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Alison Grove (Diploma in Equine Shiatsu / Diploma in Human Shiatsu) regularly attends Conquest Centre to provide Shiatsu for humans, horses and dogs and has treated many members of the Conquest team … we swear by her healing hands!

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

Alison says:

“I am pleased to be associated with Conquest Centre, where I regularly donate my time to give their lovely horses and ponies Shiatsu for well­-being (even the occasional dog too). Staff and volunteers are also welcome to receive ‘clothed and seated’ Shiatsu whenever I am there, which is mostly 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?

For a horse: anything from 30 mins to an hour. For a person: 30 mins and dogs tend to enjoy 15 – 30 mins.