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Shiatsu and Reflexology 

Welcome to my website about my work and how I can help you: shiatsu, reflexology, reiki and massage.

This website contains all the basic information you need about my services  my charges and my credentials as well as my history as a healer and masseuse.

In time, I want to share with you as much useful information as possible, in particular, the benefits of the various aspects of my services.  I also want to tell you a little about my passion for what I do and how that can help you. 

Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a holistic therapy that originates from Japan, and is influenced by Chinese and Western knowledge.  It is based on similar principles to acupuncture, but the shiatsu practitioner will use their hands rather than needles.  Shiatsu acts to rebalance the body's energy channels of vital energy, to promote your well being, support good health and prevent illness.  You don't need to be ill to benefit from shiatsu.  Cross-European research by the European Shiatsu Federation (ESF)  into the experiences of shiatsu users found that between 39% and 59% of people who had shiatsu did so to maintain their health.  Shiatsu users gave the following reasons for having a treatment

-  Problems with body structure such as back pain or posture
-  Relaxation and relief of tension or stress
-  Low energy or fatigue
-  Problems with digestion, breathing or blood pressure
-  Menstrual pain
-  Emotional support
-  Self development

Reflexology  

Reflexology is the physical act of applying pressure to the feet and hand with specific thumb, finger and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion.  It is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands with a premise that such work effects a physical change to the body. 

History of Reflexology 

Around the world and throughout history reflexology has been rediscovered and reinstated as a health practice time and time again by peoples around the globe seeking to deal with health concerns.  Archeological evidence Egypt (2330 BCE), China (2704 BCE) and Japan (690 CE) points to ancient reflexology medical systems.  In the West the concept of  reflexology began to emerge in the 19th century, based on research into the nervous system and reflex.  While the direct evidence of direct cross-fertilization from ancient times has been discovered, the practice of foot and hand work in a variety of cultures, belief systems and historical period speaks to reflexology for health as a universal bridging concept.

Reiki - What is Reiki   

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.  It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.  If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The work Reiki is made of two Japanese words Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy".  So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy".

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you.  Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that includes relaxation and feeling of peace, security and well being.  Many have reported miraculous results.