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What Shiatsu with David offers

Shiatsu works by the release and strengthening of flows of energy in the body. The Shiatsu I do is also about quality of touch, connection and attentive presence, so that you feel supported, understood and accepted. I am mindful of the way our bodies express the complex stories of our life, and 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, connect to your body, and to have an embodied experience of your feeling state. I aim to create a space where all kinds of feelings are allowed. The treatment gives potential for emotional transformation and for new energies and patterns of feeling to emerge in your mind-body. This goes hand-in-hand with alleviation of physical symptoms and the emergence of a new felt sense of your body.

I usually work with people over a course of treatments to help achieve deep and long-lasting growth and change. At the outset we would discuss the problems you face and identify an intention for how you want to feel in your life. We would then work towards the changes you want. The number of treatment sessions depends on your needs, but I would recommend at least five so as to give sufficient time for changes to emerge.

People often come for Shiatsu with the following types of challenges:

  • Feeling lost, stuck, or lacking purpose
  • Feeling disconnected or withdrawn
  • Low-mood and depression
  • Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Anger expression
  • Muscular/skeletal problems
  • Chronic pain
  • Headaches
  • Digestive problems
  • Fatigue
  • Sleeping problems
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