Meet one of our newest Hub team members, Emily Hutchings! We are so pleased to welcome Emily to the team! Emily is highly skilled in her field and is now offering Acupuncture appointments, (as well as Reflexology) here at the Hub! We sat down with Emily to find out more about the services she provides!
What is Acupuncture?
“People come for acupuncture for many different health reasons. It is derived from ancient Chinese Medicine and is a tried and tested system of complementary medicine that is used as a stand- alone treatment or can be used effectively alongside conventional medicine. Treatment focuses on the individual and improving their symptoms and overall well being. The aim of acupuncture is to get to the root cause of the symptoms and to restore balance which will lead to a long term and more permanent health resolution. Whatever your problem, treatment is designed to affect your whole body and not just your symptoms, so you may notice other niggling complaints also get better. The treatment itself involves the insertion of very fine, one use, sterile needles at specific points across the body. The insertion of needles helps to regulate blood flow, alleviate pain and balance emotions.”
What inspired you to become an Acupuncturist?
“I became inspired after experiencing the incredible power of acupuncture first hand. After suffering from bursitis in both my shoulders for a number of years, I was told they needed to operate. I decided to try acupuncture as a last attempt to improve my condition and it worked! I avoided an operation and noticed improvements in my emotional well being too. I also had fantastic results when using acupuncture through my pregnancies. I became fascinated in the practice and in Chinese medicine and how I could combine this with my other therapies of massage and reflexology. So I decided to take my passion further and return to university to study the acupuncture at degree level.”
Where did you train?
“I trained at the highly acclaimed College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, which is part of Kingston University. It was a tough, but awe inspiring 4 years of training.”
Is Acupuncture painful?
“Most people find it very relaxing and will fall asleep! It is actually a very gentle and nurturing treatment. The needles themselves are very fine and much smaller than you expect.”
How would you describe your therapy in 6 words?
“Holistic, inspiring, gentle, effective, balancing, safe”
“Having spent every holiday here since the age of 5 it has become our home,- for its beauty and laid back lifestyle.”
What else do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
“I love spending time with family and friends. I also love yoga, daily meditation and going to music events and dancing whenever I can even if it is just around the kitchen table!”
What would you say to someone who has never had acupuncture before?
“To try it! I find people are always surprised at what acupuncture can do for you and your body, it works on many different levels. The physical results are well known but the emotional benefits are also fantastic. It is a safe and gentle practice.”
What is your daily mantra?
“Always be kind to yourself and others.”
To book an appointment with Emily or to find out more about the services she offers:
“I instantly felt comfortable with Emily from the very first session. She takes great care in ensuring that she understands what your needs are to give you the best treatment possible. I always left feeling amazing at the end of each session. You can tell she’s very well educated in her field and loves what she does. I can’t recommend her enough!”