Sally Ibbotson Shiatsu Massage & QiGong
Kensal Rise, Covent Garden, Fulham
and Kingham, Oxfordshire

two free and playful Qigong moves - 5 minutes of Joy September 18

Click Here for 5 minutes to change your mindset!.



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Preparation for Qigong: The Physiology of Gratitude and Mindfulness June 2018

Most ancient time-tested healing techniques involve reference to 'coming home to the body'.
In Qigong, which in translation means working with space (inner space), we focus on the sensations of the body to bring us into the present. We note minor changes and contrast one area to another. We add simple movement . The body 'gets' that it is safe to expand blood vessels, lymph channels, nerve pathways and feeds back well-being. Being grateful is a short circuit to this switch in mindset!
Voila! a moving mindfulness practice.
Click Here! for instructions.
Click Here for a talk on the benefits of gratitude by the Neuropsychologist Dr Stephanie Mines PhD



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Two Qigong moves for Loosening the Body and Gathering Energy

Click Here to see the You Tube video! For information about the Qigong at the Conference for Climate Change and Consciousness click on CCC19



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February 2018: A Call from the Heart

Researchers have called for Tai Chi to be embedded in the standard Cardiac Rehabilitation NHS pathway as Outcome Measures show such success! Read more HERE



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Qigong and Climate Change

In Spring 2019 at the Findhorn Foundation in Northern Scotland a conference titled Climate Change and Consciousness will be held. See here for details CCC19.
In the run up to the conference I will be blogging on the significance of Qigong and other self healing arts in an uncertain future where Healthcare institutions will almost certainly be overwhelmed. A You Tube video for self tuition will accompany the Blog. To find this month's Click here.
It is certain now that our planet will undergo change that will have repercussions for all of us. The conference seeks to find positive solutions to some of the consequences that we have witnessed in those parts of the Earth already affected by extremes of nature.
Healthcare is likely to become more reliant on local knowledge and resources as medical institutions struggle with overwhelming demand.
As Conference Convener Stephanie Mines Ph.D points out, shock and trauma will be a major factor affecting human health and we would be wise to strengthen our resilience to catastrophic change by learning such techniques as TARA Jin Shin (The TARA Approach) and Qigong.
Conscious Connectivity
Translations of Wu Chi, our starting position include’ boundless’,’ limitless’, ‘nothingness’ and, my favorite, ’Nothing Special’!
Now Click here for the video. It’s simple (nothing special!) and could make the world of difference.




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Qigong and Climate change October 2017

In April 2019 a gathering will take place in Findhorn, Scotland. The gathering has been named Consciousness and Climate Change and brings together experts, parents, healthcare professionals, Shamans, young people and those already experiencing effects. For more information Click here
It is certain now that our planet will undergo change that will have repercussions for all of us. The conference seeks to find positive solutions to some of the consequences that we have witnessed in those parts of the Earth already affected by extremes of nature.
Healthcare is likely to become more reliant on local knowledge and resources as medical institutions struggle with overwhelming demand.
As Conference convenor Stephanie Mines Ph.D points out shock and trauma will be a major factor affecting human health and we would be wise to strengthen our resilience to catastrophic change by learning such techniques as TARA Jin Shin (website) and Qigong.
In the run up to the Conference I offer a monthly Blog via You Tube to assist those who would like to start learning simple and effective techniques to help themselves and their communities in the uncertain future.
Image of wu chi from Chris’s book.
Conscious Connectivity
Translations of Wu Chi, our starting position include’ boundless’,’ limitless’, ‘nothingness’ and, my favourite, ’Nothing Special’!
Now go to () for more. It’s simple (nothing special!) and could make the world of difference



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Urban Qigong - August 2017

I am lucky to live a cycle ride away from Hampstead Heath. I often do my Qigong in the early mornings with bare feet on the damp ground and the rising sun on my face. It's easy to feel blessed and grateful, however I also do a form on the Kent-bound platform of Waterloo East station opposite the Shard with packed commuter trains rolling in and out . It is just as grounding and blissful.
The moment doesn't have to be perfect for you to be present in it.



Deeply Relaxing Qigong August 2017

CLICK HERE! for a new You Tube video showing the movements of Fa Soong Gong which I will be teaching at our next Dorset retreat.



Qigong at the Breast Cancer Haven in London - August 2017

I am delighted to be teaching Qigong in this beautiful and innovative venue this month. For details please Click Here!

