deanna thomas

Acupuncture & Wellbeing

Welcome to Acupuncture & Wellbeing

Hi, I'm Deanna Thomas, I am fully qualified and accredited Acupuncturist (BSc Hons) , Reflexologist, Aromatherapist, Meditation Instructor and Reiki Master Teacher. I am also a member of the British acupuncture council and the Uk Reiki Federation.

My clinic is located in Thornaby on Tees. My holistic health and wellness journey began nearly 20 years ago when I embarked on a Reiki training course and enrolled in a local college course to train as a Reflexologist. Practising Reflexology inspired me to study and train as an Acupuncturist at the prestigious Northern College of Acupuncture in York.

I am dedicated to providing a safe and high-quality level of care for all of my patients. I want to support you and empower you with your health and wellbeing to help improve your quality of life through Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture and the range of holistic therapies and treatments that I offer.

Improve your wellbeing with Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves inserting very fine needles into various acupuncture points on the body. This small action can trigger a cascade of effects from increasing endorphins to boosting immune functioning to releasing anti-inflammatories (important in reducing swelling and supporting healing).
This holistic approach to health and wellness promotes the body's natural healing response. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, it is being used for overall wellness, including stress management, boosting immunity and easing pain. prices start from £55 for a single session and £250 for a package of six.

holistic treatment menu

Reflexology is available at Deanna Thomas - Acupuncture & Wellbeing


Reflexology is a technique of applying gentle pressure to the reflex areas on the feet to bring about a deep state of relaxation and stimulate the body's healing processes. 

Hot Stone Reflexology at Deanna Thomas - Acupuncture & Wellbeing

Hot Stone Reflexology

this includes using hot stones, in between finger pressure, on specific reflex points on the feet. The heat of the stones on the feet and legs penetrate deeper into the layers of the muscles and assist in opening and activating the energy channels of the reflex points. 
Crystal  Reflexology at Deanna Thomas - Acupuncture & Wellbeing

Crystal Reflexology
this works in the same way as standard reflexology but with the integration of crystals to enhance the treatment and give greater results. the crystal's energy works the reflexes. 

Hopi Ear Candling
Hopi ear candles are gently inserted into the ear to draw out impurities, relieve pressure in the head and sinuses and aid hearing problems. 

The many benefits of Hopi ear include treatment for excessive ear wax, rhinitis, glue ear, tinnitus, headaches and migraines. This relaxing and calming therapy also includes acupressure points, facial massage and drainage. This treatment can also be carried out on children. 

Fire Cupping Therapy

Cupping is one of the oldest and most effective method of releasing the toxins from muscles, body tissue and organ. 

Cupping used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, inflammation, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite or general well being, its time to just relax and unwind.
Hot Stone Massage available at Deanna Thomas Acupuncture & Wellbeing

Aroma Stone Massage

this involves the application of heated volcanic stones of varying sizes to key points on the body, giving a deep massage and creating sensations of comfort and warmth. using 

The direct heat relaxes muscles, allowing manipulation of a greater intensity than with regular massage, leaving you feeling relaxed but energised.

Rose Quartz Crystal Facial

This treatment is for the mind, body & soul. Pure rose and rose-hip essential oils are combined with rose quartz crystals for the most refreshing facial massage. 

Hugely beneficial for skin cell renewal & re-energising dull or tired skin. includes a crystal chakra balance.

Neal's Yard Holistic Facial

Bespoke to your skin on the day, allowing you to relax, unwind & float away. Skin will feel rejuvenated & restored. 

Neal's Yard is a fresh, organic and sustainable facial range, leaving your skin feeling & smelling amazing. 

Gua Sha Facial

 The art of Gua Sha has been practised for thousands of years as a healing technique to improve skin complexion and tone. It is an incredibly relaxing treatment that is performed using light strokes, acupressure and frictions on the skin's surface in the direction of the lymph nodes. 60 minutes of total bliss with skin being cleansed, exfoliated, treated, and massaged to leave it looking radiant and glowing.  Skin will glow and mind will be relaxed .

Micro Needling

Microneedling (also known as skin needling or collagen induction therapy) is a type of treatment that uses small needles to cause tiny punctures in the skin. These small contact points encourage the body to create a wound healing response and renew the skin cells. As your skin repairs, the production of collagen and elastin is triggered to give an almost immediate plumping effect. It can also help tackle other skin damage such as scarring, dark marks, sun damage and ageing. 

Benefits of Microneedling
  • Dull skin: Rejuvenate tired and dull skin and combat the initial signs of ageing.
  • Wrinkles: Fine lines and wrinkles on the face can be visibly reduced, as microneedling triggers collagen production.
  • Scarring: Scars from acne and Chicken Pox can be improved and an uneven texture can be smoothed out with microneedling.
  • Pigmentation: Can help to fade dark patches such as pigmentation due to sun damage or ageing.
  • Microneedling is a great treatment for you if you have darker skin because it doesn’t involve peels or lasers, which can cause pigmentation issues.
Treatments can be performed on the body as well as the face, this is also available with body acupuncture or Dermaplanning.
Dermaplaning is a safe, simple and effective method to exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells from the epidermis and the fine vellus hairs (known as peach fuzz). Dermaplaning gives your skin an immediate exfoliation for a luminous glow, dewy skin, faster cell turnover, and a smoother texture.

facial includes facial steam, double cleanse, dermaplaning, jelly mask application and targeted serum. 

