Shiatsu in Oberursel and Steinbach

Yin and Yang - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / LinneaI had heard of Shiatsu before I met local Shiatsu Practitioner Gabriele Engelke, but it was not until she invited me to try it out for the first time that I found out more.

The session started with an explanation of what Shiatsu is – not the simple facts that can be found on Wikipedia, but more in-depth information about the elements of the body and how they are inter-related.  Each part of the body is in some way connected to these elements so that problems in one area may be connected by way of the element to another.  That other part of the body can then be massaged to relieve the original problem.

After this, we talked about any complaints or ailments that I may have and then it was time for me to take off my watch and shoes and turn off my mobile phone.  I had already changed into loose-fitting clothes beforehand. [Read more…]

Hessen bewegt sich – Walking at the Hessentag

With the Hessentag taking place in the town, I have spent most of the past week either travelling by train or walking, either to my IT appointments or to cover the Hessentag itself.  Only once have I used my car in that time, so that I could get home after the last train had gone if necessary.

Which fitted in rather nicely with the idea of encouraging people in Hessen to walk more.

The Mühlenbachweg in Oberursel

The Mühlenbachweg in Oberursel

And to encourage visitors to Oberursel to walk even more this week, the Hessian Social Ministry came up with an ingenious idea.  They are asking people to walk from either die nature park “Natur auf der Spur” or the exhibition “Landesausstellung” to the Hohemark clinic at the northern end of Oberursel, a journey that takes them along the Mühlenbachweg where the old mills of the town used to be located. [Read more…]

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