Testimonials

From the moment you meet Anna you feel a sense of calm and understanding.
The treatment is delivered in a relaxed manner – in fact almost every time I go, I fall asleep!
I always feel much better after the treatment. Would highly recommend.

JD - Events Producer - Brighton

I am so glad I discovered Bowen and Anna! It's like a one stop MOT shop for my body.
From sorting out my carpal tunnel in one visit, to easing the stiffness from a broken wrist and much more besides. I have recommended Anna to many of my friends, family and colleagues and they have all, without exception, noticed fantastic results. Highly recommended.

Julie - Stand up comedian/compere - part time carer - Brighton

Bowen for ME/Chronic Fatigue

Anna is simply amazing. Over the years I have had Bowen treatment from her to help with my recovery from M.E/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, migraines, insomnia and stress.  Bowen has given me effective and lasting relief from these things, as well as a great sense of well-being . I always leave feeling like myself again and am grateful to have found such a talented and skilled practitioner.

Sara- Youth Worker- Yoga Teacher - London

Bowen for Back Pain

For a number of years I have suffered with lower back pain brought on by a number of issues.  In seeking help, I’d tried everything to no avail.  I knew little about Bowen before experiencing it but was open to try anything to help with pain relief and thank goodness I did.  My experience with Bowen has been nothing but positive, helping me considerably.  Anna has continued to be an incredibly supportive, expert practitioner.

Cassie- Actress-York

Having suffered from a bad back for a very long time and having tried almost everything out there, Bowen was suggested by a client of mine (I’m a Barber). This is no understatement, without Anna and Bowen therapy I don’t know where I would be. It is more than 2 years that myself and my family have been seeing Anna for a little tweek now and then, and I have only very good things to say. I highly recommend Anna and Bowen therapy to anyone that has issues with their body.

Mark – Barber – Southwick

Bowen really works.

The therapy takes place in a room that is very calming and relaxing. Then Anna takes the time to ask questions and thoroughly go through any health complaints I may be having.

During the treatment I always feel very relaxed and comfortable.

I also trust the work that Anna is doing and feel that because the treatment is gentle and non invasive, my joints are not being manipulated, I know it is safe.

I have gone to Anna with problems of headaches, back pain and stress and the work she does has really helped to alleviate many of those problems.

Martha - Film Maker - London

Bowen for Migraine and Headaches

I came to see Anna when I was at my wits end with persistent headaches and migraines.  They were often daily, and had become so debilitating that my GP referred me for an MRI scan.  When this came back clear, the only option left was strong daily medication, which I was told had limited chance of working. I was googling headaches when I came across Bowen. I would have tried anything by this point. I had 3 sessions with Anna, but the effect was pretty immediate. The headaches just stopped. At first I found the sessions hard to get used to - they were so gentle, it barely felt like anything was happening, but I quickly came to love them. I would often feel tired at the end of a session, but also relaxed and calm. Since then I have continued to have Bowen every few months.  The headaches have never come back. I cannot recommend Bowen, and Anna, enough.

Anna – Midwife – Brighton

I have suffered from tension headaches due to neck and shoulder tension for most of my adult years.  I tried different therapies which produced short term but not long term relief.  It was not until I tried Bowen Therapy with Anna that I found long term relief which needs only maintainence sessions about every 3 months.  For me this approach has worked.

Barbara – Brighton

Bowen for Knees

Anna Walker was recommended to me by a friend as I had a knee issue. After the treatment I felt elated and also the most relaxed I’ve felt since I was a child.

My knee issue, which had been ongoing for months and was so severe that I had to be on crutches and was not able to put any weight on it, was much improved after the first session, and by the third session was completely healed.

I also noticed an overall improvement in my health in general.

Caia - Contemporary Oil Painter - Brighton

Vortex healing really helped me to calm my emotions and help me feel more balanced to deal with daily life.  It was energising as it felt like my head had been cleared of confusing thoughts. About 5 hours after the therapy I felt very refreshed as though I had had a long and peaceful sleep. Thank you Judith.

