Chris Dance - Acupuncture
Seeing Chris has opened up a whole new world to me, leading to a much greater
understanding of my health and myself on all levels
Clare, 37. Hove
Chris is an excellent therapist and I highly recommend him. I found his treatments, and being able to discuss my thoughts and feelings with him, highly beneficial.
Chris is very good at putting you at ease...
Following the death of my husband and mother within the space of five weeks of each other two years ago, my GP thought I would benefit from acupuncture and I was referred to Chris Dance. I have continued seeing him ever since. For the first six months when my grief was so profound I was seeing him on a weekly basis, and I am sure that the acupuncture enabled me to pull through the most difficult period of my life.
I also suffer with long standing costochondritis and the acupuncture has helped to relieve the pain associated with this condition.
Earlier this year I contracted, like most people, a very bad chesty cold and cough, and acupuncture helped to relieve the symptoms, as it did when I trapped a nerve in my arm causing numbness and pins and needles in my fingers.
I now see Chris on a three weekly basis. He is utterly professional in his approach, understanding and kind,
and I would recommend him unreservedly to all considering acupuncture.
Wendy Beaty, Hove
Chris is really helping me with a lot of chronic pain problems on a regular basis and the results have been fantastic and so helpful in the management of my hypermobility problems.
A few months ago, Herb went to the doctor for his paranoia and anxiety. He was given citalopram, an antidepressant. He found these to have adverse side effects and they didn't seem to help.
Chris felt that acupuncture treatment was perfect for him, and had an appointment for Herb in under a week.
Herb has now seen Chris six times. He says his treatment has had a direct affect on his anxiety and paranoia, he feels it has "peeled the layers" for him and in turn make him a more confident person. In the first few days after his treatment it even helped his back pain.
Herb admits his day to day life has greatly improved due to Chris' work, and he feels that if given the choice in the future, he would go for a holistic approach to his mental and physical health. He has found his experience brilliant and is very grateful for being able to receive this treatment.
On the back of seeing the affect this has had on Herb's life, I decided to approach Chris myself, and have also started acupuncture. I have had two sessions now and it has helped with my social anxiety and made me feel less uptight in public. This in turn has aided my depression and made me stronger in my own life and my stressful workplace, working with homeless young people.
Jack Crotty, Keyworker | Hove
Ricardo Balkhoven - Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Healing Bodywork
Indra aimee rai ( yoga teacher www.transformationalteaching.com )
5 days ago I had a Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage with Ricardo @VidaVital and it's taken that many days to really be able to put the experience in to words and write this deeply deserved review... To call this a massage is to not really do the treatment justice. This is healing bodywork. This is a journey and experience unto its own. At a time in my life where I have had a lot of emotion to process Ricardo held space for me to feel and be from the moment he came through the door. I found the experience to be deeply relaxing, emotionally cleansing, healing, beautiful, bliss inducing and a little transcendental! If you are open to a new experience, willing to step in with no expectations and are looking to induce healing and stress relief through natural holistic modalities, this is definitely a treatment to consider and Ricardo is clearly a skilled practitioner who creates a safe and easy space for his clients. This was my first, but definitely won't be my last Lomi Lomi experience
Ram Inderpreet Kaur ( yoga teacher www.sahej.org )
Your massage is such a beautifull spiritual experience. Thank you for bringing such deep healing and love to all of us at our retreat
Lydia Mellaart (Yoga Teacher at www.yoga-in-marbella.net )
Ricardo worked as a massage therapist during a yoga and meditation retreat I hosted. The participants were delighted and full of bliss after receiving the massage. Ricardo has a gift to clear out blockages in the body on both a physical and emotional level, allowing for profound healing. For me personally it helped to release tensions in my lumbar that was stuck for years. I still feel clear in that area and can't wait for the next massage. Highly recommended!!
Steffi Godard ( owner Yoga retreat www.cortijolassalinas.com )
My first Lomi lomi massage was a very spiritual experience and left me wanting more! I would highly recommend it as a part of anyone's healing journey. Thank you Ricardo x
Sally Harland ( yoga teacher www.tasteofspace.co.uk )
The Lomi Lomi massage was like no other massage I have had. Flowing, compassionate and Ricardo's warm personality enabled complete trust. I highly recommend that you try a lomi lomi with Ricardo.
Bobby Longman ( owner retreat www.cortijovadillo.com)
This is a truly wonderful experience. I felt reborn, not just spiritually and emotionally but actually. The movements of the massage felt like what it must feel like in the womb as your mother moves..caressing, nurturing. I still feel like I have had a holiday in Hawaii. I felt as if I have been held by The Mother.
