Shiatsu is a powerful form of therapeutic bodywork, originating in Japan. It uses a variety of techniques such as stretches, joint mobilisation, acupressure and holding to bring the body into a state of deep relaxation and support and balance vital life-force energy. In this space the body is able to better balance and heal itself.
Andy incorporates his knowledge of yoga – postures and breathwork to provide an integrated treatment that promotes flexibility, mobility, posture and a greater sense of wellbeing.
Yoga and Shiatsu work together beautifully because they both assist a person to find more freedom and space in other aspects of their life and move them towards full health. Shiatsu is typically received through clothing so wear something loose and comfortable clothing.
A full session 90 minutes and takes place on a comfortable mat on the floor or in a chair if you prefer or have mobility problems.
Reiki and Energy Work
Andy has been working with energy for 17 years and weaves it into the heart of his teaching, practice and bodywork.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing, self-regulation and self-care.
Through reiki, we receive the lifeforce energy around us, the energy that flows through all living things, the energy from the sun and the cosmos, the oceans and the earth. This balances and strengthens our own lifeforce.
Our is lifeforce is responsive to thoughts and feelings. It becomes disrupted by negative thoughts or feelings we hold about ourselves. These negative thoughts and feelings attach themselves to the energy field and cause a disruption in the flow of life force. This diminishes the vital function of the organs and cells of the physical body.
Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. In so doing, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.
Andy offers distance healing and runs attunement programmes in levels I and II.
(With thanks to Miguel Chavez at www.reikimaya.com and his manual for Reiki 1 and 2, the Usui System of Healing).