I’m Lilja (pronounced like Lil-ya!) :)
I was brought up in London, and as far as I can remember I've had an interest in complementary therapies, and asked a lot of questions. Western medicine didn't answer all my questions; for example I knew that my childhood eczema came back as soon as the steroid cream stopped- so obviously it wasn't actually treating the problem, just hiding it for a while... and I wanted a better explanation and solution! As a teenager I did work experience with a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and was inspired. He subsequently treated me for a serious case of Glandular Fever (and for the post viral recovery)- and I am always so grateful for that powerful experience. Having studied Environmental Science, and travelled, and worked in the Sustainable Development field for several years, I realised that my passion lay in working with individuals and helping them solve issues from the root cause, so I went back to university to study TCM: Acupuncture at Westminster University (graduated BSc Hons in 2008).
I love my job, am am honoured to have been able to treat so many people and conditions over my 15 years of practice. I love seeing results, and empowering patients to understand their bodies and experience their own healing potential. TCM helps us understand ourselves and our ailments in a different way, and allows us to get to the root cause of disease to achieve sustainable health and prevent illness.
I worked at various clinics in London before founding my own holistic therapy centre in 2013 (The Little Escape), and ran a community multibed clinic in Brixton for 8 years. In 2018 I moved up to the North East to start a new life by the coast, and haven't looked back!
Please get in touch to find out more or to book an appointment :)
I look forward to meeting and treating you!