufferers in centres such as Penny Brohn. Clients who came to me during pregnancy say it helped them give birth remarkably swift and easily – within a few hours of the session and with minimal pain relief.
It is a hands on therapy – but talking and listening are part of the process too, so it’s fine if you have stuff to get off your chest. Above all Shiatsu is ENJOYABLE. It pushes PAUSE on the hectic everyday, giving a sense of being connected and supported by another human being while opening your body and mind to new possibilities.
I love my garden and draw inspiration and comfort from nature. I like to think Shiatsu is like my juicy homegrown greens – it boosts vitality but keeps you down to earth. You can go for a fancy dressing if you choose – but at heart it is very basic. And it will leave you buzzing with the honey bees.