Dawn, Mother of 2

After my Vortex Healing session with Judith I felt lifted in my heart, as though something painful had just gone away.  I really did feel different and the feeling has stayed.

RB, Counsellor

My main symptom, which was anxiety in the mornings, has gone!

Alex, after distance healing

Every time I come to see my therapist, Judith, she makes me feel so much lighter, relaxed and full of energy. After every session you feel ready to go back to work, kids, house again.

Hina, Mother of 2

Judith’s kind touch was a moment of sunshine in the storm of a major depressive episode.  It switched off the anxiety and gave me respite, allowing me to experience what it was like to be  ‘back to normal’ the next day.

CH, General Practitioner

That was the best reflexology I’ve ever had!

JL, Physiotherapist

Amazing massage from Judith Peplow, my shoulders and neck feel a million times better! Thank you

Arnold

Having booked in for problems with my legs Judith Peplow has resolved more issues than I knew I had in my back, arms and legs. She has enabled me to continue to walk the moors as well as my farming life. With follow up sessions to settle any new issues I would recommend her body massage to anyone.

Gail Fursdon

Thank you Judith Peplow, the sports massage has really helped with my aching legs ahead of my Marathon, they feel so much better. I have seen Judith at the Haven Clinic over a number of years and I would highly recommend Judith

Zachary Nashed

A lovely relaxing treatment with Julie, friendly, professional and a fabulously gentle and relaxing atmosphere.. Highly recommend a visit for some indulgent "me" time. 

Nicola Wakefield

Wonderful massage, Julie listens to what you need and totally tailors each session for you. Perfect. 

Jinny Parsons

Absolutely great experience, friendly professional and made me feel comfortable and relaxed. Highly recommend. 

Michele Radford

That time was invaluable. I felt I was definitely doing something to improve the health of both me and my baby, which was in complete contrast to the scary things that were happening around us. I would (and do) recommend Nicola to anybody who can get to her for sessions, even five years on, I just recommended her to a pregnant friend this morning.

Anon

Nicola is an amazing practitioner. She’s calm, professional and confident and all of that oozes from her. Unlike experiences I’ve had with other acupuncture practitioners, I barely felt anything and had no unwanted side effects. 5 Years on & I still recommend her to everyone in Devon who asks me about acupuncture. Unfortunately I don’t live close enough anymore, or I’d be up there every week! I tried not to have any expectations beforehand but I was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked and how quickly – it was definitely a lifeline at that point, even though the conventional medics around me at that point were very anti complementary therapies. It brought my pain, blood pressure and overall anxiety level right down.

Dorothy

I found the treatments which I had from you over many years were immensely beneficial in reducing the pain I was experiencing from the arthritis in my joints. This undoubtably helped to delay the time when surgical intervention for both my knee and ankle become imperative. This has greatly increased the chance of these prosthetics lasting me for the rest of my active life! So many thanks.

Peter

Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve had problems with very irregular periods. I could often go for months without having a period. As a teenager, this didn’t worry me, as I had my whole life ahead of me. However, when I reached 30 and got married, my husband and I decided we would like to try to start a family, only to be faced with the problem of horrendously irregular periods. At one point I went for about 3 months without a period, making planning for a baby very difficult.

A friend of mine recommended acupuncture, which I decided might be worth a try, so at the beginning of December, I started seeing an acupuncturist, Nicola Renovich, once a week. I started my treatment in December and became pregnant the following February. Unfortunately, that pregnancy was not to be and I suffered a miscarriage in April. Although disappointed, I decided the best thing to do was to continue my acupuncture and returned for treatment a few weeks after my miscarriage. That month, my menstrual cycle was exactly 28 days long, which has never happened to me before. I know how long it was, because I became pregnant for the second time and that pregnancy has continued successfully, meaning that I am now 29 weeks pregnant.

I have absolutely no doubt that acupuncture contributed directly to my getting pregnant in a very short period of time and would recommend it to anyone!

