Louise started her career as a healthcare professional in 2001. Having trained as a sports and remedial massage therapist, Louise chose to work within integrated practices alongside chiropractors, physiotherapists and podiatrists, to provide a multidisciplinary approach for all presenting injuries. From her extensive range of experience Louise developed a specialist interest in treating sports injuries, whiplash injuries, neck, shoulder and back pain.
Throughout her time as a massage therapist Louise became aware that some patients could be in real physical pain, without any musculoskeletal reason for it. She felt that there was something at a deeper level causing this pain, which she didn’t have the knowledge or the skills to treat. However, in 2009 Louise was recommended to try acupuncture for a historical back injury and that was when she realised that she was being treated as a whole person, and not just someone with a bad back. So in 2012, as part of her continuous professional development, Louise enrolled in a full time acupuncture degree at the internationally renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading. After completing 3,500 hours of acupuncture training, Louise graduated in 2015 with a BSc (Hons) Acupuncture and a Licentiate of Acupuncture (Lic Ac). This degree level training included conventional western medicine, electro acupuncture, Tuina (Traditional Chinese massage), cupping, moxibustion, guasha and qi gong.
Louise now practises professional acupuncture using the same multi-disciplinary approach, combining Traditional Chinese Medicine, 5 Element Acupuncture, and deep tissue massage. She has developed a particular interest in treating mental and emotional issues, including stress, anxiety and depression.