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Ian Felix

Dip, RGRT, MCSP, SRP, LLB ( Hons) Cert Ed DHP Acc Hyp

Physiotherapist HCPC 35955

My Biography

I have been a practising Physiotherapist and Acupuncturist for over 40 years.  For the last few years, I have been working in Health Care and have developed an interest in the relationship between aesthetic work and positive mental outlook and physical wellbeing. Cosmetic acupuncture is a powerful technique to progress this concept of internal medicine and health lifestyle.  Facial acupuncture has been practised for more than 25 years in the UK but several hundreds of years in China. My recent training has been through the London College of Chinese Medicine and has provided a solid system of practice to offer clients.  I look at overall lifestyle and health issues and offer the aesthetic work as a more natural way forward to self-confidence and positive lifestyle changes.


Professional Development

As a Chartered Physiotherapist with a membership to professional bodies that relate to acupuncture and private practice, I have maintained my education and professional development, keeping up to date with changes and advances in my work. My professional memberships include: State Registered Physiotherapist , Chartered Physiotherapist, Member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists, Member of the Chartered Physiotherapists in Private Practice. I am a registered Clinical Hypnotherapist and a Reiki Master.  I am an NLP Practitioner. I serve patients from all over the Country

Mariko Clinic & Ian Felix

Mariko clinic is not just a building, it is a philosophy of treatment. We offer a relaxed and informal environment where you are always central to the decision making process and all treatments are patient-led.  This allows you to gain the maximum benefit from your care. On arrival at the clinic, you will be met by Claire or Brianna who will make you feel at home in a non-hurried environment.  The clinic has been designed where your surroundings are considered to be an important part of your well-being.  You will always receive a warm welcome and a coffee if you're lucky!

Confidentiality and privacy are paramount and standards outlined by all associated professional bodies, are adhered to without compromise.

Ian has practised in a variety of clinical settings.  These range from Hospitals, Occupational Health and Private practice.  He has worked with athletes and fitness professionals across many disciplines and sports. He started his career as a Physical Education teacher and combined this with his Physiotherapy training to build a practice based on good function, good human performance and well-being. Ian maintains his ongoing professional development which is a requirement of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.  This entails keeping up to date with changes and improvements in clinical practice and offering the most effective evidence based treatments. Ian has a unique approach to his work and has, over the years, gained the confidence of many patients who now bring their own children to see him.  Ian’s reputation for his skills and his well-known “funky shirts” help to soften the anxieties that are sometimes felt prior to treatments. As we are a family-run Clinic, we all work together in a gentle environment which will help you to feel at home and relaxed the moment you walk through the door.

” Some very kind words from our satisfied patients and clients “

I have been having face aesthetics with Ian for a few years now.  To say he is amazing is an understatement!  Ian and Claire are the loveliest people you could wish to meet and the way they work as a team is amazing.  They make me feel completely relaxed and Claire is always there on hand to calm me if I need it and will hold my hand and chat to me throughout any treatment.  They take their time to explain every aspect of a treatment and would never do anything I didn't want or understand.  Ian is the only person I would trust on the other end of a needle and I can't recommend Mariko Clinic enough.

Carla Hawkins


Ian has treated me on several occasions with acupuncture and physiotherapy.  One of the most amazing occasions was after I had broken my foot.  The immobilization and repair process left me with a stiff, weak ankle and foot.  Walking was painful and activities such as driving and being at work were almost impossible. I was really surprised at the skilled application of physiotherapy techniques and acupuncture. The rehabilitation process became rapid and within a few days, I was amazed at how my function returned.  Such light and pain-free techniques were so effective and the rehabilitation regime that I was given was so straightforward to implement but the results were so dramatic. The biggest impact was how the fear of the disability was taken away and my confidence restored. I would have no hesitation I recommending Ian and Mariko Clinic, I felt I was in very safe hands.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Rachel G - Stourbridge

“The healing started the moment Ian entered the room. He was totally focused on me and he carefully listened to my story. He posed thoughtful questions to clarify all the facets of my medical problems. Ian truly has a passion for his field of work. His years of experience really shines through. Anyone with any doubts about the effectiveness of acupuncture will leave Ian a believer judging by the wonderful results I have received. Acupuncture has been the only thing that has given me any long term relief from ongoing Fibromyalgia pain. In one session he is able to accomplish what would take weeks of physical therapy and medication. I highly recommend that anyone with pain or anxiety to give him a call. You won’t be disappointed. Ian  tells me Mariko means ” true ” and Ian has been a ‘Mariko’ (true) blessing to me”                                           Maxine S - West Midlands

“I’ve had several facial treatments now and the reason for my interest is that it enhances the clarity of my skin. Admittedly, I am only in my late twenties, but the reason for my choice of this type of treatment is that it’s natural and my skin is looking so much better! I have noticed a huge difference with each treatment and am about to start a further course looking at my stretch marks on my legs”                                 Luci G - Halesowen

“I have been seeing Ian Felix for many years to have acupuncture for stress/anxiety which he uses alongside manipulation. Both have kept me balanced in an otherwise stressful life and without the acupuncture, I don’t think I would have coped the last few years. Ian has a very calm outlook and my anxiety is often reduced the moment I walk into his clinic. He is professional and caring and listens to me with no rush. I have recently also had facial enhancement with Ian using the micro-needling and noticed a huge lift to my face after one treatment. My skin is brighter and much softer.  I am returning for more treatment soon. Ian has certainly kept me sane and in good health for many years and now I’m looking younger too!”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Maria H - Birmingham


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