Shiatsu Holistic Treatments Barton-under-Needwood

Evelyn specialises and offers a number of different treatments including the following:


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Shiatsu is an ancient healing art and derived from oriental medicine. In the middle of the 20th century, Shiatsu became recognised as a therapy in its own right.

Shiatsu is a Japanese word that means 'finger pressure'. It is based on the philosophy of Yin and Yang, the five elements and the flow of energy (ki). It is often described as acupuncture without the needles.

During the treatment the client is asked to wear loose clothing. The treatment takes place a ground level on a futon.

Benefits and effects:

  • Promotes calmness, relaxation and a sense of wellbeing.
  • Encourages the body's own healing abilities and can enhance greater self-awareness.
  • Shows us how our feelings and thoughts play an important part in our physical wellbeing.
  • Can help with stress/anxiety/depression.
  • Neck/shoulder problems.
  • Lower back problems.
  • Headaches/migraines.
  • Circulatory problems.


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Reflexology is a holistic therapy that is used to treat the whole body by working on the feet. There are reflex areas on the feet that correspond to the rest of the body.

It aims to restore balance by increasing the circulation of the internal organs, glands and other parts of the body, this in turn unblocks the energy that stagnates in the feet.

Benefits and effects:

  • Improves circulation, aids better transport of nutrients around the body and encourages the elimination of waste.
  • Reduces stress, generates deep relaxation and helps the body rest and repair itself. 75% of illness is stress-related.
  • Helps relieve pain, promotes the release of endorphins (the body's own natural pain-relieving agents.
  • Revitalises energy, opens up the energy pathways in the zones and helps to clear blockages and revitalises the body with renewed energy.
  • Strengthens the immune system, it initiates the body's own healing forces which often become suppressed through illness, stress and medication.

Aromatherapy Massage

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Aromatherapy massage is the use of essential oils to enhance physical and emotional wellbeing. The whole person is considered, taking into account their physical and emotional state.

Records have shown oils being extracted as far back as 3,000 b.c. Essential oils can be absorbed into the blood system, through the skin and via respiration. This is why after a massage it is beneficial to leave the oil on the skin for as long as possible for the skin to absorb the individual properties of the essential oils.

Benefits and effects:

  • Enhances lymphatic drainage, this helps to reduce fluid retention and prevent oedema.
  • Induces a feeling of deep relaxation in the body.
  • Stimulates the body's natural immune system.
  • Increases blood circulation which supplies more oxygen and nutrients to the tissues.
  • Promotes a general state wellbeing.
  • Calms and soothes the mind.
  • Helps to reduce nervous tension.
  • Helps to lift the mood and reduce feelings of depression.

Therapeutic and Swedish Massage

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It is an ancient art that has been practised and performed for many thousands of years.

Massage today has evolved from a combination of Eastern and Western traditions. It is a powerful tool, which enhances physical and emotional wellbeing, improving the circulation of nutrients of the body and encourages the body to heal itself.

The greatest advancement of therapeutic massage was recorded by Swedish physiologist Per Henrik Ling. He developed a series of massage movements, creating a scientific system of therapeutic massage known as Swedish massage.

Benefits and effects:

  • Improves muscle tone.
  • Can help with joint mobility.
  • Increases blood circulation bringing more oxygen and nutrients into the muscle which reduces muscle fatigue and soreness.
  • Promotes the removal of toxins and waste products from the muscle.
  • Decreases the heart rate due to the relaxation and the decreased stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.
  • Helps to reduce pain by the release of endorphins which also elevate the mood.
  • Helps elasticity of the skin and aids skin renewal.
  • Increases urinay output due to the increased circulation and lymph drainage from the tissues.

Indian Head Massage

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Indian head massage is an extremely effective treatment, which has evolved over thousands of years. This traditional ritual is practised in India and techniques passed down from one generation to the next.

The original techniques have been westernised and included massage to the neck and shoulders. Today Indian head massage has developed into a stress management programme. Parts of the body that are worked are: upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck, face and scalp.

Benefits and effects:

  • Relieves muscular tension.
  • Relieves physical and emotional stress.
  • Helps improve muscle tone.
  • Boosts the blood supply to the scalp to promotes healthy hair growth, also improves blood supply to the head and brain which help to clear the mind.
  • Reduces fibrous adhesions and constrictions from tense muscle fibres.
  • Promotes relaxation and can induce sleep.
  • Helps relieve tension headaches and congestion in the head and encourage deeper breathing.
  • Creates a feeling of peace, harmony and rebalances energy flow.
  • Relieves stress, anxiety and depression.
  • Refreshes and revitalises the mind and body.

Hopi Ear Candles

A relaxing and non-invasive treatment. Safe, natural way to remove excessive or compacted wax.

Can help with Sinusitis and has a calming effect on stress.

An alternative to ear syringing.

Please call us: 07777 618832

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All treatments are available in the home, at Little luxuries (Barton-under-Needwood) & Anam Cara (Sutton Coldfield).

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Shiatsu Society Member

Evelyn is a member of the Shiatsu Society, which abides by strict codes of practice.

Established in 1981, the Shiatsu Society is the UK's leading professional Shiatsu organisation. Shiatsu is a unique stand-alone complementary therapy which supports health and well being.

They are committed to the spirit and ethos of shiatsu and the development of integrated and accessible healthcare.

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07777 618832


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