Auricular Acupuncture

“Wow amazing magic stuff! I have always been sceptical of acupuncture and so I never tried it, this and the fear of needles.  Today I went to see Charlotte and with her calm manner and expertise I was immediately very relaxed and accepted what will come … 5 needles in both my ears later and two studs and the pain was reduced from 5 to 0!! Was just incredible really. I highly recommend Charlotte”

“I was amazed.  I saw Charlotte for pain in my finger due to arthritis and after one session the pain had completely gone!”

“I visited Charlotte for my 1st ever treatment recently and I can’t recommend it highly enough. After treatment my injured foot had more mobility and flexibility in it than it had had for weeks and that was within moments of finishing the treatment. Charlotte took time to discuss my issues and listened carefully to my ailments before starting treatment. I was new to auricular acupuncture and have tried many other complimentary therapies before but will definitely sticking with Charlotte as the benefits have been fantastic.

“Some know that 2 weeks ago I had reconstructive surgery on my knee following a torn ACL. I have honestly never felt pain like it. Continuous immense pain. Bunged up and suffering from indigestion pain too driven by pain killers (sorry, you know me, I say things how they are!) 🤢 All utterly hideous, I’m having daily physio and I am still hugely suffering now. HOWEVER..today I had a little miracle that I really want to shout about..

Charlotte Cunliffe I LOVE YOU!!!

I had my very first session of acupuncture – I was sceptical, and Charlotte knows that – honestly, after 40 minutes it was life changing pain relief.

I cannot ignore how I felt and how I continued to feel for the rest of the day. I got straight on the phone to my insurance company who fortunately are covering 6 of my 9 month rehab and they are happy to pay out for 10 sessions with Charlotte. No questions.

Today has been a monumental day for me and I cannot recommend Charlotte enough. I am utterly delighted.

Charlotte also works on children.

THANK YOU Charlotte, this really is a miracle….I also think you’ve made me look really cool and down with the kids with my new ‘piercing’!! 😝”

“I can’t recommend Charlotte enough.  I didn’t know anything about auricular acupuncture but went to her feeling generally low, having started the menopause – I felt that I had lost my mojo! Having had several painless treatments I can definitely say I feel so much better in myself, much calmer and in a much happier place.”

“I went to see Charlotte after seeking help from my GP and a specialist in London for anxiety and non-epileptic seizures. We had tried multiple things to help, including medication, and then I saw Charlotte. After several treatments with Charlotte I felt a lot calmer and able to relax which also meant that I was having less and less seizures. I’ve had my first treatment since Covid lockdown and haven’t had a seizure in 10 days so far. I would definitely recommend having treatments with Charlotte.”

“George had an amazing session with the lovely Charlotte Cunliffe this morning… he suffers with arthritis and doesn’t have a day where he is free of pain or discomfort.  Charlotte was so calm and put George at complete ease ..so far this afternoon he is free from pain in his neck and back.  George highly recommends and will be returning.”

“I’ve suffered with tinnitus after a bad ear infection 10 years ago. A couple of years ago my ENT Consultant suggested acupuncture or the next step was going to be surgery. Charlotte did a course of Auricular Acupuncture earlier this year specifically for the incessant ringing in my right ear, which was surprisingly relaxing!!, and a few months down the line the ringing in my ear is definitely less than it was. I firmly recommend this route if you suffer with tinnitus as it can be so debilitating.”


“The treatment was excellent.  It felt comfortable at all times.  The implants feel looser, softer and more rounded as a result of the tightness being working on.”
Mastectomy scar

“My scar feels less tight and I’m able to move my arm easier, thanks!”
Breast Lumpectomy and Mastectomy scar

I had a motorbike accident when I was 18 years old.  This resulted in my need of an operation on my right shoulder.  I am now 56 years old and have had this scar for 38 years. The scar was wide and tight.  I have never had any work done to the scar until Charlotte, who was being trained in ScarWork, began working on my scar.  The transformation was incredible.  After just one treatment the tightness has gone and it is no longer fierce looking and ridged.  I am amazed at the results.  Thank you Charlotte
Shoulder scar

Sport & Remedial

“The most wonderful, thorough and expert massage. Totally recommend all to visit Charlotte. Thank you.”

Ashton Shuttleworth

“I was first introduced to Charlotte at Henley whilst competing for London Rowing Club, her sports massage gave welcome relief to tired legs from intensive racing over the Henley week. I have since regularly used Charlotte to complement the training schedule followed by top level club oarsman and it has and is paying dividends. Her massage aids recovery and also prevents injuries from getting worse or happening at all, and have happily recommended her to fellow athletes”.



