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152 reviews with an average rating of 5.0
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Fergus
Emma is a fantastic masseuse - she has really unlocked my my neck, shoulders and back which I have been having ongoing trouble with. I would highly recommend her and will certainly be booking again in the near future.
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Sally
I approached Sarah Warman for help with my chronic sciatic pain. Sarah has given me a whole new level of awareness of my body and movement including unhelpful habits all of which feed into my physical as well as mental wellbeing. I always feel so happy, positive and lifted after our sessions.
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Loren
After I hurt my neck I couldn’t find anyone who could bring me any relief. I was lucky to find Joanna, who immediately eased my pain with her combination of acupuncture needles and use of the Bowen technique. Throughout my recovery she was very patient and supportive, providing a calming atmosphere and recommending exercises to help me get stronger and get back to my life.
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Ipek T.
I saw Joanna when I was pregnant and overdue. My hope was to get some acupuncture to try to naturally coax labour, as well as to relax me. I’d had acupuncture elsewhere which hadn’t worked, but was so blown away by my experience with Joanna. She was so caring, diligent and really took the time on both treating me and talking me through what she was doing and offering a lot of helpful hints. I felt instantly different after our session and loved every moment. My only regret is not finding Joanna earlier! I’d definitely recommend her for anyone in pregnancy, whether it’s to relax or help encourage labour.
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Anna Zephaniah
I’ve been visiting Shine for 20 years, now both my adult children and husband do too, with good reason. Our stylist Joanna cuts and colours both mine and my daughter’s hair beautifully and we simply wouldn’t risk going to anyone else. My husband and son both have thick, difficult hair which Joanna transforms each visit, we love her !I always enjoy the whole experience at Shine and would highly recommend.
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Alessia Mela
I wanted to say a big thank you to Shine for booking my appointment for hair and make up for my wedding at a very short notice. Jessica did my hair while Flaminia helped with the make up. They both have been super professional, patient and did exactly what I wanted. They gave me very helpful suggestions and I was really happy with the results. I have received many compliments on my special day and I will definitely recommend both to my friends. If you are struggling with finding a place for your special day, Shine is the place to go!!
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D.Ryan
My partner urged me to book an appointment with Joanna because I was having problems with my knees which made walking, and especially stair climbing, a problem. I also had a longer term problem with insomnia which left me always feeling tired. My initial excuse for not seeing her was that I’d convinced myself that Joanna only treated women. This was reinforced because, for some Man reason, I could not accept that the Bowen treatment my partner had received could possibly be, for me, the success it was for her. That was how I went into the first treatment session. I came out a different person. Joanna is a careful listener, attentively observant and a perceptive deducer of things you think are either irrelevant or too sensitive to mention. Initial feelings of vulnerability dissipate once you appreciate that she cares. That empathy matched with delivery of effective treatment, in my case a combination of Bowen and acupuncture, proved to be a winning combination. I left that first treatment feeling I was floating on air with vanished pain and a need to head for my bed. There was some subsequent relapse but, after each treatment, this gradually diminished until, after half dozen or so appointments, I’m not only free of knee pain but now enjoy uninterrupted and lengthy sleep. It does work and I'm now embarrassed I was so reluctant to see her.
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Michela
I've had several messages with Mattea during my first pregnancy and they've all been wonderful - she is knowledgeable, caring and always keen to tailor her treatments to my needs. She also combines CT and massage which I've found to be very relaxing and beneficial. I would highly recommend her especially to any expectant mums!
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Gemma Rann
I would highly recommend Valeria for acupuncture for labour preparation. She is very knowledgable, kind and made herself available for sessions at short notice. I had two acupuncture sessions with Valeria at 40 weeks and 40 2 for labour preparation. Before my sessions, my labour was not progressing spontaneously and I was told that I’d need an induction to kickstart cervix dilation / labour. Within hours of my second session, my labour started naturally and I had a straightforward delivery and I believe the acupuncture was the main contributing factor. As well as the acupuncture, Valeria provided helpful advice/ exercises for me to practice at home.
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Nut Meg
Carla gave me honest advice and a beautiful cut. I have more confidence to hold my head up high and I will be back. Thank you!
