The Practitioners at Fairweather Acupuncture, West Kirby, Wirral
BSc (Hons); Lic Ac; MBAcC
Jackie is a member and Regional Group Coordinator(RGC) of the British Acupuncture Council. She is a highly qualified and experienced licensed acupuncturist. Jackie has run her own acupuncture business with a large patient base in West Kirby, Wirral for over 16 years. She has successfully treated patients with issues and disorders including pain, discomfort, depression, stress, general wellbeing, and has a developed a personal interest in treating women's issues and issues relating to pregnancy, fertility and IVF. In 2009 he became a founding member of the Zita West Network for Reproductive Health as an affiliated acupuncturist.
Jackie has always had an interest in health and wellbeing. She has an honours degree in Sports Science and Business Studies. Her early career as a personal trainer and fitness instructor was abruptly cut short when she sustained significant injury to her shoulder in a massive car crash. Constant pain day and night, and the inability to exercise was both physically and mentally frustrating for Jackie, and every medical path that she followed did nothing to lessen the suffering. Feeling that she had exhausted all of the main possibilities, Jackie finally turned to acupuncture in an attempt to try and ease some of her symptoms. She found a recommended acupuncturist and proceeded to receive treatment that would,over time significantly reduce her pain, increase her range of movement, and address the associated emotional issues which would allow her to finally return to the world of exercise.
With the success of this treatment and her renewed love of health and fitness, Jackie trained for three years to become a licensed acupuncturist and received her qualification in May 2002. Her intention is to “share the level of wellbeing that acupuncture can achieve, and to help people benefit from a healthier outlook on life”
Jackie continues to study regularly by attending courses and training programmes including courses related to Fertility and IVF, other traditional treatments such as KHT and Guasha, kinesiology taping, cupping, moxibustion and numerous other courses.
Jackie likes to spend her free time as a regular visitor to the gym. Despite her accident, she has completed marathons, half-marathons, triathlons, and enjoys the feeling that good exercise and nutrition offer her. She especially enjoys callisthenics and is currently working her way up the grading system.
Her biggest passion is her family and loves spending time with her children and her tiny dog Eric.
BSc (Hons); MBAcC; VTCT Level 4; MSMA
Lead Acupuncturist and Bodyworker
Lee is a fully qualified acupuncturist and a member of the British Acupuncture Council. He is also a qualified and experienced deep tissue massage therapist and body worker with a history of working with both the public and professional sportsman and women, including a season of massaging the Warrington Wolves Rugby League squad in 2011. He is experienced in treating a multitude of conditions using a combination of acupuncture and other skills such as massage, trigger point work, myofascial release, cupping, taping, moxibustion, Korean Guasha and KHT.
Lee spent his early career as a welding inspector in the nuclear industry, but in 2010 he met Jackie and was encouraged to change career and move into the world of health and fitness. Lee has had a background in Ju Jitsu and began his training in1992 where he holds a second-degree black belt. He was been able to combine the anatomical knowledge gained though martial arts and his training in deep tissue and sports massage, and use this to build a very successful massage business based in West Kirby, Wirral. Eventually through Jackie, he became aware of the power of the combination of acupuncture and massage together in treating not only musculoskeletal conditions, but in it’s treatment of so many other conditions. This finally convinced him to gain his acupuncture qualification. Lee attended the Northern College of Acupuncture in York and completed a three year degree.
Lee continues to study by attending courses and training programmes.
Lee is a family man who enjoys spending time with his family. He still has a keen interest in Ju Jitsu but doesn’t teach any more. He is an active gym-goer who also enjoys the outdoor life. Walking, running and cycling are some of the pleasures has been able to enjoy whilst living on the Wirral, as well as golf. Lee is a high handicap golfer, but loves nothing more than to get out in the fresh air for a round whenever possible.
Specialist Massage Therapist
Bethany is the youngest member of our team. A final year student of acupuncture, her fire and passion for the treatment of her patients is evident in the results and testimonials she has received from her patients. As Jackie’s daughter, she has been immersed in the world of acupuncture and wellbeing since before she was born. She is constantly studying and pushing herself.
She began her career in therapeutic massage and quickly built up a large client base. She has since added other massage treatments to her skillset. She has qualified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) massage, Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) massage and Pregnancy massage. Bethany has recently invested in a myBumpBed® which has been “created to aid massage therapists in the delivery of a high quality service to Pregnant Clients”.
Beth is a keen gym-goer and enjoys yoga to keep fit. She has an interest and an understanding of nutrition and fitness that compliments her career and benefits her patients.
Thank you Beth x"