chi yu Therapists

Our therapists care deeply about health and wellbeing and are skilled complementary practitioners with many years of experience. Between them they are able to cover our full range treatments (and more) from acupuncture, deep tissue massage to reflexology, dermaroller and fabulous facials. Each therapist is qualified in more than one therapy and most have specialisations, therapies and treatments that they prefer to practice.To find out more, click on the boxes below each therapist for more information. (All therapists are insured and licensed practitioners).

mami

Mami

Usual Work Days

Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

Specialisations
  • Acupressure & Meridian Massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Bamboo & Jade Massage
  • Chair Massage
  • Chi Yu Integrated Facial
  • Chi Yu Integrated Therapy
  • Chidoriya Facial
  • Craniosacral therapy
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Eminence Body Treatment
  • Eminence Facial
  • Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
  • Holistic Aromatherapy
  • Holistic Massage
  • Japanese Cosmo Facial
  • LED Light Therapy
  • Naturalift Facial
  • Omedeta Maternity Care (Pregnancy & Postnatal)
  • Oriental Aromatherapy
  • Reflexology
  • Thai Yoga Massage
  • Tui Na Massage
  • Ying Yang Stone Therapy
  • No Hands Massage
Other Therapies

To follow…

Biography

Mami Tsang is the founder of  Chi Yu Wellness Centre and a complementary therapy practitioner. She specialises in the therapeutic use of Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Craniosacral therapy, Massage therapy and Reflexology. She uniquely combines Eastern and Western holistic therapies to tailor the treatment to the needs of each individual and to assist the body’s self-healing ability. She also has a keen interest in holistic beauty to enhance natural beauty by using Japanese facial, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, Dermaroller therapy and organic skin care products.


While growing up in Japan, she received traditional Eastern therapies to great benefit. This is the root of her fascination with the philosophy of holistic and complementary therapies and today drives her determination to help others to benefit from the connection of body and mind.

Mami’s studies in complementary therapy began in 1998 at Raworth International College, where she studied a range of complementary therapies including aromatherapy, remedial & deep tissue massage, holistic beauty and reflexology, culminating in a BSc (Hons) degree in Acupuncture from the University of Westminster. She is a full member of British Acupuncture Council ( MBAcC) and Complementary therapists association (MCThA).

Qualifications
  • BSc (Hons) in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • IIHHT
  • ITEC
  • Members of MBAcC ( British Acupuncture Council)
  • MCThA (Complementary therapists association)

akiko

Akiko

Usual Work Days

Tue, Wed, Sat

Specialisations
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Holistic Aromatherapy
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
Other Therapies
  • Holistic Massage
  • Omedeta Maternity Care (Aromatherapy, Craniosacral therapy, Pregnancy Massage, Reflexology)
Biography

Akiko is an experienced, fully qualified Aromatherapist, Massage Therapist and Reflexologist, as well as being a fully qualified practitioner of Craniosacral Therapy and Reiki.

Born in Japan, Akiko came to London and quickly developed her interest in complementary therapies and natural healing. Her first therapy training was in 2001 for an ITEC diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Body Massage and an IFA diploma in Aromatherapy. Soon after qualifying, she started to work as a full time Aromatherapist in a top centre in London, and was quickly promoted to Head Holistic Therapist, in charge of training other therapists.

Further indulging her passion for complementary therapies, she went on to study Reflexology, Craniosacral Therapy and Reiki. With her Japanese origins, her knowledge of traditional eastern therapies is well blended with a western approach of complementary therapies, making her treatment style totally unique.

Qualifications
  • ITEC
  • MCThA

sky

Sky

Usual Work Days

Thu

Specialisations
  • Chi Yu Integrated Therapy
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Holistic Massage
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
  • Sports massage
Other Therapies
  • Chair Massage
  • Chidoriya Facial
  • Eminence Body Treatment
  • Holistic Aromatherapy
  • Indian Head massage
  • Lomi Lomi massage
  • LED Light Therapy
  • Naturalift Facial
  • Omedeta Maternity Care (Pregnancy massage)
  • Ying Yang Stone Therapy
Biography

After working as a caseworker in Japan, during which she experienced the effects of stress on mind and body, Sky trained as a massage therapist specifically to learn the biological effects of the stress response and its alleviation.

She is qualified in various massage modalities and reflexology in the U.K. She is expanding her interest in treating a host of specific issues, such as the most prevalent back and shoulder pain conditions, immobility, infertility, and many more. She incorporates the most effective ways to relieve symptoms.

