Lic. Ac., MBAcC
*Please note I now only work at the Iffley Turn Practice, and no longer offer services at the Oxford Community Health Hub
I approach things holistically. I am interested in peoples health, wellbeing, but most importantly, soul. My mission is to help people reconnect to themselves, and try to get back to where they need to be. I do this via Acupuncture, Massage and Qi Qong. Using these methods, I help people find themselves and reconnect.
Having worked and trained in Massage Therapy for several years, I offer a unique approach, integrating both Acupuncture and Massage within treatment. Utilising Myofascial release, Trigger Point Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, as well as Sports and traditional Massage, I combine multiple approaches to find the best solution for the patient. From Traditional Chinese Medicine, I use Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxa and Guasha, as well as Qi Qong. My unique position is that I am able to use both approaches to help people back to a place of health.
My background is as a Massage Therapist, with extensive experience in treating muscular-skeletal complaints, such as injuries, chronic pain, etc. I also have training in Cranialsacral, with a particular interest in emotional trauma and mental health, and how this links to the body - evidence is increasingly showing that emotional trauma is also very physical, and not just of a mental or emotional nature, for example with chronic pain. I am particularly interested in how using Massage and Acupuncture, one can help people on their journey of working through their trauma. For more information about how trauma affects our physical being, Peter Levines ‘Waking the Tiger’, as well as ‘The Body Keeps the Score’ by Bessel Van Kolk are interesting books on the subject.
I have a BSc (Hons) degree in Acupuncture, awarded by the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading. I am a member of the British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC), as well the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). I also possess a Licentiate in Acupuncture (LicAc). I am trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as well as 5 Element, integrating both in my treatments.
I studied Massage Therapy at the Arizona School of Integrative Studies, learning Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish, Connective Tissue Massage, basic elements of Cranial Sacral, Polarity Therapy, and some of the Asian modalities. I have extensive experience in Massage Therapy and Trigger Point Therapy, having treated many patients successfully in the Oxford area within the last 6 years. I apply this invaluable experience within my sessions, particularly regarding muscular-skeletal complaints.
I feel strongly that health is something which has to be nurtured, and in today’s society of rushing and needing to do more and more, our health can often take a toll. My mission is to help people, and help them find a better connection to themselves, through Acupuncture, Massage, and other lifestyle tools.
Here is some additional information on the scientific evidence for Acupunctures effectiveness: