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About Me


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!

what I look like!
my Icelandic roots
Kite Flying
me and ida the black lurcher
Acupuncture Traditional Chinese herbal medicine
me post surf
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