Teacher

I came to you (Nicola) for fertility support, after 2 years for trying for a baby. We sought medical help via the G.P.  And acupuncture alongside, at the time for both my husband and I.

For me, I felt our initial conversation was really significant to me, for the first time in my life I opened up about my ‘lifestyle’. I believed I was mad because I had to constantly live on Imodium tablets, sometimes taking 3 a day. When you suggested I remove wheat from my diet, initially I was reluctant, however it was my answer. I wasn’t mad after all, I conceived within six weeks to a healthy little girl and had an amazing pregnancy.

2 years 9 months later, we welcomed our second baby into the family and four months ago, we had our third baby. Whilst we had sought help via the medical route, all three conceptions were entirely natural and intervention free and we returned to standard midwifery care during the pregnancies.
I don’t know what happened during that time, all I know, I got more than the outcome I desired and still to this day, cannot entertain wheat.

Lucy

Involved in the teaching of human physiology for a number of years, I had a general interest in acupuncture, the fact that it did seem to be effective in certain situations and it's possible mechanism of action.

It was a year or two after formal retirement, that I began to get what were clearly arthritic pains in the joints of some of my fingers. These became sufficiently painful sometimes that I felt the need for some therapeutic action. Reluctant to use conventional anti-inflammatory durgs at this stage, I sought help through acupuncture on the basis that, if it can work (even if not for everyone), I would give it a try.

It has, in fact, been remarkably efective in easing the pain so that, althorugh it flares up a bit in cold/damp wiather, the level remains almost continuously low and largely almost insignificant. Subsequent problems with a knee joint have also been considerably eased by the same therapy.

I do recommend acupuncture to friends & associates as a possible way of easing joint problems (whilst making it clear that it does not always work for everyone).

Tony. Retired Teacher

Having acupuncture has been such a positive thing for me and I would definitely have more in the future. Thank you!

Dawn

I began treatment with many long-standing major problems and multitudinous minor ones. Felt completely disconnected and despairing of ever sorting it all. 4 months on, and it's still a work in progress, but feeling 'whole' for the first time in 20 years. Symptoms have consolidated down to only 3 or 4 discrete issues, and I'm now strong enough to be worked on at a deeper level to begin clearing what remains. I thoroughly recommend Acupuncture as a therapy, and Nicola as a Practitioner. She's cool, calm, knowledgeable - and listens. Very professional and well worth the 40 miles I have to travel to see her.

Jay. 55 yr old Administrator for Author

I expected to experience an improvement (I hoped relatively quickly) and fortunately this was correct. (I experienced) increased movement and pain reduction in my shoulder/arm (especially after my first treatment). Also painful wrist has been helped. (I'm) pleased with the improvement and it is also a relaxing experience. I would recommend the treatment to anyone with muscular pain like myself

Pauline (age 66) Treatment for very painful shoulder/arm with ex

I have been having acupuncture with Nicola for several months and find the treatments very beneficial on all levels...

Nicola has a warm and caring manner...I very much enjoy having acupuncture with Nicola and really look forward to the sessions each month.

Becky, Intervention Worker

I found Nicola most welcoming and put me at ease...I found the Acupuncture treatment effective and profoundly relaxing and would not hesitate to recommend it. I am looking forward to my next appointment.

Margaret

Acupuncture sessions with you Nicola, brought back to me a great sense of well-being following a sad and difficult period in my life just previous to my move to the West Country. This did so much to enable my smooth integration in the life down here. Thank you so much Nicola.

Joyce, Retired.

Please describe what you came to have Acupuncture for:
Pain in back and right leg and headaches caused by living with constant pain. Frozen left shoulder due to lost right arm, meaning my left arm over working.

How did you benefit from treatment?
Like a wrecked car that has been fixed. Feel I have increased quality of life, happiness and well being.

How would you describe your overall experience of having Acupuncture with Nicola?
Although not expecting anything too positive in the beginning, I felt with no other options (have tried other treatments, such as massage and cranial sacral - they were good but not effective for my long term hopes) it was worth trusting Nicola as she is very calm and gives one a sense of empathy and without getting hopes up too much takes you on a journey to a place where your body gains a sense of balance - that had been lost in life before this treatment.