Qualifications
  • ITEC
  • FHT
  • MCThA

ikumi

Ikumi

Usual Work Days

Wed, Fri, Sun

Specialisations
  • Holistic Massage
  • Chi Yu Integrated Therapy
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Deep Facial Massage (Natural facial treatment)
  • Bowen Technique
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
Other Therapies
  • Thai Massage
  • Thai Foot Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Aromatherapy
Biography

Ikumi is from Japan. She has helped people in the air as a flight attendant in Japan, then under the sea as a divemaster in Australia and Thailand. Since 2006, she has been helping people on the ground as a complementary therapy practitioner in Japan and the UK.

While she has expanded her knowledge and techniques in various fields, she has developed intuitive skills to apply different pressure and techniques for different areas and layers of the body.

The aim of her practice is to help create more flow in stagnated, blocked areas of the body and areas with mobility issues at a physical level. This helps patients to feel lighter and balanced, not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally. This raises awareness and connects mind and body.

Qualifications
  • CThA (Complementary Therapy Association)
  • BTAA (The Bowen Therapy Academy of Australia)
  • MLD UK (Manual Lymphatic Drainage UK)

rie

Rie

Usual Work Days

Mon, Wed, every other Sat

Specialisations
  • Chi Yu Integrated Therapy
  • Japanese Cosmo Facial
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD)
  • Esalen Massage
  • Facial Reflexology
  • Oriental Aromatherapy
  • Craniosacral Therapy Biodynamics
Other Therapies
  • Bamboo & Jade Massage
  • Chair Massage
  • Chi Yu Integrated Facial
  • Chidoriya Facial
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Eminence Body Treatment
  • Eminence Facial
  • Holistic Massage
  • LED Light Therapy
  • Omedeta Maternity Care (Pregnancy massage)
  • Foot Massage
Biography

After receiving an incredible esalen massage and the therapist suggested visiting the esalen institute in California to learn the massage technique. Rie felt the sheer joy of giving massage and knew this was what she wanted to do. Her journey to explore the wonders of therapies started then and she has been enjoying being a therapist since 2009.

Rie originally trained in esalen bodywork, which is a meditative oil massage using wave-like long strokes & sensitive quality of touch.

Rie can adjust the massage pressure from light to deep according to client’s needs, and is aware that deep tissue massage is not just about breaking up the knots. It is important to “listen” to the body as well, connecting deep with the body’s tissue to unwind the physical and emotional tension from within.

As her enthusiasm expanded she also learned facial reflexology, Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Craniosacral therapy biodynamics. She enjoys supporting and witnessing the intelligence of healing power within us.

Qualifications
  • Esalen Bodywork Practitioner
  • Facial Reflexology Sorensensistem
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Oriental Aromatherapy
  • ITEC / MLD UK (Manual Lymphatic Drainage UK) / CSTA
  • (Craniosacral Therapy Association of the UK)

noriko

Noriko

Usual Work Days

Thu, Sun

Specialisations
  • Chi Yu Integrated Therapy
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Holistic Aromatherapy
  • Omedeta Maternity care (Pregnancy massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology)
  • Reflexology
Other Therapies
  • Acupressure & Meridian Massage
  • Chidoriya Facial
  • Chair Massage
  • Eminence Body Treatment
  • Eminence Facial
  • Holistic Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • LED Light Therapy
Biography

Noriko has many years experience as an instructor of Aromatherapy as well as Dr. Bach Flower Remedies in Tokyo. Her healing technique starts with her expert client consultation to assess the best holistic approach. Then, she puts all the years of massage experience into improving the vitality and wellbeing of her clients through her healing hands as she strives to enhance the balance of Body, Mind and Spirit.

Noriko is originally from Japan and is fully qualified in Aromatherapy (IFA) and Reflexology (ITEC & AOR). She pursued her interest in natural therapies, and graduated successfully from the prestigious Raworth International College.

Qualifications
  • ITEC
  • MIFA
  • AOR

ikumi

Tomoko

Usual Work Days

Tue

Specialisations
  • Acupuncture
  • Chi Yu Integrated Therapy
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
  • Moxibustion
  • Shiatsu
Other Therapies
  • Auricular Acupuncture
  • Chair Massage
  • Dermaroller Therapy
  • Japanese Cosmo Facial
  • Maternity (acupuncture)
Biography

Tomoko offers a wide range of therapies, including acupuncture, moxibustion and various massage therapies. She recommends that, to stimulate the body’s natural
self-healing ability, the combination of acupuncture with moxibustion and Shiatsu massage is particularly effective.

Tomoko also offers holistic beauty treatments, including Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture and Japanese Facial Lifting massage.

