Here are some of the testimonials from my patients. Some have come via email, others via an online review.
Sharon at Shen Holistics is amazing! I have arthritis and had 4 years of agonising shoulder pain. Various treatments & physio made little difference. After only two sessions of acupuncture & acupressure I could really start to feel improvements and after four sessions my pain had gone and my mobility is better than ever. It has made such a difference to my daily living. Sharon is continuing to help with arthritic pain in my neck & hands. I can highly recommend. SM - Redcar
Initially visited Alan her husband for a foot problem, however whilst I was in the clinic Sharon helped me with another issue I had. She is excellent, really knows her stuff and you can tell she's been doing Acupuncture a long time. I highly recommend her. NS - Middlesbrough
I've been seeing Sharon for acupuncture for a few issues but the most recent breakthrough has been with hayfever, making this summer much more bearable. Sharon is kind, calming and her lifestyle advice has been extremely helpful. I cannot recommend her enough, especially for those who may be nervous to have acupuncture. She has truly helped me and I can't wait for my next session! KM - Middlesbrough
I have been having acupuncture with Sharon in the hope of restoring my smell/taste which has been virtually non-existent for several years. After my most recent acupuncture, I had some slight improvement which I found amazing. I would highly recommend Sharon, she is patient, reassuring and explains everything she is doing. As a bonus, I find acupuncture very relaxing. TM - Middlesbrough
It’s not easy to find an acupuncturist who is trustworthy and knowledgeable like Sharon. My husband needed help to calm down his mind through his retirement transition phase. I consulted it with Sharon and she did remote acupuncture for my husband. Why remote? Because I live in the US. Believe it or not, within one night… I saw the result! My husband felt better and started doing his activities again! That was a progress after almost two weeks trying to figure out what was wrong with him, since my husband himself felt lost and wasn’t sure what really happened to himself. The important thing to me is her competence to do it remotely. I’m so grateful for what she did. So if you want to improve your well-being, I’ll definitely recommend to come and see her. You won’t be disappointed! SG - Florida, USA
I have been seeing Sharon at Shen Holistics for many months now, and I could not thank her enough for the treatment she has given me. I have several complex health issues and the massage and acupuncture therapies she has provided have been extremely beneficial, both in reducing pain and restoring mobility. She is friendly, kind, respectful and thoroughly professional. I would highly recommend her services. NC - Middlesbrough
I was barely able to walk when I first visited Sharon, then gradually over four weeks I noticed a dramatic improvement. I can walk without feeling agonising pain. I am so grateful to her. Acupuncture has made a massive difference to my daily life. SA - Guisborough
A big thank you to Sharon.
Although I am not afraid of flying I have found that on long flights I always become very agitated and Claustrophobic ... having an imminent flight booked to Canada I decided to visit Shen Holistics for hypnotherapy treatment. Sharon was very calming, and understanding. We discussed my situation and she also asked if there was anything else she could try to help me manage whilst I was "under" so I also mentioned my fear of heights ( we were booked onto the Banff gondola and the skywalk at glacier parkway ) and I had decided I wouldn't be able to do these. At the end of the session I felt quite calm. Three days later I was flying to Canada. I was amazed how well the flight went. I was very relaxed, and three weeks later on the return flight I was equally relaxed and calm and settled.
May I also say that I was succesful in managing my fear of heights too,... thankfully... as the views were spectacular from the top of the mountain on the gondola at Banff and I also completed the walk across the glass Skywalk at Glacier park. There were many people on our trip who either stayed on the bus because of their fear of heights or stood away from the side and the walkway. I wish they had visited Sharon so they could have enjoyed what I did.
I must say that I did all these things with a smile on my face and felt happy whilst doing them. It wasn't torturous or frightening.
I have written this to give others the confidence to contact Sharon if they have any underlying problem. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending hypnotherapy.
