Acupuncture and Massage for East London in Hackney, E8
"I am really grateful that a contact recommended Tara. I had struggled for 18 months to conceive our second child and all my tests etc. came up clear so I was classed as "unexplained infertility"- very frustrating! Tara told me that she would not give me false hope, but that she felt, with the symptoms that I was presenting, that she could help me in three to six months. In fact I became pregnant after about six weeks and one full menstrual cycle!
"Tara was always very calming and kind. I am quite wimpy and she even ordered me special thin gentle needles! I was also seeing a private gynecologist without much luck, but interestingly her diagnosis did chime with Tara's- not enough blood in my womb. So I took progesterone supplements from 10 days after ovulation as well as acupuncture. But I actually felt very different even on the day that I ovulated. I said to my husband that I felt that something was going on!
"Tara was one of the first people I told when I found out that I was pregnant and was nearly as thrilled as I was. Her treatments also helped to lessen my morning sickness- for which I was very thankful. I am pretty evangelical about Tara and even my husband- who was very cynical about acupuncture, especially after I didn't "click" with two previous therapists- is really impressed and telling his colleagues at work." - S.A, Newham
Pregnancy Massage: I was able to lift my son again
"When I was 6 months pregnant with my second child I had terrible pelvic girdle pain in my hip joint and could barely walk. I had a lot of pain on movement, and it also made sleeping very uncomfortable as it was very painful to turn over even with a pillow between my legs.
I was in pain and very frustrated as I have a toddler, and was unable to take him out for long walks or lift him easily. This was making my life very difficult and my GP referred me for physio, and I had a belt which was very uncomfortable to wear as I could only wear it when standing up. Then a friend suggested Tara and I thought I would give her a try.
Tara treated me every week for a 6 week period and the difference was remarkable. I thought she was an excellent practitioner, she was confident, empathetic, and she gave a wonderful massage. She combined acupuncture and massage which was just what I needed at the time. I always really enjoyed going to see her as I felt she really understood me.
My pain greatly improved and I was able to lift my son and go for walks with him to the park. It didn’t disappear completely, but it became a mild discomfort rather than incapacitating, and I didn’t need to wear the belt anymore. My sleep also rapidly improved; in fact I noticed that from the very first session.
I have always had problems sleeping and was having a difficult pregnancy, quite worried about a lot of things, and the massage really helped me relax. To be honest it was really nice to just have some “me” time, it really helped me connect with my baby and focus on being pregnant at a very busy period in my life with many demands on my time." - N.B, Stratford
Massage for Back Pain: Tara worked wonders
“ …Massage worked wonders – was feeling stressed & tired with knotted shoulders and lower back. All gone after an hour’s massage – wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.” - T.H, Hackney
"Tara is very knowledgeable, incredibly informative with a very calming manner. I was suffering from persistent severe back pain and was open to any treatment she advised. The difference after only a couple of 90 min sessions, incorporating a number of techniques including acupuncture, was astonishing to me. I´ve had 4 or 5 sessions since, am very grateful, and would highly recommend her." - M.L. Hackney
Acupuncture for Children: Very professional and caring
"Tara treated my baby (6month) daughter with acupuncture for constipation. I was skeptical but it worked almost immediately! She seemed very professional and caring, and overcame my fears about sticking needles in a tiny child - seems cruel but my daughter didn't mind at all. Highly recommended." - S.W. Clapton
Aromatherapy Massage: A very talented & caring practitioner
"Tara is a very talented and caring practitioner. I love how she combines different treatments together (massage, acupuncture...) and her aromatherapy massages are amazing. I highly recommend her!"