What’s good about bodywork?

We have three (at least!) centres of intelligence – head, heart and body. If we want to grow, working with all three centres can make our journey deeper, more effective ….. and often quicker!

Traditional therapies work on the principle that in a healthy person energy flows freely round the body.  Chinese and Japanese therapies and practices such as Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Do-in are designed to stimulate and balance the energy meridians within the body.

Shiatsu techniques, Qi Gong and Do-in are therefore very effective activities as part of a head-heart-body approach to optimising balanced awareness and action.  They can greatly enhance and deepen coaching and self-development journeys.

A word about Shiatsu….

Shiatsu is a Japanese word meaning “finger pressure”. It is based on similar principles to acupuncture, but Shiatsu practitioners use their hands rather than needles.  Shiatsu treatments, (which are done through clothing), use techniques such as still, relaxed pressure at various points on the body with the hand or thumb, or gentle stretches or rotations of limbs.  Treatments aim to help the key energy meridians and points to stay unblocked, and therefore promote health. It is a deeply relaxing experience and regular treatments can alleviate stress and illness and maintain health and well-being.

Shiatsu works to support and strengthen the body’s natural ability to heal and balance itself. It works on the whole person – not just with the physical body, but also with the psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of being.


For more information on Shiatsu, visit the Shiatsu society website at:

Contact me if you’d like to find out more about how Shiatsu might be able to help you, or to arrange a Shiatsu treatment.