About Elise

Elise is an experienced, highly qualified and much sought-after acupuncturist and shiatsu therapist based in Colchester, Essex. Her respected practice has been established since 1988 and is unique in that she is able to combine both therapies in her sessions in order to achieve the maximum benefit for her patients. She has a wide range of experience in treating women in pregnancy and postnatally and has expertise in treating babies and young children.

Elise also teaches the ancient Chinese health care system of Qi Gong which has helped her with her energy and lifestyle so that she has been able to combine her dedication to her work with raising 5 children.

In 2022 Elise became an Associated Practitioner of the Women’s Natural Health Clinic in south west London near Richmond.

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Elise offers a range of treatments, all based on traditional Chinese medicine. Some are available remotely via Zoom.


In-person acupuncture/shiatsu

Elise uniquely combines acupuncture and shiatsu massage in one session. All take place at her clean, private treatment room.


Online Qi Gong classes via Zoom

Elise teaches daily Gi Gong classes via Zoom. The perfect way to exercise and manage your headspace during lockdown!


Shiatsu baby massage

Elise offers private sessions to teach parents a highly effective Shiatsu baby massage routine.


Online Chinese medicine consultations

Elise’s online consultations include a tongue analysis and Guasha cosmetic rolling instruction for facial rejuvenation.

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Qi Gong Demonstration

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What people say about Elise

Cardiff, Wales

Elise is an inspirational and patient Qi Gong teacher. Practising these gentle but effective exercises with Elise’s online class has been hugely enriching. Helped make lockdown not just bearable, but fun! Thoroughly recommended.

Dr Bonnie Berg
Chiropractor, USA

Absolutely AMAZING! I can’t say enough great things about Elise. She’s a truly gifted teacher and healer. I had back surgery a year and a half ago, and have had some residual problems and limitations. With her strong knowledge base and years of experience, Elise has been tremendously helpful to me. She is thorough, gentle, intuitive, caring and talented.

Cardiff, Wales

I am so pleased that I discovered Elise and Qi Gong. During lockdown it has really kept me grounded and has actually helped me with some health issues. I definitely want to continue doing it. Elise is brilliant!


I wanted to say how much I’m enjoying the Qi Gong classes. I particularly enjoy the holistic approach to exercise using rhythmical movements, breathing techniques and meditation. This enhances my physical and mental well-being.

Castellon de la Plana, Spain

Doing Qi Gong with Elise is a unique, truly uplifting and gently energising experience.


Qi Gong for me is like moving meditation. It brings calmness and gently keeps my entire body supple and in balance. The more I practise, the more I am able to refine my movement, quieten my mind and be sensitive to my changing body’s needs. These are all important tools which has helped me through my pregnancy.