Shiatsu

Relax Mind & Body –  Improve Breathing – Support Posture – Release Tension & Pain

“Shiatsu has helped me so much. My neck pain is gone,  I’m more relaxed and able to cope with life, and I feel  myself again!”  Andrew, Glasgow

Online and Distance Appointments with Lucy Trend available on Wednesdays and Fridays

One to One Online sessions can take two forms:

  1. Online in person session which involves a personalised consultation, incorporating from the folowing: self Shiatsu techniques, Acupoints, Meridian stretching, Mindfulness and guided visualisation. Further self care care recommendations may be made, which can be emailed to you with any useful links etc. Please book as normal and your therapist will get in touch about which online video platform you prefer.  Book an Appointment 
  2. Distance Shiatsu Healing Session. For this you make the appointment as usual but we won’t have phone or video contact during the session because you are resting and receiving and I am doing the Shiatsu diagnosis, and treatment, followed by assessment. I’ll send instructions beforehand, and request a summary of your needs for the session, and afterwards I’ll email or send my observations from the session and any useful recommendations and information for you.  Book an Appointment 

Shiatsu is a traditional Japanese meridian therapy massage, which stems from the same ancient oriental  principles as acupuncture, but without needles! Studies have shown that shiatsu is a safe therapy that improves health and wellbeing. It can help with the management of a variety of conditions, from specific injuries through to more general symptoms of poor health. Treatments are 1 hour £48       Book an Appointment 

Shiatsu can be effective in the management of:

•  Back pain, neck pain & whiplash
•  Joint pain & stiffness
•  Depression or low self esteem
•  Sports injuries
•  Digestive problems
•  Headaches
•  Fatigue & burnout
•  Menstrual problems
• Fertility and pregnancy – click here for more info

The practitioner uses acupressure, massage techniques & gentle stretching to relieve tension, improve posture and promote wellbeing. Treatment is tailored to the diagnosis  of Lucy Trendeach individual. Moxibustion, ear candling, magnet therapy and flower remedies may be incorporated where appropriate. Sometimes the benefits are felt immediately, and sometimes it my take up to 2 days for the body to complete the rebalancing process and for the benefits to be felt. Likewise, some people find they need a series of 4 or so weekly/fortnightly treatments to achieve lasting improvements, whereas others come for a monthly top up as a lifestyle choice to maintain good health. The  treatment takes place at floor level on a japanese futon mat, in a spacious and calm space. The receiver wears loose clothing, changing room facilities are available.

“A fantastically comprehensive treatment, it was great” Tim Booth (lead singer of James)

Lucy Trend

 The findings from the European Shiatsu Federation research study carried out by Professor Andrew Long at Leeds University. The Experience and effects of Shiatsu: A Cross-European Study December 2007

  • 89% of Shiatsu receivers felt calmer and more relaxed
  • Up to 60% of regular Shiatsu receivers slept better
  • Receivers rated their symptoms as significantly reduced throughout the 6 month study
  • 86% said that Shiatsu was effective in treating stress and tension, structural problems, low energy and fatigue.
  • Overall, Shiatsu receivers adopted a more relaxed, healthier and balanced approach to life
  • Reduced use of conventional medicine

The study followed up on a cohort of 984 clients receiving shiatsu in three countries (Spain, Germany and the UK). The study sought to look at clients’ long-term experiences and effects of receiving shiatsu as well as finding out about the practitioners and their style of practice.

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