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2018 Spring Qigong Retreat

Joining a class, attending a Workshop or treating yourself to a Qigong Retreat is a great way to learn a sequence and to deepen your practice if you are already doing Qigong. We hold the retreats at the beautiful and spacious Gaunt's House in Devon (Venue details here.).

Contact me for details of our 4 day retreat next year (19th to 22nd April 2018) in Dorset.

"Excellent" "your teachings compliment each other perfectly" "wonderful food and venue" "clear instruction and follow-up video" "cant wait for the next one. Very useful!" (some comments from participants on a three -day Qigong retreat in Dorset March 2017)

"Thanks for an enjoyable day. Very pleasant, happy workshop. This has added an 'extra layer ' to my practice. Very useful!" (Participant in a one-day Qigong retreat in Dorset September 2016)



Physical Therapy for your Heart!

July 17: Here's a good write up on how regular Massage is very likely to help your heart condition and keep blood pressure low. Click here..



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Barnet Qigong/B>

June 2017

New Ground Cohousing is the first senior cohousing community in the country and the only one dedicated as women-only.
Amazingly it is built on my old school playground in Barnet! I teach Qigong there on Fridays to this wonderful group of women who have made social history. See New Ground Website.



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8th April 2017: Workshop at OWCH!

A Good Morning always starts with Qigong - a peaceful practice in times of troubled news!

I have just given a Qi Gong workshop at the fabulous Older Women's Co-Housing project in Barnet.
It was a delight to teach this group of women who have taken the later part of their lives into their own hands and build a dream home. Environmentally friendly, spacious and definitely welcoming, the new build is a pleasure to visit.

The workshop went down well!

"I felt very calm after our session and I really hope you will come back and teach us on a regular basis"

"Lovely workshop - well articulated and clear. Thank you"



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April Spring Qigong retreat 2018

Following the success of our last Retreat in Dorset, we have extended the next retreat by a day! The dates are 19th April to 22nd April 2018. A days Workshop has also been arranged on 8th July and that will be at a London venue to be confirmed. For more information please contact me.



The Extraordinary Vessels April 2017

Click Here to read a Blog I wrote for Suzanne Yates of Well Mother. I wanted to convey my experience of working with the 8 Extraordinary Vessels of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Simple and deeply effective, these channels are profoundly healing and are fast becoming popular with many Shiatsu Practitioners especially those working with family/lineage/ancestor issues.



3 DAY QI GONG RETREAT IN DORSET - last few places left.
Click here! for details.
Collect the energy
Move the energy
Store the energy
Relaxing and restorative..Qigong is a movement therapy for our times!

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Qigong for Mobility and Rehabilitation

One of the beauties of Qigong is it's simplicity. In terms of starting or returning to exercise this Form - called Fragrant Buddha - relies on engaging the mind in a story set in nature. The mind finds stories set in beautiful places it hard to resist so it is more likely to 'turn off' thought such as 'I can't move my arm sideways' or ' 'I will fall if I stand up'. Messages of pain are still there to protect us, however people can often do more than they think when they let the body decide!! Try the form here!



Qigong Shibashi Set 2

This Qigong set will be taught at our Spring retreat in Dorset. Dates 31st March to 2nd April 2017. It is a more challenging 'follow on' from Set 1 which we taught last Autumn. Try it - click here!



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Shiatsu and Self Worth

December 2016/January 2017
Traditional Chinese Medicine when used to it's best, should consider the Physical, Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual aspects of dis-ease. Here is a summary of the discussion that took place when a Client is surprised to be able to bring challenges around the matter of self worth into the Shiatsu treatment room! Please click here.



A 4 week Retreat

November to December 2016
I have just returned from a 4 week Retreat in Northeast Scotland. The Findhorn Foundation was the venue for a challenging, adventurous, life-changing, heart-warming Programme entitled Spiritual Deepening. In this Western world without rituals that celebrate the stages of ones life, I felt it important to acknowledge this beginning of my Third Age where hopefully Wisdom, Kindness and Compassion come first. The programme and place were everything I had hoped for and more. Highly recommended!



Qi Gong and Blood Pressure

For a short Vlog on the benefits of Qi Gong for those with High Blood Pressure - please click here.



July 2016

See here. for a You Tube information video about Qi Gong.



Micro Cosmic Orbit

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A 5 minute moving meditation to keep energy moving

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