Covid-19 Practice Guidelines

The practice has implemented safe Covid-19 guidelines based on the advice of the government and practitioner associations.

Screening

All appointments will be booked by telephone to enable Covid-19 screening. You will be asked about your health status and risk of being infected with Covid-19.
    It is important you do not attend an appointment if:

  • you feel unwell in any way or have flu-like symptoms especially symptoms suggesting Covid-19.
  • you have returned to the island in the last 14 days.
  • someone in your household has or has had symptoms in the last 14 days.

If you arrive for an appointment with Covid-19 symptoms you will not be treated.

Environment

To ensure minimal contact spread of Covid-19, all soft furnishings, cushions, blankets and hand towels have been removed and practice contents minimised.

Hand sanitiser, tissues and pedal bins will be available in all rooms.

Single use disposable sheets and face covers will be used on couchs with wipe down cushions and bolsters.

Between clients the rooms will be well ventilated and all items which have been touched will be wiped down.

I will be wearing the required PPE to comply with government guidelines for your safety.

Attending

Appointments are being scheduled with a 15 minute gap. Please arrive as close as possible to your scheduled appointment to avoid overlap with the previous client departing and allow time for the required cleaning.

On arrival at reception please use the hand sanitiser provided. You are encouraged to bring your own face mask. Disposable surgical masks and gloves will be available on request.

Card payment will be divided into two contactless transactions. Cheques and cash are still accepted. Alternatively you can pay by bank transfer.

 

Your Story


Your story and the health struggles you face are unique to you. I will spend the time to accurately understand what you experience and why. My comprehensive approach to treatment enables me to serve you in the best way possible. 

I have helped clients of all ages with their uniquely presented and challenging health cases over the past 20 years, with complementary health and being supportive. 
The Acupressure, Acupuncture and Lymphatic MLD treatments I offer can help treat or assist a wide range of conditions. My experience in both eastern and western medicine ensures the most appropriate application of therapy maximising potential outcomes. 
 If you want to discuss your case and circumstances of your health condition, then please feel free to contact me to find out if I can help you. 
I may recommend further western medical diagnosis before committing to this route.

 

Therapies

Jin Shin Acupressure

An acupressurist works with special body points called acupoints positioned on energy lines called meridians. These healing sites are stimulated with varying and specialised finger pressure techniques. This is a personalised and adaptive therapy that gently unblocks the body’s energy pathways to enable healing without manipulation or deep pressure.

Acupressure aids elimination of stress, pain and alleviates symptoms of both acute and chronic conditions such as digestive issues, respiratory problems, low immunity, fatigue, tension, pain, anxiety, depression, feeling overwhelmed and low esteem. By stimulating the body’s natural curative abilities, acupressure also works as a powerful preventative therapy and is a safe and effective complement to conventional healing methods. 


The gentle Jin Shin acupressure styles used in the practice evolved in the early 20th century and their origins can be traced back over 5000 years in Asia. My extensive experience over the years ensures the most appropriate application of acupressure, maximising potential outcomes. Acupressure is suitable for all age groups and a wide range of conditions including those where there is no discernible western diagnosis.

Acupuncture TCM

Acupuncture is essentially the same as acupressure except that the points are stimulated by very fine needles instead of the fingers. Acupuncture can help a very wide ranges of conditions. It is most commonly known as effective for relieving pain such as that from headaches, migraines, back tension, frozen shoulder and arthritis. It helps to reduce or extinguish symptoms and speed up recovery from injury, surgery and chronic illness.

In addition to full body acupuncture, I offer specialist areas of scalp which has been successful for neurological complaints and ear seed application  which can be used to treat all areas of the body. The latter is perfect for combining in a session with acupressure.

Cupping

This uses small cups on the skin to create suction, improving overall blood flow and promoting cell repair. Beneficial for conditions including muscle tension, skin issues, low energy, restlessness, hyperactivitiy and detoxification.