thanks again Sharon... JS - Middlesbrough
Just to let you know I have just completed an a morning walking tour of Munich and an afternoon of interested enjoyment in a museum- so have been on my feet for 8 hours- now enjoying a welcome German beer before embarking forth to enjoy an evening meal - again on foot - this is all down to your fantastic treatments, as a week ago I would have been bent over and in constant pain in my back and hips and certainly not able to half of what I have done today. So a massive thank you!! Once again you have enabled me to enjoy my life - I can never thank you enough!! So if there is anything you think I can help you with then give me a call. JN - Hartlepool
I was very sceptical before having this treatment, I have suffered with a back problem for around 7 years. I have tried every painkiller, cream, gel, heat pad, lotion and potion on the planet, I even saw a chiropractor for 4/5 months all to no avail. Shen Holistics was recommended to me so I thought it was worth a try, I had nothing to loose - I’m soooo glad I did, i noticed a significant difference after only one treatment (my treatment consisted of massage, followed by cupping and then acupuncture). I was counting down the days to my next appointment, I was that keen I mistakenly turned up a day early! and with a bit of jiggling around Sharon still managed to fit me in for my treatment! I can’t recommend Shen Holistics enough, only 2 treatments in and I’m experiencing a full night of unbroken, pain free sleep for the first time in years and I can’t thank Sharon enough for that, she truly does have healing hands xAfter being an extremely nervous flyer for 13+ years I visited Sharon to have some hypnotherapy and can safely say it was one of the best things I have done , I have gone from sitting in my seat for 8+ hours not eating or drinking and no one being able to talk to me. To on my last flight a few weeks ago being able to get out of my seat several times to see my family who were seated a few rows away, this was met with “your getting brave “ as this was not something I would usually do. SW - Middlesbrough
Excellent service Highly Recommended x - SP - Middlesbrough
Once again Sharon has preformed her "magic". I went to her clinic yesterday with arthritic pains in my knee and hip - after massage and acupuncture I have had a pain free day. Just as well that the weather was so bad otherwise I would have been in the garden- not the taking it easy that Sharon recommended!! JN - Hartlepool
I can not recommend Sharon highly enough if you have a fear of flying as I now feel confident enough to get on a plane and cope with the journey ahead in relevant comfort instead of the stress the build up to and the flight use to cause me. JC - Middlesbrough
I began acupuncture sessions after being diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy. Doctors prescribed a course of steroids and gave an estimated recovery time of 3-9 months, with added complications due to the development of shingles. However, after just four weeks worth of sessions at Shen Holistics I have almost all use of my facial muscles back. The treatment I received was absolutely amazing, and Sharon is a star. Even after just the first session, I could feel a huge difference (which was noticed by my friends and family). And each week thereafter, the effects of the treatment were fantastic. Having been a newbie to acupuncture, and to be perfectly honest quite sceptical to begin with, I am absolutely converted. I would recommend acupuncture at Shen Holistics to absolutely everyone. PB - Middlesbrough
Simply Fantasic at Shen - Visited Sharon after a recommendation from my pole fitness instructor. She assessed me and provided massage, cupping and acupuncture for acute pain I had in my waist/lats area. I’m astounded at the results. One session and the pain was drastically reduced. Two and I feel like a new woman. I’m a convert, will be back and can heartedly recommend. Knowledgeable, skilled, professional and a lovely welcoming person too. Sharon, I can’t thank you enough!! KH - Stockton on Tees
Can not recommend this enough!!! Cupping is the best treatment I have ever had for my muscles , my shoulders have never felt as soft. I’m a pole fitness instructor, and I’m extremely active my shoulders and back take a lot of work , I’ll always come back to Sharon for my monthly cupping !!! SG - Stockton on Tees
A year ago the NHS gave me a new hip - visits to Shen Holistics have meant that I have had the most amazingly active life since. Thank you so much for all you do to enable me to lead the very full life I do! It is much appreciated! JN - Hartlepool
Saw Sharon for hypnotherapy a few weeks ago, as I was suffering from stress and anxiety due to my energy sucking job. I had no confidence whatsoever but Sharon changed all that, she gave me my confidence back and within three weeks I quit my job and got a new much better one which I love. I have my confidence back, my family life is much calmer and I feel good.
Thanks so much Sharon. Liz Goodfellow - Stockton on Tees
Had acupuncture and massage from Sharon at Shen Holistics for my back and hip pain which had been going on a long time. After just one session I had a massive improvement and after further treatment I'm now pain free.
Highly recommended. James Colburn - Middlesbrough
A lovely thank you present from a client received in April 2018.
I just want to express how much Sharon has helped me, I have suffered with IBS for years and people don't realise how much it affects your life. I was thoroughly fed up with all the symptoms, so I decided to try acupuncture with Sharon at Shen Holistics. I felt reassured as soon as I spoke to her and she is strict in terms of diet, but I can honestly say she knows what she's talking about. After only a few treatments I feel so much better, and my IBS has improved dramatically. I've also had hypnotherapy with Sharon to deal with some other issues and its amazing. So thank you Sharon, you have no idea how much you've changed my life for the better. Can't wait for my next treatment.... A Coverdale - Middlesbrough
I was treated for a frozen shoulder and was completely mobile in 3 treatments. I feel so much better. Shen holistics will be my first point of contact if I have any further problems. Very professional. Thank you. M Day - Middlesbrough
I saw Sharon in December 2017 for hypnosis, because I had a terrible fear of flying. I had booked a long haul fight to see friends and family but I was considering cancelling as I was that petrified of the flight! Well after the hypnosis session with Sharon, I had no problems whatsoever even when the plane hit turbulence. I had an amazing holiday and can hardly wait for my next trip away. Thank you so much Sharon. x M Patterson - Stockton on Tees
I first visited Shen Holistics because I had arthritis in my right hip and had been placed on NHS path to being recommended for surgery. However, the pain was constant and was directly restricting my way of life, particularly as in my retirement my plan had been to travel with my husband and thoroughly enjoy the company, of my three grandchildren (all younger that 3 years). Sharon used all her skills to ensure that I could achieve this way of life. She could not cure the arthritis but what she enabled me to do through her skills was to live the life that I wanted. A planned walking trip to Macedonia was possible because Sharon' s expertise enabled me to walk, climb and complete every day's activity. Sharon gave me back my life.