Did you experience any side effects to Acupuncture treatment?
Yes there were days when I felt worse worse as an effect of the treatment. But began to realise that energies within my body were moving and without getting too mystical there was the sense of blocks and darker energies being released somehow.


Please describe what you expected from Acupuncture treatment and whether the actual experience differed from your expectations in any way:
I had had acupuncture instead of pain killers whilst in hospital many years ago (it did cause a problem at the time as the NHS were not too familiar with the practise). However I was not expecting anything positive. My pain was such that just the act of actively attempting treatment was a form of distraction from much of the mental discomfort I was having. Like planning a holiday gets you through the days before a holiday.

How long ago was your last session, and how are the problems now that you first came to have treatment for?
Nearly 2 years ago. The specific problems were fixed (if this is the right term) in the sense that pain level is way down and easily managed without pain killers...

What did you value most about coming for Acupuncture Treatment?
The thought that there would be an end to the pain as well as an end to treating the pain...

Would you recommend Acupuncture with Nicola to anyone?
I have recommended Nicola to several people over the years. Today a friend with severe back problems caused me to visit this site to pass on Nicolas details. Hence reason for completing this questionnaire.

53 yr old, software engineer

I have known Robert Long for many years and have valued his gifts as an acupuncturist, healer and masseur. He has put me back on track on so many occasions when my body was struggling. Rob is a huge asset to any team of alternative therapists. Reliable and easy to talk to, his gifts to his clients are many, and my friends and I would not be the people we are today without his invaluable help.

Bridget C

I cannot recommend Rob highly enough - over a period of 15 years, I’ve found him impressively skilled and extremely professional. As a practitioner he has a refreshingly down-to-earth, flexible and intuitive approach, accompanied by excellent communication skills. I find him to be a very safe practitioner who also provides balanced and well-informed advice.

Sue P

I have found Rob Long quite the best practitioner with whom I’ve had the fortune to engage. Empathic, attentive but with a clear resolve to achieve results, Rob's treatment had an immediate effect on my chronic migraine condition. I went from three to four migraines per week to just one every six weeks. I can whole-heartedly recommend Rob Long as an acupuncturist of great experience and utmost professionalism.

Chris W

I saw Rob very regularly in Truro, Cornwall. Thanks to Rob’s expertise, skill and passion for acupuncture, I was rescued many times from terrible sciatic pain. Our loss here in Cornwall is certainly Devon’s gain. A true professional.

James D

Rob Long was recommended to me nearly twenty years ago. I was at a critical point in my life, with recent past traumas and big challenges ahead, so I needed to be at my best - physically, emotionally, psychologically, even spiritually.

Lynn D

Rob Long was recommended to me after a cycling accident. My left knee was damaged and prescribed painkillers weren’t working. Rob took the time to understand exactly the difficulties I faced. I wasn’t a fan of needles, however I was reassured that the whole process was explained to me and was actually remarkably painless. Thank you Rob!

Adam J

I have visited Rob for some time now, and would highly recommend him. He has always provided excellent treatments; acupuncture for menopause symptoms and general wellbeing, and Traditional Chinese Massage for a shoulder injury. Wonderful!

Deana R

Rob has treated me twice monthly for 12 years and is a superb acupuncturist and healer. He has also treated most of my overseas family, helping immeasurably with, amongst other things, their jet lag. I am now 80 years old and feel Rob has played a major part in my overall wellbeing. From general aches and pains to more specific treatments like arthritis and frozen shoulder he has been able to give me great relief. As he now lives in Devon, Cornwall’s loss is Devon’s gain!

Ann B

I have been a patient of Rob's for about 20 years. He has treated me for various things, both physical and emotional; always with great understanding, kindness, and sympathy. I now count him as a friend who also happens to be an extremely good acupuncturist!

