Hannah Mackay MRSS(T)

Covid-19 update

15th June 2020

I’m looking at my options for offering shiatsu.

It’s important to minimise the risk of spreading Covid-19, and so at the moment I am planning to offer outdoor sessions. It seems that being outside reduces risk considerably. These will be in my garden, or could be a home visit to your garden.

At present I can offer socially distanced sessions, so it’s not a hands-on treatment, but will include individualised exercises, recommendations and showing you points that you can use on yourself. It can be quite effective for us to work particular points together, each working on our own body. For some people it will feel like an important step to be together in person, even though we are not physically touching. These sessions are available now.

If government advice goes ahead as expected, I will be able to offer outdoor, hands-on shiatsu sessions from early July. More information to follow, but please feel free to get in touch if you are interested in how this might work. I will be flexible about possible cancellation due to weather. I will be using a gazebo to keep the rain off where necessary!

I am also continuing to offer phone support and Zoom support calls and guided self shiatsu sessions.

I’m expecting to be back indoors offering shiatsu on a futon sometime in the next few months…

Hannah is also still posting videos on social media!

Shiatsu Hints and Tips videos on Hannah Mackay’s Facebook page. Search for @HannahMackayShiatsu to find her page. They are also available on YouTube, search Hannah Mackay Shiatsu, or use this link… https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC53B5nPQgNTBeyruERkKHLw

I have been practising shiatsu since 1997, and I am registered with the Shiatsu Society. I practise Shiatsu at Bodywise in the city centre on Wednesdays and in Chorlton, South Manchester, on other days. I also teach with the Shiatsu College Manchester and run shiatsu workshops for beginners and practitioners.

I enjoy working with a wide variety of clients, and I have also completed specialist training in using shiatsu in maternity care (more information below).

Would you like to:

  • feel more relaxed and peaceful?
  • be more in touch with your energy, dynamism and vitality?
  • be more connected with your emotions?
  • maintain your health and well-being?
  • feel more comfortable in your body by releasing pain and tension?

Shiatsu can help in all these ways and more! In shiatsu, we work with meridians, acupressure points, muscles and joints, to enable your Qi (energy) to come into a dynamic balance. This can help to resolve symptoms and benefit the body, emotions, mind and spirit. It also feels great!

My background is in academic research (psychotherapy and complementary medicine). My qualifications include Diploma in Shiatsu (British School of Shiatsu-Do); Postgraduate Diploma in Shiatsu (Shiatsu College), Diploma in Holistic Care in pregnancy, birth and babyhood (Wellmother); BA (Hons) Psychology (University of Sheffield); PhD Psychology (University of Leeds).

I am supportive, caring and creative, and I bring my commitment, experience and curiosity to my practice.

Shiatsu in maternity care
Are you looking for:

  • a relaxing, effective treatment which is safe during pregnancy?
  • natural alternatives around labour and birth?
  • a quiet space to connect with yourself and your baby?

Shiatsu can help in all these ways and more during pregnancy!
Baby overdue? Shiatsu has been shown to increase the chance of going into labour spontaneously. (according to research by Ingram, Domagala and Yates (2005)).

I have completed a specialist training in using shiatsu during maternity care (www.wellmother.org) . Shiatsu is a safe, relaxing and effective treatment which is appropriate throughout pregnancy, as well as in labour and the postnatal period. I will choose suitable techniques for you – these are likely to be particularly gentle during the first three to four months of pregnancy.

Shiatsu can be used during the birth process – I offer sessions for you and your birth partner to learn points and techniques for labour.

Hannah Mackay
07762 821 364

I treat clients on Wednesdays at Bodywise.
Initial appointment £48 – 60*
Follow-up appointment £38 – 50*
* Depending on earnings
Please note – our cancellation policy

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