After hip replacement surgery in August 2017 Sharon worked her magic yet again helping put right the enforced back muscle problems and leg problems.
Without my visits to Shen Holistics I would not be able to live the dream of my retirement - being there for my family, looking after my adorable grandchildren and enjoying trips with my husband.
Thank you Sharon you gave me my life back!
Mrs N - Hartlepool
I've been having treatment with Sharon for a frozen shoulder. At the initial treatment I could barely stand for my shoulder to be touched due to the pain and had very limited range of movement. Sharon has carried out acupuncture, cupping and massage. Each session has seen a reduction in the pain. The difference is amazing! Range of movement has also improved and I can actually do the exercises the physio gave me now that the pain has reduced so much. After months of being in pain and being so uncomfortable I feel like I'm starting to get my life back(if you've had or got a frozen shoulder you will know what I mean!). Can't thank Sharon enough. She listens and is understanding, she explains everything she is doing and why and I would highly recommend her... Ms N - Guisborough
I’ve seen Sharon a number of times for back, hip and neck pain. She did acupuncture, massage and cupping. After treatment I was relieved of pain significantly and felt so much better. Can’t her enough for a pleasant experience and wouldn’t hesitate to visit again. Highly recommended. Thanks so Sharon!... Ms A - Stockton on Tees
My wife was recovering from two major operations and chemotherapy has had treatment from Sharon for a couple of months and it has helped enormously.... Mr O'L - Middlesbrough
I've had acupuncture and hypnosis from Sharon at Shen Holistics. Sharon is very professional caring and puts you at ease if needs be. Her treatment room is relaxing, clean and tidy. An excellent price for the treatment that your given to a highest standard. With the treatments from Shen Holistics I don't need to take anti-depressants anymore and I'm pain free. I wouldn't go anywhere else. This is why I highly recommend Shen Holistics.... Mrs S - Middlesbrough
You have given me my life back, I feel so much better. Thank you Sharon... Mrs C - Middlesbrough
I’ve had the joy of being treated by Sharon and the difference in my health is immeasurable; it wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that she has given me my life back. For years I have suffered with quite extreme IBS. My symptoms meant leaving the house with massive anxiety, and as a consequence I had become frightened of eating and my diet had reduced to plain jacket potatoes. I had sought help at my doctors, but I found them very dismissive of the extreme nature of the issue. I was constantly anxious as IBS affected every part of my life, and I felt physically and mentally in a poor state of health.
I had been researching local help and desperate for some kind of relief, not knowing what to expect. I ended up speaking to Sharon and straight away she said she felt she could help me. Filled with hope I booked an appointment and started seeing her weekly at first. Despite what you may think about needles the treatment is pain free and very relaxing! It felt wonderful to be embarking on a course of treatment that gave me back hope of a normal life and made me feel more in control of my own body than I had done in a long time. Sharon provided diet advice, recommended various health checks and reassurance. Treatment was tailored each week to suit those needs, so I am always improving my health every visit. Sharon helped me to understand my condition, my triggers and how to act to prevent issues arising in the first place.
With Sharon’s ongoing guidance, I started eating different things, learned to reduce and manage my symptoms and began to trust food again. My energy and life outlook changed massively, my anxiety reduced and I could start to leave the house more often; and with that my confidence started to return. This confidence has allowed me to stop being defined by IBS and my life choices are no longer limited by poor health.
Sharon continues to support me and is always there for me, with all aspects of health. During my time with Sharon I have accumulated so much knowledge about my condition and myself I can self-manage a lot between appointments and keep control of my condition. It is these tools that have given me my life back. I would encourage anyone suffering from any challenges to try acupuncture with Sharon like I did, because you never know it could just change your life too. Miss P - Redcar.
Thank you Sharon. Before my visit to you my shoulder was agony with very restricted movement and within 15 minutes you released it and the pain eased considerably. Absolutely amazing! Mr C - Stockton on Tees
I saw you for hypnosis to help my with my fear of flying, I have now booked a holiday and I'm looking forward to it. Thank you so much. Mrs F - Stockton on Tees
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