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Can you treat my child?

Acupuncture and aromatherapy are a wonderful, natural way to calm and soothe children, support through illness and improve behaviour and concentration. They are extremely beneficial in common childhood issues such as digestive complaints, repeated infections, ADHD, sleep problems and behavioural issues.

I have experience of working with children with severe and profound learning difficulties and a range of disabilities. I work at a local school for children with special needs providing treatments and teaching the children basic massage skills (and am also a qualified teacher, teaching a couple of afternoons a week). It has been wonderful to see the incredible response they have to treatment and how well they apply their new skills to fellow classmates and family.

Are acupuncture and aromatherapy safe for my children?

Aromatherapy is safe for all ages, although only the gentlest essential oils in low dilution will be used on babies and small children.

Acupuncture is also safe to use with children. Young children are very receptive to treatment and thus require only a small amount of stimulation – not necessarily involving needles. If used, very fine needles are inserted for just a short moment then removed. Older children may retain the needles for longer periods. Acupressure massage can be very effective alone along with the use of cupping and moxa. These are all pain free and often a lot of fun for children to get invloved with and for parents to use at home.

I will not give treatment to a child that is refusing treatment. They will be given time to become comfortable in the environement – have a play and an explore. If the child still refuses any form of treatment, a young child will still receive benefit if one of the parents are treated. Often they’ll decide they’d like to join in now please!

I have undertaken extensive advanced training in the treatment of children with acupuncture, aromatherapy and massage.

What does it cost?

  • Paediatric massage or acupuncture – initial consultation & treatment – £50
  • 45-60 min follow-up appointments – £35
  • 30 min appointments for young children- £20