Ricardo Marques (M.Tech:Ciro; ICSSD)
Mr. Ricardo Marques was born and raised in South Africa. He is incredibly passionate about wanting to help people and has chosen Chiropractic as his way of doing so. He believes in the art of Chiropractic and the healing potential it possesses.
Ricardo has a strong sporting background, while being in South Africa representing his provincial team in Hockey and Squash. He was actively involved with co-ordinating and heading up the medical team at College Rovers Rugby Club. He has extensive knowledge and experience in strength training, sporting injuries and various strapping techniques.
He completed his Masters degree in Chiropractic at Durban University of Technology, South Africa- by compiling his dissertation on spinal stability training (Relative effectiveness of three treatment protocols with and without brace aided pelvic stabilization in patients with chronic low back pain). Due to his knowledge and passion of the sport industry Ricardo studied further and attained his Sports Chiropractic (ICSSD) qualifications through F.I.C.S.
Ricardo accompanied the South African U21 men’s hockey team to the World Cup in 2013, which was held in India. He aided the team with all their medical concerns due to the fact he has a good understanding of the sport along with his professional expertise.
In 2016, Ricardo moved to Marbella, Spain and has quickly built up his reputation and shared his knowledge and expertise to everyone he comes to contact with. He now heads up the medical team at Marbella Rugby Club.
Personal Fitness Trainer
KG FITNESS owner, Kristen has a strong sporting background (hockey and athletics- National colours for 100m sprints in 2008). She obtained her Public Relations Qualification after high school but had massive interest in the fitness industry so studied Personal Training through NASM afterwards. She is devoted to having a well- balanced lifestyle using nutrition and exercise, and has a passion to share her skills and expertise with as many individuals as possible.
She has taken part in various Corporate Wellness Days sharing her expertise and offering her services to these employees. She also ran her own Bootcamp classes and Personalised Training sessions, along with being the head of the Fitness Department at a well- known medical centre in South Africa.
Kristen has developed a love for implementing and guiding individuals to a healthier, happier lifestyle. In doing this she has created a following and a desire in many people to achieve this goal. She not only advises people, but is an example to them, of HOW and WHY it is so important to have balance in one’s lifestyle.
Qualified Sports Massage Therapist
Having been involved in many sports while growing up, such as tennis, rugby, golf, martial arts and volleyball David Carretero became a massage therapist in 2013. This was to fulfil his constant curiosity about the human body and muscles which allow us to perform the multitude of our daily tasks and hobbies Massage therapy, being an ancestral technique, should be part of our everyday life, ensuring our body and soul is in unity.
This knowledge ensures David to understand the complexity of the body, of how it functions and the physical needs it requires to function at its maximum. His studies and expertise is not only limited to sports massage, but therapeutic and relaxing treatments.
David accompanies his massages with a wide array of stretching techniques and exercises for our daily life to maintain a healthy body. He is constantly trying to refine his skills and improve his techniques to ensure all his clients are fully satisfied and keep coming back. His love for sports, wellness and peace, is his passion for helping others and is defined through his life. David Carretero “There is no such wealth as health”.