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SHIATSU

Ali Grove (Dip Equine Shiatsu/Dip Human Shiatsu) regularly attends Conquest Centre to provide Shiatsu for humans, horses and dogs. Ali has treated many members, both human and equine, of the Conquest team, and we swear by her healing hands!

If you would like to book a session with Ali, you can contact her directly at fairygrove50@googlemail.com or on 07850 263 158.

Ali says:

I am pleased to be associated with Conquest Centre where I regularly donate my time to giving their lovely horses and ponies Shiatsu for well­-being (even the occasional dog too). Staff and volunteers are also welcome to receive seated Shiatsu whenever I am there which is most Mondays between 10 .00 am and 3.00 pm.

So what is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu is a bodywork therapy that comes from Japan, but has its origins in ancient health practices developed in China. The Chinese have been practicing acupuncture on horses for around 3,000 years and Shiatsu is similar to acupuncture but without the needles!

How does it work?

It consists of massage, some manipulation, meridian (energetic channels), and “point” work which is deeply relaxing and can help reduce the stresses and strains of any work you or your horse are undertaking.

How does it help?

It is beneficial for the general well­-being of you and your horses. It is very relaxing and can help in a wide range of ailments, for example; stress, muscle pain, anxiety, back problems, pre and post­-performance issues for competition horses, dietary and hormonal problems, pain relief and much more.

How long does it take?

A Shiatsu for a horse will take anything from 30 mins to an hour. For you, 30 mins clothed and seated. Dogs tend to enjoy 15 – 30 mins.