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Shiatsu in Bath

Receive Shiatsu in Bath to support you through stressful times, physical pain and emotional issues or to experience a deep sense of relaxation and wellbeing.

Shiatsu in Bath with Heidi ArmstrongDuring Shiatsu I will work with areas of tension and discomfort through mobilisations and releasing techniques.  I will also address underlying causes and depletion through acupressure, moxa and energetic holding which allows the nervous system to release and is deeply relaxing and addresses old patterns both on a physical and mental level.

The meridians relate to different mental and emotional patterns by identifying these through the consultation and meridian diagnosis it allows me to support and address your specific patterns through you receiving a nurturing and relaxing treatment.Its a very gentle way to work with core issues.

 

Auricular acupuncture

Auricular acupuncture is the stimulation of acupuncture points on the external ear surface for the treatment of health conditions in other areas of the body. The ear holds a microsystem of the body. The resulting neural stimulation causes beneficial changes in the brain that improve the well being of the client.

Used very successfully for many years to help with detoxification process so is often used to support giving up alcohol and smoking and to improve general well-being thus promoting good sleep and reduced stress.

This can be used as a treatment on its own I however like to use it in combination with Shiatsu or Reflexology.

 

Treatment SessionsShiatsu in Bath with Heidi Armstrong

Shiatsu is a full body treatment, which will generally take place on a futon and is fully clothed (please wear lose comfortable clothing such as tracksuit bottoms and loose top). After a consultation and meridian diagnosis your treatment will be tailored to your needs for that particular session. Then you will be given related aftercare advice that may include relaxation techniques and stretches. (usually 1 hour but if also adding in moxa therapy or reflexology the 1.5 hours)

Background on Shiatsu

Shiatsu is Japanese body therapy; its roots are deeply embedded in both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Traditional Japanese Massage. Literally Shiatsu means “finger pressure” and it uses this finger pressure (and hands, feet, elbows and knees) as a way of both diagnosing and treating the body through use of the Meridian pathways and acupressure points.

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However Shiatsu has become a diverse and rich body therapy now with many different emphasise and philosophies. The Predominant one is Zen Shiatsu, popularised by Masunaga in the 1970s.

Using a range of techniques such as stretching, rotations and holding a person can be brought more deeply into their body. Physical discomfits eased physiological imbalances treated, emotions released and a deep sense of wellbeing achieved.

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