Priya Vassen has her acupuncture & craniosacral therapy practice at Seven Circles in Gardens, Cape Town where she receives her clients in a welcoming and serene environment.
A consultation with Priya is thorough and deeply addresses prevailing issues, causative factors, what may be lying behind and the possible healing journey ahead. Whether looking for instant pain relief or a long term commitment to health and wellbeing, Priya is accommodating and professional in her execution.
Having a background in acupuncture & craniosacral therapy, the Chinese 5 elements and many body based healing arts from yoga to martial arts Priya uses all her faculties and wisdom in a combined intuitive and professional way to diagnose the most effective treatment. Her kind, enquiring and intelligent assessments are profoundly skilful and potent.
Acupuncture, uses very thin sterile, stainless steel needles inserted at specific points to modify the flow of ‘chi’ or vital life energy in the body. These points govern energy pathways called meridians. Different meridians feed energy to different organs and areas of the body. By locating the meridian that feeds a problem area, the flow of energy is stimulated or decongested often delivering instant relief. Acupuncture is an incredible way to restore health and is particularly well known for relieving pain.
Craniosacral therapy is a skilful, no-invasive hands-on therapy that re-kindles the body’s innate capacity for self-repair.
Injuries, illnesses, traumas and continual daily stresses of life left untreated, can often restrict function and create problems over time, hindering our full expression and enjoyment of life. These effects can be physical, mental and emotional.
People come to Priya for conditions ranging from insomnia to low energy, pain, digestive complaints, circulation, injuries, chronic and acute conditions as well as disease prevention and optimising wellbeing. Programmes to reset your nervous system, increase immunity and general wellbeing interventions are also offered. In addition, proactive ageing interventions with facial acupuncture are also popular.
Treatments range from 60 minutes to 90 minutes depending on what is required.
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Priya has rescued me many times over the past few months, always taking the time to hear me and offering useful insights.. helping me understand the connection between my ever unfolding life and the signs my body is giving me. Her technique is traditional which I resonate with.. a powerful healer! Acculturate has never been this relaxing and effective. <3
I have been going to Priya weekly for the past 2 month and my nervous system has drastically calmed down. I feel better, stronger and calmer. Its been a wonderful healing journey. Much love, O.
I am a regular client of Priya’s and every time I am see her my *entire* constitution feels like it has benefited. And these benefits are real and long lasting. Highly highly recommend that you see her!
I feel blessed to have found such a treasured collegue . Priya has an embodied wisdom, intuitive clarity and energetic sensitivity that ensures her sessions are potent and transformative . I have no hesitation in recommending her service to clients and friends. It is a sacred space
Every session I have had with Priya has nourished my body deeply. I always receive exactly what my whole being needs. Priya is grounding, insightful and deeply intuitive. Her integrity, wisdom and integrative approach offers your mind, body and soul a place to breath and be held. She creates an environment for each client to be met in their uniqueness. I couldn’t recommend her enough.
In my experience, Priya’s work is nothing short of pure magic.
I came to priya in excruciating pain from a slipped disc compressing on my nerve causing pain into my hip and groin. She was the first specialists who asked me what is happening in my life. The stress of a family emergency on top of other things had sent my body into fight or flight. From that moment we went on a journey together that has transformed the way I view my body and mind and how to heal it holistically. Thanks to Priya I came off the pain meds, I began to learn how to calm my central nervous system down away from her practice and am happy to report that my pain journey is healing. I highly recommend Priya. Thank you for teaching me so much that will remain with me for life.
As a specialized kinesilogist and energetic body therapist, I highly recommend Priya. She is highly intuitive,wise, and professional. She takes acupuncture to another level. She is a life saver. I couldn’t be more grateful to have her assist me in my personal healing journey.
My experience with Priya, gentle calming healing.. just being in her presence I am feeling grounded and happy. A wonderful place to visit, great acupuncture session. Thank you Priya!
As a psychologist working within an interdisciplinary framework, I have over the years carefully vetted many practitioners that I can confidently refer to. Priya is a gifted and trusted colleague. We have worked collaboratively over the years, with a wide range of clients and I cannot recommend her highly enough.
I have been a client of Priya’s since she began her practice. I thought she was the best then…as time has gone by, she has become even better. As a fellow practitioner, I am discerning about whom I take my body and energy to. Priya is accurate, straight to the point, gentle, focused and an exceptional acupuncturist and cranio-sacral therapist.
I love receiving acupuncture treatments from Priya. She is experienced and knowledgable, and I always feel safe in her hands. Her treatments leave me feeling balanced, grounded and relaxed; yet also focussed and energised at the same time. Highly recommended.
Priya is amazing. This was my first visit while here in Capetown on business. She is so intuitive, patient and caring and I truly felt understood. The treatment was exactly what I needed and very well priced. I’ll be back every time I’m in Cape Town.
