In my quest for pain relief and health, I visited senior shiatsu practitioner, Teresa Hadland (http://www.teresahadland.co.uk/index.html). She is clearly very experienced and knowledgeable in her use of shiatsu to help her clients, such as myself. Thanks, Teresa.
Also, I noticed again in this my second treatment with her, her use of warm blankets through the treatment. It really feels nurturing, and will try to remember this, and find a way to include it in my own treatments.