Acupuncture, Moxibustion & Shiatsu Massage

Takako Owen

Takako is a fully qualified and licensed practitioner of acupuncture, moxibustion and massage. Originally from Japan, Takako graduated from the renowned Tokyo Therapeutic Institute in 2003, where she earned qualifications in acupuncture, moxibustion and massage (amma, oil massage and shiatsu). She has successfully treated individuals with a vast range of problems, including:

  • stress
  • back pain
  • migraines
  • headaches
  • postoperative pain
  • pregnancy problems
  • musculoskeletal problems

Acupuncture and Moxibustion

Acupuncture and moxibustion can be used to stimulate nerves and muscle tissue, and also to treat a wide range of health conditions. While acupuncture involves the use of very fine needles, moxibustion is the burning of the mugwort plant on or near the skin; this is also usually on or near to an acupuncture point.

What is the difference between Japanese acupuncture and Chinese acupuncture? Put simply, Japanese acupuncture needles are thinner than Chinese ones, and so the chance of feeling any discomfort is less.


Shiatsu is a type of deep tissue massage. Like acupuncture, shiatsu aids the flow of energy through your body. For shiatsu treatments you should wear loose fitting clothes; there is no need for the practitioner to touch your skin directly.

Experience means that Takako is able to ascertain the correct amount of pressure required to treat each individual client, which does differ between each person. Shiatsu is one of her most popular treatments.

Takako is also able to perform combination treatments – with acupuncture and moxibustion – which are particularly effective for the relief of stress, headaches and musculoskeletal problems. Please contact her to discuss the most suitable options for your condition.

To make an appointment please call Takako on 07749 073 782

Takako accepts payment in cash or cheque.

Acupuncture & Moxibustion
60 minute treatment
Shiatsu Massage
60 minute treatment