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.

Recent Posts

Emerging into Spring

At last spring has come and across all our different cultures and traditions similar themes arise as it brings hope. We celebrate renewal of the green, and re-emergence of all creatures great and small after the winter of lockdown and hibernation. From worms and frogs to caterpillars and……massage therapists!

In Impossible Darkness

Do you know how the caterpillar turns?

Do you remember what happens inside a cocoon?

You liquefy.

There in the thick black of your self-spun womb, void as the moon before waxing, you melt (as Christ did for three days in the tomb) conceiving in impossible darkness the sheer inevitability of wings

by Kim Rosen

We have plenty of reason to celebrate spring here at Shiatsu and Thai Massage Training Scotland (STMTS). Firstly, we therapists sharing the space are able to return to close contact services and THE DIARY IS OPEN! Also Ruth, Lesley and I are pleased to welcome our colleague Freya of Rowan Therapies to the team of therapists in residence, she will be working on Thursdays.

Secondly – just like schools throughout the world, STMTS has adapted to change and our students have responded with incredible resilience. This year’s TYM Diploma cohort had only two weekends in person training before transferring to Zoom but all through

the winter they have hung on with open hearts and determination, and with the generosity of their family members giving themselves up for endless massages (!) the students have made it through! I am so delighted and amazed at their professionalism. Watch this space there is a group of amazing therapists just about to hit the market!

…even our school mascot Frankie was on duty for the observed assessments! Along with tutors Lesley and me, and our dedicated assistant who has nipped out for a second….

FHT Accreditation

Last year we gave ourselves a big pat on the back for becoming an accredited training provider with Federation of Holistic Therapists. This year I am pleased to be invited to represent STMTS and Well Mother with a specialist Pregnancy Massage workshop at the Virtual Congress. I had a blast making the video during lockdown and my past history as a performer and digital film maker came in handy! You can see the end product (edited in iMovie with great sophistication) in June at FHT Virtual Congress

And finally, we have something to ask from you…. Thanks to you all for your support and interest, we celebrated reaching 100 subscribers on Youtube thanks to you! Marketing is an ever-changing landscape and now we are turning our attention to other Social Media. Could you help us by kindly take a moment to subscribe to us on Facebook and perhaps even leave a review? If you are interested you will then more easily see our regular updates, so please, click on!
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Here’s wishing you renewed strength and vitality this spring season, and asking for two more things from you, if you are able:
1. Be kind to each other
2. Be part of the Solution.

Lucy Trend 05/04/21

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