Shiatsu is a unique form of healing bodywork based on thousands of years of eastern philosophy and medicine. It is based on the belief that the body’s vital energy flows through a system of pathways or ‘meridians’ throughout the body. The techniques applied in shiatsu are simple and yet profound, using the power of touch and light pressure to stimulate this vital energy and help it stay in balance.
Shiatsu for Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a great time of change on a physical, emotional and spiritual level and requires care and nurturing. Shiatsu during pregnancy can be deeply relaxing and supportive and can help ease any areas of pain or discomfort. It also supports a wonderful connection with your growing baby. It is an ideal treatment after the first trimester and can be a very effective and natural aid to encouraging an overdue labour.
Pregnancy Shiatsu can help alleviate:
- Morning Sickness
- Back Pain
- Emotional Changes
Changes in the body after giving birth are as dramatic as pregnancy itself and this can be a very demanding time physically and emotionally. You will be finding your way in your new role as a parent at the same time as recovering from the birth. By applying very gentle restorative shiatsu, energy levels can return more quickly. It also provides a vital period of peace and reflection that aids healing. By introducing appropriate exercises and meridian stretches health and wellbeing is restored. All babies are welcome and most enjoy lying next to mum during shiatsu!
The benefits of Postnatal Shiatsu include:
- Relaxation and calm
- Eases Postnatal depression
- Supports and encourages breastfeeding
- Boosts energy levels
- Better circulation
The client is fully dressed in loose comfortable clothes and lies on a futon mat supported by pillows and cushions to ensure maximum comfort. The session normally lasts an hour and I can offer home visits.