Touch is an integral part of positive health and development. Regular touch has been scientifically proven to have many benefits, particularly for those in later life. Humans need to touch and be touched. Touch lifts our spirits, relaxes us and helps us experience happiness in our lives. Without it, we experience sadness, loneliness and isolation. Physical contact is vitally important to all, especially for older people; yet in today's society touch is often absent. This may be due to negative associations or the lack of someone to share touch with.
Shiatsu is perfectly suited to the elderly, as it can be practiced on-site, whilst seated in a chair or lying on a bed, without the need to undress or deal with messy oils. Shiatsu can be an ideal way for older people to receive touch in a dignified and safe fashion.
Hannah’s Shiatsu is wonderful. I can’t wait for my treatments with her. She is very gentle and her Shiatsu is always just what I need; leaving me feeling so relaxed and peaceful. It was especially beneficial after I had my hip replaced two years ago, really helping to speed my recovery. Cynthia (aged 92)
Touch through Shiatsu releases the calming peptide hormone Oxytocin, which helps lower blood pressure, and increases the ability to deal with stress. Oxytocin is also a natural pain reliever, and helps stimulate overall health.
Regular Shiatsu can have many other benefits, such as helping to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness. It decreases muscle stiffness, helping to increase flexibility and mobility. People also report higher energy levels and an increase in their sense of overall wellbeing. Shiatsu helps promote restful sleep, and can also help stimulate the immune system.
I offer on-site Shiatsu for those who cannot get to my clinics.
Clients can be treated gently and effectively for a number of different health conditions, and each session is completely tailored to the needs of that person.
If you have a parent or grandparent who you know may benefit, please do get in touch 07981992178
Author: Hannah Currant
Hannah is a Shiatsu and EFT Practitioner based in Bristol.
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