Hans Lampaert ( yoga teacher and retreat owner of (www.elriodelavida.com )
The Lomi Lomi massage that I received from Ricardo went incredibly deep. Not only was I totally unaware of any time, for a mind man like me , that was not so obvious, I was, as it were, spun back in time and found myself in a previous life. I had a glorious insight that today, a few days later, I carry no more like a burden but as a "I see it", I can give it a place, I can transform it. I feel a lot of gratitude. Thank you Ricardo
Jean-Claude Rawady ( yoga teacher www.jcyogi.com )
I had the pleasure to meet Ricardo while I was running my retreat at Cortijo las Salinas earlier in June , he was offering Lomi Lomi massage to my clients and I had the chance to receive a massage from him . His unique techniques was amazing , I felt light and loved by his warm heart and kind spirit . I highly recommend Ricardo and hoping to bring him to the UK to work together . What I liked about Ricardo as well is his spiritual soul , he is connected , grounded and a true healer . Aloha and Namaste
Danni Bachman ( participant yoga retreat)
In life I have met a few magic weavers - thank you for being one of them. Your energy and soul are a special gift that make you unique - and I feel truly honoured to have met you and experienced something so beautiful. Thank you for caring enough to make a difference. Today was absolutely incredible - and your spirit stunning. The space you created was safe, soothing and filled with love and compassion. My journey with you started here - long may it continue... You are an inspiration.
Niedra Gabriel ( yoga and pilatus teacher www.spirit-moves.com )
I had the most amazing Lomi Lomi session ( body work - does not do really describe this experience) from the wonderful Ricardo who came out to our Spain Yoga retreat wich I hosted and worked with the whole group. It was like being embraced by God! I am so much happier- hard to define the wonderfull space I am in now. Very grateful for you being such a portal for Aloha Thank you Ricardo - Aloha!
Marissa ( retreat organizer at www.cortijovadillo.com )
Hello Ricardo, thank you so much for your treatment. It was a pleasure to meet you and experience your practice of spiritual massage. I have no doubt whatsoever about your connection to spirit and the fluidity of your connection and ability to channel higher energies. The massage itself was so fluid, I found your command of the massage both strengthening and invigorating, I am a frequent user of massage therapists and have one every week back in the UK. I have never felt so totally relaxed to just give my body over to the energy you were channeling it felt like a being caressed by and dancing with a sea creature like an old large eel as it played around my body working it's magic and making me flexible so I could dance with it in the sea. You are an amazing healer and thank you for your time. Many thanks
Kayti Dyson - Beauty Therapist
Once you've met Kayti and have had your first treatment, you will have a wonderful sense of relief because you’ll realise that you won’t have to go anywhere else ever again!
I have regular beauty therapy sessions with Kayti, who is a lovely person and an excellent beauty therapist!
Daniella - Hove
I highly recommend Kayti for her superb results, lovely manner and the high quality of her professional treatments. Kayti's sensitive care and attention to the everyday essentials of my beauty care supports me to enjoy taking care of my body. I love the Organic Primavera facial experience, I look forward to my monthly rejuvenating treat!
Emma - Hove
I had the most wonderful & relaxing organic facial & Swedish massage with the lovely Kayti. Soooo relaxing and blissful. I will be back for more. Thank you.
Suzanne Lewes - Hove
I had an organic facial with Kayti and it was wonderful. Best facial I've ever had. Felt so rejuvenated after.
Katrina Christopoulos - Hove
The best beauty therapist in Brighton
I can highly recommend Kayti. She is an exceptional beauty therapist and has excellent attention to detail. Her manicures are the best in Brighton!! Thanks Kayti!
H - Hove
The best beauty salon in Brighton
AM - Hove
“Many thanks for all the help you gave us. M and I have never been closer.” M & O
“You changed my life from one of despair to joy.” F
“Please accept our thanks and appreciation for all your time and support. Your guidance has been gratefully received and we look forward to all the good times ahead of us. You have navigated us through our emotional rollercoaster with professionalism, compassion and kindness and we are in your debt.” E & T
“When I first came to see you I was confused, despondent and did not know who I was. Over time you changed all that. I am living my life in contentment. I will remember you forever.” S
“You facilitated our sessions professionally and with great skill. Our relationship is far stronger because of you and we move forward with confidence.” E & J
“We were thrilled that we managed to find you. Your expertise and professionalism saved our relationship.” D & I
Grey Door Therapy Clinic
First Floor, 36 Blatchington Road
Hove, BN3 3YN
First Floor, 36 Blatchington Road
Hove, BN3 3YN