Therapies at Glencairn House


Acupuncture, pain relief and increased energy




Acupuncture is the procedure of inserting and manipulating fine filiform needles into specific points on the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes. According to traditional Chinese medical theory, acupuncture points are situated on meridians along which qi, the vital energy, flows.

Ease pain and raise energy levels



Most of the main acupuncture points are found on the “twelve main meridians” and two of the “eight extra meridians” (Du Mai and Ren Mai) a total of “fourteen channels”, which are described in classical and traditional Chinese medical texts, as pathways through which Qi and “Blood” flow. There also exist “extra points” not belonging to any channel. Other tender points (known as “ashi points”) may also be needled as they are believed to be where stagnation has gathered.

Treatment of acupuncture points may be performed along several layers of pathways, most commonly the twelve primary channels, or mai, located throughout the body. The first twelve channels correspond to systems of function: Lung, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen, Heart, Small Intestine, Bladder, Kidney, Pericardium, San Jiao (an intangible, also known as Triple Burner), Gall Bladder, and Liver. Other pathways include the Eight Extraordinary Pathways (Qi Jing Ba Mai), the Luo Vessels, the Divergents and the Sinew Channels. Ashi (tender) points are generally used for treatment of local pain.

Peter Hewitt Lic.Ac. MBAcC DipCHM MRCHM

I have been in continuous practice as an Acupuncturist since 1991 and have a keen interest in acupuncture and complementary medicine since the 1970s.

I studied acupuncture for three years at the College of Traditional Acupuncture and then for a further 3 years in London where I studied Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

More recently I have done a further 4 years’ study in Chinese Herbal Medicine at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in Reading, completing in 2008. 

I have also trained in Remedial Massage and often incorporate it with my treatments.

Sarah Junor Lic.Ac. MAcS. AcuC

I have been practising massage for 11 years, a change in direction after having two children, Jack and Emma, while living in London.

 I worked with The London Wasps Rugby Team from 2002-2005 when they were the most successful team in Europe and was lucky enough to work with five of the England World Cup winning players from the Wasps’ squad.

Before relocating to Dorset I spent two years at The Royal Ballet, working with Darcey Bussell and Carlos Acosta at Covent Garden and on their respective tours.

In my private practice I work with a wide variety of people from sporty teenagers to my oldest lady client who, at 96 years young, “likes to keep on top of things”!

I don’t believe there is a single person who would not benefit from massage in some way. There need not be a specific injury; life takes its toll and we all deserve to feel better. Most of us don’t realise how achy we are. Distracted as we are by so many other issues, we forget to prioritise our own well-being. We owe it to ourselves to take better care of ourselves and we should be inspired by the 96-year old lady I have been treating for the last six years. She has recovered from a broken hip and regularly does ‘her exercises’!”

I joined the Glencairn House team in January 2008, building a steady client base amongst the local community. I am available at the Sherborne Clinic and at Edwards Farm, Shaftesbury.

My massage style is a blend of Swedish and Sports and with my experience is uniquely my own. All my clients tend to report a change in their well-being. My massage is pretty deep, thorough and instinctive, sometimes dealing with pain but always for the good of the end result.

 “It is the way I feel after the treatment that I look forward to!” (Comment from a regular!)

Since moving from London down to Dorset my husband and I had never found any masseur who we really felt had the expertise and knowledge.  However we met Sarah and that has now all changed.  She has magic hands, the rare ability to read what a body needs and requires therefore all her massages are thorough, beneficial and healing.  She has mended my husband who has had a prolapsed disc and is constantly putting/rejuvenating my body.  Both of us are parents, triathletes, runners, riders….without Sarah we wouldn’t be.  We really cannot speak more highly of her.

Emma and Mark Fisher