I began my journey as a therapist with a Thai massage course in Thailand in 1998; this generated a keen interest in Eastern Medicine so wanting to learn more I enrolled on a BSc (Hons) in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture at the University of Westminster graduating in 2004. I have been practicing acupuncture and massage for 16 years and have had the good fortune to gain experience in diverse settings including the charitable sector, social services, NHS and private practice. This has enabled me to treat a wide variety of conditions, to challenge my practice and to understand where it may have its limitations. Along the way I have continued my professional learning by attending postgraduate courses and in 2008 I embarked on a BSc in Physiotherapy. Quintessentially scientific, the course further challenged my thinking. It has afforded me a balanced view and provided new and complementary approaches to practice. I am also Pilates trained to level 3 and have completed MSc modules on exercise prescription and rehabilitation and pain mechanisms and management. The physical treatment, particularly in persistent problems whether it be movement and exercise, acupuncture, massage, diet advice combined with effective talking and listening helps stimulate a change in the internal energy and ecosystems which facilitates a change in how we feel, think, move and interact with our external environment. This sets a solid foundation for ongoing supportive internal change and so this positive cycle continues with you learning to listen and respond to yourself and your body better. I am HCPC registered and a member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, The Physiotherapy Pain Association and The British Medical Acupuncture Society.
Andrew is both a full member of the British Acupuncture Council and the Association of Reflexologists. In addition, his extensive training in Buddhist Meditation, with its emphasis on calmness, precision, intuition and kindness, has benefited and deepened his work as a practitioner of acupuncture, Tuina and Reflexology. Andrew trained as an acupuncturist at the renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine. It is a style of acupuncture that seeks to understand the nature of a patient’s illness and, just as importantly, the nature of the person experiencing the illness. His clinical training in particular was under the supervision of Peter Mole, one of the leading names in UK acupuncture. His Tuina teacher (Chinese medical massage) was Sarah Pritchard (author of several books on Tui na massage and one of the first Westerners to learn Tuina in China. After a year of rigorous training he was awarded a first class pass mark. Andrew has been practicing reflexology for over 20 years and have represented the Association of Reflexologists at major healthcare events. For extra sensitivity, sensory acuity and the cultivation of present moment awareness he draws upon a daily disciplined practice of meditation and Qigong that stretches back over the past 25 years…. like drawing water from the well. Andrew offers an unique approach. The ingredients of a treatment session can include a blend or combination of any aspect of my training – acupuncture, Tuina massage, reflexology, cupping, guasha, moxibustion and guided relaxation.
Deanna is a passionate believer in the body’s ability to heal itself when listened to with kindness and compassion. Cranio-Sacral Therapy allows her to listen in to the body’s deep rhythms and encourage the body’s own “healing intelligence” to set the pace and order of the treatments. Deanna has found it a wonderfully gentle and profound therapy that assists the body to find its way back to health and vitality. Deanna has been a Complementary Therapist for more than 16 years. She originally trained as an artist in Canada graduating with a degree in fine arts. After she moved to London she became increasingly curious about Complimentary Therapies and began reading about and receiving many types of bodywork. She trained as a professional Reflexologist at the Center for Integrative Medicine in Bethnal Green qualifying in 2005. In 2013 she trained at the College of Cranio-Sacral Therapy in north London and has made Cranio-Sacral work her specialism. During a session a case history is taken. The client remains fully clothed on the treatment table and the Therapist makes light hand contact with the spine, head or other areas of the body. Clients often report sensations of tingling, warmth, pulsing and a feeling of softening in specific areas. A sense of deep peaceful relaxation is also a frequent comment. Deanna has found this therapy absolutely invaluable in her own life, improving her mobility, overall health and a sense of being more deeply connected to people and nature.
Monica practises Holistic Massage, Indian Head Massage, Cranio- sacral therapy, Reflexology , MLD and Reiki Healing. She is a fully qualified Complementary Holistic Therapist and member of M.T.I (Massage Training Institute). She firmly believes in the power of therapeutic positive touch as a form of healing on every level, along with the caring and loving approach to each and every client, hence supporting them in improving their quality of life by empowering the individual. Monica has practiced complementary Therapies for the last 15 years. She has been working within bereavement, drugs and alcohol, mental health and homeless organisations in London where she also delivers Well Being workshops. Having worked with a variety of clients, she understands the importance of tailoring the treatments to suit the uniqueness of individual needs. Her warm, friendly and professional way of being makes clients feel at ease and relaxed supporting the healing process. According to her clients, friends and family, her contagious smile and positive attitude to life brings out the sun on a rainy day. Monica is also studying Shamanic Healing.
Eva’s work ethos is people centred, holistic and specific. She is a caring professional. Eva firmly believes that by empowering the individual, the treatment becomes more effective and ultimately contributes towards a faster healing process. With over fifteen years experience working as a therapist, Eva skilfully implements her knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology. Each treatment is tailored to the individual’s needs by integrating techniques such as Myofascial Release (MFR), Soft Tissue Release (STR), Neuromuscular Technique (NMT), Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) and stretching. Eva advises on injury prevention and exercises tailored for specific muscle groups, in order to speed up healing of damaged tissues and muscles, increase fitness performance potential and improve flexibility. The one hour session consists of a consultation, treatment plan, massage, after care advice and exercises, when appropriate.
Jessica Darling believes that most conditions start as dis-eases, and it is only through putting up and putting off treatments that these dis eases become diseases. To her, it is the practitioners job together with the patient go through the timeline of these conditions and tease out the most important threads, that binds them all together and then give the appropriate treatment and advice. Our bodies want to be well it is just there are so many factors out there standing in our way – stress, pollution, processed foods, advertising we have forgotten how to be well. Jessica moved from the UK to China in 1954, aged six, when her father, a British doctor, took a role working in Beijing. All her education took place in China, and in Chinese, until she returned to England at 21. She is bilingual in Chinese and English. After her nursing training at the Royal London Hospital, she went back to China in 1975 and completed an acupuncture apprenticeship course in Beijing. In 1983 she set up the Poplar Acupuncture Centre, which later evolved into Pathways Trust, where she has worked ever since. From 1994 to1997 Jessica worked on an innovative project offering complementary medicine in the outpatients department at Lewisham Hospital, London. Under the NHS initiative, run by the South East London Health Trust, patients were referred for acupuncture treatment by hospital consultants and their local GP. Jessica completed a course in Chinese herbal medicine in London in 1990. She has also extensively studied nutrition since the late 1990s and it plays a major role in her treatments. Her advice to patients takes into account all aspects of patient’s life and it based on over 40 years of experience of working with patients. Aside from treating patients in Tower Hamlets and running Pathways Trust, Jessica has also done clinical supervision for the various colleges of Acupuncture in the UK for several years. Apart from Chinese Medicine, which includes acupuncture, moxibustion, gu asha, and Chinese Herbal medicine, Jessica is also offering VEGA testing and Nutritional advice. VEGA testing is using a VEGA machine to test 108 common foods and environmental pollutants’ electronically to asses the persons tolerance or intolerance level. It’s based on electrical resistance. The higher the resistance the more intolerant you are. This is a useful guide for people suffering from IBS and other digestive disorders. Nutritional advice When people come for a treatment we always ask about your lifestyle and diet and how this effects you for better or for worse. Based on your answers we may make some suggestions in either changing the way you do things or to include certain foods and supplements into your daily routine. PRACTICING HOURS: Thursday and Friday
Pathways Trust on Cambridge Heath Road in Bethnal Green offers health therapies, such as acupuncture, various types of massage, reiki, reflexology and physiotherapy.
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