Feel deeply relaxed in just 15 minutes

Are you in pain? Stressed? Sleepless? Need to take time out from your busy schedule and relax?

Feel deeply relaxed in just 15 minutes!

If you are in pain, stressed, sleepless, and need to relax, Shiatsu can help you feel deeply relaxed in just 15 minutes.

A full 60 minute session will show you what relaxation really means. Relaxation is the key to helping your body to do what it does best – heal itself.

Relieve aches and pains

Reduce anxiety, worry and stress

Enjoy better sleep

Improve your health and well-being

Complementary Therapies with Shiatsu Frances:

Shiatsu: A Japanese massage system, performed through clothing, involving pressure from fingers, palms, elbows, feet and knees.

Reiki: A Japanese healing approach involving the transfer of healing energy.

Indian Head Massage: A technique of manipulating soft tissues in the shoulders, neck, face and scalp.

These complementary therapies are complete systems of healing which can help a wide range of conditions including:

Long and short term back pain

Muscular tension and stiffness

Headaches and migraines

IBS and digestive problems

PMS and menstrual difficulties

COPD and asthma


Depression and anxiety

I love referrals!

If you recommend my services to someone and they come for treatment, both you and the person recommended will receive a 20% discount.


What Is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu is a form of therapeutic bodywork that supports individuals in moving towards greater health and well-being.  It is a unique Japanese healing art that uses the power of touch to enable each one of us to heal at the deepest part of our being.  Gentle pressure applied across the body induces deep relaxation and promotes a sense of well-being, peace and tranquility.

Shiatsu was developed in the 1950’s alongside other forms of therapy such as Reflexology and Reiki.  Whilst the actual creation of Shiatsu is relatively recent, the philosophy behind it is thousands of years old.

Like acupuncture and other oriental therapies, Shiatsu works upon the body’s energetic system through the network of meridians (energy pathways) that relate to the functioning of the internal organs as well as our emotional, psychological and spiritual states.  The concept of the  body as an “energetic” organism comes from ancient Chinese thought.  By stimulating the acupuncture point and meridians, Shiatsu helps to harmonize the body’s vital energies and bring them back into balance.

Energy (or ki) flows through the body like a system of rivers and canals.  Things can happen to upset the smooth flow of energy and cause blockages. These blockages may lead to physical symptoms, psychological or emotional disturbances, or simply to a feeling that things are just not quite right.

Oriental Theory

The oriental theory of Chinese Medicine provides the Shiatsu practitioner with a framework which allows him or her to assess the body’s energetic states and needs.  It also helps to explain why the body holds tension in certain areas and feels weak in others.  

Receiving Shiatsu 

Receiving Shiatsu is deeply relaxing and yet invigorating, leaving the receiver with a feeling or tranquility and a sense of being in touch with every part of their body.

Giving Shiatsu

Giving shiatsu can be like performing a moving meditation.  It leaves the practitioner feeling just as balanced and energised as the receiver.

The Power Of Touch

The techniques used in shiatsu are both simple and profound. We are all familiar with the healing power of touch. Other forms of bodywork and massage can fulfill the need for touch, but Shiatsu is particularly effective.

Pamper Day – Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Last Friday my partner and I took part in another Pamper Day at The Treasury in Plymouth, providing therapy treatments for mother’s of children being treated for cancer at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust. This was our second year running and it was a great success. MThere were more visitors this year and the day was much appreciated by all who came.

Therapists from Plymouth came together to provide a range of relaxing and remedial therapy treatments including Indian Head Massage, Thai Foot Massage, Reiki, and Shiatsu. There were also beauty therapists offering nail treatments and eye brow waxing.

Summer Fair – The Plymouth Natural Health & Healing Centre

On Saturday I was at The Plymouth Natural Health and Healing Centre taking part in the summer fair.  Thank you to the 6 visitors who enjoyed treatments with me!


Pamper and Well-being Evening – PSCA (Plymouth School of Creative Arts)

On Friday I took part in a fundraising event at Plymouth School of Creative Arts, offering 15 and 30 minute therapy taster sessions to parents, teachers, friends and relatives.  I really enjoyed the evening from start to finish.  It was great to meet so many people and work in such a lovely light and airy venue!  Thank you to all the staff who made this event a success and I look forward to working with you again soon!