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EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE
Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT, is a combination of talking therapy and acupressure point stimulation. Also referred to as tapping, and less commonly as the new energy psychology technique. EFT is a form of therapy used to help provide treatment to those suffering from emotional difficulties. It’s also effective at helping people with conditions that cause physical pain. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), there are certain areas of the body, called meridian points, through which energy flows. An imbalance of these energy lines is thought to be the cause of pain, discomfort and emotional trauma, and EFT helps to rebalance them. Fingertip tapping of specific meridians, or acupressure points, stimulates these energy lines. The meridian points used in EFT are the same as those used in acupuncture, just with a gentle tapping pressure applied with your own fingertips, whilst repeating certain affirmations, instead of the use of needles. EFT is closely related to Shiatsu as they both work on the same principle of resolving physical and emotional problems through rebalancing energy lines. My experience as a Shiatsu Practitioner makes EFT the perfect practice to combine with Shiatsu
EFT helps to treat the negative emotions associated with anxiety, trauma, sadness and fear, as well as physical pain conditions. My EFT sessions can also be used to effectively promote positive thinking and beliefs. This helps my clients work towards achieving their goals, whatever they may be, from a new job, settling into a new home, achieving diet and fitness goals, or discovering new and rewarding relationships. EFT also allows me to safely release trauma and gently turn negative emotions and events into positive, more peaceful ones by changing the way you may view or think about them.
I offer EFT sessions to anyone around the world via telephone or online video calling. Once we’ve spoken about the physical and/or emotional trauma you’re experiencing, we’ll talk through your difficulty whilst simultaneously tapping certain meridian points. We’ll follow a set pattern of tapping the major meridians on each side of the body. Stimulating meridian points on the face and upper body by repeated tapping send signals to the area of the brain called the amygdala that manages stress levels, helping to reduce stress and anxiety.
Zen Shiatsu is a form of physical therapy that targets not only the physical body, but also the emotional, spiritual, and psychological being by strengthening and supporting the body’s natural ability to balance and heal itself. People have benefited from this treatment for decades. Zen Shiatsu therapy originated in Japan and is based on traditional Chinese medicine. In recent years, it has also been influenced by therapies from the West. In Japanese, shiatsu means “finger pressure”. The therapist uses touch, manipulative techniques, and comfortable pressure to fine-tune the physical structure of the body as well as rebalance the flow of energy. Zen Shiatsu therapy is very relaxing, and regular treatments can help to relieve stress or illness as well as maintain health
Zen Shiatsu can help those who suffer from:
- Lower back pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Joint pain
- Digestive issues
- High blood pressure
- Poor circulation
During a Zen Shiatsu therapy session, you will lie on a warm futon on the floor. It’s advisable to wear loose, comfortable clothing for the treatment. Before the session, I will ask you a series of questions to determine what your body needs and how it can benefit from the treatment. During the session, I will move around the body compressing major muscle groups while also stretching joints and limbs using a number of different methods.
Based on the traditional Japanese technique known as anma, seated acupressure therapy works by stimulating pressure points in the following areas:
- Lower Back
You will sit in an ergonomically designed massage chair in the forward position with your chin and forehead resting on a special platform. Most people feel very relaxed in the chair. Using my hands and fingers, I will then begin applying pressure to the specific acupressure points located in the head, neck, upper arms, shoulders and spine. This treatment lasts for approximately 10 to 20 minutes. The sequence of movements used in the treatment—known as kata—will help you relax, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and full of energy.
Acupressure is different from acupuncture, as there are no needles involved in the therapy. Instead of needles, I use my hands to locate and stimulate the energy points. Acupressure energy points are located along the meridians, or energy lines, within the body. Therapy involves a number of specific movements carried out in a particular sequence that enhances and improves energy flow throughout the body. It also helps balance the body and strengthen the circulatory system, nervous system, and muscles.
Seated acupressure offers many benefits for those looking to improve and enhance their health and well-being. It is an ideal way to reduce stress and tension and relax tired muscles. Seated acupressure also works to ease the following problems:
- Repetitive Strain Injury
- Problems caused by poor postures, such as being seated incorrectly at a desk
Hatha yoga is the type of yoga that you may associate with traditional yoga classes. It’s ideal for complete beginners and advanced yogis alike and is loved by most people who try it. It’s a beautiful combination of asana (physical poses), pranayama (breathing exercises) and dyana (meditation techniques). This type of yoga helps to promote both a healthy body that’s long, lean and relaxed and a clear, peaceful mind. Hatha yoga postures also stretch and align the body, promoting balance and flexibility.
Hatha yoga is beneficial for both our physical and our mental wellbeing. It can be effective in helping those suffering with:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Menopausal symptoms
- Poor sleep
I offer hatha yoga sessions in Bexleyheath and also individual or group sessions over online video calling. Each yoga class starts with a Sun Salutation whilst we focus on our breath. We’ll then carry on focussing on our breathing throughout all the positions. Our postures, will then begin, and each one will flow into the next. Poses are a mix of standing, bending and lying down. If you ever find a pose too challenging, I can usually suggest a modified pose. We’ll finish each session with a short period of quiet reflection and guided meditation whilst you’re lying on your back. We’ll then end with a prayer pose whilst we say Namaste. You’ll be left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.