Local charity The Sara Lee Trust teamed up with the Shiatsu College in Hastings to hold a Shiatsu Awareness Day.
Maria Gonet, from the Sara Lee Trust, said: “The staff , students and Sara Lee Trust Shiatsu practitioner, Gabriella Agular, were kept incredibly busy, providing treatments throughout the day and we would like to thank them for their support.
“Shiatsu College Principal Annie Cryar held workshops throughout the day where people learnt simple Shiatsu techniques to help with pain, anxiety and nausea, and Dr Rose Fuhrmann gave fascinating seminars on how Shiatsu works.
“There was a wonderful, enthusiastic atmosphere in the Arthur Easton Centre and St. Michael’s Hospice where the event was held, and The Sara Lee Trust raised almost £400 in donations on the day.
“We would like to say thank you to our wonderful volunteers for their support during the day.”
Shiatsu is a Japanese treatment which includes massages with fingers, thumbs, and palms; assisted stretching; and joint manipulation and mobilisation
The Sara Lee Trust aims to improve the lives and well-being of people living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses in the Hastings and Rother area through the provision, free of charge, of creative and complementary therapies, psychological and counselling support, and therapeutic group activities.
Maria Gonet said: “We are committed to making our service accessible to all in an area where deprivation, early death and health inequalities are significantly worse than the national average.
“Complementary to medical care, the Trust offers time, meaningful touch and support, so that each person may live life as fully as possible, even with a life threatening diagnosis.”
For more on the Sara Lee Trust visit www.saraleetrust.org.
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