Healing and Support
Shiatsu is an effective, subtle and powerful bodywork, the foundation of the healing work that I do.
I work deeply with Shiatsu, with the intention to support your health and connection with yourself at every level: body, mind and spirit.
Shiatsu is a Japanese healing therapy rooted in Chinese Medicine, similar to acupuncture but without the use of needles.
Shiatsu works with the body’s energy channels (meridians) and acupressure points in order to balance the major systems of the body. Shiatsu is complementary to Western medicine and holistic in approach.
Sessions take place fully clothed on a futon on the floor and will include a conversation between us to inquire into where it is that you are most needing support, deep and sensitive releasing bodywork and energy work.
Receiving Shiatsu is an opportunity for you to connect with yourself - body, heart and mind - and receive the rejuvenation and release you need.
*OFFER* Book 6 sessions for the price of 5.
A series of sessions allows for the work to go deeper.
As your doula I aim to help you / and your partner / your family to have a beautiful and empowered experience of birth.
I believe it should be available to all mothers to experience birthing as a truly wonderful, sacred and profound rite of passage.
Research has shown tjat with doula support before and during birth, the need for pain relief and medical intervention can be significantly reduced.
The presence of a doula also helps to reduce the risk of neonatal complications.
A doula does not replace a medical midwife. A doula is an advocate, friend and faith-keeper who creates and maintains a continuously supportive, loving presence throughout pregnancy and birthing.
As your doula I will endeavour to bring love, faith, trust and non-judgmental listening and support to your birth experience.
I can offer you: information, education and advocacy - through all stages; support with creating the atmosphere you want for your birth; Birth Art Therapy; Pregnancy and Birth Shiatsu; exploration of different labour positions and natural pain relief options; help writing a Birth Plan; genuine loving care and listening.
A typical doula bundle includes:
An initial meeting to decide whether it feels good to work together
3/4 pre-natal appointments
2 post-natal appointments
I will be on call and available to you two weeks either side of your due date.
Extra Shiatsu sessions can be an excellent part of your Doula support.
Brand New Ancient
In both my work as a bodyworker and doula, I offer myself in service to the divine healing power of the universe, to the great mystery, great spirit, creator, the forces of unconditional, compassionate love, the awakened state of our own true hearts - whatever you wish to call it.
I believe that to be truly healed is to be without any blame, hurt or illusion, living in a state of compassion and insight, a state of grace, that can exist at any stage of life and in any state of physical health or decline.
I will create a sacred space to support your healing and bless your journey through this life, incorporating prayer, song, drum journeying, plant spirit medicine, breathwork and shamanic practices.
It is my intention to hold space for you in such a way that you may experience the truth of yourself in all your magnificence, humanity, beauty, soulfulness and radiance.
What the people are saying
'Feeling renewed, and very grateful'
- Leanna, Bristol
'It was so great having you at my labour. Your presence, touch and encouragement all really helped. I had a good time!'
- Charlotte, Bristol
'The sessions have allowed me to integrate aspects of my being that were hidden from me. It's been a real 'breaking through' of my true nature...
Thank you for reminding me that I am free... I've experienced a greater sense of fearlessness in my relationships, ideas of who I am and communications with others.'
'I leave each shiatsu session feeling deeply relaxed, softened and affirmed.'
'You give shiatsu with such love.'
'I was in a period of horrible depression and anxiety with panic attacks when I had my sessions. You not only deeply released the tensions in my body but also gave me great waves of emotional release, it was wonderful.'
'I'm feeling really relaxed and in time with myself ~ thank you so much for your gift...You create a space for me to unfold completely... to be nourished, fed and cared for.'