About the therapist Marta Comas

the therapist North LondonI have been practising manual therapy for about 19 years now. The last 17 years I have been based in North London running my own clinic in Crouch End. Along with my practice I have been keeping up to date with and learning new therapies and new techniques as I believe there is always room for improvement.
 
Before getting involved in the health field I studied a 5 years Art History BA in Spain and afterwards I went to Italy to continue my postgraduate studies. It was only when I came to the UK that my interest shifted to complementary therapies and I started the never-ending path of learning how to work towards a balanced mind-body connection.
 
I love my job as a therapist because it makes peoples' lives a bit more balanced, a bit less painful and a bit happier. And this is the main reason why I consider myself very fortunate to be a bodywork practitioner and a homeopath.
  
I don't believe much in the importance of qualifications or in having lots of letters after one's name. I believe that  experience, enthusiasm and a good heart are much more important in this profession. However, I am aware that sometimes they help to build some initial trust, so here are some of my qualifications:
 
 
BA (Hons) Art History: University of  Basque Country, Valencia and Salamanca (Spain)
Postgrad Art History: University of Verona  (Italy)
BSc (Hons) in Health Sciences, Homeopathy : University of Westminster (London)
Rolfing or Structural Integration: BARSI (London)
Holistic Massage: Massage training Institute (London MTI)
BTEC Remedial Sports Massage: London School of Sports Massage (LSSM)
Myofascial/Connective Tissue Massage: LSSM
Reflexology: ITEC
Manual Lymphatic Drainage: ITEC
Reiki (4th level)
Indian Head Massage: ITEC
Hot Stone Massage: Essentials
Chavutti or Keralite Massage: Sunshine Network (Thailand)
Visceral Manipulation (abdomen I and II, thorax, listening skills): Barral Institute (UK)
Meditation teacher certificate: Gateway workshops (London)
CYQ level 3 Advanced Exercise and Fitness Knowledge (London)
Somatics Coach: Ingle Institute of Somatic Movement Education (London)
Cognitive Hypnotherapy and NLP Practitioner DiplomaQuest Institute (London)
Pilates Mat Series: Stott Pilates
 
At the moment I am continuing my training of the wonderful Feldenkrais Method
 
MINDFUL MOVEMENT CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS are run regularly for those who would like a space where to relax body and mind and benefit from the effects of mindful movements in reorganising old patterns that relate to chronic pain.
 
  
For the last few years I have also been teaching Anatomy, Physiology, Holistic Massage, Sports Massage and Advanced Massage Techniques at different colleges in North London.
 
I will be always grateful to my Rolfing teachers Giovanni Felicioni, Fuensanta Muñoz De la Cruz, Rita Geirola and Keith Graham, who have been not only an inmense source of clinical knowledge but above all, of inspiration and passion to continue learning and growing as a practitioner in this path.

Over the years, I have attended lots of post-graduate courses in different techniquse of manual therapy. One of the best teachers I am also very grateful to have found is Art Riggs. He runs courses all over the world and If you are interested in deep tissue work and have the chance of attending any of his classes I am sure you won't regret it. He is such a great teacher with such a great heart!

The North London School of Sports Massage (NLSSM) runs excellent courses with knowledgeable and experienced tutors. I had the pleasure of teaching there for few months when the school was first started.

There are also great teachers at the Linghool of sports Massage (LSSM), where I originally qualified in sports/remedial massage and in myofascial release work.
 
I am also very grateful to Dror Steiner for having introduced me to the fantastic world of hot stone massage.

James Earls runs outstanding postgraduate classes too through ultimate massage solutions.