Rose B

I have known Rob Long for nearly 20 years. I started seeing Rob for treatment for asthma and general well-being. Over the years I have also received treatment for sciatica and other ailments, especially peri-menopause. After all sessions with Rob I have seen a significant improvement and would thoroughly recommend his services to anyone. Rob is an amazing practitioner who is also a great listener. I trust him implicitly.

Suzy G

For over twenty years Rob has been my Acupuncturist. In this I have found him to be knowledgeable, caring, skilled and easy to be with. Well-read and impressively grounded in Chinese medicine, he has been able to explain his treatments in layman's terms; with both feet firmly on the ground! When you find a practitioner with Rob's quality and integrity, they are like a sound life investment that’s well worth hanging on to. Practitioners like this are so rare!

Chris P

Rob Long gave me my first introduction to experiencing Qi. The results have never failed to impress me, and so he has treated me now for many years. This, combined with Rob’s Daoist ‘healing hands’ techniques, means that I couldn’t recommend anybody better if you were wanting to maximise your energy and feel like a ‘new person’. I also had the absolute pleasure of one-on-one training from Rob in Qi Gong. There is no one else who I've trusted so much to cultivate my energy

Baz C

I was treated by Rob over a number of years, and found him to be an excellent practitioner who was attentive, practical and sensitive. He listens well and explains each treatment clearly, giving useful advice. I always felt that he immediately understood my needs. He is also a very nice man who brings a wealth of life experience to his work as an Acupuncturist! I would recommend him highly.

Christine T

To say that I value Rob’s expertise and intuition would be a gross understatement. Having gone to him for help with late onset labour, he immediately raised a ‘red flag’ that quite possibly saved the life of my daughter. My baby was born via emergency C-section and then spent a week in ICU. Had Rob not picked up that something was wrong I honestly don’t know what might have happened. (Nobody else had). After this traumatic experience I suffered severe itching and blisters all over my body, which were treated unsuccessfully with medication. I also had extreme anxiety. One session with Rob and the blisters and itching subsided, and he somehow switched off my anxiety! Everyone needs Rob Long in their health toolbox.

Lucy C

I have attended Rob Long's acupuncture clinic for 10 years. He has treated my painful knees, shoulders, thumbs, wrists and neck, as well as 'balancing up' meridians as necessary. I have always felt a whole lot better after each treatment.

Eileen T

My first visit to Rob was for a very acute shoulder that refused to settle despite many visits to a chiropractor. After only a couple of Rob’s treatments my shoulder function was returned to normal and I have happily continued seeing him ever since for treatment of many general health problems.

Monica D

I found my sessions with Rob Long extremely helpful and satisfactory. His treatments definitely contributed to the recovery of my voice and my recovery generally from a major operation. He is also very good company and we enjoyed each others' conversations. Many thanks to him.

Tom Walker

Writing on behalf of my Father who travelled up yesterday from Cornwall to see Rob Long for Acupuncture.  He has been suffering a lot of pain due to Rheumatoid Arthritis style symptoms.  After the initial consultation and treatment he felt much better and could feel his feet again.  Rob is extremely talented, professional and knowledgeable and I am extremely grateful for his help.  He will definitely be back for a course of treatment. Thank you Rob.

Sarah

I have been having Massage and Reiki with Sarah to manage pain from long Covid. The therapies are helping hugely and I cannot recommend this lovely clinic highly enough.

Ruth Lerew

I had a wonderful massage from Sarah! She made it extra special with lots of little personal touches and by intuitively focussing on what my body needed most at the the time. I was surprised to actually feel more energised and focused afterwards rather than just relaxed. The space is beautiful and nurturing, which just complements the experience wonderfully xx

Caroline

Sarah has a naturally calming, grounded presence that brings me into my body and soul. She both listens to my needs and uses her intuition to create a warm open space and reminds me to give myself what I need. She has an incredible breadth of knowledge and wisdom which she readily shares. I have enjoyed her yoga, meditation, massage and retreat days over the last few years and I would really recommend a session to everyone.

