Helping you help yourself
Welcome to Alderley Shiatsu
Helping you help yourself
Do you lead a stressful life? Do you feel you have no time for yourself? Do you worry about your business or job prospects? Do you worry about your family responsibilities? Perhaps you spend too much time sitting at a computer? Are you aware of general aches and pains?
Most of us will experience one or all of these at some point in our lives and they can affect us in many ways:
Disturbed sleep patterns, digestive issues, breathlessness, headaches, tiredness and anxiety.
Alderley Shiatsu offers Shiatsu treatments and other forms of bodywork to rebalance the mind and body and help you to heal yourself.
After a busy career in Radio and Television production management Fiona Breslin set up her own business in something she felt passionate about – complementary therapy.
Fiona initially trained in and practised aromatherapy massage and reflexology but her interest in oriental medicine led her to study Shiatsu.
The principles of Shiatsu are based on Traditional Chinese Medicine with the addition of Western medical knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology. Shiatsu is becoming widely recognised as a very effective treatment in the modern world.
As well as running her clinic from her home in Alderley Edge, Fiona spends a few days each month at her busy practice in Chiswick, West London. She also runs clinics in the workplace using her understanding of the stresses and strains that go with a busy working life.
Shiatsu, meaning ‘finger pressure’ is a Japanese form of bodywork, which is becoming more and more popular and its effectiveness is becoming more widely recognised.
Shiatsu works with ki (vital energy) also known as chi in Chinese. Ki flows through the body in a series of channels called meridians. If ki stops flowing freely then we can feel a variety of symptoms. The Shiatsu treatment helps ki to flow more freely and so help to alleviate symptoms.
In this way Shiatsu can help with conditions from stress and lack of energy to more specific conditions such as headaches and back pain. Shiatsu works on an emotional as well as a physical level. It is often described as deeply relaxing and rejuvenating.
After a review of your general health the treatment usually takes place on a futon at floor level. You don’t need to remove any clothing – but its best to wear something loose and comfortable. The treatment may include gentle holding, pressing with palms, thumbs, fingers, elbows, knees and feet. When appropriate, rotations and stretches may be used.
A Shiatsu session is 60 minutes.
A sensuous body massage using essential oils blended for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each individual.
Essential oils have been used throughout the ages for their scent and for their therapeutic qualities. For example:
'The queen of flowers' is considered to produce the finest quality essence. It's excellent for inflamed or dehydrated skin. It is said to help bring about a sense of feeling emotionally secure.
Lemon and Grapefruit
Are cooling, cleansing and decongesting
Popular in the 60s and 70s – Patchouli oil helps to rejuvenate the skin and can help those in need of grounding.
Is probably the best-known and widely used essential oil. It’s relaxing and usually the first choice for insomnia and anxiety.
Can be used for many things but its analgesic properties make it excellent for muscular stiffness and pain.
A blend of essential oils will be chosen for each clients needs. A safe and supportive aromatherapy massage soothes tension and enables a sense of both emotional and physical well being.
An aromatherapy massage session lasts 60 minutes.
A Chinese face, neck and shoulder massage. Daoyin Tao is a harmonious synergy of adapted and softened ancient Chinese massage skills, blended with modern Western massage techniques. The combination of these techniques will be determined by the needs of the client. Daoyin Tao can be a stand-alone therapy or be part of a body massage. A small amount of oil is used and if required essential oils can be added.
The client is in the reclined position on a massage table and unless combined with a body massage the contact area is just the shoulders, neck, scalp and face.
On its own Daoyin Tao is good for common conditions that affect the head, neck and shoulders. It’s also deeply relaxing.
A Daoyin Tao session lasts 40 minutes unless combined with a massage.
Touching and working the feet. We generally give our feet very little attention and as they have about 33 joints and thousands of nerves they are a very sensitive and receptive part of the body.
All the major organs, glands and body parts can be treated by massaging and working the deeply powerful energy zones and reflex areas on the feet.
Reflexology induces deep relaxation, it improves circulation, it helps cleanse the body of toxins and impurities and can boost your energy.
A reflexology session is 60 minutes.
ITEC Dip: Massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology
IEB Certificate: Daoyin Tao
The Shiatsu College Diploma
IIHHT Dip: Holistic Therapies
Aromatherapy, Chinese Massage, Corporate Massage, Qigong, Reflexology, Shiatsu