I have been practising manual therapy for over 20 years. The last 18 years I have been based in North London running my own clinic in Crouch End. Along with my practice I have been keeping up to date with and learning from new approaches as I believe there is always room for improvement.

Before getting involved in the health field I studied a five-year Art History BA in Spain and afterwards I went to Italy to continue my postgraduate studies. It was only when I came to the UK that my interest shifted to complementary therapies and I started the never-ending path of learning how to work towards a balanced mind-body connection.

I love my job as a therapist because it makes peoples' lives a bit more balanced, a bit less painful and a bit happier. And this is the main reason why I consider myself very fortunate to be a bodywork practitioner and a homeopath.

  

I don't believe much in the importance of qualifications or in having lots of letters after one's name. I believe that  experience, enthusiasm and a good heart are much more important in this profession. However, I am aware that sometimes they help to build some initial trust, so here are some of my qualifications:

 

My CV

  • BA (Hons) Art History: University of  Basque Country, Valencia and Salamanca (Spain)
  • Postgrad Art History: University of Verona  (Italy)

 

  • BSc (Hons) in Health Sciences, Homeopathy : University of Westminster (London)
  • Rolfing/Structural Integration: BARSI (London)
  • Visceral Manipulation (abdomen I and II, thorax, listening skills): Barral Institute (UK)
  • BTEC Remedial Sports Massage: London School of Sports Massage (LSSM)
  • Holistic Massage: Massage Training Institute (London MTI)
  • Myofascial/Connective Tissue Massage: LSSM

 

  • CYQ level 3 Advanced Exercise and Fitness Knowledge (London)
  • Somatics Coach: Ingle Institute of Somatic Movement Education (London)
  • Pilates Mat Series: Stott Pilates
  • Cognitive Hypnotherapy and NLP Practitioner Diploma: Quest Institute (London)
  • Other qualifications are: Reflexology (ITEC), Manual Lymphatic Drainage (ITEC), Indian Head Massage (ITEC), Hot Stone Massage (Essentials), Chavutti or Keralite Massage (Sunshine Network Thailand), Meditation teacher (Gateway workshops London).

At the moment I am continuing my studies in the wonderful Feldenkrais Method

 

A few years ago I used to teach Anatomy, Physiology, Holistic Massage, Sports Massage and Advanced Massage Techniques at different colleges in North London while running my own small teaching workshops.

I will be always grateful to my Rolfing teachers Giovanni Felicioni, Fuensanta Muñoz De la Cruz, Rita Geirola and Keith Graham, who have been not only an inmense source of clinical knowledge but above all, of inspiration and passion to continue learning and growing as a practitioner in this path.

Over the years, I have attended lots of post-graduate courses in different techniques of manual therapy. One of the best teachers I am also very grateful to have found is Art Riggs. He runs courses all over the world and If you are interested in deep tissue work and have the chance of attending any of his classes I am sure you won't regret it. He is such a great teacher with such a great heart!

The North London School of Sports Massage (NLSSM) runs excellent courses with knowledgeable and experienced tutors. I had the pleasure of teaching there for few months when the school was first started.

There are also great teachers at the London School of Sports Massage (LSSM) where I originally qualified in sports/remedial massage and in myofascial release work.
 

James Earls runs outstanding postgraduate classes too through ultimate massage solutions.