Ki To Health is the business name Dave Sowden uses to encompass many of his skills and practice, Ki (pronounced “kee”) being the Japanese term for life-force energy and a play with the English word Key. Ki is also the same as the Chinese term Chi that often spelt Qi.
Modern Japanese Kanji character for Ki
Ki To Health is based at the Blue Lotus Therapy Centre, nestled in the grounds of the Scorrier Country Estate near Redruth in Cornwall. The centre is inside a barn conversion surrounded by green fields and woodland. A peaceful place to relax and receive a massage treatment. The centre is just off the A30, has plenty of parking, and is also nearby to the number 14/18 First bus route. More information about the Blue Lotus: www.bluelotustherapycentre.co.uk
Best way to contact Dave for an appointment is phone or txt msg: 07791 042260
Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, Dave isn’t offering any services at the moment and waiting patiently for the situation to change for the best. Meanwhile Dave has started a YouTube channel, with Qi Gong exercises and tips for self-healing. Please subscribe to his channel for updates of new videos.
Dave is now offering Qi Gong sessions online via Zoom. Click here for further details. New laptop computer, HD camera on a tripod, and wireless clip-on microphone for high quality audio has been purchased to create a better quality experience.
The position with work at the Blue Lotus Therapy Centre, is that we are gearing up to go back to therapy sessions in July subject to government and professional bodies guidelines. Risk assessments, PPE, hygiene, no touch thermometers, client declarations are being developed for the health and safety of clients, therapists and staff. When this happens, Dave will be working part-time on Tuesday and Friday afternoons offering reflexology and body massage on a couch. This will be 1 hour sessions only, and there will be 15 minute gaps in between appointments for cleaning. Unfortunately there is no plans at the Blue Lotus for exercise classes for the time being. This website will be updating the latest news as and when developments occur. Thank you for your patience.
Dave will be starting Qi Gong again from 22nd/23rd January. This theme for this term is Back & Spinal Health. For more information click here.
Dave will be offering massage taster treatments at the Healing Light Festival on 25th/26th January. Additionally to this he will be doing a workshop on Face Reading & Oriental Diagnosis at 12 noon on Saturday 25th.
Also to be announced soon is summer/music festivals that Dave will be offering treatments, and dates for the next Tai Chi & Forest Meditation workshops.
The latest series of Qigong weekly classes: Click Here for more details. Wednesday evening classes will also be resuming from September. There will be drop in taster sessions on Wednesday 25th at 6.30pm, and on Thursday 26th at 11am. Charge will be £5 for these sessions, then formal teaching starts 9th/10th October.
Dave has this year been studying myofascial techniques to treat TMJ jaw dysfunction, and can easy be added to a whole body massage. 1 to 4 people in the UK suffer from TMJ problems including grinding teeth, limited mouth opening, pain around the jaw, and even neck and upper body discomfort.
Also Dave has been studying Foot Shiatsu as an advanced technique to enhance his Reflexology practice. If you like receiving Reflexology and Foot Massage, you will benefit from this approach.
Dave Sowden Oriental Therapies / Ki To Health has now got a facebook page. Follow us for news, special offers, events, macrobiotics and massage: click here
Please note that a fee will be issued if appointments are unattended or cancelled with less than 24 hours notice.
Prices and services quoted on this website are from 16`th January 2020. Subject to availability.