“Charlotte played a key part in the preparation for my 2003 solo expedition to the North Geographic Pole. A combination of hard training, insufficient rest and high levels of stress is usually a recipe for disaster, but thanks to her expertise, and regular treatments, I remained fit and injury free during the build-up to the expedition. Charlotte is a consummate professional, and I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone”.
Ben Saunders – Adventurer

“I find sports massage a great way to relieve the build up of muscle tension from physical exercise as well as from every day postural imbalances. Charlotte’s hands-on stretching techniques have really helped me, and since working with her over the past year I have definitely noticed an improvement in my movement”.
Joanna Hall – TV Diet and Fitness Expert                       www.joannahall.com


“Remedial massage after a sporting activity is an obvious benefit to a sports-person. A known fact is that deep friction massage can reduce the recovery time of an injury by a third. Innovative stretching techniques to maintain and improve muscular flexibility and performance are also vital to the serious competitive sports-person. A good enthusiastic knowledge of biomechanics is a rare advantage. I was amazed when I first went to see Charlotte as she possesses and applies all of the above. I thought this knowledge and ability existed only in the elite Australian sports camps but it’s alive and well in Battersea. If you’re serious about performance or just want to stop the body hurting, Charlotte’s ‘Vital Hands‘ are a must”.
Nick Derbyshire – ex-pro cricketer – Lancs & Essex

“I visited Charlotte at Vital Hands in the 4 months prior to the 2003 Marathon des Sables. Charlotte’s treatment was particularly effective in treating a case of Iliotibial Band Syndrome I experienced during my 60 – 80 mile training programme. Charlotte’s weekly sports massage prevented any further injury. I have no doubt that this allowed me to successfully complete the event. I would recommend Charlotte to any runner wishing to maintain an injury free running programme”.
Alastair Hay – Ultra distance runner


“Charlotte was recommended to us when we were training for the London Marathon. We had both picked up injuries prior to the race and also suffered often with sore and tired muscles. She treated us both several times during the weeks leading up to the race, paving the way for us to succeed in completing the race and helping us both to recover afterwards. Her professionalism and care were greatly appreciated”.
David and Jan Poole – Marathon Runners


“Charlotte helped in my preparation for the Marathon des Sables 2002, a 150 mile foot race across the Sahara Desert. Charlotte’s sports massages helped in generally loosening my leg muscles after training, and in specifically aiding the recovery of a swollen Achilles. The regular treatments significantly improved my recovery”.
Handle Matthews – Desert Ultra-Marathon Runner


“After an articulated lorry crushed my leg and put paid to the Marathon des Sables 2003, Charlotte’s vital hands restored my leg to full exercise in no time. Having experienced deep sports massage before I and my orthopaedic surgeon were amazed at the speed of recovery. I now plan to run the New York marathon 2003, unthinkable 6 months ago. Her professionalism and humour sets Charlotte apart from routine sports therapists. I and Olympic athletes cannot all be wrong, she is fantastic”.


“Working in the same profession as Charlotte, I know an excellent sports massage when I have one. And Charlotte knows exactly what she’s doing. She is professional, enthusiastic and has a great sense of fun. With regular treatments she relieves muscle tension, aches and soreness leaving me feeling invigorated and refreshed. I have no hesitation in recommending Charlotte to anyone”.



“I use deep tissue sports massage to relieve postural tension created as a result of long hours sitting in front of a pc at work. Regular massage with Charlotte has helped to keep my postural imbalances in check along with helping to alleviate pain due to pre existing lumbar and thoracic back problems. I recommend Charlotte’s treatment for beating the day to day stresses of life, not just for those suffering from sporting injuries”.



“I’ve found during two pregnancies that I experience a general tightening of muscles especially in my legs and lower back as my pregnancy develops. The changes to my balance and posture as my bump gets bigger seem to cause a mix of aches and pains. Working with Charlotte I have been able to achieve a general release of tension in my body which has relieved aches and pains and generally left me much more able to relax. I feel certain that with Charlotte’s help I will be a long way towards achieving my goal of having a second relaxed and drug free birth experience”.


“Some fifteen years ago while working in the garden that I love, I pulled a muscle in my hip. My GP told me I would “have to learn to live with it” even though it all but prevented me gardening. However, with the help of regular treatments, Charlotte has eased the muscle back into use and I now barely feel it”.


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