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.
Angelika Durrant is an award winning UK chiropractor with German and British Nationality. She has been an associate in one of Birmingham’s busiest and best established clinics for 6 years and more recently been running her own successful chiropractic and interdisciplinary wellness centre in Warwickshire.
Angelika has a special interest in the treatment of mature patients and is an excellent and compassionate practitioner. She is also qualified as a UK Hypopressives Level 1 trainer and as advanced massage therapist..
Diana Narvaez is originally from Santander in Spain, grew up learning about Chiropractic from her father who has been practicing for 21 years. Becoming more passionate for the human body and its health, Diana became fascinated about the power of Chiropractic – a hands on approach that provides help to the body’s own ability to heal itself and function properly. Diana completed her Doctor of Chiropractic and graduated from the AECC University College in Bournemouth, England.
Diana has treated patients from all ages, however her speciality is Paediatric. Whilst training, she helped run a new-born feeding clinic along side mid-wives, allowing her to develop her knowledge on the effects of the musculoskeletal system whilst breastfeeding. Spending several months treating a wide variety of conditions which affected infants. Diana is focused on both helping various musculoskeletal conditions and working with the patient on prevention and education to help patient’s health and overall wellbeing.
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”.
From a young age Sini has been doing different kinds of sports, including running, skiing, cross-country skiing and football. She competed in running until the age of 19, winning 3 x junior Finnish championship in 3000 m running.
At the age of 17, injuries started disturbing Sini′s running career. Lower back problems and shin splints were causing her a lot of pain, and therefore she became more interested in the human body; how it works, and what can be done to prevent injuries.
At the age of 20, she decided to apply to study in the massage institute to learn more how the human body functions. She started her studies in Helsinki 2007, and graduated 2008.
She worked in Helsinki as a massage therapist until the year 2010, before moving to Spain with her partner.
As a caring, down to earth person Sini loves being able to help other people. She wants to make every massage experience unique for each client, by combining different techniques; deep tissue massage, Sports massage, relaxation massage and Indian head massage. Her goal is to make sure each client leaves the clinic feeling revitalized.
Elina Sonné graduated from the Sports Institute of Eastern Finland in 2007
Exercise has always been close to her heart, and throughout the years, Elina has been doing different sports; kettlebell sport lifting, taekwondo and Brasilian jiu-jitsu. At the moment, she is juggling between entpreneur life and being a mom!
Elina worked in Tampere and Helsinki as a massage therapist until she moved to Spain in 2014.
After graduating she has been studying different kind of massages and techniques; aromatherapy, indian head massage, fascial manipulation (stecco method) and latest, massage for TMJ dysfunction and disorders.
As a massage therapist, she listens her customer and treat each customer as an individual. She aim to map and understand the problems in customer´s body and treat not only the symptoms but the root causes as well by combining different techniques; classic and sports massage, deep tissue massage and fascial manipulation.
He was in a lot of pain and wasn’t able to walk properly, raising his arm to write on the board was an impossible task. He was suffering for 2 months and doctors were unable to find a way to relieve the pain.
Fortunately he found a Chinese chiropractor who was finally able to help him lead a normal life again through massage and acupuncture.
After 6 sessions he was able to play football again – his love affair with massage began! He then realised how important a massage is in one’s daily life and he has one as often as he can.
Many years later he started a trip which ended up lasting 10 years circumnavigating the globe and he was fortunate enough to experience massages from around the world understanding and learning the different techniques.
When he decided to settle down he started his professional masseur course and is now the happiest person in the world helping people the same way the Chinese chiropractor helped him all those years ago.
Lauren Du Plooy was born in Durban, South Africa. She spent six years in Cape Town and six years in Johannesburg before returning back to Durban. In 2001 she immigrated to the U.K with her family. She spent 10 years in the U.K and worked in face to face customer service roll for 8 years, for the last two years she worked as a liaison officer for a construction company and loved it. After a summer holiday in Spain she decided to take a year out to experience the Spanish way of live and fell in love and has never left. During her time in Spain she couldn’t let go of the refurbishment bug and renovated properties along side managing smaller companies. In 2018 she welcomed a beautiful little boy into the world and her life changed. Lauren enjoys spending time with friends and family, socialising and good morning cuddle time watching a film with her son.
Lauren’s life motto:
Life isn’t about weathering the storm, its about learning to dance in the rain.