Resources and Information

Covid Information for Clients and Students – FAQs – Privacy NoticeCancellation Policy

Follow me on Facebook: Shiatsu Lucy – I love Shiatsu and Thai Massage

Science Library of the European Shiatsu Congress – this website lists links to several Scientific Studies and reports concerning Shiatsu 

Shiatsu in the news again! That’s Life magazine published an article about Suki Goodier, 47, who found that Shiatsu worked to treat her neck pain when nothing else had worked. 

Shiatsu worked for her Whiplash

Shiatsu worked for her Whiplash

Samantha Cameron gets Shiatsu! While on an Easter break with her husband and children in Lanzarote, the Prime Minister’s wife chose to have a holistic ‘shiatsu’ massage – which involves finger pressure, stretching, breathing and rotating for a ‘whole body’ approach to stress-relief.
Read more

Below is a list of useful web links concerning Shiatsu massage and Maternity Care.

http://www.wellmother.org

The website of the very knowledgeable Suzanne Yates, my specialist Shiatsu for Maternity teacher. Lots of info here.

www.glasgowshiatsu.co.uk
Founded in 1986 The Glasgow School of Shiatsu is the oldest established Shiatsu training organisation in Scotland. We run a three year diploma course, regular introductory classes, and student training clinics.

www.shiatsu.org
The Shiatsu Society is a non-profit umbrella organization for all types and styles of Shiatsu. The Society sets standards in training which are implemented by Registered Teachers.

cnhc_registered-quality-mark-web-version

http://www.cnhc.org.uk CNHC was set up with government support to protect the public by providing a UK voluntary register of complementary therapists. CNHC’s register has been approved as an Accredited Register by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

http://www.newenergywork.com
Run by Clifford Andrews, one of my advanced Shiatsu teachers, and my teacher trainer, this website has information on fantastic Shiatsu training, teacher training and CPD courses.

www.dragonphoenixshiatsu.com
Jeannie Cronin’s school in Montreal where I received my initial training.

www.chisuk.org.uk
The UK’s Alternative Medicine, Complementary Therapy and Natural Health Care Resource Centre.

www.dharma-yoga.co.uk
Yoga classes in Hamilton and Motherwell

Recent Posts

Spring News 2022

The force that through the green fuse drives the flower
Drives my green age; that blasts the roots of trees
Is my destroyer.
And I am dumb to tell the crooked rose
My youth is bent by the same wintry fever.

Dylan Thomas

On first glance this poem speaks of youth, hope and strength, a force for growth, like the arrival of spring, energising nature to re-emerge after winter. The poem expresses how this insistence toward growth may sometimes be matched with a resistance, or a sense of being stuck. When this arises, gently orienting towards yielding and flexibility allows the path toward growth to unfold and be revealed in it’s own time.

Springtime energy needs to flow, to get moving after the winter of stillness, and this may cause us to feel stiffness or tension in our bodies more keenly. Or, we may be inspired to take positive, renewing action in our life, but feel blocked, uncertain how to follow through. We can then experience frustration or fatigue in the face of these difficulties that seem to hold back progress.

This is the energy of the liver and gall bladder meridians in Shiatsu. Spring is the time to promote the smooth flowing of these powerfully creative and decisive energies. Gentle stretching, flexibility of mind, and opening of the heart can help. Eastern bodywork such as Shiatsu and Thai Massage include stretches and acupressure, which help to promote ease and flow, and bring us back to our natural inclination to growth and renewal in this season.

Lucy Trend 08/03/22

  1. Happy New Year and welcome to the first newsletter of 2022 Leave a reply
  2. Emerging into Spring Leave a reply
  3. Snowdrop Day Leave a reply
  4. Touching the Earth Leave a reply
  5. Blog 3: Gratitude in the time of Coronavirus: Mindfulness and Transitions Leave a reply
  6. Seven Touches (which are permitted during lockdown) 2 Replies