Acupuncture and Advanced Clinical Massage for Chronic Pain Relief- Naturally






My conviction is that our bodies and our minds have the innate ability to heal and to become free from pain.

I also believe that Chronic Pain is rarely 'Just' a physical problem.

I see myself as a helper working in partnership with you to:

  •  alleviate the discomfort and stress levels

  •  discover the root cause of your individual problem

  • to understand other contributing factors (triggers)

  • empower you to manage your condition including 'flare ups' 

"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
 you touch everything.

- Lao Tzu 



 Holistic Massage


Graduation  from Northern College of Acupuncture (NCA)

with BSc(Hons) degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine 

Diploma in Tuina (Chinese Medical  Massage) from Shulan College Manchester

Supporting Women through the Menopause with Acupuncture and Tuina with Sarah Pritchard  and

Advanced Tuina  Techniques with Sarah Pritchard 

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling

Advanced Clinical Massage Therapy with the Jing Institute 

Currently enrolled in the Bodymaster Method program led by John Gibbons who delivers advanced therapy training to qualified professionals throughout the UK and internationall





Recommended by the World Health Organisation and by NICE for a variety of conditions including headaches and migraines.

Research has also shown it to be effective for Back Pain, Neck Pain and other unspecified pain as well as over 100 other conditions

Treatment consists of the insertion of very fine needles (some thinner than hair)just beneath the skin or into muscles. It is a painless experience which often has the added bonus of deep relaxation.

Advanced Clinical Massage

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Clinical Massage can be both energizing and relaxing. It is  an excellent tool for pain relief -releasing tension and reviving tired, overworked muscles and connective tissue.  It can assist in a variety of complaints including menstrual problems, digestive disorders, and mental/emotional imbalances, either in conjunction with acupuncture or on its own using hands, fingers, knuckles, forearms and elbows instead of needles.

Please do wear loose, comfortable clothing.

(This treatment is available for women only)

Facial Enhancement Acupuncture

(Not available at present due to COVID restrictions)
Acupuncture Treatment

FEA is a natural alternative to more invasive anti-ageing  treatments. It is aimed at reducing lines and sagging skin, which  naturally appear as part of the ageing process, but also due to stress, life style and diet.

Fine needles are inserted into specific  problem areas such as scars, wrinkles and sagging or tired looking muscles and skin to improve micro-circulation of blood and lymph and collagen production leading to a more radiant complexion.


45-minutes treatment

(may include moxa, gua sha, electro-acupuncture, cupping) 


Advanced Clinical Massage

45-minute treatment

(deep tissue, trigger point therapy, fascial release, stretching, Chinese Medical Massage)


Facial Enhancement Acupuncture

1 1/2 hours

(includes body acupuncture and mini facial)


(Not available at present due to COVID restrictions)


Chrissie Thomas

7 Whin Cl, York

YO24 1LB


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Please note, we do have a 24 hour Cancellation Policy. If you cancel at short notice I reserve the right to charge £15 per missed appointment (this does not apply short notice non-attendance due to Covid).
Privacy and Data Protection

A certain amount of personal data is collected through your initial consultation form for acupuncture treatment. After receiving your online consultation form I will only print and save paper copies only , which will be stored in a secure filing cabinet. Digital copies will be destroyed (deleted).

This is for the purpose of meeting insurance criteria as well as for your health and safety during treatment. Contact details are used to contact you or your next of kin in the case of an emergency.

                   General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance

​This is how we are protecting your data and your rights:

  • Consent and the storing of data: By giving your permission on the acupuncture consultation form you agree to that data being held by Christiane Thomas online or on paper. This is only for the purpose of booking and receiving acupuncture treatment and sending details of appointments. Emergency Contact information is collected solely for use in an emergency, should I need to contact your next of kin or give this information to the emergency services. This is the only information that would be shared with a third party, and only in the context of an emergency.

  • Right to be forgotten: email me to let me know if you would like me to remove all data I hold about you. I will permanently delete all data I hold about you as soon as my insurance policies allow me to do so.

  • Right to object: I do not use your data for any other reason than to deliver acupuncture treatments and occasionally send you other information about life style advise relating to your acupuncture treatment. If you want to opt out of being sent this information please do let me know.

  • Right to rectification: You may access, update, correct, amend the information we hold about you at any time by contacting me.

  • Right of access: My Privacy Policy (above) describes what data I collect and how I use it. If you have specific questions about particular data, you can contact me for further information at any time.

  • Right of portability: Harmony Acupuncture York will export your account data to a third party at any time on your request.

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