Massage Therapist &
Bowen Technique Practitioner
Mark is a qualified massage therapist, Bowen Technique practitioner and yoga teacher.
He is registered with the Complementary and Natural Health Council (CNHC),
the Complementary Therapists Association (CThA), and is fully insured.
Prior to becoming involved in bodywork, Mark was working as a travel writer with credits in The Independent, Independent on Sunday and Daily Express.
Prompted by the changes brought about by Vipassana meditation, he undertook a science-based Access course at the Guildford College of Further Education in 2003. The unexpected enjoyment he gained from study motivated him to go on to a BSc (Hons) in Therapeutic Bodywork at the University of Westminster, graduating in 2008. The emphasis of his training was on clinical practice and Mark now does a lot of remedial massage work. Once a week, he also volunteers as a massage therapist at Royal Trinity Hospice in Clapham, South London, working with both out-patients and in-patients.
Mark’s interest in the Bowen Technique began principally with being curious about light touch, and whether this could be as effective in dealing with long term chronic conditions as the deeper touch to which he was accustomed. In 2010, following several sessions in the Bowen Technique from Anneke Loode of the Bowen School for Healthcare Practitioners, he completed the practitioner training, qualifying in 2011. In 2014, he also completed the advanced training.
Mark is also a qualified yoga teacher, having trained at Morley College from 2007-2009. He currently teaches at Brockwell Lido and Dulwich College, as well as running two classes for Royal Trinity Hospice, both for staff and volunteers, and patients and carers.
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Just writing to give you feedback on the Bowen treatment I had with you.
Most of the issues I came to you with have cleared. There is only minimal tightness in the neck and very slight sensation in the right shin when I raise and drop my knee. The back, glutes and hamstrings are fine and the calf soreness has disappeared, so I reckon it's been pretty successful. Thanks again for everything.