Shiatsu is a holistic touch therapy based on the same principles of acupuncture but using hands instead of needles. It aims to balance the body’s energy system by using gentle pressure on pathways called meridians and relevant acupunture points.
Reiki is a safe, gentle, non-intrusive hands-on healing therapy used for relaxation and stress reduction. It does not involve pressure, manipulation or massage, and is especially useful for emotional balancing, or for work on injured areas where other types of complementary therapies would be contraindicated.
“Frances is an amazing, very intuitive and professional therapist. She is friendly and made me feel comfortable, relaxed and looked after. The Shiatsu session I had with her didn’t just fix my sore lower back but worked wonders on my whole body. I highly recommend Frances”.
“I was invited to join Frances and others for a Reiki sharing evening recently. When I arrived there was a warm welcome and the opportunity to greet the others, some of whom I had not met before. What I enjoyed most was;-
– The renewal of the Reiki principles, by chanting three times, to strengthen their importance for all Reiki workers.
-Working with the heart chakra to generate that energy for the work.
Frances also did the empowerment symbol for each of us before we began our sharing which was quite powerful.
It is always interesting working with others and experiencing their energies and touch.
One of the best Reiki shares I have attended, thank you.”
Helen, Reiki Master- Usui and Tera- Mai SeichemMarch 2016
“I’ve been seeing Frances for a couple of years for overall health maintenance and with various specific problems of emotional and physical nature. Frances is an incredibly good listener and always found the right way of supporting me through her shiatsu. She has a wonderful way of working with appropriate pressure, yet deep connection to the body’s energy. I always felt so much better after every session and I’m more than happy to recommend her to anyone.”
“After I left you I felt so relaxed for the next 2 days. I slept for 10 hours the first night which made me feel immensely better and my back eased up over the next few days. The stye in my eye which I think was a result of being run down and tired from the whole episode, subsided in a couple of days also. I am back to my normal self again now, feeling fit and well and very happy about it! Your treatment was exactly what I needed. I really feel I had a block in my energy and couldn’t shift it by myself. I feel the treatment was very powerful”.
“I had a shoulder and neck massage which was amazing! It was the best I’ve ever had. Very satisfied”.
“Frances has a lovely easy going manner that puts you at ease and is passionate about Shiatsu, she is a great healer and person. Highly recommend.”
“Loved it. Warm, loving, gentle touch. I felt very safe.”
“Very different from other treatments I’ve had.”
“I felt more relaxed after 15 minutes of Shiatsu than after 1 hour of deep tissue massage.”
“Really relaxing. I enjoyed the focus on the pressure points and could feel it helping to ease the tension.”
“It was completely wonderful. Relaxing, comfortable, therapeutic. Thank you.”
“Loved the deep pressure, very relaxing, good feeling of well-being afterwards.”
“My chronic Meniere’s disease often leaves me lacking in energy, and I know from past experience how good shiatsu can be at helping me avoid and get through bouts. Plus it feels great!”
“Pressure points contact good and very relaxing – will recommend and be back for more.”
“Relaxing massage – feels more beneficial than a ‘general massage’ – more directive.”
“It was fantastic! I am going to collapse. More relaxed!”
“Excellent for relaxation.”
“Relaxing, helpful and informative.”
“I have terrible stress problems mainly in my shoulders and felt Shiatsu was good at relieving it.”
“Thank you Frances for a wonderful Shiatsu session on Saturday. I left feeling calm and centred and that was after a busy 7 hours at work. Wonderfully restorative and peaceful. Bless you for your intuition and sensitivity and amazingly gentle but powerful touch.”
“Relaxing environment, Frances appeared to genuinely care.”
“Time for ‘me’. Relaxed and rested. Very comfortable throughout.”
“Thank you Frances for a lovely relaxing treatment. You have a really good touch and are in tune with the body, knowing what patients need to feel better. I would certainly have more treatments and would recommend you as a therapist”.
“Gentle, relaxing, and relief of tension.”
“I’ve been having treatments for a long time now with Frances and she always hits the spot, whatever the problem, without my telling her. I recommend her gentle way to all!”
“Frances is a great practitioner and someone I have no hesitation in recommending.”
“Very friendly, relaxing massage, would be good to do regularly.”
“I have had several different therapies over the last few months but I can honestly say that the shiatsu session with Frances has been the most beneficial. She is a great practitioner and I am a delighted and happy client in a lot less discomfort than I was a few hours ago.”
“I liked the pressure and felt my posture almost immediately was better.”
“My neck felt better afterwards.”
“One of the best treatments yet. Excellent!”
“I feel about an inch taller! My neck feels lighter and I feel more relaxed.”
“I feel much less stiff and more relaxed.”
“I received Shiatsu from Frances yesterday, and since then I have felt refreshed, invigorated and less tense. Her use of touch is effective in identifying points of pressure and relieving that pressure. Her style of Shiatsu is calm and focused, and her gentle approach allowed me to express my feelings and achieve a state of peace and contentment. I would recommend Frances’s treatments to anyone, regardless of gender, age and occupation.”
“It was really good to come and talk openly and in confidence, be away from work and focus on myself.”
“I feel calmer now”
“I feel like a different person!”
“I feel great after my session, thanks”
“I feel a lot more relaxed than when I came through the door, my shoulders and back feel more relaxed”
“My whole body feels energised”
“The best thing was the work on my neck, it feels much better”
“Good even pressure, firm but supportive touch. A very professional, good treatment overall”
“The treatment helped me to get in tune with my body, and could feel the stuck energy moving”
“I felt more relaxed afterwards and slept better”
“I feel energised, more relaxed and more aware.”
“My back feels like it’s straightened out. Very relaxed.”
“I feel much better, energised, relaxed, more in tune. My eyes feel brighter, and clearer.”
“I feel more awake and less sluggish”
“It has definitely relaxed me, I was feeling a bit tired and drained earlier and it was good to be relaxed in a restorative way”
“The shiatsu helped me to let go emotionally and I felt less sad during the treatment”
“Very relaxing indeed”
“My neck feels less tense and lighter than it did before”
“I feel looser and lighter”
“A very relaxing and positive session; well explained and pitched at a level that was clear and took good recognition of my current state of being and understanding.”