Bex

I had an Ayurveda Massage with Virginia on Saturday, highly recommend treating yourself!! The Haven has a lovely spa feel. I literally floated away after my treatment and will definitely will be back for more. Thanks Virginia

Anon

Thank you Virginia for an amazing Ayurveda hour - a beautifully fluid and flowing massage with warm oil. So grateful, it was magical and made my weekend. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Anon

Involved in the teaching of human physiology for a number of years, I had a general interest in acupuncture, the fact that it did seem to be effective in certain situations and it's possible mechanism of action.

It was a year or two after formal retirement, that I began to get what were clearly arthritic pains in the joints of some of my fingers. These became sufficiently painful sometimes that I felt the need for some therapeutic action. Reluctant to use conventional anti-inflammatory durgs at this stage, I sought help through acupuncture on the basis that, if it can work (even if not for everyone), I would give it a try.

It has, in fact, been remarkably efective in easing the pain so that, althorugh it flares up a bit in cold/damp wiather, the level remains almost continuously low and largely almost insignificant. Subsequent problems with a knee joint have also been considerably eased by the same therapy.

I do recommend acupuncture to friends & associates as a possible way of easing joint problems (whilst making it clear that it does not always work for everyone).

Tony. Retired Teacher

I found the treatments which I had from you over many years were immensely beneficial in reducing the pain I was experiencing from the arthritis in my joints. This undoubtably helped to delay the time when surgical intervention for both my knee and ankle become imperative. This has greatly increased the chance of these prosthetics lasting me for the rest of my active life! So many thanks.

Peter

Having acupuncture has been such a positive thing for me and I would definitely have more in the future. Thank you!

Dawn

I began treatment with many long-standing major problems and multitudinous minor ones. Felt completely disconnected and despairing of ever sorting it all. 4 months on, and it's still a work in progress, but feeling 'whole' for the first time in 20 years. Symptoms have consolidated down to only 3 or 4 discrete issues, and I'm now strong enough to be worked on at a deeper level to begin clearing what remains. I thoroughly recommend Acupuncture as a therapy, and Nicola as a Practitioner. She's cool, calm, knowledgeable - and listens. Very professional and well worth the 40 miles I have to travel to see her.

Jay. 55 yr old Administrator for Author

I expected to experience an improvement (I hoped relatively quickly) and fortunately this was correct. (I experienced) increased movement and pain reduction in my shoulder/arm (especially after my first treatment). Also painful wrist has been helped. (I'm) pleased with the improvement and it is also a relaxing experience. I would recommend the treatment to anyone with muscular pain like myself

Pauline (age 66) Treatment for very painful shoulder/arm with ex

I have been having acupuncture with Nicola for several months and find the treatments very beneficial on all levels...

Nicola has a warm and caring manner...I very much enjoy having acupuncture with Nicola and really look forward to the sessions each month.

Becky, Intervention Worker

It has been a great help with my localised pain - in my knees and back. With the back up of the Chinese Herbs, it has also helped my phlegm a lot.

Lola, Ashburton

Acupuncture sessions with you Nicola, brought back to me a great sense of well-being following a sad and difficult period in my life just previous to my move to the West Country. This did so much to enable my smooth integration in the life down here. Thank you so much Nicola.

Joyce, Retired.

Writing on behalf of my Father who travelled up yesterday from Cornwall to see Rob Long for Acupuncture.  He has been suffering a lot of pain due to Rheumatoid Arthritis style symptoms.  After the initial consultation and treatment he felt much better and could feel his feet again.  Rob is extremely talented, professional and knowledgeable and I am extremely grateful for his help.  He will definitely be back for a course of treatment. Thank you Rob.

Sarah

I had an Ayurveda Massage with Virginia on Saturday, highly recommend treating yourself!! The Haven has a lovely spa feel. I literally floated away after my treatment and will definitely will be back for more. Thanks Virginia

Anon

Thank you Virginia for an amazing Ayurveda hour - a beautifully fluid and flowing massage with warm oil. So grateful, it was magical and made my weekend. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Anon

Absolutely great experience, friendly professional and made me feel comfortable and relaxed. Highly recommend. 