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Natalie Vivienne
Fantastic Brazilian wax by Sevie, thank you. She was thorough, caring, lessened the pain and did a brilliant job. I will be booking again
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Lillian Bond
I saw Marian Fixler for acupuncture throughout my pregnancy. I was new to acupuncture, and I can not imagine a better introduction. Marian's practice, her calm demeanour and her thoughtful advice on a range of topics related to pregnancy really helped me to refocus during what was otherwise a stressful period of time. She offered practical solutions (that worked!) for many of my pregnancy symptoms, including nausea, indigestion, muscle tightness and lower back pain. In addition to acupuncture, Marian introduced me to intentional tapping (to help work through some residual stress I had from my first pregnancy and delivery). I was new to the practice, but I found it incredibly helpful during my pregnancy and ended up tap tapping away during my contractions -- I think it made a real difference. In the time of COVID, I think it is also worth mentioning the space that Marian has created at Shine. The whole team at Shine follows very careful protocols, and Marian's top floor space benefits from beautiful natural light from large windows. Despite the Church Street location, the room is quiet and peaceful and during our sessions I enjoyed hearing the movement of the trees in Abney Park. I can't say enough good things about my experience with Marian and Shine. I look forward to working with her going forward.
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Farrah Nazir
Barbara is the best masseuse I’ve ever had, and I’ve followed her now for a number of years because of her technique. Barbara is so attentive, I’m always so amazed at her ability to balance focussed, deep, technical work on specific areas, with energy, flow and achieving centeredness. I say this because so many masseuses are good at being technical or spiritual but rarely both! Thank you Barbara for your healing work.
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Farrah Nazir
Barbara is the best masseuse I’ve ever had, and I’ve followed her now for a number of years because of her technique. Barbara is so attentive, I’m always so amazed at her ability to balance focussed, deep, technical work on specific areas, with energy, flow and achieving centeredness. I say this because so many masseuses are good at being technical or spiritual but rarely both! Thank you Barbara for your healing work
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Valeria's Client
I had the privilege to be treated by Valeria for 2 years. From the moment we met I knew I had luckily stumbled upon the most knowledgeable, kind, considerate acupuncturist - who is not only an expert in her own field but in the world of fertility in general. Valeria has helped me navigate the complex world of fertility and without her I would still be lost. She has supported me and helped me get through several miscarriages, including a molar pregnancy, and a complicated IVF cycle. The result: a beautiful baby boy, who would not be here if it was not for Valeria's help: her excellent treatment, her unfaltering support, and her endless guidance. Thank you Valeria.
We are so glad to hear this. Thank you for taking the time to write these encouraging words. We are so happy Valeria is at Shine and was able to help you.
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Margaret McCafferty
Danila my massage therapist is incredible. She has been able to address issues that I thought I’d have to put up with indefinitely. She was able to release a trapped nerve which I’ve had for over 20 years and a muscle spasm problem which I’ve had for even longer. I cannot thank her enough for the amazing treatment.
Thank you very much. We will be glad to pass on your lovely review to Danila.
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Alison
I have now had my hair cut twice by Eva at Shine on the Green. She is a wonderful hair stylist and I can honestly say they are the best cuts I have ever had. She takes great care, she works in a very professional way and is very talented. I would highly recommend Eva.
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Rhonda Simmons
First massage therapist ever that took the time to explain the muscles and sent me home with a goody bag of ideas to maintain better health on my neck issues. Linda is much more than a excellent massage therapist, she is clearly there to improve your overall health and wellbeing. I'll be back, hopefully having used the goody bag! 🙂
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Dr. Pippa Graham.
I have PCOS and therefore experienced subfertility. Valeria was recommended by many people and I understand why. Through carefully researched practice, a great deal of experience as well as patience, she gave me confidence, hope and ultimately brought on my periods again which led to the conception of my son. As well as enjoying the thoroughness of Valeria's sessions, both through discussion and practice, she also followed up with relevant research articles which I found particularly valuable. I will be eternally grateful to Valeria for supporting me through a very difficult time in my life. I would recommend her to anyone (and already have!)
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Rachel Millward
This is a review for Osteopathy with Rehana Kapadia.... I've been going to this clinic to have Cranial Osteopathy with the wonderful Rehana Kapadia, for well over a decade. When I started seeing Rehana, I was in my 20s, and experiencing debilitating chronic pain, struggling with mobility, going through major corrective surgeries. Rehana's treatments were safe, when very little was - I am always absolutely confident that she won't trigger a flare up or push my body to do something it isn't ready for. She is gentle in all the ways! And incredibly intelligent, knowledgable and intuitive in the best way - with bags of humility. Over the years I've really appreciated the trust and respect which developed. I came with very complex problems - no one thing could fix them, but I am now free of pain and immobility most of the time, and have a much, much easier life! Rehana treated me through two pregancies and post partum phases, and now treats both my daughters, meeting and treating them on their first day of life! They both really look forward to their termly treatment... they know it will make them feel much easier in their bodies afterwards. If anyone is ill, or has an infection or injury, Rehana is our first port of call. She's helped with ear infections, allergies, bad backs, teething... Massively recommended!
Thanks Rachel
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