Carol Pletz

Carol Pletz

Massage Therapist in London

My interest in acupuncture began following 10 years of practicing Qi gong and a successful acupuncture treatment for a long standing problem.
I have a BSc (Hons) degree but found that Masters level study improved my understanding of history, philosophy and theory of acupuncture and developed my clinical reasoning and research skills further.
I am employed as an acupuncturist at St Christopher's Hospice. I previously volunteered my services there and at St Joseph's Hospice.
I combined my love of travel with acupuncture by volunteering at the Ananda Nagar Acupuncture Institute in India.

Background & Qualifications

Integrated Masters (MScI - merit) Complementary medicine Acupuncture from University of Westminster.
BSc(Hons) degree and Tuina qualification in Chinese medicine acupuncture, University of Westminster.
Margaret King Memorial prize for Chinese massage (TuiNa), University of Westminster.
Member of the Bristish Acupuncture Council, accredited by Public Standards Authority, fully insured.

Additional Professional studies
Gynaecology & obstetrics (Assisted fertility, IVF and pregnancy).
Oncology and palliative care.
Pain treatment.
Muscular skeletal conditions/ tendinopathies.
Sports injuries.
Emotional problems and stress.
Ear Acupuncture N.A.D.A
Facial Acupuncture (Holisyic & microsystems)

First aid

My Specialisms

Pain management. Muscular skeletal injuries or conditions. Gynaecology, fertility & obstetrics. Stress and anxiety management. Skin problems. Gastrointestinal problems.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

The focus I learned from Qi gong has influenced the development of my skills as a practitioner, but observation, stillness, meditative practice and contemplation have always been with me.
Beyond the holistic principles and practice of acupuncture I am interested in the client/practitioner relationship and mindful practice.
I use various techniques: Classical Chinese, Western, Dr Tan, Yuan, facial, ear etc along with TuiNa massage, moxibustion, cupping and electro acupuncture.
Each patient is approached as an individual and having a board repertoire of approaches helps tailor my treatments.
I see my work with people as a collaboration, a journey toward helping their systems rebalance so as to alleviate or remove the problem through their bodies own systems.
I believe acupuncture is a great way to complement Western medicine it is not an alternative.
Increasing the understanding and integration of acupuncture within Western medicine is one of my aims and is partly behind my decision to provide acupuncture within the hospice system.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Acupuncture In Person £60 per 60 minutes
Massage Therapy In Person £60 per 60 minutes

Additional Rate Information

Follow up appointments are £50.00 for 50 minutes. Massage therapy is Tuina - a Chinese medical massage done fully clothed and using the diagnostic principles of acupuncture