Michele Radford

From the moment you meet Anna you feel a sense of calm and understanding.
The treatment is delivered in a relaxed manner – in fact almost every time I go, I fall asleep!
I always feel much better after the treatment. Would highly recommend.

JD - Events Producer - Brighton

I am so glad I discovered Bowen and Anna! It's like a one stop MOT shop for my body.
From sorting out my carpal tunnel in one visit, to easing the stiffness from a broken wrist and much more besides. I have recommended Anna to many of my friends, family and colleagues and they have all, without exception, noticed fantastic results. Highly recommended.

Julie - Stand up comedian/compere - part time carer - Brighton

Bowen for ME/Chronic Fatigue

Anna is simply amazing. Over the years I have had Bowen treatment from her to help with my recovery from M.E/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, migraines, insomnia and stress.  Bowen has given me effective and lasting relief from these things, as well as a great sense of well-being . I always leave feeling like myself again and am grateful to have found such a talented and skilled practitioner.

Sara- Youth Worker- Yoga Teacher - London

Bowen for Back Pain

For a number of years I have suffered with lower back pain brought on by a number of issues.  In seeking help, I’d tried everything to no avail.  I knew little about Bowen before experiencing it but was open to try anything to help with pain relief and thank goodness I did.  My experience with Bowen has been nothing but positive, helping me considerably.  Anna has continued to be an incredibly supportive, expert practitioner.

Cassie- Actress-York

Having suffered from a bad back for a very long time and having tried almost everything out there, Bowen was suggested by a client of mine (I’m a Barber). This is no understatement, without Anna and Bowen therapy I don’t know where I would be. It is more than 2 years that myself and my family have been seeing Anna for a little tweek now and then, and I have only very good things to say. I highly recommend Anna and Bowen therapy to anyone that has issues with their body.

Mark – Barber – Southwick

Bowen really works.

The therapy takes place in a room that is very calming and relaxing. Then Anna takes the time to ask questions and thoroughly go through any health complaints I may be having.

During the treatment I always feel very relaxed and comfortable.

I also trust the work that Anna is doing and feel that because the treatment is gentle and non invasive, my joints are not being manipulated, I know it is safe.

I have gone to Anna with problems of headaches, back pain and stress and the work she does has really helped to alleviate many of those problems.

Martha - Film Maker - London

Bowen for Migraine and Headaches

I came to see Anna when I was at my wits end with persistent headaches and migraines.  They were often daily, and had become so debilitating that my GP referred me for an MRI scan.  When this came back clear, the only option left was strong daily medication, which I was told had limited chance of working. I was googling headaches when I came across Bowen. I would have tried anything by this point. I had 3 sessions with Anna, but the effect was pretty immediate. The headaches just stopped. At first I found the sessions hard to get used to - they were so gentle, it barely felt like anything was happening, but I quickly came to love them. I would often feel tired at the end of a session, but also relaxed and calm. Since then I have continued to have Bowen every few months.  The headaches have never come back. I cannot recommend Bowen, and Anna, enough.

Anna – Midwife – Brighton

I have suffered from tension headaches due to neck and shoulder tension for most of my adult years.  I tried different therapies which produced short term but not long term relief.  It was not until I tried Bowen Therapy with Anna that I found long term relief which needs only maintainence sessions about every 3 months.  For me this approach has worked.

Barbara – Brighton

Bowen for Knees

Anna Walker was recommended to me by a friend as I had a knee issue. After the treatment I felt elated and also the most relaxed I’ve felt since I was a child.

My knee issue, which had been ongoing for months and was so severe that I had to be on crutches and was not able to put any weight on it, was much improved after the first session, and by the third session was completely healed.

I also noticed an overall improvement in my health in general.

Caia - Contemporary Oil Painter - Brighton

I came to [Nicola] for fertility support, after 2 years for trying for a baby. We sought medical help via the G.P.  And acupuncture alongside, at the time for both my husband and I.

