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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.
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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.

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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

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Touching the Earth

‘The harvest moon has come,
Booming softly through heaven, like a bassoon.
And the earth replies all night, like a deep drum…’ 
~ Ted Hughes, ‘Harvest Moon’


In the Chinese five element theory late summer is the season of Earth element, which represents ‘manifestation’. In the turning of the seasons plants grow from seed in winter, to sprout in spring, to flower in summer and finally in late summer growth comes to fruition and we have our harvest, both of crops and of fruits & nuts of the tress and hedgerow.

Likewise with our day to day lives, the completion of the process of creativity is the manifestation of the final product. And within ourselves; the mind, emotions and spirit exist because they are manifest in the living, physical body.

I teach my students how to touch without causing pain or flinching, by first exploring how to crawl softly on the floor, leaning bodyweight on the Earth, discovering how it is that gravity keeps us connected to the Earth. We transfer this understanding to our technique; leaning on our client, their body becomes our Earth, our support and we relax into this. This is the mechanism by which Shiatsu and Thai Massage allows both giver and receiver to feel more deeply in touch with the body and the Earth, to feel more grounded and supported, to feel more ourselves and how we are manifest.
by Lucy Trend. 10th September 2020.

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