Kate Kotlarska BSc (Hons) MBAcC Lic.Ac., Dip.ITEC
Kate is a fully qualified, licensed acupuncturist and member of the British Acupuncture Council. She completed her four years training at the internationally renowned College of Integrated Chinese Medicine (CICM) in Reading. She completed several postgraduate courses in fertility & obstetrics. Kate also studied Holistic and Pregnancy massage at Richdales Institute and is registered with the Complementary Therapists Association (CTHA). She is fully insured to provide the treatments.
As a mother herself, Kate is amazed to see the results that acupuncture treatments had on babies and children, and she decided to expand on my knowledge in that field. She has completed a one year Paediatric Acupuncture Course with Julian Scott and continues to gain a Diploma in May 2016. Kate has attanded a paediatric Five Elements course with Rebecca Avern which expanded her knowledge on the characteristics of Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal Elements that are expressed in children. Appreciating what is important for them we can create supportive environment and help them thrive.
With Kate's treatments each patient is diagnosed as a unique person and treated as such. An individualized plan is designed using an initial consultation. Treatment may include massage, acupuncture, laser, acupressure, cupping, moxibustion, electro acupuncture, guasha. Lifestyle changes may be advised and those may relate to patient's diet, sleep, exercises, posture,etc.
Training, qualifications & experience
ITEC Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology 2011.
ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage 2012.
CPD Pregnancy Massage 2014
BSc Kingston University - Acupuncture 2015
CPD Fertility course 2015
CPD Endometriosis 2015
CPD Getting better at CF
CPd Dr Tung Acupuncture 2016
CPD Using the Five Elements to help children thrive October 2016
CPD NADA protocol for substance misuse and stress management November 2016
Diploma Paediatric Acupuncture course finishing in May 2017
Other available therapies
1 Hour Holistic /Pregnancy Massage - £60
Initial Acupuncture consultation £75 ( approximately 1.5 hours)
Follow up Acupuncture treatment £45 (45-60 min)
Initial paediatric acupuncture consultation and treatment £50 (30-60 min)
Follow up Acupuncture treatment for children £30 (20-40 min)
Acupuncture is a form of Chinese Medicine that has been practised for over 2,000 years. It is based on the theory that energy (Qi) flows through the body along pathways called channels. Blockages or unbalances in the flow of Qi can manifest in an illness, pain, emotional disturbances etc. By stimulating acupuncture points along the channels, acupuncturist unblocks or nourishes Qi, which helps to restore balance in the body.
Diagnosis is made based on TCM and constitutional Five Elements principles. Appropriate modalities of acupuncture are used: needles, cupping, moxa, gua-sha, tui-na massage, acupressure or electro-acupuncture.
Integrated style of Acupuncture
It is a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which is used for treating many emotional, physical and mental symptoms and Five Elements Acupuncture which focuses on person's underlying constitution - root of the imbalance
What Acupuncture treats
Some conditions that people seek acupuncture for are: aches & pains, osteoarthritis of the knee, headaches/migraines, lower back pain, over-active bladder. Pregnant women may have acupuncture throughout their pregnancy. Other people choose acupuncture when their bodily functions are out of balance, but they have not obvious diagnosis.
Holistic massage benefits the “whole”: body, mind and spirit.
It takes into account: physical symptoms, psychological, environmental and nutritional factors and the impact they can have on the body. It’s a massage that uses some Swedish techniques as well as deeper tissue massage, Thai yoga stretches and delicate lymphatic drainage movements.
Some of the positive effects of holistic massage:
- Relaxation of the body, relief from tired, sore, stiff muscles
- Relaxation of the mind
- Feelings of calm, well-being & balance
- Increased clarity of thought & energy level
During pregnancy woman’s body undergoes numerous changes and is constantly adapting to the different stages and demands of pregnancy. Pregnant women can often feel a lot of physical and emotional pressure when they carry a baby, as they are suddenly responsible for the lives and health of two people. Pregnancy Massage involves a combination of techniques such as Swedish massage, Acupressure, Deep Tissue and Indian Head Massage, Shiatsu and Lymphatic Drainage.
Massage can be carried out with woman laying on her side or seated.
Pregnancy massage can be carried out from week 13 of pregnancy onwards. Please refer to my website for contraindications.
If you have been diagnosed with or suspect you may have a pre-existing medical condition you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.
Maps & Directions
Monday- Saturday 10-14, if those times don't suit you , please contact Kate directly