Bayoga is pleased to announce a new therapist to our expanding studio. Jan Murphy is a Shiatsu and Japanese Bodywork Practitioner and will be available at the studio on Fridays from 1-5pm. Below Jan explains what Shiatsu is and how it can benefit everybody plus details of an opening offer which can be found at the end of the article.
What is Shiatsu & Japanese Bodywork?
Shiatsu works with the body showing how it can be – without pain and without discomfort. Being aware of the body is the first, very important step that you take away from just one session with me.
Oriental medicine studies the flow of Ki(Chi). Meridians are the channels through which Ki moves. Ki is in constant movement, and pain and disease are understood to result from blockages in the movement of ki. When these blockages are released, ki is able to move freely and the symptoms are relieved.
Frequently I am asked, “What is Ki?” How can something that has no form be explained?
It’s much like being asked, “What is heart or spirit?” or “What is life?” Ki might be described as vital life energy, created by the underlying unity of heart and body.
Shiatsu translates literally to ‘finger pressure’ so during a treatment you will experience this via many different techniques that I have learnt/acquired over the many years I have studied – ones that I have seen big results with.
Shiatsu works very deeply and as it works supporting the nervous system, many dynamic changes may occur for the receiver of Shiatsu & Japanese bodywork.
Patterns of behaviour which are stored in our systems for years, possibly all our lives may have awareness brought to them. First we identify them and then work out ways of releasing them from our system/body.
Shiatsu is not the therapist ‘fixing’ you, it is very much a two-way process. The Shiatsu Practitioner shows the body a way of achieving natural balance within and then you take that information away with you to work with (on a conscious or sub-conscious level).
and complementary medicine
According to Shiatsu Therapist and Bodyworker, Jan Murphy, simple steps – including gentle complementary therapies – can be of positive help in treating problems such as impotence, pre-menstrual syndrome and menopausal symptoms.
We all know that improving our diet, giving up smoking and taking moderate exercise is good for us. All these can have a substantial impact on common women’s health problems. The trouble is, most of us are too busy, too wound up and too stressed out to stick to good resolutions – even when our doctors tell us that would improve our health.
What’s more, stress itself can cause these miserable conditions. So stress leads to the very problems we get stressed about. It’s Catch 22.
At BAYoga Studio Jan Murphy offers her clients a combination of Shiatsu, Japanese Bodywork, Ear & Facial Acupuncture, Nutritional advice, self-help and free advice.
Shiatsu has been demonstrated to improve endometrial circulation – a factor in infertility – while supplements such as vitamin B6 and magnesium can have a positive effect on PMS. Techniques like yoga, meditation and visualization can even help prevent the typical hot flushes suffered by many women going through the menopause.
‘Complementary therapies, such as these have several benefits.
‘Of themselves, they can improve general fitness and well-being. They also make it easier for patients to do the hard things, like change their diet, give up coffee or alcohol, and stop smoking.
‘What’s more, some, such as Shiatsu, may directly affect how well conventional treatments are going to work.
‘I am convinced that the way forward for women’s healthcare is an integrated approach, looking after the whole person instead of relying on modern technological medicine to do its magic on a totally passive client. I ask the question, how many women want to be passive anyway?”
Jan Murphy MRSS graduated from the British School of Shiatsu-Do after an extensive 4 year course leading to her MRSS accreditation..
Her in-depth training, included specialised aspects, these being: Sports Shiatsu, Shiatsu for Pregnancy & Women’s health, Alignment Techniques and Structural Bodywork, Macrobiotic Nutrition & Cranial Sacral Therapy.
SHIATSU & BODYWORK HAS COME TO
Jan Murphy MRSS wishes to offer you a 20min taster session for only £25
For those that wish longer, do book 40mins and for those willing to commit.
I recommend my £100 for 100 minutes package – proven to be very popular
The price bundle is payable up front on the first appointment.
** Limited special offer – do email / ring to ask questions **
Do make sure to dress in warm comfortable clothing as Shiatsu is given fully-dressed.
Get in touch to discuss or book: Jan@Zenki.co.uk or call me on 07886 655 705.
Read more about Jan on http://www.Zenki.co.uk
NB. Cash and cheques accepted as payment only – *no credit or debit cards
Telephone Jan Murphy MRSS – 0788 6655 705 to pre-book
Visit Jan @ BAYoga, Berkhamsted (Friday, 1-5pm).