Born and bred in New Zealand I have lived the last 10 years in the UK. Most people think I am mad for living here, they're probably right. For me the opportunities to grow are here and strangely I feel like this is where I belong. I worked 14 years as a software engineer before phasing in a career change after completing a diploma in Sports Therapy & Remedial Massage. Since then I have attained other qualifications including a degree in Chinese Medicine Acupuncture.
My interest in alternative therapies became a lot keener after the birth of a family member 12 years ago whom had a variety of health challenges at the time. As mainstream health care did not provide what we needed I became more interested and exposed to other options. The benefits surprised me and as time went on different things happened to draw me onto this path and in doing so closer to my life's purpose.
As a father of two I know from experience that our words tend not to teach, but our actions speak volumes. It is our responsibility to lead by example and show our kids health and wellness. Whether we like it or not, our kids will copy us in a lot of things. I therefore believe in walking the walk if you are going to talk the talk, so I practise what I preach. I eat a healthy diet, get the sleep I need, meditate, practise yoga and qi gong. I also believe in following your gut instinct or inner voice and holding true to your beliefs.
It is important to never stop learning, I am currently studying reflexology, will complete my yoga teacher training in 2020 and then plan to study herbal medicine. I am also opening a center for wellness where myself and other therapists treat, run courses, host fun events and build a community of health and fun.
Dip Sports Therapy Remedial Massage
Holistic Lifestyle Coach Lvl 1 (Chek Institute)
Dip Reflexology L3 VTCT
Dip Total Manipulation
Dip Muscle Power Techniques