I have been going to Anne for a number of times for Shiatsu and Somatic Bodywork treatments before and during my pregnancy with my second child. I believe that part of the reason for my pregnancy really going well so far at 36wks, is because of receiving regular treatments to balance all the imbalances that can so easily occur during pregnancy, due to the numerous hormonal … [Read more...] about Shiatsu and Somatic Bodywork treatments before and during my pregnancy
With a playful and curious attitude you will explore tools to: Gain in self-awareness, clarity and focus, uplift your mood, Feel grounded, centered and refreshed in your body Connect to and encourage your body’s natural ability to self-heal and regulate Gain in ease of movement, coordination and flexibility, shake off chronic pains and old tensions recover … [Read more...] about Body-Awareness and Body-Movement Workshop Series
Happy 2015! How can we “ground” our new resolution in an effortless and sustainable fashion?! As I investigate, through Zen Shiatsu and Somatics, the harmony and flow of life and get curious about how mind, body and environment are woven together, the more I agree with my teachers that it is important to, every day, create a “practice of change” to create for ourselves the … [Read more...] about 2015. time to explore a peaceful, connected and healthy body, naturally.
I came across a wonderful article LET IT R.A.I.N written by Rick Hanson, (Phd Neuropsychologist; Author, 'Hardwiring Happiness') asking: “what can we do to reclaim, use, enjoy, and be at peace with our whole estate -- without being overwhelmed by its occasional swamps and fumes? In other words, how can you be “at home in your own skin or your own mind”? It is true and often … [Read more...] about is choosing the mind over the body a real choice?
Intuitively when we feel pain somewhere, we will tend to place a hand to soothe or warm the area. This ancestral knowledge is the origin of Zen Shiatsu, TE ATE, “the healing hand”, in Japanese. I would say that yes, massage can benefit menstrual pains, but if you are on your cycle, a gentle and attentive massage. Indeed, many women tend to have a lower pain threshold before … [Read more...] about Shiatsu and the cycles of a woman’s life: menstrual discomforts.