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"Peace is waiting to be found... in every moment" - Ruth Summers

Ruth Summers
opening hours:
Monday to Thursday 9am-4pm - Friday 9am-12pm
Saturday & Sunday - group events and pre-booked sessions 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 (she/her) 3TDip.MQG Dist, PL.Dip.ST(BAST), SNHS Dip.(A&P), BSYA(Herb.), M.ITSA
    Dao Natural Health founder, 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
    • advanced instructors (a) tai chi qigong instructor member of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain (TCUGB) and OneQi
    • complementary therapist:
    sound therapy
    mindfulness, movement and meditation
    medical qigong energy therapy
    drum circle facilitator and drummer/performer

    Ruth’s 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
    • BSY Registered Mindfulness, Movement and Meditation Practitioner: The British School of Yoga
    • Medical Qigong Therapist Diploma - TCM: Three Treasures School of Traditional Chinese Medicine - Anthony Horrocks    
    • Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi Instructor for Health Professionals - OCN Level 3: Somerset Skills and Learning (endorsed by Master Jesse Tsao)
    • Ba Duan Jin Instructor Certificate: British Health Qigong Association
    • Tai Chi Yang Style 37 form - Sword 42 form: Wutan Martial Arts School - They Soon
    • Indian Head Massage Diploma: Refocus Training
    • Ear Candling Diploma: Refocus Training
    • Intensive Drum Circle Facilitation Training: Village Music Circles - Arthur Hull
    • Music Medicine training: Christine Stevens
    • The Flute as Sound Medicine training: Christine Stevens
    • Herbalism Diploma: The British School of Yoga
    • Nature Connectedness - For a New Relationship with Nature: University of Derby Online Learning
    • Advanced Bushcraft OCN Level 3: Woodcraft School
    • LGBTQIA+Allies: From Awareness to Action
    • Anatomy and Physiology Diploma: The School of Natural Health Science
    • IOSH Managing Safely - Health & Safety
    • First Aid at Work Certificate - regularly updated
    • DBS Checked
    Ruth continues her studies and training with highly respected instructors and teachers, ensuring she is always up-to-date on lastest developments 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 multidisciplinary 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. Ruth has taught the ancient art of friction fire lighting at festivals and with the Scouts.

    Ruth also enjoys playing many musical instruments, producing and recording her own music at Dao Natural Music, she started playing the guitar and 'air drums' at 12 and loves experimenting with anything that makes a sound! Ruth is also an artist specialising in stained glass at Blue Skies Glass Studio.


    Blue Skies Glass Studio
    by Ruth Summers

    "creativity is meditation"
    stained glass workshops and commisions
    Dao Natural Crafts
    by Ruth Summers

    hand crafted products bringing us closer to nature and ourselves

    • Free on road parking and dropped curb
    • There are a few steps down into the front of the property making out treatment room unfortunately unsuitable for wheelchair access
    t: 07834690075 - w:
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