Brief details of the current therapists and their particular areas of expertise are given below:
If at any time you would like to discuss any of our therapies or services, please contact our receptionist or Anand Marshall
He undertook post graduate training in Japanese Acupuncture at Westminster University with Dr Stephen Birch.
He was a lecturer, clinical supervisor and course coordinator at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture and Oriental medicine on the BSc Hons Acupuncture course from 2001 until it's closure in 2010.
He was an external examiner on the Acupuncture Module at the College of Naturopathic Medicine.
He currently lectures and is a clinical supervisor at the City College of Acupuncture.
He worked for the NHS from 2001- 2014 in Westminster as part of the complementary medicine project (the first of its kind in Britain) based in Marylebone where GPs referred patients suffering from back pain, joint pains, insomnia and menstrual problems for acupuncture.
He has a special interest in treating male or female infertility.
He runs a busy practice in Wood Green and Harrow.
“I developed severe inflammation of my shoulder joint in my right arm. This caused very painful arm movements and I was unable to lift my arm without excruciating, throbbing pain. …. MR.Marshall performs Japanese Acupuncture, uses very fine needles, which one does not feel at all. I immediately felt relief, within few days the severe pain has gone. …. I have recommended him to my family and friends. I will not use another acupuncturist.”
Mrs L. (Fibromyalgia and Tendonitis of the Shoulder)
Dr D (GP) Chronic Migraine
“I have been treated with acupuncture in the past and always dreaded the sessions although it did help me with my migraine.
I have suffered for more than 30 years and since receiving Anand’s care I have started feeling much better.
Not only was I able to have longer pain free intervals but the attacks were less intense. As for the pain and the fear of needles, this is history! Using Japanese Acupuncture and his particular technique the needling is really not a problem anymore. But where Anand has surpassed my expectations, is his attitude and care he provided me with, session after session; he was there when I needed him and he perfectly played the role of a health advisor…”
Mrs “C” Infertility
“At the time of my first consultation with you, undue stress and a recent history of prolonged illness had resulted in a debilitated immune system. Coupled with an irregular menstrual cycle, I was keen to try alternative medicines practices to improve my ill health and health and hopefully overcome my ‘unexplained infertility’…
… following your regime of acupuncture and prescribed herbs, my health experienced a complete turnaround.. translated into a sustained period of exceptionally good health for me, culminating in a long awaited pregnancy and the birth of my first child.”
Sophie Ball Registered Craniosacal Therapist (RCST)
Sophie graduated in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, training with the Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust (CTET), London. She is a registered member of the Craniosacral Therapy Association UK. She also has a foundation in anatomy, with a focus on how the living body expresses health and disease, and is first-aid trained.Sophie approaches her work with a gentle sensitvity and wisdom. She has experience of working with clients with a wide range of complaints, from physical injuries to longer-term conditions such as chronic fatigue. She is passionate about helping her clients regain their health, vitality and well-being.Her move into biodynamic craniosacral therapy was a natural progression from a life-long interest in health and well being, particularly around the mind-body connection. She has practiced yoga for many years, and has more recently taken up the Japanese martial art Aikido, enjoying the benefits that they each bring to her body and mind.
For Massage, Holistic and Deep Tissue Massage, Remedial & Sports massage and Reflexology
Alice studied at the “Deutsche Shule” Beauty school in Italy, where in addition to the aesthetic education she studied Lymphatic massage, Pregnancy massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology. As a result of her desire to improve her skills she continued her studies at “Diabasi Professional school of massage" where she increased her skills by studying Sports Massage, Deep tissue massage, stretching and more.
She likes to combine techniques in her treatments in order to offer her patients a tailored treatments based upon their individual needs to alleviate muscular pain and achieve an overall state of well-being.
For Ayurvedic herbal medicine
Champika is a registered Traditional Ayurvedic practitioner of the Sri Lankan Ayurvedic Medical Council and Complementary Medical Association UK. She has over 12 years clinical experience, she undertook post graduate studies in applied psychology at university of Portsmouth and her aim is to provide guidance to maintain good physical health, inner balance and personal well being according to Ayurvedic principles. Her treatments range from being prescribed traditional plant formulas, dietary advice according to your constitution, Aurvedic massage, various steam and detoxification therapies (Panchakarma) that bring relief to modern day conditions. She runs a very successful busy practice in Wimbledon.
For Chinese deep tissue and sports/ medical massage (tuina)
Dan graduated from the University of Westminster, London with a Bachelors Degree (Hons) in Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture in 2008. He decided to complement his acupuncture skills with Chinese medical massage (tuina) and completed the tuina diploma course at the Shulan College of Chinese Medicine in Manchester.
To become a more complete practitioner and as such be able to help his patients more efficiently he enrolled in the diploma course of Chinese herbal medicine (ATCM recognized) at Shulan College of Chinese Medicine. At the moment he is able to prescribe herbal medicine under supervision and will be a fully qualified herbalist in 2016.
Dan has a special interest in sports medicine (musculoskeletal problems), respiratory diseases, and skin disorders. He uses tuina, acupuncture, herbs, or a combination of those to give his patients the most effective treatment possible based on their individual needs and wishes.
He is fluent in English and German and has a working knowledge of French and Mandarin Chinese. When he is not busy in clinic he enjoys running and swimming and is passionate about Thai and Chinese cuisine.
Kate Belle- Fortune qualified as an Osteopath in 2004 from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine with a Batchelor of Science in Osteopathic Medicine.
Since graduating she has worked in North London and Essex as a family centred osteopath treating across the spectrum of ages and different conditions.SheI works with the patient to find a solution that is right for them.
At the end of the treatment Kate may apply cooling gel and kinesiology tape to further assist the healing process.
Kate will also provide advice about diet, posture and exercise to help you maintain your health. If it is called for she will advise you to see your GP for any additional investigations and treatments required
Shelley Hopkins ITEC Dip.Holistic, Deep Tissue,Myofascial Release,Pregnancy Massage, Japanese Facial Rejuvenation, Thai Yoga.
Shelley is a professional Massage Therapist specialising in Holistic Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Japanese Facial Rejuvenation and Myofascial Release. These treatments help to alleviate bodily tension and pain, relieve stress, address postural and musculoskeletal issues and induce a state of deep relaxation. Shelley works with each client to help find balance and relief from the tensions of an active or everyday lifestyle.
Shelley has a special interest in the mind, body connection, especially in regards to anxiety and stress and the way they can impact on the body. Shelley uses her skill set and commitment to holistic well being to aid the bodies natural want to heal. She believes the body is a great educator, that massage can bring more awareness to the body, especially at times when we are stressed or in pain.
Shelley was inspired me to study and practice a range of therapeutic treatments after seeing the many benefits of complementary therapies upon both clients and staff in a social care position. Shelley worked for over 12 years for the NHS and a large homeless organisation with clients with a range of issues, mostly centering around mental health and substance use. As an Activity Development Worker Shelley was involved in many community art projects, including spoken word and drama, a homeless choir and art exhibitions. She believes that everybody from any walk of life has a story to tell and a passion or talent that is worth cultivating.