Vodder MLD

The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of waste, toxins and other unwanted materials. Vodder Manual Lymphatic Drainage is a highly specialised massage therapy. The technique involves using light, rhythmic pumping techniques to move the skin in the direction of the lymph fluid flow. This improves the efficiency of the lymphatic system, helping to clear blockages, eliminate cell waste and toxins, transport nutrients to cells and increase the efficiency of your metabolism. This is particularly relevant in today’s environment where pollution, stress and deficient immune systems make people more susceptible to illness.

Medical Qigong

This ancient Chinese self-exercise and healing technique involves meditation, breathing methods and specific movements. The practice promotes general health on all levels and is an excellent tool for relaxation, rejuvenation and instilling calmness and focus in your daily life. This is taught privately to existing clients or within a group course at Highlands College.

 

Treatment

Personalised

I will individually personalise your treatment based around your objectives. This will be continually reviewed and adapted as things change.

Consult

A brief history of western tests, diagnoses and treatments will be reviewed along with your reasons for consultation, current symptoms and how you would like to benefit.

Assessment

TCM techniques of body and face reading (fully clothed), three finger wrist pulse, tongue reading and five element theory are used to assess your condition.

After Care

Supporting you after treatment is equally important. This is freely available  by telephone, email and text.

Self Help

You may be shown some optional simple acupressure points to use at home or have ear seeds applied to help your recovery.

Receiving

For the main part of your session you will receive your chosen treatment in a relaxing and supportive environment.

 

Practice

Opening Times

Flexible workday, evening and weekend appointments are offered Tuesday to Sunday inclusive.

Simple Pricing

You pay only for the length of the session, irrespective of treatment received and materials used.

2020/1 Pricing

Child Friendly

Children are welcome and adults must attend for the whole session if under 16 years.

Confidential

Clients notes are non-computerised and kept securely on site. Discretion and confidentiality assured.

No Lock In

You pay as you go, only for the treatments you want and need and when you have them.

Regulated

The Government of Jersey review my premises and procedures annually to ensure I meet its strict practice criteria.

Association

Full member of the Complementary Therapists Association.

Fully Insured

Hands On Health has full practitioner insurance.

 

Classes

Private

Private lesson in medical qigong and meditation are available to clients only.

Group

Group classes in qigong and meditation, as well as acupressure workshops, are run regularly through Adult Community Education at Highlands College.

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Qigong and Meditation for Health

Adult Community Education, Highlands College, Jersey
Located at Philip Mourant Centre
Expecting to run a class in Spring Term 2021

Come to study and practise sitting and standing meditation and the Golden Eight – a powerful set of medical qigong exercises. These ancient Chinese practices are an enjoyable and effective way to support a healthy lifestyle; relaxing, rejuvenating and healing.

Please regularly check for future classes.

 


Caroline Le Maistre


For the last 20 years I have been helping people using Traditional Chinese Medicine. Prior to this I worked for 10 years as a clinical physiologiest at Jersey General Hospital which followed on from secondary school science teaching. I regularly attend courses to ensure an updated, expanded and contemporary practice. This continual development, combined with my extensive education in both western and eastern medicine, enables me to provide you with the best level of care. It is my joy and passion to help and support you on the road to recovery and prevention of illness.
 
Qualifications and Certifications

Scalp Acpuncture Masterclass (London 2019)
Vodder MLD Practitioner (London 2016/7)
Advanced Course in Acupuncture and Moxibustion (Beijing, China 2014)
Introductory Course in Acupuncture and Moxibustion (Beijing, China 2013)
Certificate in Chinese Tuina (Beijing, China 2013)
Acupressure Therapy Diploma - 850 Hour Advanced & 150 Hour Basic (Berkeley, USA 2000)
Acupressure Specialisation Diploma - 200 Hour in Acupressure for Seniors (Berkeley, USA 1999)
Jin Shin Jyutsu ® Practitioner
BSc (hons) Physiology and Biochemistry with Nutrition
Postgraduate Certification in Education (Science Teacher)
BTEC Higher National Certificate - Medical Physics and Physiological Measurement
Certifications in Ambulatory ECG Monitoring and Echocardiography
Diploma in Asthma Care