Acupuncturist & Massage Therapist
Deborah is a fully qualified Acupuncturist as well as a fully qualified ITEC massage therapist. She holds certificates in swedish and deep tissue massage as well as pregnancy massage. Whilst able to alleviate successfully many muscular conditions through massage alone, where appropriate, she also combines massage with acupuncture to achieve the best results.
This combination is particularly good for sufferers of back, shoulder or joint pain, or for individuals suffering with ingrained muscular issues anywhere in the body. Within the treatment, moxa (dried mugwort) a Chinese herb may be used. The moxa is applied to the end of acupuncture needles and burnt to send heat into the body to further relieve symptoms. Alternately, a moxa stick may also be used without the aid of needles that directs localised heat to the affected region.
If acupuncture needles are used in the treatment they will be left in for 20 minutes to allow for one cycle of qi to circulate in the body to affect the necessary changes. As a qualified Acupuncturist the treatment will be more in depth with some distal point being used and will therefore have more potency than simple dry needling you may receive from a practitioner who is not qualified in Chinese Medicine.
She is a knowledgeable acupuncturist who finds great reward in helping people overcome illness and reach a vibrant level of health.
Deborah is experienced in assisting women and couples who face fertility and conception issues, including IVF support. Deborah has alleviated several issues during the pregnancy such as migraines, morning sickness, joint pain, poor energy levels, strengthening the pregnancy at key points, emotional stress/tension and low back pain. She additionally supports women with any problems that may surface after the pregnancy with postnatal care.
She has also had success using acupuncture to treat a wide range of conditions.
- Migraines and tension headaches
- Common coughs and colds
- Respiratory conditions
- Auto-immune disorders
- Gynaecological issues
- Back pain and Sciatica
- Digestive problems
- Stress and tiredness
- Menopausal issues
- Anxiety, panic attacks and depression
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Emotional Issues
- Allergies such as hay fever
Deborah tailors her treatment method from patient to patient, combining her training in Stems and Branches, classical acupuncture and the more contemporary Five Element acupuncture theory. She looks to address the underlying constitution of a person, as well as the presenting signs and symptoms, in order to promote optimal wellbeing. She frequently uses moxibustion in her treatments that involves the burning of a Chinese herb called mugwort which has a very warming and penetrating quality.
Her practice has been strongly influenced by own her personal recovery, with the aid of acupuncture, from a serious sporting accident several years ago. She has expanded her training to study facial acupuncture and has a special interest in repairing scar tissue with the use of acupuncture.
As a fully qualified massage therapist, she also combines massage with acupuncture, where appropriate, to achieve the best results.
Deborah has been awarded a BSc (Hons) Acupuncture degree by the University of Greenwich, which is accredited by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB) and a Licentiate in Acupuncture (Lic Ac) by the International College of Oriental Medicine.
Deborah is a member of and insured by the BAcC, the British Acupuncture Council.
“I just want to say the massage yesterday was fantastic, for the first time in a while I slept well and the pain in my hips has gone. I would highly recommend Deborah to many friends, especially those that are pregnant. She was brilliant. I look forward to booking her again soon when I eventually get to maternity leave!”