deanna thomas

Acupuncture & Wellbeing

Welcome to Acupuncture & Wellbeing

Hi, I'm Deanna Thomas, I am fully qualified and accredited Acupuncturist (BSc Hons) , Reflexologist (VTCT), 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 Acklam, Middlesbrough. 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, fertility, boosting immunity and easing pain. prices start from £60 for a single session and £250 for a package of six.

What Holistic Treatments do I offer?

Reflexology is available at Deanna Thomas - Acupuncture & Wellbeing


Reflexology treats the whole body, mind and soul. Restoring a natural balance through a therapeutic foot massage and pure essential oils. The feet are treated to restore balance to the whole body, using gentle pressure to the reflex points to trigger a response or stimulation in the corresponding part of the body utilising the zones channel of energy or “Chi”. 

Hot Stone Reflexology at Deanna Thomas - Acupuncture & Wellbeing

Aroma Stone Reflexology

This truly indulgent feeling treatment, using various massage techniques including finger pressure, warmed aroma stones and essential oils. 

 this treatment relaxes the body at its deepest level and effectively creates harmony and balance. The subtle energies of stones introduced into the treatment calm the senses, relax muscle tension and promote a meditative state. the stones help activate the energy channels on the reflex points.

Crystal  Reflexology at Deanna Thomas - Acupuncture & Wellbeing

Soul to Sole Reflexology
This powerful treatment combines Reflexology with Crystal healing to enhance your therapy and relaxation. 

Crystals are used in this treatment to connect with your feet to help remove blockages and release trapped emotions. This treatment includes a chakra rebalance through the feet, and the corresponding reflexes on the feet will be cleansed and cleared energetically through the energy channels.

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.

Facial Treatments

Rose Quartz Crystal Facial

Rose quartz was revered by The Romans and Ancient Egyptians for its anti-aging properties. It's said to purify and open the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, deep inner healing, and feelings of peace. 

This is a beautiful treatment for the mind, body, and soul. Gorgeous Rose organic essential oils and Neals Yard rose products are used in this facial to cleanse, tone, and moisturize your skin. Facial acupressure and massage is performed with Rose quartz wands, gua sha, and crystals. 

This uplifting Crystal facial stimulates cell renewal, improves the complexion, and promotes a feeling of wellbeing. Emotionally, layers of tension can be lifted away, leaving you energetically balanced and floating on air.

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 .

24K Gold Facial

This luxurious treatment includes a double cleanse and dermaplanning to give your skin exfoliation for luminous, dewy skin. Then a micro-needling treatment is done on your skin, stimulating collagen production, and elastin is triggered to provide an almost immediate plumping effect. This can also help tackle other skin damage such as scarring, dark marks, sun damage and ageing. You will then be treated to a 24k gold mask application, during which I will do a soothing, cool ice globe facial massage before finishing with a nourishing moisturise. 

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.

TCM 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.

Chakra healing

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. 

available from 49.9

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. 

Available from £49.99

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