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Shiatsu

July 18, 2015

Shiatsu is an ancient Japanese therapy that literally translated means ‘finger pressure’. Like acupuncture, shiatsu works on pressure points and meridians, or energy pathways. But instead of needles, a shiatsu practitioner uses their fingers, thumbs and sometimes elbows, knees, hands and feet to massage pressure points and meridians, restoring balance to the flow of vital energy, or Qi, in the body.

Carla HanreckI started studying Shiatsu in 1997. At the time I was working in a charity in London. Shiatsu gradually came to become the new direction for my life. In 2004 we moved from London to Frome, Somerset.

I then added the Bowen Technique and Thai Foot Massage to my skills.

As of March 2013 I completed the first year of Donna Eden’s Energy Medicine training, which focuses on how we can adapt our systems to meet the new stresses – be it chemical, emotional, physical or spiritual  – that we have never met  before in our evolution.

Qualifications

British School of Shiatsu – 2001
Thai Foot Massage – 2005
Bowen Technique – 2007
Studying Eden Energy Medicine

Professional Bodies

Member of the Complementary Therapist’s Association

Days at Neal’s Yard

Monday 9.30 – 1.30 pm

Website

treatmentsforlife.co.uk

I trained at the well-respected Bristol School of Shiatsu and am a certified member of The Shiatsu Society.

My personal experience of this form of bodywork is a profound sense of ‘coming home’ both physically and emotionally.  I believe our fears and anxieties, hopes and dreams, can be best explored from a place of peace and ease in the body.

Leaving mental clutter behind and relaxing in to our physical being can allow for the calm, wise and intuitive core of ourselves to come forward.  From this grounded place we are more able to create meaningful, connected and fulfilling lives.

Shiatsu can help with a wide range of health problems including all kinds of aches and pains, insomnia, digestive, respiratory and circulatory problems, fatigue, as well as many kinds of emotional and mental problems such as anxiety, stress, tension and depression. It incorporates the use of meridians and acupressure points from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), along with the practitioner’s skilled intuition and sensitivity.

For more information about my Shiatsu treatments, please visit my website www.kirstyharper.com or feel free to call me on 07976 213226.

 

Qualifications

Shiatsu Diploma in Theory & Practice (Bristol School of Shiatsu 2012-2015)

Life Coaching Skills & Practice L2&3 (Newcastle College 2007-2008)

BA(hons) Geog & Environmental Studies incl. Psychology & Philosophy modules (UWE)

Professional Bodies

Member of Shiatsu Society MRSS

Days at Neal’s Yard

Fridays

Website

www.kirstyharper.com