An interview with a Shiatsu Practitioner, Part 1
We sit down with Anna Rutkowska, a Shiatsu Practitioner from Galway to learn more about why she chose Shiatsu, and the benefits it gives her as a client, as well as a Practitioner. You can read more about Anna or book her services HERE.
What attracted you to Shiatsu initially?
My own health issues. Complementary medicine helped me get back my balance during and after the recovery.
I loved how gentle yet powerful Shiatsu is. I signed for a foundation course and after the weekend I loved it even more to the point I’ve decided to become a practitioner.
What is the main benefit of a Shiatsu treatment, in your opinion?
Reconnection with self. It’s easy to lose the connection between the body and mind, and we are both- physical and spiritual beings, we need that connection.
Shiatsu gives this space to process what’s going on in our lives and just let go of what doesn’t suit us. It helps us understand feelings and the relationship between our emotions and how the physical body responds.
What other holistic or wellness practices do you think complement Shiatsu, and do you offer these yourself?
All the holistic therapies can be useful to meet the wide spectrum of our client’s needs. I am also a Health and Wellness coach and holistic facialist.
My field of interest is Women’s Health, and because of that I chose to add natural skincare to my offer.
H&W coaching is very useful if the client feels stuck and has difficulty making long lasting lifestyle changes. Combined with Shiatsu they make a perfect combination.
Has becoming a Shiatsu practitioner helped you (mentally/physically or both) in your daily life? Describe how Shiatsu has been of benefit to your wellbeing.
Definitely yes! I am more aware of my strengths and weaknesses. I can spot the early symptoms of imbalance and prevent it from getting serious.
Before I became a shiatsu practitioner I didn’t know my limits. Now I know when my body and mind are trying to tell me to slow down, take care of myself, and I am listening to them 😉
How do YOU as a practitioner feel when receiving a Shiatsu treatment?
Deeply relaxed, reconnected and very calm. There is no tension, no worries. I feel Zen.
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