As adults we learn not to show every single thought or emotion that happens to present itself. It is a useful social skill, but when you spend day after day grinning at customers or looking enthusiastic at meetings all those un-expressed emotions start creating physical tension and eventually pain, pounding headaches or clenched jaws.
It is my challenge as a body-worker to help you let go of these tensions and experience a deeper level of relaxation, space and ease of movement in your body and mind, to reclaim a more chilled-out version of self.
I feel very lucky to have taken part in a recent workshop that focused on working the shoulder girdle, neck and face with my friend and a highly experienced Shiatsu practitioner - Liz Arundel. Her way of working these areas is very gentle and focused. The attention is on creating space in the joints, releasing stuckness in fascia and aligning vertebrae so that the whole of your shoulder girdle, chest, jaw and neck softens and opens whilst minimising any pain and discomfort. There's lots of gentle movement, rocking, stretching, holding used alongside more dynamic, physical massage techniques.
I would really like to share this kind of treatment with you and I think it deserves a full 90 minute session to get you all melty (it is a word in my world, spell-checker)! This is fabulous for anyone with achy shoulders or necks, constantly clenched jaw, tight throat or upper chest. It can be really powerful at shifting the emotional blocks associated with those areas too. You may well laugh, cry or just fall asleep (maybe all of the above)!
Try it out till the end of next month and you can get 20% off (valid on 60min sessions too!). Just enter "OpenDay" discount code when you book online or quote it when you phone Meadowlark on 01312287581 to book your session.
Find out more on the Shiatsu Society website.
What is Shiatsu?
Shiatsu translates as ‘finger pressure’ and is based on traditional Japanese massage. Combining acupressure, massage, flowing movement and joint rotations helps to disperse tension, reduce pain, promote relaxation and healthy functioning of the body systems (circulation, breathing, digestion etc.). Shiatsu therapists are guided by their experience & knowledge of physiology and traditional Chinese medicine and apply pressure using fingers, thumbs, palms and elbows and combine it with other techniques.
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