Britt is a cosmetic and auricular acupuncturist and a registered member of the Acupuncture Society. She followed her passion for Traditional Chinese Medicine and 5 element acupuncture and studied under one of the worlds leading facial acupuncturists. Britt works holistically and believes in treating the entire person to achieve internal and external beauty and balance.
Originally from America, she has lived in San Francisco, NYC and Stockholm before settling in London. She has also spent over 10 years working successfully as a pilates instructor and brings a high level of body work knowledge into her therapies to bring a truly holistic approach, whilst driving high performance results.
When did you become interested in acupuncture?
I found acupuncture after a very bad illness. I was a very tired, run down mum of very young kids, I hit rock bottom with my health… total burnout. It was acupuncture that saved me and brought me back to myself.
What should we expect from a session with you?
Each session is different depending on your needs… I start with a chat- medical history, lifestyle, diet, what brings you joy, what you struggle with, everything. It all paints a picture of who you are and how I can help you. Then I do all the needle work, this is pretty quick. Once the needles are in most people end up feeling incredibly relaxed and floaty. I add in some LED light therapy if you like and you get to meditate and rest while the needles do their work. Then I finish off the session with fascia release facial massage, gua sha, and facial cupping. You leave feeling like your best self.
People seem to float out after their sessions – what’s your secret?
I think it’s really just seeing the person who I’m working with… seeing where you are lacking or have too much (physically and emotionally) and bringing these areas back into balance. A good chat and some acupuncture can fix a million different things.
Where do you see your business in 5 years time?
I would love to be doing exactly what I’m doing. Helping people who tend to put themselves last.
What brought you to Kensal Rise?
A friend lived here and said it was a fantastic and creative neighbourhood. I have lived in this area for almost 10 years and absolutely love it.
What do you love about this neighbourhood?
I love so much about this area! It’s a small town in a big city. You can wander to College Road or Chamberlayne Road and bump into so many people you know. I love all the independent shops and restaurants and the support from the community to keep these places going.
Which is your favourite of our local parks?
I love Roundwood Park. I live right on the park so it’s like my front garden.
What is your morning routine?
I like to get up early (6:20) and have a quiet coffee before everyone else is up. If I have time i’ll do some qigong and or pilates, then I get ready for the day, get the kids going, have some breakfast (always!) walk the dog, and then off to work.
What’s your go to snack?
I mix it up depending on what time of year it is and what my body needs. It’s usually healthy but sometimes it’s a chocolate chip cookie from Roundwood Cafe. It’s good to eat for the body, but you must eat for the spirit too.
Who are your fantasy dinner party guests?
Probably Mo Gawdat, Elizabeth Day, Jameela Jamil, Fearne Cotton, and Dave Chapelle. (These are the podcast hosts I listen to while walking the dog) It would be a funny, positive and interesting evening.
Do you have a party trick?
nothing! I wish I did.
What would your superhero power be?
Teleportation without the jet lag.
Last book you read?
I’m reading When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön and I just finished reading Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason.
Last time you cried?
While reading Sorrow and Bliss.
What would you like to tell your 13 years old self?
I’m telling my kids (11 and 13) “What can we learn from this?”
I think a bit of bad luck is good luck if you can grow from it. You can’t avoid pain and disappointment but you can learn to navigate it and when you find yourself in a difficult situation later in life you will have the tools to handle it more gracefully.