Gift Vouchers Available

gift vouchers can be purchased and come beautifully presented in a giftbox. 

energy healing treatments

EFT Aromapressure

I am very privileged to be one of the few therapists offering doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) in the Teesside Area.

EFT Aromapressure Practitioner EFT (Emotional Healing Technique), incorporates Acupressure techniques with Left & Right brain balancing. Essential Oils use the Power of Plant Therapy to work on imbalances within our bodies & minds. EFT is a healing therapy that offers healing from physical and emotional pain. It works by releasing emotional blockages within the body's energy system. 

This is done through tapping with the fingers on our energy meridians (located around the head and upper body) whilst focusing on the emotional stresses the individual is experiencing.


Reiki is a non-invasive complementary therapy said to use natural energy flow for health and wellbeing.  Reiki can be defined as 'Universal Life Energy', which describes the many systems of natural balancing.

 You’ll find this a highly relaxing healing treatment that works to uplift and restore your bodies natural balance.

Battlefield Acupuncture

Battlefield Acupuncture was created by Dr. Richard Niemtzow while on active duty in the United States Air Force in 2001. Dr. Niemtzow discovered that a very specific sequence of needles inserted into the ears would provide rapid and highly effective relief of many types of pain.
This treatment protocol may be for you if you would like a natural way to manage pain. 

semi permanent asp needles or auricular needles can be use to do your treatment.

Tradition Chinese Acupuncture 

Acupuncture involves inserting very fine needles into various acupuncture points on the body.

acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, it is being used for overall wellness, including stress management, boosting immunity and easing pain.

acupuncture treatments may also include the use of moxa, massage, cupping and ear seeds.
I specialize in body & auricular acupuncture.

The Chakra Experience

This is an incredibly relaxing treatment incorporating Crystal Healing, the power of Colour Therapy and Acupuncture. The human body contains hundreds of acupuncture points, and the chakras are seven of the most significant.

You will have  ten fine acupuncture needles inserted into your hands, arms, and legs. The points I have chosen are known for helping the body heal and rebalance.

auricular therapy is also included in this treatment along with sound healing & aromatherapy.

Weight loss Acupuncture

In recent years, acupuncture ear therapy (also known as auricular acupuncture) for weight loss has received much attention after several studies that showed significant weight loss following ear therapy. The ear is one of the densest areas on the body for nerve endings linked all over the body. Acupuncture can help with weight loss by regulating hormone production, improving metabolism, optimizing digestion, reducing inflammation, suppressing the appetite, lessening water retention and optimizing other bodily functions related to obesity and weight loss. As with any weight-loss strategy, a single change in your lifestyle or behaviour will not likely deliver the results you want. Even though acupuncture can effectively alter your metabolic and hormone levels and address numerous issues related to weight loss, you should still compliment this treatment with the proper diet and regular exercise. 

Popular packages

The Ultimate Chakra Experience

The ultimate experience in energy healing and wellness is to bring balance to mind, body and spirit. You will have a photo taken of your Aura & Chakras. An in-depth analysis completed that looks at your energy and wellbeing. Then you will be able to lay under my chakra crystal light bed, which uses clear quartz crystals, chakra lights and colour frequencies to promote wellness on many levels. 

Ten acupuncture needles will gently be inserted to help rebalance your bodies energy.

just £79.99

Reiki & Reflexology

This is a customer favourite! Treat yourself to a relaxing Reiki Healing Session (30 minutes) and Reflexology Treatment (45 minutes) at the same appointment. 

Both these treatments work powerfully together to bring balance and harmony to the body, mind and spirit. 

just £45

Auricular Acupuncture & Reflexology

Have the ultimate relaxing treatment with this rebalancing combination. After your consultation, you will be treated to a rejuvenating foot soak. Once you're comfortable on the treatment bed, you will have five tiny needles inserted into each ear to help rebalance your mind, body and spirit. You will then receive a profoundly relaxing heated reflexology treatment. 

just £49.99

24k Gold Facial

This package includes a double cleanse, dermaplaning & microneedling with a 24k mask applied and a relaxing ice globe facial massage, finishing with a luxurious moisturise.

just £65

This package brings together two signature services included body acupuncture & a  Micro-needling facial. 

After an in-depth consultation you will be able to relax, I will apply a facial numbing cream whilst you relax and you will have body acupuncture needles safely inserted into your hands, arms, feet and legs to help rebalance your energy, mood, sleep, stress, digestion and overall well-being. 

Then I will complete a facial micro-needling treatment, this comfortably creates thousands of micro-injuries in the skin to trigger the body’s natural wound healing process. 

This process results in skin remodelling, including the formation of collagen and elastin, the two proteins predominantly responsible for the structure of the skin. It helps with fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, other scar tissue, pigmentation and uneven skin tone. 

You will then be able to relax with a 24k gold facial mask application before finishing with a nourishing serum and moisturise.

JUST £88 


Enjoy a deeply rejuvenating Gua Sha Facial with Traditional Acupuncture.  You will first be treated to a Gua Sha Facial and then afterwards ten small acupuncture needles will be inserted into your hands, arms, feet and legs to help you rebalance and heal. You will be able to relax for 20 minutes with your needles in whilst your body rebalances it's energy. 

The ten acupuncture points have been chosen to help relieve pain, increase energy, boost metabolism, fight fatigue, boost immunity, relieve stress and burnout and uplift your mood. 

just £69.99

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