I came with a full bucket of aches and pains , which I was trying to self heal ( but failed )the minute I stepped into Priyas magical sanctuary a feeling of healing had already begun! I had questions and concerns and Priya answered and assured me with such patience , wisdom and knowledge that I knew I was getting my own scripted treatment . 2 hours had flown in 5 minutes yet I felt I had been resting for hours . I’ve completed my 2nd treatment and I hope I can still find an excuse to see submerge myself with more treatments – oh the wafts of moxa just complete this total healing experience
I am personally grateful for the wonderful, loving and professional attention that I always experience with Priya. She has a soft and skillful hand, and goes out of her way to help and answer any questions, to feel seen, and understood. I fully recommend Priya for acupuncture treatments and advice for the various needs and coping of everyday challenges and stressful situations that come our way.
I’ve been going to Priya for over 7 years now. She’s seen me put my back out from sitting too long, sneezing my neck out of alignment, and even a twerk injury. Whenever I feel any stagnation in my body, Priya is my first port of call. She never judges me and advises me with an exercise or two to self-heal. Being in Priya’s presence is nothing short of magical. She talks to my energy in a way I haven’t found in any other practitioner. I highly recommend Priya for her gentle and effective therapy.
I started having sessions with Priya after a personal tragedy. She is kind and caring and held a peaceful, non judgemental space for my healing. We also worked on other areas of my health and every-time I felt great results. Her knowledge and wisdom combined with her professionalism makes each session unique and special. I would highly recommend her sessions.
It’s too difficult to sum up the experience with Priya in a small paragraph – a consummate professional with such an incredible depth of knowledge… I found the therapy incredibly effective and the the experience, from meeting and talking to Priya until leaving her office, a soothing and unknotting tonic for the body, mind and being. It feels like a privilege to have access to this modality, and a person such as Priya, who is teeming with passion for the work and a sincerity which is unparalleled. Highly recommended.
I would recommend acupuncture with Priya to everyone. It is a profound healing experience that has helped me so much to shake the lingering effects of COVID and restore vitality in my being. Priya approaches each session with deep care and you feel that you are held by her wisdom and knowledge. She is a truly wonderful healer.
My healing process has been a multi-faceted journey, but with Priya there has been a radical shift. Priya is a highly intuitive healer with a deep understanding of her modalities. She is able to see the truth beyond and behind your words and is able to recognize where energy is stuck or overactive in the body and emotion. She works with her knowledge of the meridians of the physical body as well as that of the more subtle bodies with wisdom and grace. She is present, compassionate, kind, trusting and trustworthy, and holds a beautiful sacred space for healing. I simply adore Priya and my gratitude to her is endless. I leave her feeling fully seen, held, nurtured and nourished, and more pain free.
World class accupuncture a rare gift and vision which enhances the physical wellbeing in all sorts of interesting ways. Priya brings something few other people can or do. Highly recommended for anyone, give yourself this gift. I consider Priya to be a national treasure
I’ve been to quite a few acupuncturist in my time but Priya was undoubtedly the only one that’s really on top of her game. Thoughtful, kind and considerate. She really knows her art, and you can see that in the results. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of healing, physically or mentally. They are acupuncturists and then there is Priya Vassen. Amazing!
I can not recommend Priya enough. Besides her extremely professional work ethic and incredible knowledge, she has intuition and connection deeper than most healers I have experienced. She knows what she is doing and I always feel 100% safe and that I will leave her practice feeling better than when I entered.
Priya holds sacred space like no other. She is always so perceptive of what’s going on for me even before I’ve opened my mouth. Her calm and grounded demeanor combined with her gentle technique, allows my nervous system to settle so I can really get the most out of her sessions. I’d highly recommend Priya to anyone looking for some deep and transformative R&R.
Seeing Priya for acupuncture is always a profound and beautiful experience. Having known Priya for many years, worked along side her as a Shiatsu Practitioner, I have great admiration for her skill and dedication to her art. I recommend my clients to her regularly, knowing that she will meet them with compassion and wonderful wisdom. She has helped me on numerous occasions, when my health was poor. I can’t recommend her enough!
Priya is just simply an exquisite being that holds incredible space for whoever visits her. I’m lucky to have her in my life. I trust her with my body, my wounds and my heart. Her wisdom and compassion stretches around the world.
I can’t recommend Priya highly enough. I decided to try accupuncture following by bout with Covid in December 2021. It brought back my childhood asthma and I’d read that accupuncture could help. Aside from being professional and amazing at her practice, Priya is deeply intuitive and holds a space that is contained, safe and loving.
Priya was so engaging and had incredible insight about my body and how best to optimise it. I have made a commitment to use acupuncture as my preventative medicine practice. I feel so right about doing regular acupuncture as a way to optimise wellbeing