james bradley Lic.Ac, MBAcC,B.AHons

co Owner and founder of Tonic


acupuncture / bodyworks & massage  / healing

james began his studies and career in theatre design; he enjoyed a successful career in this field for 10 years working in film, theatre and events. looking for a change he took a job with neals yard remedies as a retail designer, it was here that became inspired to work and train in complementary therapies and where he first met jo.

james has worked extensively in the health and social work field, specialising in counseling people with mental health and dependency issues. it was when working in a rehab centre for people recovering from addiction that james first discovered the profound effects of acupuncture.

in 1998 james studied auricular acupuncture and went on to work with young unaccompanied refugees and care leavers. he won a millennium award to set up an acupuncture service for young homeless people with dependency issues at a renowned london day centre. this saw James winning the londoners of london award.
along side this james developed a passion for working with the body and physical therapy; initially training in remedial massage. james went on to study deep tissue & sports massage, soft tissue release, trigger point therapy, muscle energy techniques and reiki healing.

in 2004 james completed a three-year course in five element acupuncture and qualified as a licensed acupuncturist (Lic.Ac). He is a member of the british acupuncture council (BAC). since qualifying he has gone onto study many variations of acupuncture in particular, muscular and skeletal pain.

james went on to develop acupuncture services within the voluntary sector. he set up clinics specialising in working with vulnerable people in collaboration with thames reach, the connection at st martins, westside support services, sheperds bush housing, equinox, st mungo's and peabody trust. james is currently running a clinic in west London, working with people with physical and sensory disabilities.
james is an active member of world medicine, an NGO that brings complimentary therapy relief to disadvantaged parts of the world. he has recently returned from gaza, here he worked with adults and children suffering post-traumatic stress disorder.
his experience has shown him how versatile and far-reaching acupuncture is as a healing tool. treatments can be combined with massage and healing to meet the needs of the individual.

contact: james@tonic-london.co.uk / 07738 292866