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BA(hons), BSc(hons), ITEC, MTI, LicAc, MBAcC

Traditional Acupuncture & Holistic Bodywork

Ania offers treatments in Traditional Acupuncture and Holistic Bodywork. Her aim is to work with individuals in a nurturing and holistic manner to help them find ease, balance and freedom in their body, mind and spirit.

Ania studied Acupuncture at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading (www.acupuncturecollege.org.uk) from 2004, where she gained a first class BSc(hons) degree. More than three years training brought together the profound ideas of yin-yang theory (using Traditional Chinese Medicine) and the Five Elements (using Five Element constitutional diagnosis). Ania uses this ancient wisdom to treat a range of conditions and to naturally restore, promote and maintain good health and wellbeing.

Ania is also an experienced bodywork practitioner. She studied Holistic Massage at the Academy of Natural Health in London in 2002 (www.massage.org.uk), gaining a diploma from the International Therapy Examination Council as well as the Massage Training Institute. She has since trained in myofascial release and clinical massage techniques with JING, the UK’s foremost institute for advanced massage training (www.jingmassage.com). Ania is committed to ongoing professional development and has completed various other post-graduate courses, including deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, abdominal and visceral massage, pregnancy massage, holistic pulsing, ayurvedic massage and counselling skills.

Ania is currently undertaking a 2-year training in Craniosacral Biodynamics, a gentle and non-invasive therapy using light touch to listen to the body and support its innate ability to re-balance itself.

Before pursuing her career in alternative medicine, Ania obtained a BA(hons) in nursing and worked within specialist fields of children’s surgery. Ania has also been a dedicated yoga practitioner for over fifteen years. Her yoga and meditation practice and her study with world-class teachers continue to inspire and inform her work with clients.

Ania is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and the Massage Training Institute. She is bound by Codes of Ethics and Safe Practice and uses procedures approved by the Department of Health.

Visit Ania's website at www.aniaszczepanik.com

Traditional Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a system of healing based on over 2,500 years of development and refinement in the Far East. According to traditional Chinese philosophy, our health is dependent on the body's motivating energy - known as qi - moving in a smooth and balanced way through a series of meridians (channels) beneath the skin. The flow of qi can be disturbed by many physical, mental and emotional factors.

A thorough consultation, together with pulse diagnosis and assessment of your tongue, allows your individual underlying patterns of disharmony to be identified. A personalised treatment plan is then established. By inserting very fine needles into the channels of energy, the body's own healing response is stimulated, helping to restore a natural balance.

Clinical research continues to demonstrate the effectiveness of traditional acupuncture in treating a wide range of illnesses. Acupuncture is as much about the maintenance of health as the management of disease, and the benefits frequently include more than just relief from a particular condition. Many people find that it can also lead to an enhanced sense of overall wellbeing and vitality.

See www.acupuncture.org.uk for more information.

Holistic Bodywork
Holism from the Greek 'whole' understands a person as an interconnected physical, mental, emotional and spiritual being. Using a holistic approach, Ania's bodywork allows the body to release pain, tension and strain, settle emotions, balance energy flow and increase vitality.

Pre-treatment consultation establishes your individual needs. A range of strokes, pressures, movements and still holds are blended to create a unique treatment for you. Ania uses her hands and presence to sensitively listen to your body and help you settle into calmness, bringing about a deep relaxation and sense of well-being.

Treatment can address acute pain and discomfort or long-standing problems, both physical and emotional, and can provide on-going support and space to reconnect with yourself amidst the changes and challenges that our busy lives bring.

“Ania’s warm manner, thorough interview and listening skills and her innate ability to accurately diagnose and treat, all combine to create a comprehensive healing and balancing environment for the client. I would unhesitatingly recommend her acupuncture services.” Shelly, SOMA Practitioner.

“Massage with Ania is always nurturing and sensitive to your needs - be it a pick-me-up or a calm-me-down or easing out sore muscles. I always leave feeling utterly relaxed, rebalanced and renewed.” Sarah, Teacher.

“Ania is a unique therapist with a true gift. Every session is different, and I am immensely grateful for the profound emotional, spiritual and material changes that have resulted from this beautiful and mysterious process of Ania's treatment over the last few years.” Mohamed, Development Consultant.

"The treatment was wonderful - I felt I had been taken on a journey into a rather magical natural place. The pain in my right leg has virtually gone after the treatment - quite amazing as this is a difficult one to shift! I also feel as if my inner energy is much calmer and more focused. I found Ania a really gifted practitioner. She was so calm and centered - her touch was just right - firm but gentle. And I felt very safe - Ania emanated an aura of grounded integrity." Josephine, University Tutor

“Ania has a way of listening beyond words, so that you feel she's already beginning to get a sense of you from the start. And her reaction is one of acceptance and compassion. For me this is what has unlocked everything: if we can feel understood even before we start speaking, then what follows is the truth, and having the space - and time - to tell our truth and be heard is healing enough. Ania reminds me that it's okay to slow down, to indulge a little, to give yourself the appraisal that you need". Gabriela, Writer. www.thesenseofajourney.com

Ania works Mondays from 2:30 - 4:30pm, Wednesdays from 10.00 - 12.00pm and 1:30 - 6:30pm and Fridays from 10:30 - 12:30 and 1:30 - 4:30pm

Ania Szczepanik offers Acupuncture - Massage - Myofascial Release - Pregnancy Massage - Therapeutic Bodywork - Oncology Support - and is a self-employed practitioner based at Eau de Vie Oxford

Please make sure that you are able to pay with either cash or cheque, your payment goes directly to the therapist that treats you, Eau de Vie cannot take a card payment for your treatment

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