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Shiatsu and Chinese acupuncture (TCM) are both based upon the same traditional medical theories. However, a shiatsu practitioner aims to identify and correct imbalances in the body using a range of physical techniques while an acupuncturist makes use of needles.
Shiatsu treatment includes physical stimulation of specific points, stretches and joint mobilisation techniques, while acupuncture involves the insertion of ultra fine needles at acupuncture points across the body.
I have many years of experience and understand the benefits that different approaches may offer. The mind and body can activate their own healing mechanisms when both the underlying cause and the symptoms of illness are addressed. As a result of many independent testimonials, I have received a Highly Recommended Award for my therapy work (see the testimonials page for details).
Please leave me any questions via the Contact page and I'll be happy to reply by email or offer a free telephone consultatlon.
Traditional Eastern medical techniques have been studied, tested and refined for centuries and this process continues with a growing body of quantifiable evidence. The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE), an independent organisation that uses the best available evidence to advise medical professionals, now recommends these techniques as a primary approach to pain management.
Other forms of physical therapy such as sportsmassage or cranio sacral therapy can be used independently or in conjunction with shiatsu and acupuncture. I have an interest in many different health issues and have particular experience in working with several common conditions (see menu) that are often closely related. These include:
Back Pain and Injuries
Stress and Anxiety
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME)
Headaches and Migraines
Treatment is available in Covent Garden (West End, Central London) and Islington (North London). All treatment rooms are situated in professional clinics within easy reach of Central London underground stations.