Shiatsu for Pregnancy 

Shiatsu is a highly repected, Japanese holistic treatment which is given through clothes.  Based on the same principles as acupuncture, Shiatsu is often known as 'acupuncture without needles'.  

Shiatsu supports and strengthens the natural ability of our body, mind and emotions to heal and balance themselves.  As we move towards greater health and a sense of well-being, our ability to manage the many demands placed on us improves.

Deeply relaxing yet invigorating;  Creates a feeling of tranquility, wellbeing and balance; Promotes the freeflow of energy and blood circulation; Eases deep seated tensions on a physical and emotional level.   

Shiatsu is great if you want to maintain your current good health and may help to alleviate the discomfort of many conditions that arise during pregnancy and the postnatal period, including:

morning sickness;  backache;  muscular discomfort;  SPD;  indigestion;  insomnia;  lack of energy;  oedema;  cramps;  breastfeeding difficulties 

The Shiatsu session begins with a consultation to enable a personalised treatment to be given. The Shiatsu Practitioner will use a range of techniques and approaches appropriate for that individual.

The main features are:

receiver wears loose, clothing; no oils are used

relaxed perpendicular pressure along energy channels and acupuncture and stress release points

gentle stretching to stimulate circulation and encourage the release of tensions

 

Shiatsu for Induction 

In labour there are specific acupressure points which may induce labour.  This treatment can be offered from the 38th week. 

Shiatsu & Acupressure for Labour

Being able to help your partner in a practical way during the pregnancy and the birth of your child is an amazing bonding experience. 

There are a number of acupressure points that can ease the intensity of labour and the conditions that are often experienced by birthing women such as nausea, fatigue, fear, pain of contractions, inability to relax and ‘go with the flow’…

 Birth partners will have the opportunity to learn Shiatsu techniques and acupressure points during some of the Birth Preparation Workshops.  Alternatively, you can book a private session where you will be guided through useful Shiatsu /massage practices that you or your partner can do during labour.

 Shiatsu for Postnatal Period

The postnatal period is an important yet often overlooked transition time for the new mother, father and baby.  The mental, emotional and physical energy required to birth will have depleted the woman’s reserves of chi (natural energy).  If time is not allowed for rest and the rebalancing of energies, particular conditions may arise such as postnatal depression, difficulties breastfeeding, constipation and persistent lochia.

 How many sessions are beneficial?

The number of treatments recommended varies from person to person depending on their circumstances.  Some find great benefit in having regular sessions throughout their maternity and postnatal period as their body is constantly changing and different symptoms may come up. Others may find fortnightly or monthly treatments work for them.

 When can I have Shiatsu?

You may have Shiatsu after your first trimester.  

 

 

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In pregnancy, the quiet healing space gives the mother an opportunity to connect deeply with her baby.  A key underlying belief in Shiatsu is that pregnancy is seen as a healthy movement from womanhood to motherhood - a time where there is much potential for change, growth and personal development.  There is often anxiety due to the many changes taking place.  Shiatsu helps a woman keep in tune with her body and the changes she is experiencing which may promote a greater feeling of empowerment.

 

 


 

The receiver is treated on a comfortable futon in whichever positions are most comfortable (side, back, sitting)

 

 

Treatments Offered

Shiatsu for Pregnancy or Postnatally -  1 hour -  £50

Package Deals - 4x60min Shiatsu sessions - £175 (a saving of £25!!) 

-  4x60min PLUS 1x90min Postnatal Shiatsu with Natural Facial Rejuvenation - £225 (a saving of £50!!) 

Location - Bromley, BR1  (Home visits possible)