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we're here for you"Peace is waiting to be found... in every moment" - Ruth Summers

opening hours:
Monday to Thursday 9am-5pm - Friday 10am-2pm
Saturday & Sunday - group events only
our treatment room

All therapies and treatments are offered in our treatment room at Eley Cresecent, Brighton BN2 7FE unless otherwise stated
Please note our treatment room is available by appointment only


about us
Dao Natural Health's Mission Statement:
"Health & well-being for mind, body & soul, enhancing quality of life for all, naturally"
Our aim is to provide a complementary approach to holistic health and well-being working alongside conventional medicine, helping to bring mind, body and soul back into balance naturally

    Ruth Summers 3TDip.MQG Dist, PL.Dip.ST(BAST), SNHS Dip.(A&P), BSYA(Herb.), M.iTSA
    Health Arts Facilitator, Complementary Therapist, Artist and Musician
    • Founder of Dao Natural Health in 2012
    • Senior tutor and course manager at The British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST)
    • Director and practitioner member of The International Therapeutic Sound Association
    • Complementary therapist: Sound Therapy, Medical Qigong Energy Therapy, Indian Head Massage
    • Mindfulness, Movement and Meditation practitioner
    • Tai Chi Qigong instructor and instructor member of both The British Health Qigong Association (BHQA) and the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain (TCUGB)
    • Drum circle facilitator and drummer/performer
    • Musician & production at Dao Natural Music
    • Stained glass artist at Blue Skies Glass Studio

    Ruth’s 3 pathways to health and wellbeing


     nurture & self care  -  create  - listen & relax
     Ruth's qualifications and training:

    • Practitioner Level Diploma in Sound Therapy: The British Academy of Sound Therapy - Lyz Cooper
    • Ba Duan Jin Instructor Certificate: British Health Qigong Association - Faye & Tary Yip
    • Medical Qigong Therapist Diploma - TCM (Distinction): Three Treasures School of Traditional Chinese Medicine - Anthony Horrocks    
    • Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi Instructor for Health Professionals: Somerset Skills and Learning
    • Tai Chi Yang Style 37 form - Sword 42 form: Wutan Martial Arts School - They Soon
    • Professional Mindfulness, Movement and Meditation Diploma: The British School of Yoga
    • Intensive Drum Circle Facilitation Training: VIllage Music Circles - Arthur Hull
    • 'Music Medicine' & 'The Flute as Sound Medicine' training - Christine Stevens
    • Indian Head Massage Diploma - Refocus Training
    • Ear Candling Diploma - Refocus Training
    • Herbalism Diploma - The British School of Yoga
    • Anatomy and Physiology Diploma - The School of Natural Health Science   
    • First Aid at Work Certificate - regularly updated
    • IOSH Managing Safely - Health & Safety
    Ruth continues her studies and training with highly respected instructors and teachers, ensuring she is always up-to-date on lastest deveolpments and research in her fields of expertise and is currently setting up research projects investigating the benefits of Sound Therapy. Ruth was first introduced to the martial art of Judo at aged 8 and began practicing Yoga and learning about energy (Qi) and its health benefits in 1994. She has been practicing and studying Tai Chi and Qigong intensely since 2006. Her interest in these subjects inspired her to qualify as a Complementary Therapist and a Tai Chi Qigong Health Instructor.

    Ruth has been passionate about nature and the outdoors from a very young age and has a deep appreciation for the simple things in life, she enjoys camping and being outdoors as often as possible. As well as her qualifications above, Ruth also has an Advanced Bushcraft OCN certificate and has taught the ancient art of friction fire lighting at festivals and with the Scouts. Ruth also playing many musical instruments, producing and recording her own music at Dao Natural Music. Ruth is also an artist specialising in stained glass at Blue Skies Glass Studio.


    Blue Skies Glass Studio
    by Ruth Summers - Brighton & Hove
    Have you ever wanted to create your own stained glass piece? We'll show you how
    Alongside Dao Natural Health, Ruth is a glass artist who has been designing and creating traditional and contemporary stained glass commissions since 1998. Ruth loves to create glass pieces that are pulled in from the things around her that inspire her in life.

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