Tailored healthcare: understanding your individual needs and addressing what’s most vital.

During your first visit it is crucial for me to gain a thorough understanding of your main complaint and your general health and lifestyle. This involves asking questions about your current symptoms and your medical history, as well as such things as your sleeping pattern, your appetite and digestion, and your emotional wellbeing. Women are also asked about their menstrual cycle and any past pregnancies and childbirth.
 
You might feel that some questions appear unrelated to your condition but the information you give helps me to form a more complete picture of your health and lifestyle. I’ll will also take your pulse on both wrists and may examine your tongue and feel for areas of muscular tension or pain.
 
Based on all the information you have given, we will put together your treatment plan and choose most suitable methods for assisting you getting better. 
Your treatment plan can consist of massage, sound therapy, acupressure, cupping, gua sha and diet suggestion (detailed description of each of these modalities can be found below)
 
 
An individual treatment session:
 
1st consultation         90 min | £70
Follow up                    60 min | £60
 
 
Please note that all individual treatments are offered at the moment only from my home in Highgate, north London. 
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Sound Therapy: a gift of resonance

The base of sound therapy is the use of therapeutical instruments (gongs, bowls, tuning forks etc) and sound vibrations to induce deep states of relaxation, pain relief, accelerated recovery and mental tranquility among many other great benefits.

With this treatment you will receive both, a sonic audible experience and a vibrational massage as the singing bowls used produce a series of harmonic vibrations that penetrate deeply into all organs, systems, tissues, bones, ligaments of the body.
 
The physical sensations receiving this sound massage are pleasurable, causing a profound relief as the body relaxes in depth during the session. The emotional side also receives soothing sound nourishment calming and balancing the emotions and allowing the person to center herself in her true nature. Mentally we receives a profound balm calming the overactive mind and allowing it to rest in the safe and secure space created by these coherent sounds.
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Frequencies

Are you going to a physical therapist or a chiropractor for a physical difficulty? You might find that your treatment includes a device that projects frequencies into your body to heal your muscles or tendons or even to align your vertebrae.
 
Sound is routinely used in different areas of medicine and counselling. It’s common practice for a doctor to harness it in the form of ultrasound in order to create images of a fetus for parents to view. Ultrasound is also available as a treatment for kidney stones as well as for the acceleration of healing of bone fracture. It’s currently being tested experimentally for use with cancer patients. There are scientists who have examined our genetic code, found it analogous to music, and are researching ways in which sound may be able to affect healing through our DNA. It’s also on frontier of modern neuroscience.
 
Sound is now commonly being used in traditional allopathic as well as complementary medicine to help ease pain and relieve stress.
 
Vibrational medicine is particularly beneficial as our bodies are constituted by more than 70% of water. The vibrations of these harmonic instruments entrain the body & mind into resonance bringing a renewed sense of well being and inner peace.
 
 
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Sound therapy is used to treat symptoms and underlying unbalances of a number of conditions, including:

Improved hearing for those with industrial deafness or hearing loss due to aging 
 
Relief of tinnitus (ringing in the ears) 
 
New vitality and sense of well being 
 
Relief of tiredness and stress 
 
Deep relaxation and relief of anxiety and depression 
 
Heightened creativity and mental capacity 
 
Increased energy, focus and performance 
 
Deep, beneficial sleep and an end to insomnia 
 
Better balance and recovery from dizziness or vertigo 
 
Improved concentration and learning ability 
 
Improved behaviour and communication in children 
 
Increased voice quality and vocal range 
 
Better communication, relationships and greater family harmony 

'Delicious alpha states of deep relaxation and detached awareness.'

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Private Gong Bath for Two

If you are looking for a way to bond and relax as a couple than this experience is something to look into.
This vibroacoustic journey for two is designed to rejuvenate and harmonise you and your loved one into a state of shared soundness.
Keep in mind that it can be equally enjoyed with a dear friend for a special occasion or a family member that might need an uplift.

There is a lot you have going on in the present that you're probably worried about, such as health or economical obstacles.
During your gong bath, you'll be able to put all of that behind you and focus on the here and now.
Resting at ease, comfortably connected with each other while being pampered by a gentle sound cuddles you will enter an open and safe space within which inspiration flows and healing occurs. 

You may find that after this sound journey you reconnect, sharing a state of tranquil coherence that can spill over to myriad of life’s facets

90min, £90

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Lomi Lomi Nui,
Hawaiian Temple Style massage: a human on the altar

The massage table in the Hawaiian tradition was a stone altar, and the Lomi-Lomi Nui rite was practiced in the temples by healing masters. The ceremony lasted many hours, even days.  
It was combined with a holy hula dance and polyphonic singing. The ritual served spiritual purification and helped a person in a turning point in her/his life. It prepared a new ruler to take the throne, a traveler to a long journey, young people to enter adulthood, every human being to make an important decision.
It is a holistic massage in the full sense of the word. It restores alignment between body, mind and soul. 
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Lomi Lomi Nui is a full body oil massage that is dynamic and flowing. Like the ebb and flow of the ocean, the natural dance-like rhythm and the flow of breath in a massage session will lull you into deep relaxation and have a calming effect on the mind and emotions.
It is unlike any other bodywork as it goes beyond improving physical health: this sacred Hawaiian temple style massage can also help improve your outlook, especially if you're currently standing at the crossroads of your life. Changing jobs, getting married, the birth of your first child or uncertainty as to which direction to take in your life shouldn't cause feelings of fear. It was traditionally practised during rites of passage ceremonies in the royal temples, this massage is worth receiving when you're going through a life transition.
 