For me, I felt our initial conversation was really significant to me, for the first time in my life I opened up about my 'lifestyle'... I conceived within six weeks to a healthy little girl and had an amazing pregnancy...

Lucy

Ever since I was a teenager, I've had problems with very irregular periods. I could often go for months without having a period...A friend of mine recommended Acupuncture...so at the beginning of December I started seeing Nicola once a week. I started my treatment in December and became pregnant the following February...

I have absolutely no doubt that Acupuncture contributed directly to my getting pregnant in a very short period of time and would recommend it to anyone!

Teacher

Having acupuncture was a really calming experience and felt like a positive thing to do while undergoing fertility treatment.

Project Manager

That time was invaluable. I felt I was definitely doing something to improve the health of both me and my baby, which was in complete contrast to the scary things that were happening around us. I would (and do) recommend Nicola to anybody who can get to her for sessions, even five years on, I just recommended her to a pregnant friend this morning.

Anon

Nicola is an amazing practitioner. She’s calm, professional and confident and all of that oozes from her. Unlike experiences I’ve had with other acupuncture practitioners, I barely felt anything and had no unwanted side effects. 5 Years on & I still recommend her to everyone in Devon who asks me about acupuncture. Unfortunately I don’t live close enough anymore, or I’d be up there every week! I tried not to have any expectations beforehand but I was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked and how quickly – it was definitely a lifeline at that point, even though the conventional medics around me at that point were very anti complementary therapies. It brought my pain, blood pressure and overall anxiety level right down.

Dorothy

I came to you (Nicola) for fertility support, after 2 years for trying for a baby. We sought medical help via the G.P.  And acupuncture alongside, at the time for both my husband and I.

For me, I felt our initial conversation was really significant to me, for the first time in my life I opened up about my ‘lifestyle’. I believed I was mad because I had to constantly live on Imodium tablets, sometimes taking 3 a day. When you suggested I remove wheat from my diet, initially I was reluctant, however it was my answer. I wasn’t mad after all, I conceived within six weeks to a healthy little girl and had an amazing pregnancy.

2 years 9 months later, we welcomed our second baby into the family and four months ago, we had our third baby. Whilst we had sought help via the medical route, all three conceptions were entirely natural and intervention free and we returned to standard midwifery care during the pregnancies.
I don’t know what happened during that time, all I know, I got more than the outcome I desired and still to this day, cannot entertain wheat.

Lucy

Amazing massage from Judith Peplow, my shoulders and neck feel a million times better! Thank you

Arnold

Wonderful massage, Julie listens to what you need and totally tailors each session for you. Perfect. 

Jinny Parsons

I found Anna to be very professional whilst also connecting on a very warm and understanding level. She has a good depth of knowledge of the issues I discussed with her and I felt very confident in her diagnosis. I was amazed at the results of the treatment as I had been dealing with the issues for years and with in just a month I had seen myself change dramatically -  emotionally physically and mentally.

Lucy – Artist – London

During my first Homeopathy appointment, after chatting to Anna for an hour about all my health issues I felt more relaxed as though I had talked to a counsellor. That was before I took any remedies!

My main concern then was my mental state as I was going through a very stressful time. She gave me a remedy to take over three nights and within a day of finishing the course, I started to feel more relaxed and positive. It was a wonderful feeling.

Since then she has continued to treat and support me through even more stressful times for anxiety and also I have taken a remedy for lowering blood glucose which has proved to be successful.

I would recommend Anna to anyone who would like to try Homeopathy as she has been a great help to me.

Sally – Retired - Telscombe Cliffs

I have been having Massage and Reiki with Sarah to manage pain from long Covid. The therapies are helping hugely and I cannot recommend this lovely clinic highly enough.

Ruth Lerew

Thank you Judith Peplow, the sports massage has really helped with my aching legs ahead of my Marathon, they feel so much better. I have seen Judith at the Haven Clinic over a number of years and I would highly recommend Judith