Nicolas Duggan

The oreintal healing arts have interested me for most of my life, this interest sparked with my practice of kung fu  and tai chi when I was younger. To know that the same point you use to injure an opponent is the same point you can use to cure somebody really hit the nail on the head for me to know what I wanted to do with my life.

I have practiced Chinese martial arts on and off since 1996 and have been involved with the healing arts from around 2000.

I have had the privilege to study with some really amazing teachers who have given me glimpses into what is possible when you apply this rich theory and mix it with intention.

Nowadays my practice is more around qigong, as it keeps me grounded and healthy and allows me to dive deeper into my diagnostic skills.

I have a great interest in the oriental philosophies and this has taken me to many parts of Asia to learn more about their culture. I love traveling to new places and experiencing new cultures, I have visited over 20 countries, living for a year in China to study the arts I work with and train. I have also lived in Brazil, South Africa and England.

// Profesional profile

Passionate about my profession. I have been working with Traditional Oriental Medicine for almost 20 years.

With all the pain and suffering we go through on a daily basis, both internally and externally, I feel so privileged to be able to work hands on with the healing process and help those in need reach a state of balance, be it from physical pain or emotional instability.

With my acupuncture and shiatsu background I have helped minimise/cure patients with pain related to sports overtraining/injury, digestive problems, insomnia, depression, etc.

With my Sports massage I have worked alongside other professionals treating both professional and amateur athletes focusing on pain relief and optimal performance.

Working with people who have specific issues and pains is my preferred clinical situation, that way the levels of discomfort can be observed and measured. At the same time, I enjoy working with all levels of imbalance where a positive connection can help balance the receiver.

Acupuncture: I have helped minimize/cure patients with pain related to sports overtraining/injury, digestive problems, insomnia, depression, etc.

Sports massage & Shiatsu acupressure: I have worked alongside other professionals treating both professional and amateur athletes focusing on pain relief.

// Courses & Workshops

2018
Aarhus / Denmark
Acupuncture for mental disorders.
2018
2018
Aarhus / Denmark
Gave a shiatsu workshop to a group of dancers.
2018
2015
Porto Alegre / Brazil
Qigong workshop in Brazil with Sifu Sergio Queiroz
2015
2008
Porto Alegre / Brazil.
Teachers training course in Vinyasa Yoga - Bijam Yoga - with Jamila Ansolin
(2 year course, 200 hours of hands on + extra practical)
2008
2008
Florianópolis / Brazil.
Thai yoga massage -Minga Lily (www.mettariver.com) (65 hours of hands on) - Montanha Encantada
2008
2007
China / Wudang mountain school
3 months intensive training in Chinese healing arts in China at Wudang mountain school - focus on gigong self healing.
2007
2003
China / Shaolin School
3 months intensive training in Chinese healing arts in China at Shoalin school.
2003
2001
China / Jilin kung fu school.
3 months intensive training in Chinese healing arts in China at Jilin kung fu school.
2001

// Experience

Aarhus / Denmark.
TCM Therapist (Acupuncture, Shiatsu & Sports massage) at Aarhus Crossfit and Aarhuklinniken, Aarhus, Denmark. Worked at a few companies doing corporate shiatsu.
Porto Alegre / Brazil
TCM Therapist (Acupuncture, Shiatsu & Sports massage) at Sels Functional Centre & JBnunses Academia (gym), Porto Alegre / Brazil.
Johannesburg / South Africa
TCM Therapist (Acupuncture, Shiatsu & Sports massage) at The Sacred Touch Health Centre, Johannesburg / South Africa.
Porto Alegre / Brazil
TCM Therapist (Acupuncture, Shiatsu & Sports massage) at Bijam Yoga School, Porto Alegre / Brazil.
Cachoeira do Sul / Brazil
Shiatsu Therapist and Sports massage therapist in Cachoeira do Sul / Brazil - Worked mainly doing home visits focusing on the small towns athletes and elder community suffering from various forms of pain.
London & Brazil
Bodywork Therapist at many clinics and gyms in London & Brasil. Focused on my practical training related to my shiatsu course at the time.
2017 - 2019
2015 - 2016
2013 - 2015
2009 - 2013
2008
2001 - 2007

