The theory of shiatsu is based on the Chinese medicine five-element system and its related meridians and pressure points. Shiatsu is an effective and enjoyable massage that stimulates the body’s own natural capabilities to restore balance. This promotes harmony in the energy channels which can lead to an improvement in well-being.
Shiatsu literally means “finger pressure”, although I often use palms, elbows and sometime knees and feet. The amount of pressure can vary a lot according to what the individual needs at that time. There is a flow to the session and the person receives what they need in that moment, usually giving attention to the whole body and not just the problem area. Shiatsu can be both deeply relaxing and/or invigorating.
"Thai massage" or "Thai yoga massage" is an ancient healing system combining acupressure, stretching and assisted yoga postures.
The recipient remains clothed during a treatment and it is also carried out on a futon on the floor. There is constant body contact between the giver and receiver, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked.
What techniques used during a treatment are adjusted to fit the receiver and what their body requires.
Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet, hands and ears. Reflexology is generally relaxing and may be an effective way to alleviate stress.
The feet are under a huge amount of strain every day carrying us around and therefore can really benefit from being looked after.
Reflexology is based on the belief that each part of the body is connected through the nervous system to specific points on the hands and feet. Through stimulating these reflex points, we can help energy flow and move within the body. Foot massage can be deeply relaxing and can relieve stress.
Shiatsu offers support through all the changes a pregnancy brings. It can alleviate the sore muscles that accompany pregnanacy and can help with maintaining a good posture
It can relieve physical symptoms like heartburn, nausea and general aches and help with posture.
It can also offer a safe space to process the emotional aspects of becoming a mother.
I am a shiatsu masseuse with over 20 years experience living in Berlin. Originally from Glasgow, I have an honors degree in Complementary medicine and health sciences from Salford University, where I also received my diploma in reflexology. I studied shiatsu in Glasgow and became a teacher’s assistant for the following three years.
I have combined my love of travelling with regular courses in Thai massage in Thailand and south-east Asia.After a life-changing massage I decided to make massage and bodywork my life’s work.
A large part of my work is with pregnant women. I feel that pre- and post-natal women can really benefit from the support that shiatsu has to offer.
I run several group workshops each year, where I teach in English, the principles of shiatsu massage.
We learn a routine and the correct use of body weight, to learn to give a massage that is comfortable for the giver and the receiver.
I also teach private workshops for couples or friends who want to learn shiatsu. I usually travel to your home and advise on the techniques that are best for the receivers needs.
More information is available on request.
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I can adapt to the situation and the available space. Get in touch for a quotation and a reduced price for trial session.
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Also appointments are available for home-visits upon request.
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