Acupuncture & Acupressure
Hayfever & Knee pain
"I have recently had IVF treatment for the second time after my first attempt failed. I needed to do something different the second time round and had read that acupuncture can really improve the chances of success. I wanted someone who had experience in fertility and so after doing my research I chose Sean.
Straight away Sean tailored my treatment to meet my needs asking a great number of questions to ensure the diagnosis was correct. He put his trust im me and sent me a book and some herbs in the post immediatly to make sure I understood everything about the treatment and also a lifestyle change to enhance my chances of succes.
I was slightly nervous at first but Seans professionalism soon put me at ease and I have even overcome my fear of needles. He used a fine tuned treatment plan for just a short number of weeks and the idea was to help imporve egg quality. My husband also had a couple of treatments to improve sperm quality.
When I had egg collection, all of the eggs fertilised and some were even good enough to be frozen which hadn't happended previously and I truly believe that the acupuncture was the key. Anyway the outcome of this IVF treatment is that I am now pregnant. Thank you Sean because if it wasn't for you I don't think this would have happened."
Mrs Lyndsey - August 2011
"I started visiting Sean with knee problems. On one of my visits I was suffering really badly with hay fever. Sean suggested that he try acupuncture, to aid with the hay fever.
Treatment was commenced and I noticed a difference immediately, but I still went back for a couple more treatments as recommended by Sean. I am noticing a great difference; I can mow the lawns etc. without any ill effects.
My 10 year old daughter came home one day suffering very badly with her hay fever. I called Sean and asked if there was anything he could do for her. Sean recommended acupressure, which is less invasive for children. It is the same treatment, but without needles.
We took her to see him the following day and the treatment was commenced and we noticed great results from it over the next few days. She has seen Sean for a further two treatments and is now managing on a daily basis, without prescribed medications, etc.
If you suffer from hay fever, I would strongly recommend you call Sean, for advice as he has certainly improved mine and my daughter’s quality of life plus i no longer get knee pain."
Andrew Brown - July 2011
"I began a course of Bowen Therapy while unable to work, due to constant migraine, neck and eye pain. I was also suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome and was hardly able to get out of bed for 6 weeks.
I found Bowen to be a very gentle, relaxing and energising treatment; providing immediate results. After several treatments, all of my symptoms began to ease and have continued to improve.
I now feel able to do more of my normal activities and plan to return to work."
Jenny Yates, Mow cop, Staffordshire. (April 2006)
"After just one visit to Sean for a remedial Massage on my back I could tell the difference. All of the aches and pains that I had suffered for many months had started to ease. After just a couple more treatments I felt like I had a new back.
He is incredible, and I would recommend him highly to anyone. I still go occasionally for what I call my 'monthly tune up' to keep my back from seizing up again from the heavy work that I do. Each time I leave feeling re-invigorated.
Carry on the good work Sean."
John Heesom (2008)
The Bowen Technique
Migraine & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Back & Shoulder Pain
Massage & Acupuncture
Tennis Elbow / RSI
The Bowen Technique
Whiplash & Psychological trauma
"I went to see Sean for the Bowen Technique after a car accident left me with whiplash injuries. The accident was caused by a "hit and run" driver which also left me mentally and emotionally traumatised.
It came at a time when I was already having to cope with other things in my life so, could not afford to be ill.
I had three treatments and from the first treatment I could feel the results were positive. At the first treatment I was unable to rotate my neck fully from right to left and unable to fully move my neck upwards. After the first treatment the rotation improved. At the end of the third treatment the rotation was 100% improved, my emotional state was back to normal and six weeks after the accident I returned to work as fit as I was before the accident.
I am under no illusion that this was a result of having this treatment as I had been in a car accident 15 years ago and had been unable to return to work for 10 months. I shall be forever grateful to Sean and would recommend him to others with no hesitaion."
Olwyn Jones (2006)
"I have been a Secretary for the past 30 years and have never suffered with an RSI injury until April 2012, my right forearm and elbow became very painful and I was unable to use it in a normal way. I struggled to type and to drive, it was so painful. I went to the Doctor and was diagnosed with Tennis Elbow, and was told to take painkillers and not to use my arm, which was ridiculous as it is my career.
After struggling for another 6 months the condition was no better and it was seriously affecting my career and life. I decided to make an appointment with a physiotherapist, I found Sean. After 2 visits to Sean my arm was starting to improve the pain was reducing. After 5 sessions of physio and acupuncture my arm was almost back to normal, the pain had gone and I was able to use my arm properly for the first time in 7 months. Sean also gave me advice and tips on how to manage the condition so that it would have a minimal impact on my career.
I can thoroughly recommend Sean and will definitely use him again."
Lynne Cressy (Jan 2013)
Below are a selecton of testimonials given by previous patients. They are word for word what they wrote. They have been selected for inclusion on the website to demonstrate both the range of conditions treated and therapies offered as well as the positive results commonly experienced.
In most cases, patients find that they also get similar responses and health improvements as these.
Stress & Emotional Balancing
Bowen & Massage
"I honestly don't know what i would do without Healing Hands. I first met Sean Vaughan 2 years ago whilst recieving treatment at Hoar Cross Hall health spa. I have been attending his private clinic in Newcastle every two months since. I travel from Manchester where clinics and therapists are plentiful because there is something special about Healing Hands.
Sean has extensive qualifications in such a wide range of therapies that he is able to treat just about anything:- specific injuries, stress, tension or emotional trauma. I generally book an appointment simply for relaxation but if i arrive with an additional problem he knows exactly what to do - often applying multiple disciplines to the case.
