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Life lessons from 2.5 years in ‘international quarantine’ in India
Today is my birthday which feels like as good a time as any to reflect on the past 2.5 years of time passed in India. As you may know, this...
Eat the frog
A popular productivity method suggests prioritising your hardest task each day (the frog) rather than putting it off until later.
But what if our frog is more health-related, rather than about work?
What practice (your frog) would well support you – yet too often you don’t get to doing it first thing in your day?
10 things you need to know about the Tao Te Ching
Settle in with a brew and check out my 10 reasons you need the Tao Te Ching in your life!
Practise Self Care for Life
Ever since arriving in Goa in January 2020 I’ve been practising Shiatsu on myself. Now I guide others online to do the same.
I’m discussing this on Friday 26th November on the ‘Everything Shiatsu’ podcast, and also the 10 Principles guiding Shiatsu for health, healing and harmony. Hope you can tune in!
The biggest thing standing between you and greatness
Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu called it “our greatest possession”. Mahatma Gandhi called it “real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver”. What am I talking about? Your health!...
The imperfect path to health and healing
The path to health and healing is rarely linear. Nor is there one blueprint that works for everyone. This is why Shiatsu is so powerful: every session is unique to you and also gives you the skills you need to take your health into your own hands.
Three ways to soothe stress with Shiatsu
Most of us probably know that a little stress is good. In fact, the human body is designed to experience stress and react to it. When you experience changes or challenges...
I founded SJA Holistics to help people get well, feel great, and stay well using the power of practices derived from Eastern Medicine including Shiatsu, Reiki, Acupressure and Qi Gong.
For over a decade I’ve worked with Ki and have first-hand experience of how energy- and body-work can lead to positive health. Working with the energy body as well as the physical can bring profound changes to mental, emotional and physical issues.
After completing three years of study for the Professional Shiatsu Diploma, I honed my experience working voluntarily for six months in a national UK charity giving Shiatsu to people recovering from substance misuse.
It is my mission to help you recognise your own self-healing ability and to empower you with the skills and knowledge you need to dramatically improve your self-care.
We create your current health picture. Then we get clear on your goals so that we are aligned from the outset. This makes it easier to monitor progress.
Every one of us has a universal energy, also known as lifeforce, chi, prana and Ki, that underpins our whole existence, and within that, our health. Stimulating the flow of Ki is how you can get well, feel great and stay well.