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 medical massage, acupuncture, 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 | £80
Follow up                    60 min | £70
Please note that all individual treatments are offered at the moment only from my home in Highgate, north London. 

Acupuncture (针刺) and Moxibustion (灸)

Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine in which fine needles are inserted at specific acupoints along the body's meridians in order to stimulate the flow of vital energy. When this lifeforce (Qi, 氣) flows abundantly and smoothly it will enhance functional activity of organs, glands and body tissues.
An acupuncture session involves an assessment of your general health, medical history and a physical examination, followed by insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body.
The art of acupuncture and Chinese medicine have been successfully used for thousand of years in providing a holistic approach to body-mind health and well being by treating a wide variety of medical problems.

Traditional Chinese medicine is a medical system that incorporates numerous methods for treating disease and illness. One of them is the use of moxibustion which is a technique that involves the burning of mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), known as moxa, which is an herb that facilitates healing. The purpose of moxibustion is to stimulate the flow of Qi (pronounced “chee”), strengthen the blood and improve general health.
Moxa is excellent therapy for cold conditions, and is often used for symptoms such as menstrual cramps, abdominal or digestive pain, joint pain, and muscle pain, such as in the lower back.
It is especially useful in cold climates.

Tui Na (推拿) - Sports & Medical Massage

This manual therapy originated in ancient China and is believed to be the oldest system of bodywork. It’s one of the four main branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine, along with Acupuncture, Qi Gong, and Chinese herbal medicine.
With ability to treat a wide range of both musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal conditions from a Chinese Medicine perspective, otherwise treated by Osteopathy, Physiotherapy within the West.
The practice of Tui Na includes the use of techniques such as massage, joint manipulation, assisted stretching and applied pressure to release tension from the tissues, to help fire up under-active muscles, to ensure stability and also mobility to the joints, and to give space for the body’s vital substances to flow smoothly. This manual therapy originated in ancient China and is believed to be the oldest system of bodywork. It’s one of the four main branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine, along with Acupuncture, Qi Gong, and Chinese herbal medicine.
With ability to treat a wide range of both musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal conditions from a Chinese Medicine perspective, otherwise treated by Osteopathy, Physiotherapy within the West.
The practice of Tui Na includes the use of techniques such as massage, joint manipulation, assisted stretching and applied pressure to release tension from the tissues, to help fire up under-active muscles, to ensure stability and also mobility to the joints, and to give space for the body’s vital substances to flow smoothly. During the treatment you keep your cloths on unless medicated oils and liniments are preferable to used in order to assist circulation and accelerate the healing of injuries.

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.


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.

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 

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, £100


Daoist 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: 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.
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 

Gua Sha: more than a cosmetic treatment...

Gua sha (Chinese: 刮痧, meaning to "scrape away illness") is one of the oldest recorded forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments and integral part of it (TCM) in which a tools such as bian stone, jade, or ox horn with lubricant liniment to scrape and rub parts of the patient's skin repeatedly in one direction. The aim is to activate blood circulation to dissipate blood stasis. 
In modern medical terms, these fluids contain metabolic waste that has become congested in the skin surface tissues and muscles. Many consider it to be a valuable treatment for both external and internal pain, facilitating the resolution of both acute and chronic disorders.
Sha is the term used to describe blood stasis in the subcutaneous tissue as petechiae. This treatment intentionally raises the rash or petechiae. The toxic fluid (sha), floods to the surface and can be seen in small red, deep purple or light green pools of discolouration. It is also often hot on the area where the "toxic heat" is extracted simultaneously releasing unhealthy bodily matter from blood stasis within sore, tired, stiff or injured muscle areas to stimulate new oxygenated blood flow to the areas, thus promoting metabolic cell repair, regeneration, healing and recovery.
Gua Sha treatment is completely pain free can be used to treat, alleviate and heal: 
chronic degenerative diseases such as migraines, shoulder and back pain, menstrual disorders, insomnia, hypertension, vertigo, chronic infections, sciatica, rheumatoid arthritis, assists lymphatic drainage and much more.

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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