I have been recently been working in association with the Berkshire County Blind Society, providing some of their members with Shiatsu treatments on a regular basis. It’s been a great experience for me and it is lovely to hear back their positive feedback. I was recently sent this transcript of a Question and Answer interview with one of these ladies, Sue, recorded on the 3rd December 2012 at the British Legion.
Q: Tell us about your experience of Shiatsu at the Wellbeing Centre in Newbury.
A: Shiatsu is wonderful, absolutely lovely and very relaxing.
Q: How many times do you go a week?
A: I go once a week on a Tuesday and I have been three times so far. I would like to go forever! My therapist, Greg, is fantastic, really nice.
Q: Would you recommend others to try it?
A: Absolutely, no question! When you get there, you can choose to have a full treatment, which involves lying on the floor (a very comfortable futon is provided), or you can choose seated shiatsu if you prefer. The only way I can explain it is that Greg gently manipulates my body.
Q: What impact have the treatments had on you; do you feel ‘better’ from regular Shiatsu?
A: The treatments are getting better each week. At the moment Greg is working on my back.
Q: Do you feel that your sight loss experience been considered appropriately during treatments?
A: Yes, Greg is lovely, very good. He also understands about other illnesses so he can adapt his treatments in all sorts of ways for different people.
Q: Would you recommend him to other people with experience of sight loss?
A: Absolutely, I’d recommend Shiatsu to everyone!
Gregory Tull is a member of the Shiatsu Society and a graduate of the Shiatsu College London. He works at the Wellbeing Centre in Newbury on Tuesdays and offers private home treatments for people living in the Newbury and Reading areas.