Advice for new patients and clients.

Some people are unsure of what to expect from Alternative & Complementary therapies.  Some may be very shy about their bodies or about being touched.  Some may have had unfortunate experiences.  Our methods are very useful in overcoming such apprehension or inhibitions and often lead to a full restoration of confidence.  The consultation itself is in absolute confidence and no "Judgement" is offered.   

It is always our wish that a patients right to be informed is observed and consent is freely given for treatment to commence.  Your comfort is paramount and we see people from many different parts of the world. All major religions are equally respected.  No-one will touch you without permission and you are free at any time to raise questions or request alternatives.

Spouses are welcome to come in to the treatment room and if you require a chaperone or translator, please say so.  We often see both, one after the other but otherwise, the sessions are conducted in private.

The massage treatments are predominantly oil on skin using coconut massage oil or sweet almond and you should let us know of any intolerance, skin conditions or known reactions.  Liniments may be applied and you may be asked to wear a sling to support shoulder injuries.  It is best to have a shower before coming if possible.  

Towelling is used and may be dispensed with if you wish, however, the massage involves the entire body and many choose to have breast lymphatics massage to relieve tension, PMT, distension and to help with detecting any problems.

Shoulder injuries involve treatment of all the muscles across the chest.

Soft and deep tissue massage, lymphatic drainage, moxibustion, auricular acupuncture, acupressure and a variety of other sports therapy methods are untilised as well as electro-therapy.   We do not use any chiropractic, Osteopathy or forced manipulation.

You should not have any other manipulation therapy once treatment has been given here.  There are exceptions to this where insurance claims are involved.

We see those who are pregnant and can help with nausea, easing the hips and lower back during the pregnancy and generally preparing for the happy day.

The costs are £50 per session or £45 for the not employed or students of The Chi Clinic.

The Consent Form.  You will be asked to complete a form with your name, address, contact details, age and you will be asked of the medical history, any drugs that you are taking and details of the condition you need help with.  Your signature will be asked for after you have read all the form and given consent for treatment.

Mr Hardiman has practiced these arts for over 60 years and the clinic has been established in Cheam since 1999 with some 11,000 persons having received care here.  Vicky Ahern - Hardiman has practiced acupuncture since 2004.