Uta Kaiser

Body and mind: helping energy flow again

August 22, 2018, 

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Uta Kaiser’s shiatsu, lomi lomi and intuitive massage treatments provide her clients with the opportunity to unwind and unplug from the frenetic pace of everyday life

Uta Kaiser’s shiatsu, lomi lomi and intuitive massage treatments provide her clients with the opportunity to unwind and unplug from the frenetic pace of everyday life

How did you become a teacher?

I was often told that my touch was very good. Despite that, I didn’t pursue my current vocation from the beginning; I studied social science and women’s studies and worked with people with disabilities. But as time went by, I realised I wanted to help people in a way that wasn’t only speech-based.

I was living in Berlin at that time, and began training in shiatsu massage. As time went by, I learned more massage techniques and my focus now is on lomi lomi , a very nurturing, Hawaiian massage. I offer intuitive and shiatsu massage, as well as lomi lomi and private Scaravelli-inspired yoga sessions in the Dublin Holistic Centre.

What kind of treatments do you do?

Shiatsu is an Asian massage technique which is similar to acupuncture (without the needles). Its genesis is in Chinese medicine, and we use the hands, elbows and thumbs, as well as stretching to manipulate energy flow in the body. With our busy lifestyles, our energy can often be depleted or blocked entirely. Shiatsu works to counter-balance that.

I also offer intuitive massages at the centre. It is an oil massage, blending different techniques intuitively to ease muscle tension and helping people to relax. Lomi lomi is the most nurturing massage and healing system I have encountered so far.

How do you unwind when you’re not teaching yoga? 

Luckily, I can relax a lot when I’m working. My own stuck energy moves when I treat people. Also, I couldn’t survive without walks in the woods and by the sea. That’s one of the reasons why I’m in Ireland – the amazing nature that’s here. I love to walk or even sit on my own and do nothing, just being in nature and see the beauty that is all around us.

What is your aim for the people who come to you?

Unfortunately, no one is not stressed. That’s the way our society is. We are switched on all the time, and it’s not healthy to always have such a heightened level of adrenalin. It drains the body and soul. I try to give people a sense of how wound up they are – not to criticise but to show them the benefits of a more balanced way of living. People need space to be themselves.

How can people take the lessons from your massages and apply them in their own lives?

I like the idea of stopping – for example, a good way to do this is to set a regular timer on your phone. We need to pay attention to what we’re doing and ask ourselves “Is that good for me?” We need to become aware of what stresses us and makes us anxious. Breathing techniques are very helpful as a first aid remedy.

What makes the Dublin Holistic Centre a great venue for people to attend classes and workshops?

It’s run so well by all the staff, which I think reflects on us as well, it’s a very supportive environment.  The centre is like an oasis in the city. There is a really welcoming atmosphere there. The reception ladies are amazing – so helpful, patient and knowledgeable. All therapists working there have a lot to give, and are very approachable and professional.

Uta Kaiser offers treatments in the Dublin Holistic Centre. If you are looking for more information about Uta, see her website