John Hopkins: Holistic Therapist
John has a Degree in Physical Education and Psychology, a Higher Diploma in Education, Massage Therapy qualifications from South Africa and the UK, a Licentiate in Traditional Chinese Medicine from The Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Professional Watsu qualification from the International School of Watsu, having trained in the UK, Spain and the USA.
John has been in the Health and Fitness Industry for over 30 years, has owned his own Health Centre and School of Massage, and has been in both Private Practice and worked in world renowned Spas. John specializes in soft tissue injuries and musculo-skeletal pain and chronic tension using any number of techniques from Soft Tissue Manipulation, Deep Tissue Massage, Neuro-Muscular Therapy, Myo-fascial Release, Acupuncture, Water Therapy, Ice and Heat Therapy, prescription exercise and stretching for permanent rehabilitation and well being.
A National Champion triathlete, John has competed at International level and brings his years of personal experience in his sport, and in his therapy to provide an holistic, eclectic, intuitive and sometimes profound therapy experience to rebalance and revitalize Body, Mind and Spirit.
With him, John is bringing a new specialized treatment called Watsu (water shiatsu) to BodyHoliday! He also teaches and practices Tai Chi, Chi Kung and Meditation and sees his therapy, not as work, but as a vocation.