It is our intention, coming from the heart, to provide you with high quality health alternatives – from a safe, peaceful, loving space where healing may unfold.
We offer a wide range of holistic, affordable therapies to help you be the best version of yourself: physically, emotionally and spiritually.
We seek to enable the enjoyment of healthier and richer lives for our community of clients and ourselves - by acting with honesty and integrity, and giving the correct value to the work we do and the services we offer.
We offer competitively priced treatments for those that can afford them, and low-cost (but no less effective) therapies for those who can’t. No one should be priced out of the care they need.
Friendly, laid back clinic...
"Friendly, laid back clinic offering a wide range of quality low cost treatments. I have been to four or five different practitioners there and they have all been great, and affordable."
We believe that wellbeing/wellness can only come about through self-empowerment. Instead of thinking of health as something that somebody else does to you, it is about learning how to look after your own health, and maintain your own wellbeing.
It is only by taking responsibility for yourself that you can regain and maintain your health. To this end, we offer you many health alternatives in an integrated context – we want to help you to be radiantly healthy.
We aim to empower our local community and you, to take charge of your health by giving you access to a wide range of treatments for body and mind. We can tailor your wellness plan to your individual requirements, ensuring you have all the support you need to live the richest and most vibrant life possible.
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Deborah Woolf, co-founder
Deborah is an acupuncturist plus a scholar of ancient Chinese lore. While being a rather modest lady herself, her achievements in her field are prodigious. She's a senior lecturer to undergraduates studying acupuncture and has taught hundreds of students over the past 20 years, most of whom give her wildly enthusiastic reviews on her talks and workshops.
Recently, she became a popular speaker in a wider arena, internationally and on podcasts. She has mastered ancient written Mandarin, and is pursuing a PhD in the History of Chinese Medicine. At no point in her voracious hunger to deepen her understanding has she not had a full waiting list of eager patients desperate for her ministrations.
She's a great believer in lifelong learning and runs AcupunctureCPD which offers courses from Anahata for post-graduate acupuncture practitioners, students and other healthcare practitioners.
Deborah brings her ever refreshed understanding to her practice with meticulous rigour (God help the acupuncturist who doesn’t know their points), a smile and a penchant for expletives. Well, no one’s perfect!
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Philip Tucker, co-founder
Philip has been involved in designing and manufacturing health products for 30 years and loves the vision of Anahata as a buffet of well-skilled, fully-credentialed health experts doing their best for our clients.
His two sisters are a yoga teacher and an osteopath and he shares their desire to help manifest health in practical, physical ways. Philip’s company, which he ran for 12 years, was dedicated to developing many new kinds of health products.
Philip loves to find new ways to help people regain the freedom of a healthy body and mind.
Jess Parkes, receptionist
Jessica is our receptionist and general clinic coordinator at Anahata. She's worked here for nearly 10 years and you could say she's part of the furniture. Over the years she's seen the clinic grow into a wonderful safe haven for all who look for treatment and she does her best to ensure your visit is calm and enjoyable. She's proud of the service we provide to the community and of the values behind Anahata, as well as the amazing high-quality therapies we offer.
Jess is a nature and animal lover, she spends her holidays camping, hiking, biking, swimming in the sea and generally roughing it under the stars. Absolute heaven. She also has 3 extremely spoilt guinea pigs!
She's also very crafty. She knits, sews, carves wood and makes jewellery, though her passion lies in glass. She makes ‘quirky’ stained glass panels, free standing bugs and geometric terrariums. All random and glorious.
When we first opened the clinic, the Yellow Pages still existed, so of course it had to start with an 'A' to get seen first!
We threw a few ideas around but none of them felt right. I already knew I wanted the brand colours to be red and yellow, because these are important Chinese colours and I'm interested in all things Chinese (hence being an acupuncturist). I’d been thinking about other types of healing, and about the interchange between acupuncture and yoga.
There are two chakras that begin with an 'A', but Ajna – the third eye – felt a little too ‘out there’. Then I realised that Anahata is the heart chakra and is right in the middle – the 3 chakras below are to do with the body and the 3 above are to do with the spirit.
So, the heart chakra is the bridge between the body and the rest of the human complex – perfect! And that’s why our clinic is called Anahata – we integrate the health of the body, mind and spirit.
A great high quality team & friendly relaxed vibe...
"Have been going to Anahata for acupuncture and massage for years. I've also enjoyed Shiatsu, Reiki and kinesiology. They have a great high quality team and a friendly relaxed vibe."