What to expect
 
The massage is firm but gentle, and does no harm. What makes this bodywork also special is the long, flowing massage strokes, the dynamic, moving music, and the dance-like rhythm of the therapist as he moves around the table. The flowing strokes run up and down the body from head to toe, and back again, including all the muscles and fascia as one integrated whole.
Deep tissue release work is incorporated into the flowing massage, when it is appropriate, or as specific treatment, to release deeply entrenched muscle and energy blocks, often releasing emotions. 
Joint rotations and skeletal movement are used to release muscle and fascia tension, to oil the joints, and release blocked energy often held in the joints. 
120 min : £120

'Expert masseuse!'

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Abdominal massage

Abdominal massage is an important component of bodywork as a branch of Chinese medicine helping not only with digesting food but also with unprocessed emotions. The Daoist sages of ancient China observed that humans often develop energy blockages in their internal organs that result in knots and tangles in their abdomens. These obstructions occur at the center of the body’s vital functions and constrict the flow of Qi/Chi (our life force energy).
Excessive negative emotions like fear, anger, anxiety, depression, and worry cause the most damage. Problems can also be caused by overwork, stress, accidents, surgery, drugs, toxins, poor food, and bad posture.
This type of bodywork is used primarily to help digestion, elimination, peristalsis of the large intestine, relieve lower back ache, and facilitate homeostasis between sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves.
 
It’s interesting to note that work on the belly area to assist a recovery or as a great preventative practice can be found in many cultures outside China. I was lucky to study it as an integral part of Hawaiian LomiLomi massage under the name of Opu Huli (Opu=Stomach and Huli=turn). Also in Eastern Europe abdominal massage is known as “Old Slavic Visceral Therapy” being a heritage of folk medicine alongside herbal treatments. Even though various versions might be based on different principles they all focus on releasing tensions and restoring a smooth flow of blood and energy at the core of our physical body that benefit us equally on emotional and mental level
Cupping

Cupping: new is the well-forgotten old

“Where there’s stagnation, there will be a pain.
Remove the stagnation, and you remove the pain.”
 
The old Chinese medical maxim holds that pain results from the blockages or impediments of Qi, or vital energy, flows. Cupping is therefore a method of clearing these blockages (stagnant blood and lymph) and impediments to restore the body’s natural flow of energy, to relieve your pain.
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Cupping therapy is a tool that has withstood centuries and is still used today across the globe for various treatment modalities. Many cultures have developed specific techniques working with cups of different form for overcoming colds and flus or avoiding them completely relieving symptoms of common colds, the pain of back aches, the look of cellulite, nagging carpal tunnel pains and even depression.
 
Cupping is commonly used in many musculoskeletal conditions since the clearest benefit of cupping is increased blood flow, which helps increase the rate of healing in recovery from muscle fatigue, injuries, and other conditions. 
 
In Chinese, cupping is known as "pulling-up jars" 拔罐 pinyin: báguàn.
This technique has been used for thousands of years and one of the earliest documentations of cupping can be found in the work titled A Handbook of Prescriptions for Emergencies, which was written by a Daoist herbalist Ge Hong all the way back in 300 AD.
Cupping was established as an official therapeutic practice in the 1950s across hospitals in China after research conducted by Chinese and former Soviet Union doctors confirmed cupping’s effectiveness. Prior to the 1950s, cupping had also been practiced as an auxiliary method in traditional Chinese surgery. In recent years cupping has been growing in popularity, with celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Aniston, David Arquette, and athlete Michael Phelps drawing public attention to the traditional Chinese therapy technique.
 
Currently, cupping therapy is a well-recognized traditional method used for health promotion, prophylaxis, and treatment for a variety of illnesses like: 
Decrease muscle activity which results in pain reduction
Help with muscle relaxation by improving microcirculation, promoting cell repair and angiogenesis in tissues
Promote healing process via increased local tissue metabolism
Activate the lymphatic system to drain excess fluids and toxins
Induce comfort and relaxation on a systemic level
 
In summary Cupping Therapy is a time tested modality that can help with:
Musculoskeletal pain : Muscle adhesion, sciatica, lower back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia
Digestive problems : Bloating, gastric reflux and constipation conditions
Improving respiratory : Cough, asthma and common cold as it breaks up phlegm in your lungs, which will allow you to cough it out while it pushes back the invading pathogens.
Boosting immunity : Falling sick often, seasonal allergies, chronic year round allergies, chronic tiredness 
 

Healing is a whole package deal.

Integrative healthcare is an approach that combines elements of Western and Eastern medicine to address the whole person – mind, body and spirit.
It goes beyond a quick fix mentality and includes taking responsibility for daily choices of what we consume physically and emotionally. 

How do we process and absorb what’s really needed, while eliminating from our life that what doesn’t serve us anymore?
Healing requires a willingness to see things differently.
This first of all means that we are open to a possibility of being with a disease not as with an enemy to be fought but rather a messenger of unconscious unease that just can’t be ignored any longer.
 
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