Touch2Heal – Osteopathy and Acupuncture
Established in 1991, Touch2Heal has been practicing osteopathy and acupuncture across Kent for over 20 years now.
We cover a large area of Kent and hold regular clinics in Ashford (Evegate).
Since 2010 Touch2Heal have been affiliated acupuncturists to Zita West, the world renowned fertility expert and have already had the privilege of assisting a great number of women achieve their desired wish to become pregnant.
- treat you as individuals and tailor our approach to suit
- treat your wishes and preferences with total respect
- maintain the strictest confidence
- are happy to work with your GP to reach the best outcome for you
- encourage you to ask questions about your treatment
- will never treat you if we do not think we can help you
- will work and communicate with other therapists as required
- keep up with the latest techniques by attending regular training
Meet the Team
Cecile Kiener (Principal Osteopath & Acupuncturist)
Cecile Kiener DO Lic AC MBAcC (Principal)
As a keen sportswomen in the mid 80′s, I suffered my fair share of injuries and I hated being out of action. I became interested in alternative healing methods as several friends swore by osteopathy. I followed suit and discovered my own injuries responded well.
In fact I was so taken, I chose osteopathy as a career. I qualified from the European School of Osteopathy (ESO) in Maidstone, Kent in 1991 and started my own practice. I also became taken by the merits of acupuncture and qualified from the British Acupuncture College in 1994.
Since then, osteopathy and acupuncture have become mainstream and just another avenue to take to overcome health problems. Both are recognised and covered by the major private health insurance companies such as BUPA. Most importantly these treatments are seen to be improving more people’s quality of life than ever before. At Touch2Heal, we often work hand in hand with local doctors to treat our patients.
I am really passionate about my work and still get a massive buzz when I help a client overcome their condition. I enjoy treating both men and women alike and simply adore treating babies and children. They are incredibly responsive to osteopathic treatment.
The acupuncture work I do on fertility improvement for couples wanting children is also exciting and there is no better feeling than when this work pays off. Since becoming a Zita West affiliated acupuncturist I have become increasing fascinated with and now a student of Japanese acupuncture, as taught by the legendary Kiiko Matsumoto and Andy Harrop, and now include the benefits of these techniques in my regular treatment.
Outside of Touch2Heal I’m still an extreme outdoor sports addict. My loves are skiing, kite surfing, paragliding and motor biking although these things have taken more of a back seat since having my 2 children. Although young, the great news is they’ve become competent skiers too, so Steve and I have enjoyed some brilliant family holidays recently.
Both my work and hobbies are quite demanding physically so to relax I am very fond of cooking and baking which is just as well because most of my friends and family adore eating!
Clare Dunn (Associate Osteopath, Touch2Heal)
Clare Dunn DO, MOst (Associate)
I had osteopathic treatment for pelvic girdle and low back pain when I was pregnant. I was so impressed with the treatment, I decided to retrain as an osteopath myself.
My son also had treatment when he was a young baby, and I thought that osteopathy formed a vital/holistic’ bridge between the medical care from the midwives and the weighing and measuring from the health visitors.
Having studied for 4 years, I obtained my M.Ost degree from the prestigious European School of Osteopathy (ESO) in Maidstone.
My particular love is treating babies and children, so I undertook specialised training at undergraduate level to treat paediatric patients. The ESO is one of the few universities teaching cranial osteopathy to undergraduates. These gentler techniques can be particularly suited to babies and children. In fact I now work back at the ESO as a lecturing assistant.
I am a keen runner and recently completed the Brighton Marathon. I’m also an ex-Olympic weightlifter. Having suffered a torn muscle in my shoulder, I had to give up weightlifting but I do understand the importance of correct and timely treatment in order to prevent injuries getting worse.
I’m also qualified in sports massage therapy as well as western style dry needling which I combine with osteopathy for the best possible treatment outcomes.
When I’m not running, I enjoy spending time with my family. My other hobbies include mountain biking, yoga and dressmaking.