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I developed this website to offer a wealth of complementary health advice, detailed information on the therapies I practice and many useful holistic health resources. I also regularly add self-help information/advice to the site for a number of conditions with which my patients suffer, including links, videos and documents. I hope you find it both interesting and useful:

Living with COVID - ongoing clinic operations

During the pandemic I have been continuously reviewing and updating my coronavirus policies and procedures in response to ever-changing legislation, government guidelines, professional body/CNHC advice and current risk level. Rest assured that despite my written risk assessments, policies and coronavirus web page failing to keep up with these constant fluctuations, my mind, and operations in the clinic, have not! I have continued to implement appropriate infection control measures, patient (and personal) screening and (where indicated) clinic closures to keep clients safe. As we progress towards ‘living with COVID’ as an endemic disease, and have developed a greater awareness of how transmission occurs (ie airborne predominantly), I have eased some of my control measures, which are no longer indicated. However, your safety, and keeping the clinic open, are still my priority. I will continue to screen clients, wear a mask, ensure the couch is thoroughly sanitized and keep good ventilation/air purification in the clinic, to keep the chance of transmission in clinic as low as practically possible.

Please ensure you do not attend clinic if you have any COVID (or cold) symptoms, or for 10 days after a prolonged COVID exposure (eg household member) to keep your therapist safe, clients safe, and the clinic open.

See my Coronavirus webpage for updated policies & procedures:

Alton Advanced Bodywork Coronavirus webpage

Training Update (Tui Na, Scar tissue release and TMJ pain)

I’ve been doing allot of training in 2019-20, after reducing it for a while after my level 6 BTEC. I’m enjoying my ongoing Visceral Manipulation training with The Barral Institute UK (most recently completing ‘the Pelvis’) and have also completed the following CPDs/modules:

Tui Na: After the first lockdown postponed my exam/assessment and stopped me being able to finish my case studies, I am please to say I managed to complete these elements before the second lockdown commenced. I received my October 2020 Tui Na Chinese Massage diploma & On-Site Neck & Shoulder certificate just before lockdown 2, gaining a ‘distinction’ grade. I am very pleased to be able to offer this powerful, acupressure therapy in clinic.

Scar tissue release: I managed to get to my Jing scar tissue (myofascial release) course, just before lockdown 1. The course covered scar tissue treatment for pain & health problems, including for cesarean, hysterectomy & mastectomy operations.

TMJ pain: I finally got to attend my advanced clinical massage for TMJ pain course, which was cancelled due to lockdown 1. This course will give me a better understanding of the assessment & treatment of jaw issues (TMJ/TMD), teeth grinding (bruxism), headache/migraine and phantom tooth pain.

Refer a friend scheme

I have decided to introduce a ‘refer a friend scheme’ to encourage & reward existing clients who refer a friend/colleague for treatment. I receive most of my new clients by referral from existing clients, and it seemed prudent to reward this while encouraging further referrals. Simply let me know the name of the person you referred at your next treatment to receive your 20% discount.

Special Offers

Buy a course of 6 treatments to receive a 10% discount!

Refer a friend or colleague and get 20% off you next treatment (please state the person you have referred/were referred by at your next appointment).

Alton Advanced Bodywork is Kipp Clark, an Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist and specialist in Chronic Pain Treatment, who practices in Alton on the Hampshire/Surrey borders.