About Me

I am an osteopath, acupuncturist and naturopath who has served the local community in and around Santa Eulalia, Ibiza, since 1998. Previously I worked in Italy. In all I have over 28 years experience in healthcare practice. I qualified in acupuncture in Italy in 1990 and in osteopathy in the United Kingdom in 1993. I have a bachelors degree in biology as well as in osteopathy, and a masters degree in health psychology. I am happy to be able to offer my clients wide-ranging knowledge, long experience, expertise, professionalism and dedication.

For your safety and peace of mind I am enrolled with the Registro de Osteópatas de España (Register of Osteopaths of Spain), the Asociación de Acupuntores de España (Association of Acupuncturists of Spain) and the Sociedad Española de Fitoterapia (Spanish Phytotherapy Society).

Outside the practice, I enjoy writing (I have published two books for the general reader about coping with stress, a technical book on acupuncture, an online book on the medicinal plants of Ibiza, and three collections of poetry), walking, kayaking, swimming, and learning/playing music (the mandolin). I have two grown-up children of whom I am extremely proud.

About Osteopathy

Joint and soft tissue manipulation for the relief of pain is a very ancient art. Osteopathy is a system of manipulation designed to assess and treat mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and soft tissues. During the past several decades osteopathy has become widely recognised as an effective treatment for musculoskeletal and other ailments.

Each osteopathy makes osteopathy their own. Like all other osteopaths, I have developed an approach which suits my own predilection. My approach is physical yet quite gentle. I do not go in for «cracking» joints, neither do I do «craniosacral» treatments. I do make my clients better. Read more about my way of practising osteopathy on the dedicated website.

About Acupuncture

Acupuncture – the insertion through the skin of fine needles as treatment – has its origins thousands of years ago in ancient China. It is now used extensively around the world and is appreciated as a drugless alternative or complement to standard medical treatment.

My acupuncture is based on the traditional uses of acupuncture points, the practices I learned when apprentice to my then father-in-law, a well-regarded acupuncturist in the Venice region of Italy, as well as a modern scientific understanding of acupuncture’s effects on the body. Read more about my way of practising acupuncture on the dedicated website.

Consultations

At my practice in Santa Eulària des Riu, Ibiza, I see clients with a wide range of complaints related to the musculoskeletal system, who wish to use osteopathy as an alternative or complement to conventional medicine . Please note though that I am unable to offer appointments to short-term visitors to the island.

My fees for osteopathy can be viewed here.

My fees for acupuncture can be viewed here.

Calle Ricardo Curtoys Gotarredona, 1
Edificio Sharq, Local 13A
07840 Santa Eulària des Riu, Illes Balears
Spain

Other Stuff

Read about my books.

Read about my interest, studies and practice in herbal medicine.

See my online book about the medicinal plants of Ibiza.

Read about my field trip identifying medicinal plants in the Malaysian rain forest.

Read my poetry.

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All images are my own except the acupuncture needle placed in the hand, by Chinese Medicine Podcast, from Pexels.com.