Offering Private and low cost Multibed therapies.
Welcome to Sheffield 1 Acupuncture, run by Annette Lucas, offering private and lower cost therapies.
I have an Acupuncture, Shiatsu and Massage practice near Sheffield City Centre. Being located on London Road means that the clniic is easily accessed by bus, has on road parking, private car parking & a bike rack.
I provide two very different ways of accessing Acupuncture. The first is by offering private consultations on a 1:1 basis. The other is in a multibed setting. Here treatments take place in an open space, which offers lower cost treatments, by treating up to 4 people at the same time, so reducing costs.
Free 20 minute Consultations
Worried about Acupuncture hurting? Wondering how inserting needles can possibly help with your health issues? Unsure whether to have Acupuncture, Shiatsu or Massage?
Contact Annette for a free 20 minute consultation and taster.
Low Cost Acupuncture
Annette co-founded Sheffield's first multibed Acupuncture Clinic. I have a committment and vision of wanting to find a way to make Acupuncture and associated therapies more accessible to those on a lower income. However, individual’s now access the multibed, not just because of the lower cost, but due to a preference of wanting treatment in a shared space.
What is a Multi-Bed Clinic?
A Multi bed clinic treats more than one person in the same room at one time. This means overheads can be reduced and the cost of the session kept low.
The multi-bed model is successfully used in other parts of the country; the first was The Gateway Clinic established in 1990, in Lambeth Hospital and is funded by the NHS. It is the same way of practicing acupuncture as on wards in modern day China.
A Multi bed clinic also means you can have acupuncture at the same time as your partner, family member or friend and enjoy the session together!
Acupuncture works to help maintain your body’s equilibrium. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body to regulate the flow of ‘qi’, your body’s vital energy. For a number of lifestyle and environmental reasons, qi can become disturbed, depleted or blocked, which can result in some symptoms of pain and illness. In certain instances, traditional acupuncture can be an effective therapy to help restore balance and promote physical and emotional harmony.
b) Treatment is aimed at the root of your condition as well as your main symptoms. This approach helps with resolving your problem and enhancing your feeling of wellbeing.
You may notice other niggling problems resolve as your main health complaint improves.
c) Acupuncture originated in China and other far eastern cultures where it still features in mainstream healthcare, both as a stand-alone therapy and in combination with conventional western medicine. Acupuncture is now widely used and accepted all over the world. In the UK more and more people are finding out what acupuncture can do for them.
Who has acupuncture?
Many people come to acupuncture for help with specific symptoms or to relieve specific pains like osteoarthritis of the knee. Some use acupuncture because they feel generally unwell but have no obvious diagnosis. Others choose acupuncture simply to enhance their feeling of wellbeing. Acupuncture is considered suitable for all ages including babies and children. It can be used effectively alongside conventional medicine.
What can it do for me?
Some people turn to acupuncture for help with a specific symptom or condition. Others choose to have treatment to help maintain good health, as a preventive measure, or simply to improve their general sense of wellbeing. Because traditional acupuncture aims to treat the whole person rather than specific symptoms in isolation, it can be effective for a range of conditions.
Remember that acupuncturists treat the person, not just the condition which they have, so each patient’s treatment plan will be different. However, you can always ask your practitioner about other patients’ experiences, to give you an idea of what to expect. Many people return to acupuncture again and again because they find it so beneficial and relaxing.
In 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommended that acupuncture should be made available on the NHS, as a cost-effective short-term treatment for the management of early, persistent non-specific lower back pain.
You can get more information on current scientific research into the effectiveness of acupuncture by visiting www.acupuncture.org.uk or by speaking to a BAcC registered acupuncturist
Low Cost Shiatsu and Massage
The Massage and Shiatsu Space is a completely new model of delivering massage therapies in Sheffield. It takes place in a shared space, with screens to protect your privacy. The shared space means that costs can be reduced, lowering the cost of treatments.
Therapies offered include:
Acupressure Massage, Therapeutic Massage, Cupping, Facial Gua Sha, Hot Stone Massage & Shiatsu.
What is Shiatsu?
Shiatsu, translates as “finger pressure” and is a dynamic form of Japanese massage practiced on a futon, table or chair.
As with acupuncture, it involves balancing Ki, or energy in the body, but through stretching, gentle joint mobilisations and the tracing of channels, through which Ki flows.
It is practised through clothing, so loose and comfortable clothes are advised. Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing experience and is often preferred by those concerned about having acupuncture needles.
Massage involves the use of oil to facilitate work into the body’s tissues to achieve improved health and well being. Trained in various forms of massage, such as Acupressure, Gua Sha, Holistic & Therapeutic Massage and Hot Stone Massage, clients often choose this therapy as they prefer the feeling of warm oil on their skin. Massage involves the integration of various techniques, at a pressure to suit the individual and condition. I naturally integrate my wide training and experience to negotiate a massage session to best suit an individual’s needs.
MBAcC, P.G.Dip.Ac, Dip AcM, MRSS
Registered member of the British Acupuncture Council
Registered with Shiatsu Society UK.
Registered with the NHS Directory of Complementary Therapy Practitioners
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Chinese Massage, Corporate Massage, Cupping, Holistic Massage, Mens Health, Mobile Service Massage, Natural Fertility Management, Pregnancy Massage, Shiatsu, Stone Therapy Massage, Swedish Relaxation Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Weight Loss, Womens Health