If you have any questions or would like to book a shiatsu treatment or NLP session with Liz then please contact her on:

07903 930937

or email: embutters@hotmail.com

For further information about

Women's Health: http://www.womenshealthlondon.org.uk/

General Shiatsu Council: http://www.generalshiatsucouncil.org/

Liz Butters TZSS CH

Liz first studied shiatsu in 1988. However it was ten years before she decided to take it up professionally and became a student at the Zen School. She has since developed her practice with Carola Beresford-Cooke in Wales and Ohasi (a pupil of Masunaga, the father of Zen Shiatsu). She is now a teacher at the Zen School and represents the School on the General Shiatsu Council.

Liz is also an NLP practitioner. She finds both shiatsu and NLP can facilitate change and self healing on all levels: mind, body and spirit. She is particularly interested in working with women with gynaecological problems and people with cancer.

Liz has a background in health services research, primarily in the fields of palliative and terminal care, evaluating services for people with cancer and HIV. She was a member of the Management Committee of Women's Health for five years. Women's Health is a national charity which provides information and support to enable women to make informed decisions about their gynaecological health. Liz is keen to integrate her skills and to carry out research into complementary therapies.

In her spare time Liz practices Qi Gong, Okido yoga and Taoist meditation. She continues to explore other therapies including Qi Gong Healing and Chi Nei Tsang (Taoist abdominal massage). She is a keen amateur trumpet player and plays in a big band.

Liz practices shiatsu and NLP in north west London. She also offers home visits and treatments at the Zen School of Shiatsu. She can provide 'on-site' shiatsu on a massage chair (suitable for work and party environments).

Zen Shiatsu is a Japanese therapy based on the ancient theories and wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Shiatsu literally means "finger push", often known as acupressure. A treatment includes palm and finger pressure and gentle stretches which connect with the energy flowing around the body. Each internal organ (for example the lungs, liver and heart) has a meridian or energy line which runs through the body. These meridians are affected by the everyday stresses of life: overwork, a sedentary lifestyle, lack of rest and calm, emotional traumas and illness all contribute to blockages and imbalances forming within the meridians. These blockages may manifest in different ways such as tension, pain and fatigue. By tonifying or releasing the energy within the meridians, shiatsu works to encourage the body to rediscover its own balance.

Shiatsu has many benefits for health and wellbeing. It is a wonderful way to take some time for yourself, connect with your body, relax, clear any tension and blockages from your system and generally boost your immunity. After a treatment, which lasts about an hour, you may feel invigorated yet deeply relaxed.

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