We are delighted to have received National Lottery funding for the second year running to be able to offer support to local women who wouldn’t normally be able to access Shiatsu or Qigong and are struggling with their health.
Our current project “Well Women” includes a series of 6 one-to-one affordable Shiatsu Treatments and an offering of a placement on a 5-week Qigong course, all with the intention and focus of supporting women’s health and sharing self-supporting skills.
The project is open to applications from all women, focusing on those with low income, in financial hardship due to ill health or other circumstances and whose mental/physical health is requiring nurture and support.
The project aims to help women to feel supported in their health, increasing resilience and giving an opportunity for empowerment when it comes to sustaining long-term health. The women we work with have been able to adapt their relationship to their health, vitality and immunity enabling them to participate more fully in their lives. This work feels particularly important during these times of post-pandemic that we are living through.
“Receiving regular shiatsu treatment … is an essential and transformative source of support for me, living with secondary cancer and the effects of ongoing cancer treatment.”
In Shiatsu, our experience over many years has been that women come with symptoms such as insomnia, depression, anxiety, PMT, menopausal/hormonal imbalance, joint pain, exhaustion, fatigue and during/post cancer treatment. This is your bodies way of asking to be heard, for you to listen to your body – if these symptoms are not addressed early on, then they can lead to more serious long-term health conditions. Which is why we hold deep passion in sharing the wonderful world of Shiatsu, providing preventative measures by supporting our clients in their condition and nurturing our clients through their condition. We know from our consultations and feedback that Shiatsu and Qigong can address the current prevailing feelings of anxiety, helplessness and isolation caused by the pandemic by bringing safe physical contact, connection and empowerment into women’s lives.
We encourage you follow what lead you here, and reach out to the support that is awaiting you.
“The group was held with care, expertise and attention. I felt strengthened and grounded by the practice, and felt like I was being invited to explore the wisdom of my female body. These are practices I could easily integrate into my life, which is empowering.”
“I am working for NHS with Covid patients, and find this work very supportive and calming.”
“Invaluable for self care and righting my boat.