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Towngate Clinic remains open
The clinic is able to remain open during the current lockdown period.
I am classed as a primary healthcare practitioner regulated by law.
However, I am only able to treat patients who fall under the category of
'urgent care or high need'.
If you feel you fall into this category please ring the clinic to discuss treatment.
I am following the guidance set by the British Acupuncture Council which enables me to continue to give face to face acupuncture treatments.
I am following safe practice measures including stringent sanitising of therapy rooms and the use of PPE.
In 1979 I began work as a massage therapist for an acupuncturist in Preston. Having gained experience working in this busy clinic for 4 years I then opened my own practice offering massage and healing
In 1988 I opened the Towngate Therapy Clinic in Leyland where I continue to work alongside therapists in other disciplines
For more information click on the link: www.towngateclinic.co.uk
Inspired by the work in the Preston clinic I enrolled on the acupuncture training programme at the Northern College of Acupuncture in York and graduated in 1991
This enabled me to offer acupuncture alongside massage and treat more complex external and internal conditions
The way I work is to use the skills of acupuncture, massage, healing and breath work to nurture the natural healing ability of the patient.
The treatment is given in warm, comfortable, surroundings where the patient can relax with confidentiality assured
Over the years I have taught acupressure/massage on adult education courses and to acupuncture students at both the Northern College of Acupuncture in York and Salford University (TCM degree course)
Sharing relaxation, mindful breath work, meditation and Qigong/Tai Chi is an important part of my work. From women recovering from breast cancer in Chorley hospital, and clients attending the 'Gentle Approach to Cancer' programme to patients rehabilitating at 'Heartbeat' in Preston
Tai Chi Classes are suspended at the moment.
I run classes, workshops and retreats in Tai Chi, relaxation and meditation
I love to share this beautiful, mindful practice
For more info please go to: www.elementstaichi.co.uk
A Holistic Approach
Release, Relax, Unwind
"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."
- Lao Tzu
Acupuncture uses fine needles to stimulate the body to heal itself. This age old therapy developed in China hundreds of years ago continues to be used today to treat conditions linked to our modern often stressful life style. Also, a wide range of other conditions with both internal and external symptoms can be helped.
Other Therapies related to Acupuncture
Moxibustion - needle warming technique
Mindful Breath and Relaxation
Massage is a very instinctive treatment. If we bang our elbow the instinct is to rub the area to help it feel better. Therapeutic massage takes this approach to a deeper level and when used in this structured way improves circulation, eases pain, improves stiffness and promotes deep relaxation.
I often use massage in conjunction with acupuncture for muscular/skeletal issues
Teaching people to breath, relax and be more mindful in their lives can help to alleviate pain and the suffering that comes with it.
I teach these simple, life changing techniques to my patients
Get In Touch
Towngate Therapy Clinic
Tel: 01772 456657