Customers reviews

// Education

Personal Trainer Technical Course - REPSSA
(137 University credits, equivalent to over 1000 hours of practice and study) - Johannesburg / South Africa.
Traditional Chinese Medicine / Acupuncture Specialisation - FACIBA
( Faculdade de ciências da Bahia ) 1500 hours - Porto Alegre / Brazil.
Massage Therapy Technical course (Relaxing massage, beauty massage, elderly person massage, therapeutic massage, lymphatic massage, pregnancy massage, sports massage)
Escola Lafayette - AEPERS (Associação de Ensino Profissionalizante do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul) - 450 hours + extra practical - Cachoeira do Sul / Brazil.
Shiatsu Technical course
Escola Lafayette - 75 hours hands on + extra practical - Porto Alegre / Brazil.
Shiatsu Graduation - European Shiatsu School
1500 hours - London / England
Shiatsu Technical Course
Atsu Kai Centro de Shiatsu 400 hours - Porto Alegre / Brazil.
2014
2009
2008
2008
2004 / 2007
2003

// Testimonials

Kelly Pacheco
Kelly Pacheco

Nick was so good with diagnosing and treating me. I was impressed by the immediate relief I felt after the first session and the ongoing improvement I have felt after 5 sessions. It is now a month later and the changes have maintained. I would definitely recommend Nick to others.

Kelly Pacheco
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Katarina Pedersen
Katarina Pedersen

The treatment helped me a lot, my back is healed completely now. And I couldn’t walk without feeling discomfort and pain before. It’s been a process, I went for massages 4-5 times. I can only recommend Nick and his therapy 👌

Katarina Pedersen
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Mads Møller Lund
Mads Møller Lund

Had a little lower back issue and out of curiosity I went to see Nick, he did some chinese cupping on it (Nice pattern by the way) and I almost immediately felt a relief that I had almost forgotten how felt. Really just had a nice and comfortable experience

Mads Møller Lund
Thursday, August 15, 2017
Simon Dalland Kjærsgaard Mortensen
Simon Dalland Kjærsgaard Mortensen

Nick is a kind and experienced person. I have visited Nick 2 times associated with my prolapsed disc. He massaged me and used cupping methods both times which has helped completely after I lost my mobility around the lower back. I wouldn't have been able to mobilize it myself. I highly recommend Nick to anyone who may have difficulty with mobility and muscle soreness in generel.

Simon Dalland Kjærsgaard Mortensen
Thursday, August 15, 2017
Peter Hfb Rothgardt
Peter Hfb Rothgardt

Har fået super god behandling. effektivt og nærværende. Selvom at mit engelsk er på folkeskoleplan, formår vi at kommunikere med hinanden uden problemer og jeg har stor tillid til at jeg får den behandling jeg har brug for. Kan på det varmeste anbefale stedet og ville tilenhver tid tage derned med skader, ømme muskler eller noget helt 3.! Man skal tillade sig selv at prøve det, og tro mig man vil ike fortryde det!

Peter Hfb Rothgardt
Thursday, August 15, 2017
Klaudia Kaliisa
Klaudia Kaliisa

Han er meget dygtig, professionel og lytter efter sine kunder. Highly reccomeneded! Jeg er meget tilfreds med hans service og hvordan jeg havde det efter terapien. Vi prøvede det sammen med min kæreste og han car lige så tilfreds som mig!

Klaudia Kaliisa
Thursday, August 15, 2017
Line Wittrup
Line Wittrup

Nick er meget behagelig og vanvittig dygtig. Efter blot en behandling gik jeg fra Nick med 'et par nye skuldre', som ellers normalt er vildt stramme og smertefulde, når jeg dyrker crossfit. Det er nu 1 mdr siden at jeg fik behandlingen, og jeg har ikke haft problemer med mine skuldre siden. Imponeret og taknemlig for dit arbejde Nick🙏🏻

Line Wittrup
Thursday, August 15, 2017
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