Facial Acupuncture

    Facial Acupuncture is a natural, non- surgical facial that is now very popular and a highly acclaimed alternative to invasive injections and chemical treatments.


    Acupuncture is effectively used for the treatment of back pain, headaches, migraine, and sports injury.  As well as pain relief, it is helpful in treating anxiety,  insomnia, digestive problems, infertility, pregnancy issues and much more.


    Shiatsu is a hands-on physical therapy that supports the body’s natural ability to balance itself.  It originates from Japan but its roots are from Traditional Chinese Medicine.

    Paediatric Acupuncture

    Over the years Elise has developed her own style treating children using shiatsu and massage techniques in conjunction with tiny “baby needles” with the fundamental principles learned with the treatment of children with acupuncture.

    Elise-Johnson-Photograph​Elise Johnson is an experienced, highly qualified and much sought-after acupuncturist and shiatsu therapist. 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.

    Elise’s treatments take place in friendly, informal and pleasant surroundings and are a relaxing and pleasurable experience.

    As well as effectively treating a wide range of common ailments such as back pain, joint and limb discomfort, she specialises in helping women with natural fertility : Elise has had excellent results in deploying acupuncture in conjunction with IVF treatments to increase the chances of successful pregnancy. Having been blessed with 5 children herself, she enjoys helping her patients achieve their own dreams of having children. Elise also specialises in cosmetic acupuncture, particularly in the age range of 45-55 : her wonderful rejuvenating treatment includes body shiatsu, facial acupuncture with gua sha paddles to great effect.

    Elise herself is a native New Yorker with that natural zip and energy but also a friendly and empathetic approach to her patients. She obtained a BSc from Cornell University in Nutritional Science and went on to study shiatsu at the Ohashi Institute, New York City, gaining her Massage Therapist licence at the Swedish Institute, NYC. Elise moved to London in 1985 to study acupuncture at the London School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine and subsequently did clinic training in China where she learnt the practice of Qi Gong mentioned above.

    Kind Words People Say

    Laura, Essex


    I wanted to thank you properly for everything you did to help us succeed in our third transfer.  Your sessions were always relaxing, and it was lovely to catch up with you each week.  You are so talented at what you do.  We are thrilled to be expecting twins and cannot thank you enough for the part you played in helping us to achieve our dream.

    With love from, Laura, Essex x

    Jayne Moore Witham, Essex

    After two unsuccessful rounds of IVF treatment , I thought my dream of having a baby would never be a reality. I started seeing Elise during my 3rd round of IVF treatment, after doing some research and reading some really positive articles about the benefits of acupuncture for fertility issues and IVF treatment. I can honestly say that going to Elise was one of the best decisions I have ever made. On 9 November 2015 we welcomed our beautiful, healthy baby daughter into the world. I truly believe that having the acupuncture and shiatsu sessions with Elise made the difference, particularly before and after the embryo transfer. I continued seeing Elise during my pregnancy and  found the sessions to be beneficial to cope with stress and worry on a psychological level and the physical SPD that I was suffering with. I still see Elise on regular basis today as I find the sessions help me to feel balanced and energised. She is a true professional and always makes me feel welcome and comfortable during sessions. Thank you Elise!

    Jayne Moore – Witham, Essex

    Aletta & Katie - Ingatestone, Essex

    We just wanted to say an extra special thank you for all the support you gave us in the process of making our little family.  We hope you get to meet them soon.  If not before then at their Christening.

    Aletta & Katie – Ingatestone, Essex

    Phillippa Mowling, Essex

    I saw Elise whilst going through IVF and specifically during that awful 2 week wait before finding out if I was pregnant or not. She was amazingly supportive, and reassuring. She helped me each time I saw her, and she was incredibly positive. Her treatment helped immensely and I would recommend her to anyone, especially if you’re having fertility treatment.

    Phillippa Mowling – Essex

    C Webb, Essex

    I was recommend Elise by a friend of mine and went to see her during my third IVF cycle. I had previously had eye wateringly expensive acupuncture in London which had not helped me.

    Elise really listened to all of my issues and really tailored my treatment. Her treatments really relaxed me and made me feel more confident. I got pregnant on this IVF cycle and there is no doubt in my mind that Elise’s treatment helped with this. My beautiful son was born in July and Elise has since helped with baby massage. I will continue to see Elise for my general health and maintenance….and for her to work her magic on me!

    C Webb – Essex

    Victoria, Essex

    ‘Elise worked her magic and took the ‘heat’ out of my hot flushes’!

    The treatment and surgical regime following my Breast Cancer diagnosis in 2012, left me, at 42, with a sudden, fierce and premature menopause.  After struggling with multiple daytime hot flushes and night sweats for over 5 years, I eventually went to see Elise (after meeting her during an acupuncture/shiatsu massage session she ran during a ‘Menopause Day’ at the Lifehouse Spa, in Thorpe Le Soken – which I can also thoroughly recommend!).  I was dubious as to whether she would be able to do anything for me, but desperate to try and find something to ease my symptoms.
    I have just finished 4 months of acupuncture and shiatsu massage treatment and although i am still having flushes they have decreased in frequency and I rarely get any intensive, ‘whooshing from the stomach’ flushes.  I am also sleeping better at night, because the intensity of the night sweats have also improved massively (I’m more just ‘hot’ than ‘sweaty’!).  Overall, there has been a marked improvement and now I rarely have to use my fan!!.  I am ‘over the moon’ – to finally be ‘cooler’ and ‘more stable’ and so glad i decided to embark on treatment with her.

    Elise has a lovely nature, she is kind and professional and quickly ‘puts you at ease’.  She is also always full of helpful health tips and advice.  Thank you Elise!

    Treatment Fees

    Payment by cash or bank transfer only (sorry, no debit/credit cards). Please give at least 48 hours notice if you are unable to attend your appointment to avoid incurring a cancellation fee.

    Day and evening appointments.

    Members_logoFirst Consultation £55  includes full case history and treatment ( 1 hour 15 min), subsequent sessions same fee applies and sessions are approximately one hour.

    Children’s appointment £40.

    IVF fertility £55 fee applies with pre and post transfer of embryo £45 unless sessions fall on weekend where £55 fee applies.

    Elise Johnson

    Experienced Acupuncturist and Shiatsu Therapist Elise Johnson is known for her relaxing, effective, results-driven treatments – in acupuncture, shiatsu and cosmetic acupuncture. Call Elise for a free introductory assessment and/ or a general chat about how she can help you or enhance your lifestyle!