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What Shiatsu with David offers

My starting point is to recognise that our felt sense of our body, and the various discomforts and pains we experience, have taken shape through all of the complex stories of our life. So when I come into contact with someone in a Shiatsu I am sensitive to the emotions and meanings that are present in the body.

A session gives you the space to take time out, settle into yourself, and gain a broader perspective on what's happening for you. Shiatsu builds awareness and understanding of the causes of ill health and how your physical symptoms relate to challenges in your life and emotional struggles. I aim to create a space where you can express whatever you are experiencing and to feel accepted for however you are at the time,

Why come for Shiatsu

Shiatsu is great for releasing tension. It does this using firm and robust touch, but it is not overly forceful or painful like some massages. Shiatsu also gives attention to the parts of your body that are tired-out and in need of growth and support. Sometimes these areas need stillness and rejuvenation rather than hard massaging.

In Shiatsu we would aim to address your physical symptoms and the broader patterns of feeling and emotion that sit alongside them. People often come for Shiatsu with the following types of challenges:

  • Feeling lost, stuck, or lacking purpose
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Feeling down and depression
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Muscular/skeletal problems
  • Chronic pain
  • Headaches
  • Digestive problems
  • Ongoing tiredness
  • Sleeping problems
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