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

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      

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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)

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 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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Snowdrop Day

It’s a little late to be posting this really, I saw my first snowdrops 10 days ago, but having spoken to a friend who is sad just now, and patiently but painfully awaiting a little lightness of being, I felt moved to share it here again. It’s timely too, as yesterday was the new moon in Aquarius, heralding the shift from the Age of Pisces, nebulous and mutable, to the presence, grounding and connection of the Age of Aquarius. And if that’s not enough it’s also Chinese New Year! By this model we are beginning the Year of the Ox, symbolic of hardworking attitudes. Tibetan New Year, Losar, is also celebrated on the same day. So here’s to all things new, grounded in the Earth, yielding shoots of renewal ready for the necessary work of our lives ahead.

Snow Drop Day in Glasgow

Lucy Trend 23/1/2015

Today is Snowdrop day. It’s the day when I see my first snowdrops of the year and my heart jumps a little jig of delight at these tiny white drops of hope, announcing the dark days are over, it’s time to think about new beginnings, soon fresh energy will be springing up. It’s a beautiful time of year, a time to rejoice in the miracle of life.

Ancient festivals have stuck fast at this season, evolving through time with changing religions and spiritual beliefs. The festival of St Bride, the patron saint of Midwives, is a combination of the Christian festival of Candlemas, and the fire festival of Imbolc, of the pagan tradition. This celebrates the ewe’s milk coming (‘oimelc’), as early lambs are about to be born into an uncertain future, will they survive if the season is harsh, will they perish in the snow? And Candlemas holds a similarly uncertain future for the lambs, stemming from the Law of Moses, a ritual purification of the new mother at the temple, 40 days after childbirth, offering a sacrifice of a lamb as thanksgiving for new life, or more modestly in the case of Mary and Joseph, a pair of doves.

For some, the returning of the light is not joyful and rebirth is hard to see. As the days become lighter our inner shadows may seem deeper, the darkness within felt more harshly, stubborn and unyielding to external signs of hope. Patience is required; deep, slow nurturing, and drawing on our reserves of faith, that the light within will return. It is important that the beautiful stillness of Winter does not become stagnation, we must try to look to the future, be flexible and open to the shifting energies of nature. Likewise, frail lives, knowing deep down that their reserves are almost empty, have held on through the long winter, and seeing the light returning, find strength to let go of their struggle and slip away. This is the cycle of life. We each have our place on that wheel, the big wheel that keeps on turning.

So, now that the snow has trampled the last surviving undergrowth revealing the bare bones of the landscape, we have an opportunity to see our own lives laid bare, stripped down to the underlying structure. Now is a time tor considering plans for the future. We don’t have long if we want to catch the wave of growing energy that lies ahead! Snowdrops were pushing up under that snow, and now it as melted, there is no longer any doubt. Spring is coming!

Lucy Trend written 23/1/2015 posted here on 12/2/21

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