Julia Hancock

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Julia Hancock, Lic.Ac., MBAcC

Julia trained at the International College of Oriental Medicine (ICOM) in East Grinstead. Since graduating in 2001 she has worked in multi-disciplinary health clinics in Sussex. She has been working at the Healthy Living Clinic in Battle since 2002 and joined the Anahata clinic when it opened.

Julia is available for to treat a wide range of health conditions commonly known to be relived by acupuncture (such as PMT, headaches, pain, stress, allergies etc) and also to help maintain healthy living through harmonious emotions, good energy levels and positive lifestyle. She has also completed various post-graduate courses including two trainings for Facial Revitalization Acupuncture.

Julia has a keen interest in natural health and inspired living and has incorporated many of her own interests into her life which add a broad dynamic to her work. She has a year of nutritional therapy training (Partick Holford, Institute of Optimum Nutrition) one year of voice-work training (First Nature; body, breath, voice) and has participated in many meditation and self-development courses for many years.

Julia’s life has been an intense process of experience and transforming what doesn’t work into what does. This includes coming through her own personal health crises, coming to terms with past, and befriending present with all its challenges and joys. Julia traveled extensively in south East Asia from age 19 gaining interest of Eastern culture and learning meditation and Tai Chi. A few years later this lead to the study of acupuncture for four years. In the last couple of years she has been fascinated learning about trauma and the nervous system, a subject which adds greater depth of understanding to the various modalities she loves and works with. Julia has developed many others interests including various dances forms, singing and guitar. Julia’s life quest is an ongoing discovery of meaning and passion in life. She offers a empathetic and peaceful environment for her practice.


Acupuncture is whole health system, so it can address many symptoms which don’t necessarily fit into a clear diagnosis. Commonly acupuncture helps: reduce stress, increase energy levels and overall wellbeing, improve sleep, digestion, pain reduction, emotional and hormonal well-being and much more.

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Julia completed two post-graduate Facial acupuncture trainings; initially with Jamie Hedger, then with Virginia Doran.

What happens during a facial revitalisation acupuncture treatment?

Initially a case history covering current and past symptoms of health is discussed. The Acupuncturist can then decide the strength of the person’s health and to check that FRA is appropriate for them. Occasionally it is recommended that the person first receives traditional acupuncture to overcome symptoms prior to FRA.

A selection of acupuncture needles are used in a FRA treatment. Usually a few auricular (ear) acupuncture needles are inserted first; to help relax the person, calm the nervous system and to help direct blood and qi to the face. A personal combination of traditional body acupuncture points will be used to enhance the facial treatment and improve the health of the individual. A few acupuncture points on the scalp are used to have a lifting effect on the face.

Extra fine, high quality acupuncture needles are inserted into particular points on the face. The needles are used to stimulate the circulation in the face thereby increasing blood flow and the supply of beneficial nutrients. Lymphatic drainage is also increased, helping to remove toxins, and transform blocked energy which can accumulate as stress and tension. Needles can be used to activate a specific acupuncture point to utilise its innate functions and to energise the area of tissue locally.

Very small intradermal needles are used subcutaneously along facial lines. These create local collagen production, which softens lines and plumps out sagginess of the tissue. When all the acupuncture needles are in place the person relaxes for about twenty minutes. Most people find this a deeply relaxing experience. After the acupuncture needles are removed a derma-roller is used with a rolling action over the skin. This activates the circulation and moves the energy stimulated by the acupuncture, aiding the condition of the complexion.

To complete the treatment there is a relaxing facial massage. This stimulates the circulation, lymphatic drainage and increases the skin’s elasticity. Rejuvenating oils are used to nurture the condition of the skin and to decrease and prevent scarring and facial lines. At this stage the person is usually very relaxed. After the treatment the person can go about their day. Often they feel relaxed, some feel more energised. During the course of treatment nutritional and lifestyle recommendations may be discussed as another way of improving health and appearance.

Julia Hancock, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

A woman relaxing during an FRA treatment

How many treatments will I have, and what are the benefits?

Usually people come for a course of ten to twelve FRA treatments, however it is also possible to come for a single FRA as an extra special facial when you want to look and feel your best. Through a course of treatments you can expect to reduce the appearance of facial lines or scars, increase facial muscle tone, reduce bags and dark circles under the eyes, improve skin condition, colour and elasticity, and promote a more youthful and radiant complexion. Health benefits are usual as you will be receiving traditional acupuncture as part of the treatment. It is common during course of FRA when health and looks improve, the person’s self-esteem also increases.

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Before FRA

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After eight FRA treatments. Notice particularly the eye area is less lined and dark, there is more lift in the face generally, and there is greater aliveness and radiance to the woman’s general appearance.

Therapeutic Massage

Benefits include relaxation, reduction of pain and stress, feeling nurtured, and massage can improve general wellbeing, hormonal balance and immune function.

Couples Intimacy Sessions

Couples Intimacy Sessions are for any couple who want to bring some extra attention to their special relationship. The sessions are tailored to the individual couple and their needs and wishes. There may be a specific focus, or something that you as a couple want to change, or there may just be a curiosity about new ways of being, and deeper enjoyment together. Julia offers a compassionate presence, and useful practical tools from years of experience as a workshop leader; from Tantra and The Wheel of Consent, and decades of her own practice at being a sensual, happy human being! You will take home practices to explore and nurture your relationship.


Coaching sessions provide focused time to explore and set goals for the life you want to create. With support it can be easy to get clear on the changes you want, and set clear actions which suit you. Coaching is not about advise. A good coach helps you extract your wisdom and create the changes which improve your life. Julia works with relationship and intimacy, and is just as happy to coach around any other life area, such as a work goal. Subject doesn’t really matter, it’s all about the journey, the destination and discovering your path to get there.

Consent Education – The Wheel of Consent

Developing personal choice. Awareness of what we feel, such as what we are not willing to “go along with” anymore, what we really want, and how to create safe, authentic agreements. This is a deep process which can start to unravel our conditioning and create a more empowered life.

Please look for the next upcoming workshop date, or book a private coaching session in consent/touch work.



Initial consultation (includes treatment), 60 mins, £50
subsequent sessions, 45 mins, £50


Initial consultation and treatment, 90 mins: £100
Ongoing FRA treatments, 90 mins: £100

Please do not come for FRA if the following apply, as this treatment stimulates blood, lymph and energy flow up into the head:

  • pregnancy
  • epilepsy
  • high blood pressure
  • severe insomnia (better to resolve through regular acupuncture & lifestyle change first)
  • migraines (better to resolve through regular acupuncture & lifestyle change first)

Please do not wear make-up to your FRA session.

Therapeutic Massage

One hour: £50

Couples Intimacy Sessions

One hour: £100
BeWell members 10% off.


One hour: £70.
BeWell members 10% off.

Guiding you Home

6o mins session at £75
9o mins session at £112.50
12o mins session at £150

Consent Education – The Wheel of Consent

Private session, one hour: £70.
BeWell members 10% off.


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