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If you’re looking for an English speaking, UK trained Massage therapist in East Crete, specialising in quickly and effectively reducing your pain, tension and discomfort in as little as an hour… Then you’ve found the best place to get your massage in Crete!
Simon is a New Zealand born, London trained Shiatsu and Thai Yoga Massage therapist, who is now living in Eastern Crete and giving bespoke massage in the Cretan village of Archanes, Knossos and Heraklion, with other areas serviced upon request. Simon is staying in Crete, giving massages throughout the winter. This page will be updated to reflect new developments in clinic address and working hours, so check back if you’re staying for a while…
What is Shiatsu?
Shiatsu is a Japanese acupressure massage performed through clothing, utilising the energetically balancing effect of pressure points and meridian lines. Shiatsu is extremely effective at reducing stress related conditions in the body, helping you get back to a natural balance quickly and easily.
What is Thai Yoga Massage?
Thai Yoga Massage is Shiatsu’s cousin from Thailand and has many similarities but several differences too. Thai Yoga massage is also performed through clothing, is very relaxing and energising, yet has more of a focus on stretching the body. Some people call it ‘Yoga for Lazy people’. Thai Yoga massage is great for those experiencing tightness and lack of flexibility in their bodies.
Both Shiatsu and Thai Yoga Massage are amazing ways to feel better in your body quickly. But what other therapies in Crete are available?
Simon also does a treatment around the jaw and TMJ, helping people who suffer from Bruxism (clenching and grinding their teeth), clicking, popping and painful jaws. He performs a special combination of Shiatsu with an energetic healing technique called RESET (which comes from kinesiology).
Are you looking for Massage in Crete? Are you looking for an English Speaking Therapist in Crete?
If you’re in eastern Crete and really need someone who understands what you’re saying, who has over 10 years experience of working with a wide variety of clients, and has a number of modalities to draw from… Then give Simon a try!
Not a native English speaker?
Simon speaks basic Russian and German too, so if you are a native Russian or German speaker you should be able to make yourself understood on important health matters. Simon is also working on his Greek, so hopefully soon he will be able to treat native Greek speakers too.
Pain and Stress Relieving Massage – Crete Massage Services
If you are in need of releasing pain and tension from your body please contact Simon on Simon@theShiatsuGuy.com or on +30 6946015260 (Greek mobile) for a free phone consultation or to book your session in.
Shiatsu sessions are usually 60-90 minutes in length and can incorporate RESET jaw release or Shiatsu facial massage.
Thai Yoga massage is best as a longer session of 90 minutes or 2 hours.
Where you can get Massage in Crete
Simon is able to treat you in your own home or hotel in eastern Crete, or you can visit him at his home in Archanes, near Heraklion, on the other side of Knossos.
Price depends on the length of treatment and whether Simon comes to you or if you come to him, so please reach out and find out…
Please contact Simon to find out prices, how to prepare for your session, travel directions (if necessary) and to book a treatment time. You can see the map below for an approximate indication of his home in Archanes.
About the Therapies in Crete you can get
Benefits of Shiatsu Massage
- Shiatsu or ‘Acupressure’ massage gives fast results in as little as 60 minutes
- You receive the treatment through clothing with no oil, so no need to wash massage oils off afterwards.
- Shiatsu is appropriate for women to receive as it is through clothing with no undressing required.
- Shiatsu is deeply relaxing and beneficial to a wide variety of conditions and complaints, from jet-lag to stress, muscle and joint issues and sleep problems.
Benefits of Thai Yoga Massage
- Great for tight muscles and lack of flexibility
- You also receive the Thai Yoga massage through clothing and without oils.
- Suitable for women to receive as clients remain clothed.
- Treatments can be delivered anywhere so very convenient.
- Can be strong, medium or more gentle pressure, to suit the needs of your body. Doesn’t have to be super strong pressure like in Thailand! Just tell Simon your preference for pressure before you start, and as the treatment progresses.
Benefits of RESET TMJ Release
- Quickly and effectively relieve the symptoms of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding)
- Avoid invasive TMJ treatments with this gentle approach
- Relieve neck and shoulder tension at the same time as reducing jaw pain and tension
If you want to discuss anything about these therapies in Crete please feel free to give Simon a call today on (+30) 6946015260 or email Simon@TheShiatsuGuy.com to find out more or book your session in.
