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152 reviews with an average rating of 5.0
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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! 🙂
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!)
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!
I benefited hugely from Valeria's input whilst going through IVF treatment for my 2 children. She is extremely knowledgeable and conscientious in her approach. Valeria's weekly session provided me with space where I could truly 'let go'. When undergoing IVF it was important for me to really trust the advice I was being given - with Valeria I felt confident in all that she offered.
I have been seeing Valeria for acupuncture for a few years now for various reasons from back pain to fertility. She is extremely knowledgable and also very caring, and I have found the treatments to be effective and relaxing. I can't recommend her enough!
Robi, Yoga Teacher
Thai Yoga Massage with Danila has been life changing for me. I had issues with stiffness and tension in my shoulders, upper back and neck, due to my work; these issues were starting to affect my yoga practice and my daily life. Danila carefully examined and treated those areas with her skilful and intuitive treatments, and i felt refreshed and relaxed after the first session. After years of deep tissue, and very little improvements, I decided to try Thai Yoga massage after having experienced some of its benefits while in Thailand. With regular sessions, Danila restored a healthy mobility in my shoulders and relieved me of the pain in my neck. I left every session feeling rested and balanced but at the same time energised and stretched. My posture and flexibility have improved considerably. Her effective stretches and caring approach worked on different levels, helping me to stay flexible and healing my pains.
So pleased to have found Leon. Whether it’s pain from stress, sport or long standing creakiness he’s always been able to help. I like his friendly and focused approach. An inspired and very effective osteopath.
Leon is a genius osteopath, intuitive and effective. I was recommended by a friend and I’ve been coming back since, I notice the biggest difference right away. Highly recommend
Leon is a brilliantly skilled Osteopath. Whilst making you feel very cared for he also articulates what he is working on to help us understand our bodies better. As a dancer he is aware of the demands on the body and works with you to bring about ultimate function and comfort in movement, also suggesting exercises to do outside of the therapy room so you have knowledge to take away with you. Couldn't recommend enough
I went to Leon with a back problem that has troubled me for years. In a single session he identified the problem and gave me some exercises to work with at home. He didn't tell me that I needed to come back for a follow up, but left it to me to contact him if I felt the need. That single session has completely changed my attitude to my back. I'm no longer terrified when I feel it twinge that if I carry on exercising to keep fit it will lead to long term disaster. I now turn to the exercises he gave me to settle it and carry on. Brilliant.
I had the most fantastic craniosacral treatment with Mattea last weekend. She quickly identified various niggles I\'d been experiencing and really helped ease the stiffness and pain in my lower back and hip. The treatment was profoundly relaxing and re-energising at the same time, and I have slept much better this week. Mattea has such a gentle, calm manner too, which adds to the relaxing experience. Highly recommended!
Thanks Caroline, I will pass on your kind words to Mattea.
I had a great Osteo session with Leon Baugh. Thank you! I was also very impressed with the fact that there is Who Gives a Crap toilet paper (100 % bamboo and recycled toilet paper) and recyclable plastic bags in the bin in the toilet. Good to see a business with a conscience.
Can’t recommend Marian Fixler enough! I have received acupuncture from her to help me cope with a difficult time in my life and she has helped me unbelievable amounts! She also ran a group tapping session which was really powerful and gave me a tool to use daily to cope with general anxiety. Will definitely continue to see her!
Thanks Felicity, will pass on your kind words
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