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 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.
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.
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.
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.
I will individually personalise your treatment based around your objectives. This will be continually reviewed and adapted as things change.
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.
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.
Supporting you after treatment is equally important. This is freely available by telephone, email and text.
You may be shown some optional simple acupressure points to use at home or have ear seeds applied to help your recovery.
For the main part of your session you will receive your chosen treatment in a relaxing and supportive environment.
Flexible workday, evening and weekend appointments are offered Tuesday to Sunday inclusive.
You pay only for the length of the session, irrespective of treatment received and materials used.
Children are welcome and adults must attend for the whole session if under 16 years.
Clients notes are non-computerised and kept securely on site. Discretion and confidentiality assured.
You pay as you go, only for the treatments you want and need and when you have them.
The Government of Jersey review my premises and procedures annually to ensure I meet its strict practice criteria.
Full member of the Complementary Therapists Association.
Hands On Health has full practitioner insurance.
Private lesson in medical qigong and meditation are available to clients only.
Group classes in qigong and meditation, as well as acupressure workshops, are run regularly through Adult Community Education at Highlands College.
Adult Community Education, Highlands College, Jersey
Located at Philip Mourant Centre
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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.
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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