I would definitely recommend it
I had a Shiatsu massage with Simon and loved it! I felt stretched and relaxed, exactly what I needed as I work at a desk all day and am slouched most of the time…!
This kind of treatment is great if you have specific parts of the body that ache or are tense. I would definitely recommend it.
I’d not had a Shiatsu massage before meeting Simon. The treatment is gentle but effective. It is a clothed treatment, Simon brings a thin mattress which is laid on the floor and all you need to provide is a pillow.
I have found that I have benefited from the treatments and always look forward to my next one.
He has a kind and gentle manner combined with a confident air that inspires trust. I cannot recommend Simon enough, as he is professional and truly seems interested in his clients well-being…
Thirty minutes of absolute bliss!
Just sitting in the specially designed chair was relaxing and then the massage was wonderful. A really brilliant way of relieving tensions of all kinds. Thirty minutes of absolute bliss!
I have found Simon’s unique Shiatsu massage both relaxing and renewing.
What I especially enjoyed was having his natural facelift massage after the shiatsu session so that I not only felt better; I also looked better as well!
I would highly recommend his services to anyone who wants to de-stress and/or rev-up their general energy levels.
A Very Relaxing Experience
I highly recommend Simon. He has a very calming welcoming presence and his massage is amazing!
Simon really listens to his clients, has great awareness of the body and makes the massage a very relaxing experience. The benefits of his massages extend into my day-to-day wellbeing because Simon also helps me to understand what’s going on with my muscles and joints and to identify habits potentially causing aches and knots.
I went to see Simon with a long running shoulder issue. Simon’s Shiatsu was able to provide real relief that was long lasting.
To top it off the sessions were very relaxing and gave me an energy boost.
I feel totally de stressed and relaxed
Simon gives a fantastic massage, I have had a number of massages with him and I would highly recommend them!
He will find knots you didn’t even know were there,
After every massage I feel totally de stressed and relaxed,
Well worth the money 🙂
I felt much more alert after the massage, and calmer in order to be organised and focused on my tasks for the day. Both relaxing and energised.
Simon was able to treat me from my office
The Shiatsu massage I received from Simon managed to release a lot of my tension during a stressful few weeks I had been experiencing. His approach and detailed explanation of the treatment he would give me was very much appreciated and interesting, as I knew little about this type of massage beforehand.
Working on a computer all day, I tend to fall into bad habits. After the massage I was sitting up tall and felt revived, I would recommend anyone who has not had a Shiatsu massage before to experience it.
Even better Simon was able to treat me from my office, which saved me valuable time, it would have taken me weeks to actually make an appointment myself, so I would say to anyone go on and give it a try.
Helped alleviate my back pain
Simon’s shiatsu therapy *touch & pressure* technique has helped alleviate my back pain. I would strongly recommend anyone to see Simon who suffers from frequent pain in the back or neck. He makes you feel relaxed and definitely has good healing hands.
Simon visits our offices regularly, and as I had been suffering from a sore shoulder and neck for many weeks, I decided to give the On Site Chair Massage a go. I’ve not had this treatment before, and it was certainly very relaxing!
But the great news was the huge relief it brought to the nagging pain in my neck and shoulder. An incredible result for one 30 minute session, treating a condition that has resisted many a spirited massage! Recommended!
Amongst the top 3 massages that I have had
I am a regular attendee at the Mind Body Spirit Festival and have a lot of Shiatsu and other massages. I have to say, yours is ranking amongst the top 3 massages that I have had!
Recommended to anyone who wants a pampering or a good pummelling
Excellent massage and service.
Simon is professional, friendly and very knowledgeable. I always look forward to my massage, he is able to get rid of my sports related knots and pain in time for me to mess it all up again! 🙂
Simon’s knowledge does not end with the massage, he knows everything about healthy living and wellbeing and has given me lots of interesting tips to think about.
I would, and have recommended him to anyone who wants either pampering or a good pummelling.
I can’t wait to go back for more
I felt really peaceful and relaxed after my first Shiatsu with Simon. He is a very calming person and he made me feel at ease immediately.
The whole experience was both enjoyable in the short-term and beneficial in the long-term. I can’t wait to go back for more.