Richard Blair

M.R.S.S. CNHC Registered Shiatsu Therapist

Richard has been in practice since 1991, graduating from the Glasgow School in 1989. Richard taught night classes for 10 years and ran the Edinburgh School of Shiatsu. He uses a variety of energetic styles in his treatment both the more physical, stronger techniques and the lighter emotive ones. He is also a Registered member of the Shiatsu Society (MRSS).

About the treatment

Treatment normally takes place on a futon or mat. The recipient is always clothed, in loose comfortable clothing, .e.g. tracksuit/jogging pants and T-shirt. It is also a good idea not to wear make up or strong perfume.

About Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a traditional hands-on Japanese healing art. It may help support the patient in the management of a wide range of conditions - from specific injuries to more general symptoms of poor health. Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing experience and regular Shiatsu sessions may help to prevent the build up of stress in our daily lives, helping support general well-being.

The philosophy underlying Shiatsu is that vital energy (known as Qi in Japanese) flows throughout the body in a series of channels called meridians. For many different reasons Qi can stop flowing freely and this then produces a symptom.

Shiatsu practitioners use a variety of techniques in managing a patient’s energy flow. These may include gentle holding, pressing with palms, thumbs, fingers, elbows, knees and feet on the meridians and, when appropriate, more dynamic rotations and stretches.

Shiatsu is a therapy that works on the individual as a complete being - not just the physical body, but also on an emotional and/or mental level.

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with richard

Napiers Clinic Edinburgh
18 Bristo Place
EH1 1EZ 

0131 225 5542

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