If you would like to book a treatment with Sharon, or would like to talk to her, then please call on:

07855 975 213 (mobile)
or 01582 882 228 (home)

or email: sharoneckman@hotmail.com

Sharon Eckman LicZS

Sharon’s background is in performing – she is an actress and singer and began studying shiatsu 3 years ago as a parallel career. Since beginning her training at the Zen School, she has, to quote a fellow shiatsu practitioner ‘learned something about shiatsu and a lot about me’.

Performing is about communication and connection and this has informed Sharon’s practice of shiatsu. She believes that the connection between practitioner and receiver facilitates the body, mind and spirit’s ability to self-heal, and studying at the Zen School has enhanced her understanding of what connection means and how to use it intuitively.

Sharon’s particular interest is working with women who are HIV+ and she is hoping to facilitate shiatsu workshops in Namibia (Southern Africa) for carers and health workers.

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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