Resident self-employed practitioners

As well as our students, various self-employed practitioners use our clinic space. Here you can find out more about them and the services they offer. If you are a self-employed practitioner yourself you can rent clinic space from us.

Marina Brooun: Chinese Medicine Acupuncturist and ITEC Massage Therapist

Marina completed her Chinese Medicine Acupuncture undergraduate degree at the University of Westminster and is currently studying Chinese Herbal Medicine. After her graduation she attended numerous courses taught by Andrew and Julie Ann Nugent-Head, Dr Richard Tan, Guy Gladstone and Gerry Pyves, well-known experienced practitioners in their field.

Marina has been practising massage since 2007. She is constantly expanding her theoretical and practical knowledge through learning different approaches to holistic treatment. Her understanding of giving and receiving touch was fundamentally transformed by discovering the unique "no hands" approach to massage.

Marina is a fully insured member of the British Acupuncture Council and professional NO HANDS Massage Association.


Acupuncture is a healthcare system based on ancient principles which go back nearly two thousand years. It has a very positive model of good health and function, and looks at pain and illness as signs that the body is out of balance. The overall aim of acupuncture treatment, then, is to restore the body’s equilibrium.

Cosmetic acupuncture helps to combat the signs of ageing. Fine line reduction can be noticed after just one treatment, however, a course of 12-15 treatments is recommended in order to achieve the long lasting results.

Holistic massage (no hands style) is a treatment that is specifically tailored to each client. No hands massage is a powerfully flowing, soothing and deep holistic massage treatment. It can help you to totally release tension throughout your whole being and leave you feeling nurtured and rejuvenated.

Pulsing is a gentle form of bodywork, which combines movements of stretching, lifting and rotating with a continuous rhythmic rocking. The regularity of the background rhythm creates a sense of ease and flow, support and permission. Whatever is present is allowed to surface without in any way forcing or breaking down resistances.

Lymphatic drainage is encouraged by gentle stretching of the skin over numerous lymph nodes and vessels, aiming to promote the removal of the excessive or stagnant tissue fluid. The aim of the massage is to move fluid from the swollen/ congested area into an area where the lymphatic system is working normally.

Find out more

For further information please visit Mariana's website.

Fit for Sport Clinic

Fit for Sport is a team of BSc and MSc sports therapy graduates who are experts specialising in diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and sports massage.

Their therapists are all clinically experienced in treating amateur and elite sports people as well as work related injuries.

Staff are trained to deliver an exceptional level of customer service and aftercare. Staff have had experience working alongside professional teams such as Tottenham Hotspur football club, GB Ice Hockey, and London Irish RFC.

The Clinic also provides expert advice about Barclays Premier League and Bundesliga players to London insurance companies. At Fit for Sport the cause of an injury is considered just as important as the symptoms and therapists are always sure to address underlying problems to help prevent the risk of re-injury.

Fit for Sport treat back pain, neck pain, muscle strain, ligament sprains, joint pain, muscle weakness and tight muscles. They also give advice in nutrition, fitness and exercise.

Find out more

For further information please visit the Fit for Sport website.