Tomoko graduated in 2001, after a three year course in Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Physiotherapy. She is licensed by the Japanese Ministry of Health. Her Japanese qualifications and licences have been certified by UK NARIC. She is a full member of the Complementary Therapists Association and she is insured to provide a wide range of therapies in the UK.

Qualifications

Japanese national government acupuncture licence (recognised by UKNARIC)
MCThA (Member of Complementary Therapists Association)

 

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 Jerrold

Usual Work Days

Mon

Specialisations
  • Acupuncture
  • Cupping Therapy
Other Therapies
  • Moxibustion
  • Maternity care (acupuncture)
Biography

A new addition to the Chi Yu family, Jerrold completed his training at the London College of Traditional Acupuncture, where he spent three years exploring both the theoretical and practical aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Since graduating with a BSc in Acupuncture in 2010, Jerrold has continued to study and practice across the globe, from the UK to Australia.

Keen to explore the many sides of acupuncture, Jerrold continues to supplement his initial training through regular workshops and seminars, and has expanded his repertoire over the years with further training in various styles of Japanese acupuncture, Tung’s style acupuncture, moxibustion and Warm Bamboo techniques.

As a result of his varied training, Jerrold likes to use a diverse mix of tools and techniques to create holistic treatments tailored to each patient depending on their preferences and needs, paying particular attention to the underlying constitutional imbalances that hinder the body’s natural healing processes. Jerrold prefers to focus on using more subtle techniques to gently steer the body, mind and spirit towards better health, and delivering calming and comfortable treatments is always a priority!

As well as private practice, Jerrold has also volunteered at a number of community health projects in the UK and abroad. Currently, Jerrold volunteers at a Macmillan Cancer Support centre in Redhill, proving supportive acupuncture treatments for those undergoing cancer treatment.

Qualifications
  • BSc (Hons) Acupuncture
  • MBAcC : Member of the British Acupuncture Council
  • Registered acupuncturist with Chinese Medicine Board of Australia
  • Member of Australian Natural Therapist Association

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 Vassilikos

Usual Work Days

Wed & Sat

Specialisations
  • Acupuncture
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Acupressure & Meridian massage
  • Chi Yu Integrated Therapy
Other Therapies
  • Moxibustion
  • Maternity care (acupuncture)
Biography

Hello, my name is Vassilikos Sakkas and I have always had a keen interest in different Medical modalities with a great aspiration to contribute my best in the aim of reducing human suffering through the field of medicine. I started with a course on Bach Flower Remedies, then studied Social Sciences at The Open University of England, after which I studied Acupuncture (BSc Hons) at Middlesex University, London. I am an FEA graduate specialising in Facial Acupuncture and hold several accolades in the field alongside being a fully fledged member of the British Acupuncture Council.

I currently practice in two different respected clinics based in Marylebone and Covent Garden.  Aside from the clinics, I visit patients in their own private space, namely homes or offices for private consultations and treatments. My main focus is to treat people with respect, kindness and in a rather friendly way, while maintaining the highest scientific standards of practice and health and safety regulations.

  • Member of the British Acupuncture Council
  • Member of Cosmetic Acupuncture UK
Qualifications
  • BSc (Hons) Acupuncture
  • MBAcC : Member of the British Acupuncture Council
  • FEA: Facial Enhancement Acupuncture Masterclass
  • Member of Cosmetic Acupuncture UK

eleanor

 Eleanor

Usual Work Days
Specialisations
  • Acupuncture
  • Auricular Acupuncture
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Facial Rejuvenation acupuncture
  • Omedeta Maternity Care (Acupuncture)
Other Therapies

To follow…

Biography

Graduating from the University of Westminster, London, in 2008 after completing a 4 year BSc (Hon’s) degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Eleanor practised at Neal’s Yard Therapy Centre in Borough Market before undertaking post-graduate training in China, at the Zhejiang Chinese Medical University in Hangzhou and the prestigious Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine. In China, Eleanor mainly worked alongside doctors who aid fertility, ease menstrual cramps and headaches, and rehabilitate stroke patients.

Her studies included Tui Na acupressure massage and diet and disease therapy and incorporated both eastern and western aspects of medicine, including anatomy, physiology, pathology and pathophysiology.

As part of her training and additional volunteering, Eleanor has practiced in the NHS Gateway clinic in south London, and at the University of Westminster Polyclinic near Regents Street. She is currently studying nutrition at the college of Naturopathic Medicine and is due to graduate in 2016.

Eleanor has completed professional development training courses in Facial Acupuncture with Virginia Doran and Dr Ping Zhang.

Qualifications
  • BSc(Hons) in Acupuncture
  • MBAcC

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