***Anna Stokes - MAcSAp The College of Chinese Medicine, London***
**Member of the Acupuncture Society of Great Britain as an acupressurist**
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Acupressure Practitioner - College of Chinese Medicine - MAcSAp
Anna trained at "The College of Chinese Medicine" with Dragomir Lubomirov FAcS, MPCHM and qualified as a practitioner in acupressure massage. She is a member of the Acupuncture Society of Great Britain.
Acupressure treatment is available to anyone whether it is purely for theraputic reasons or for a particular muscular-skeletal problem. She has a particular interest in treating musicians and being a professional musician herself, feels that she understands the nature of the stresses and strains of being a performer.
Professional Flautist - Royal College of Music - BMus (hons)
Anna is a professional freelance flautist. Since graduating with a First Class Honours from the Royal College of Music, London she has established herself as an orchestral, chamber and solo player performing in high profile concerts across the UK and abroad.
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What Can Acupressure Massage Treatment Be Used For?
1 - Helping patients with common muscular-skeletal conditions including neck, upper & lower back, shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee and ankle problems amongst others, through the application of acupressure massage.
2 - Alternatively, you do not need to come with a specific muscular / skeletal complaint as acupressure massage is a theraputic and relaxing massage in itself. Through the stimulation of specific points on the body together with massage, acupressure treatment it can help increase circulation, the release of toxins, flow of endorphins and help relieve stress.
Member of the Acupuncture Society
The Acupuncture Society is a professional body of acupuncture practitioners recognized by the London Local Authorities on 29th October 1996 under the London Local Authorities Act 1991 section (4).
The Acupuncture Society was formed to promote the development of TCM as an effective medical practice and at the same time to serve as a bridge to modern medicine. Members are bound by a strict Code of Ethics, Rules and Regulations and a Code of Professional Conduct. They are obliged to comply with local health authority safety, hygiene and sterilization requirements and carry full indemnity insurance and attend CPD courses.
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In order to aid the healing process and gain the maximum benefit from any treatment, clients are advised to:-
- Drink plenty of water following treatment to assist the detoxification process of the body
- Avoid smoking and alcohol in order for the body to detoxify naturally
As a professional freelance classical flautist, I see no end of musicians with muscular aches, sprains and pains.
I myself suffered with tennis and golfer's elbow some years ago. In consequence I went for various types of treatment, none of which had any lasting affect. This was until I went for acupressure treatment with Dragomir Lubomirov. In the run up to my acupressure session, I had been practising / playing for many hours a day. It was not my principal instrument (flute) that caused the problem, but tensions in my arms and shoulders that I was not aware of whilst playing the piano. I was busy doing concerts, flute entrance exams to music college and everyday practice and was frustrated by continually hearing physiotherapists and practitioners telling me "Oh well you might have to stop playing for a while" or "This might be a problem for you for the rest of your life"! I felt that they were not looking at my situation from the perspective of a serious musician. "Stopping playing" was not an option!!
I wanted to find a way of sustaining my playing whilst finding out what was at the root of my arm problems. Through talking to Dragomir Lubomirov (acupressurist), my Alexander Technique teacher and addressing the way in which I approached my practice, I gradually began to realise what I had been doing that caused unnecessary tensions in my body.
Following my acupressure treatment with Dragomir, I noticed a huge improvement in my arms and went back for one more acupressure session. Within no time, my problems had gone despite varying treatments from other practioners, none of which had had any lasting affect. I was so interested and impressed by my acupressure treatment that a few years later I decided to researh in to it. I discovered that Dragomir taught acupressure massage amongst a whole host of other things at the College of Chinese Medicine in London. I later studied Advanced Diploma in Acupressure with a view to specifically treating musicians and qualified as an acupressure massage therapist MAcSAp.
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