5 Element & TCM Acupuncture
Massage & Bodyworks
M. 07801 991244
James began his studies and career in theatre design; he enjoyed a successful career in this field for 10 years working in film, theatre and events. Looking for a change he took a job with neals yard remedies as a retail designer, it was here that became inspired to work and train in complementary therapies and where he first met Jo.
James has worked extensively in the health and social work field, specialising in counselling people with mental health and dependency issues. It was when working in a rehab centre for people recovering from addiction that James first discovered the profound effects of acupuncture. In 1998 James studied auricular acupuncture and went on to work with young unaccompanied refugees and care leavers. He won a millennium award to set up an acupuncture service for young homeless people with dependency issues at a renowned London day centre. This saw James winning the Londoners of London award.
Alongside this James developed a passion for working with the body and physical therapy; initially training in remedial massage. James went on to study deep tissue & sports massage, soft tissue release, trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques and reiki healing.
In 2004 James completed a three-year course in five element acupuncture and qualified as a licensed acupuncturist (Lic.Ac). Since qualifying, he has gone onto study many variations of acupuncture in particular, muscular and skeletal pain.
James went on to develop acupuncture services within the voluntary sector. he set up clinics specialising in working with vulnerable people in collaboration with the Thames reach, the connection at St Martins, Westside support services. James is an active member of world medicine, an NGO that brings complementary therapy relief to disadvantaged parts of the world. he has recently returned from Gaza, where he worked with adults and children suffering post-traumatic stress disorder.
His experience has shown him how versatile and far-reaching acupuncture is as a healing tool. treatments can be combined with massage and healing to meet the needs of the individual