Sean's waterbed massage is the most relaxing experience i have ever had. It undoes all my aches and pains, stresses and tension but more than that it helps me reach a place of peace and inner calm within myself.
Over the two years i have suffered some traumatic events in my life. I tend to suppress the resulting deep emotional pain within myself. My emotions often come flooding out during sessions, but he knows exactly how to help me deal with them. He is compassionate and respectful. He empathises in a way than leads me to unload. Healing Hands is just that - Clever, sensitive hands that heal all pain. I always leave feeling that the weight of the world has been lifted from my shoulders. My soul can fly again."
Adele Firth , Manchester (June 06)
"I had been having trigger point massages for a few months, which really help my myofascial pain, especially around the shoulder blades where my pain is worst. Sean recommended that I give the Bowen technique a try. I was reluctant to try something other than the trigger point massage, because it does help me so much, but Sean explained very well the reasoning behind the Bowen technique and the way that it would affect my body so I decided to give it a go.
I was amazed at the end of the first session. I had not felt so relaxed for years and years. My body felt so much better aligned and the pain that was usually so severe in my shoulders was hugely reduced. I must admit that during the session I had been a bit sceptical because I felt as though my body was being manipulated less than when I have a trigger point massage, so I expected the benefit to be less – but when I stood up, I couldn’t believe how great I felt! Best of all, the relief lasted for several days, which as any fibromyalgia patient knows is a very big deal! To be honest, I’d go to Sean for the Bowen technique even if I knew that the relief only lasted for a day, because the level of relief that it gives me is so wonderful. The Bowen technique also really helps with my breathing, which is often shallow, due to muscle knots around my rib cage. I find that I breathe much more deeply for several days after a Bowen session. The improvement in my breathing and pain levels mean that I find it easier to get to sleep and to stay asleep. I don’t wake up in pain or gasping for breath.
I have recommended Sean to friends and family and will definitely continue to do so in the future, for both the Bowen technique and trigger point massages."
Holly Fraser, 21, Keele (March 07)
Chronic knee pain
"I suffer from Crohn’s disease- a chronic bowel & digestive disorder which is annoying, uncomfortable & causes abdominal pain, bloating & diarrheoa.
It was suggested that I consult Sean Vaughan of “healing Hands”, which I did so. My first visit being 18th May 2009, he offered 5 sessions of acupuncture treatment; during these 5 sessions I found my stomach pain & swelling reduced, making me more comfortable.
I no longer awoke with a desperate need to go to the toilet straight away, when I did go to the toilet later I no longer had the diarrhoea for the first time in over 10 years.
I found Sean to be sensitive, extremely professional & helpful, he also explained exactly what he was doing & why he was using the particular points that he used.
I would recommend anyone with health problems to attend his clinics.
Christine Leigh – Staffordshire (May 2009)
"At 24 years of age and with a passion for sport and fitness it would seem unthinkable that this person would be unable to climb a flight of stairs, to stand up from a chair, sit in a car or even spend time shopping without pain – and for ten years. This was me four weeks, and four sessions ago.
Having been a competitive dancer and gymnast for most of my life I had resigned myself to the belief that this pain was part and parcel of my craft, my increasing years and my drive to continue training despite my ever growing discomfort. When I first visited Sean I was highly sceptical that after living in chronic pain and discomfort for so long he would be able to ease my symptoms – and I thought that at this point I would be heading to a consultant for the prospect of knee surgery.
I couldn’t have been more wrong. Over the past month I have received acupuncture, tapping, massage and ultrasound alongside exercises to do at home to improve my knees long term. In my first session even the bare minimal examination caused severe discomfort and my knees were aged like a 41 year olds! In such a small space of time ALL of my ache, pain and discomforts have been removed, almost unbelievable if it were not for Sean’s many credentials and qualifications.
It is as though my knees have stepped back in time - I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation. Sean Vaughan indeed does have ‘Healing Hands’."
- Katie whalley (March 2011)
Chronic lower back degeneration
The Bowen Technique
"Having had a neck, shoulder & ankle problem for a while, i thought i would try the Bowen therapy treatment.
Although, in my case, lifting at work and being on my feet for very long periods doesn't help. The pain in my ankle was giving me most cause for concern.
I found the treatment to be very relaxing and of great benefit to my foot and ankle, as the pain was too much some days. Thankfully now I am pain free."
Susan Pickering, Fenton (2007)
"I found sean to be very meticulous in his approach, and over the course of acupuncture all of my symptoms have improved greatly. When I had my first consultation with sean I was suffering badly from a long standing back problem which was causing cramp like feelings in my right leg and pins & needles in both feet. both problems had become almost constant.
Over the course of treatments my condition has become a lot less painful, the cramps in my right leg have become a lot less frequent & I only get pins & needles if I stand in the same position for over half an hour whereas before it was 10 minutes maximum. overall I found the therapy was carried out in a professional & caring manner."
Patrick Toft (March 09)
Reiki & Acupuncture
Psychological / Emotional Disturbance
Cervical Spondylosis & Spasm
''I have been treated by Sean on several occasions with Acupuncture and Reiki. He is a deeply intuitive and talented healer. I highly recommend him''
Ruth Laver, Newcastle under Lyme (2013)
''Sean, many thanks for your very skilled treatment, my neck has been fine since the remedial massage session that you gave me''
Steve Huison (Eddie Windass - Coronation Street actor) - 2013