Category Archives: What is shiatsu?

Understanding shiatsu

The Extraordinary Vessels and Continuum

  I am happy to present a lovely perspective on the Extraordinary Vessels, written by one of the first Well Mother teachers, Sally Ibbotson. You can contact Sally via her website. Working with the Extraordinary Vessels is a core part

The Extraordinary Vessels and Continuum

  I am happy to present a lovely perspective on the Extraordinary Vessels, written by one of the first Well Mother teachers, Sally Ibbotson. You can contact Sally via her website. Working with the Extraordinary Vessels is a core part

Space: the missing element in Chinese medicine

In my previous blog on the elements, I focused on the more familiar 5 elements of Chinese medicine: earth, water, fire, wood and metal. However, the element of Space is not usually considered. In this blog, I want to explore

Space: the missing element in Chinese medicine

In my previous blog on the elements, I focused on the more familiar 5 elements of Chinese medicine: earth, water, fire, wood and metal. However, the element of Space is not usually considered. In this blog, I want to explore

Death and transformation: the power of Jing

Today it is one month since my mother died: 5th November 2015. Here in the UK this is Bonfire night, Fireworks’ Night or Guy Fawkes’ Night. It’s a British tradition dating back to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, when Catholic

Death and transformation: the power of Jing

Today it is one month since my mother died: 5th November 2015. Here in the UK this is Bonfire night, Fireworks’ Night or Guy Fawkes’ Night. It’s a British tradition dating back to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, when Catholic

Postnatal shiatsu with refugees

Segolene Cadet, who has just completed her work for the Well Mother Shiatsu Diploma in Maternity Care included some reflections on her work in the suburbs of Paris where she describes her shiatsu with women refuges. I find her work

Postnatal shiatsu with refugees

Segolene Cadet, who has just completed her work for the Well Mother Shiatsu Diploma in Maternity Care included some reflections on her work in the suburbs of Paris where she describes her shiatsu with women refuges. I find her work

Shiatsu post natal avec les femmes exilees

Segolene Cadet, qui vient de presenter son travail pour le Diplôme Shiatsu maternite, a fait des réflexions sur un lieu à côté de paris dans la banlieue où elle a fait une jolie expérience de travail de Shiatsu avec les

Shiatsu post natal avec les femmes exilees

Segolene Cadet, qui vient de presenter son travail pour le Diplôme Shiatsu maternite, a fait des réflexions sur un lieu à côté de paris dans la banlieue où elle a fait une jolie expérience de travail de Shiatsu avec les

Extraordinary Vessels and Cancer

Why are the Extraordinary Vessels fundamental to work in cancer? I first discovered the Extraordinary Vessels through my work with maternity clients since they are the most strong and palpable at that time. However, over the years I have realised

Extraordinary Vessels and Cancer

Why are the Extraordinary Vessels fundamental to work in cancer? I first discovered the Extraordinary Vessels through my work with maternity clients since they are the most strong and palpable at that time. However, over the years I have realised

The Extraordinary vessels and psychological issues

I was teaching a course at the Shambhala Shiatsu School  in Vienna recently and Johanna Garnitschnig, who was assisting me, added a contribution of her connection with the Extraordinary Vessels, where she described their “inner landscape”. I liked the way she

The Extraordinary vessels and psychological issues

I was teaching a course at the Shambhala Shiatsu School  in Vienna recently and Johanna Garnitschnig, who was assisting me, added a contribution of her connection with the Extraordinary Vessels, where she described their “inner landscape”. I liked the way she