Our Practitioners and Therapists
Alan Rowe - Owner & Principal Osteopath at ARC Osteopathy
Bsc Ost Med,
Alan has over 18 years experience in treating people, 10 as a registered Osteopath.
Having started his training in massage in 2001 he went on to train & qualify in sports and remedial massage in 2002 and as a registered Osteopath in 2009, graduating from the Surrey Institute of Osteopathic Medicine. SInce 2009 he has undertaken further training in Dry Needling, Myofascial Release and Rock Taping amongst others.
Alan is a structural and classical osteopath in Croydon and will use a style and range of techniques that are best suited and tailored to the individual. He works with a range of patients of all ages and levels of fitness. This may include those in pain with a variety of conditions and injuries, especially people who experience back, neck or joint pain and stiffness, or those with sports injuries. He specialises in the treatment of sports injuries, headches, the elderly and of course back and neck pain.
Alan was the team physio for Crystal Palace Ladies FC for 5 seasons, and has also worked with professional skiers. He has been working at the Wellness Therapy Centre since 2009 and thought so highly of the centre with its breadth and quality of the treatments on offer that he took it over in 2010.
He has a teaching qualification and has been teaching Sports & Remedial massage at level 5, Anatomy and a variety of workshops for several highly respected London schools over the last 10 years. He was a council member for the Sports & Remedial Therapy Council which set standards and core curricula for Sports and Remedial therapies in the UK and is a consultant on the new Ofqual recognised Level 4 and Level 5 Sports Massage Qualifications for VTCT and ITEC.
Alan has a passion for skiing and is a qualified BASI level 2 ski instructor. When he gets the chance, he loves travelling and watching films.
Alan is registered with most of the major insurance companies including BUPA, Simply Health, Axa/PPP, WPA, Prudential and Cigna.
Alan is available Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays.
Tanya - Osteopath - ARC Osteopathy
Tanja Pracher-Vos is a registered and insured Osteopath.
She graduated with a Master’s degree in Osteopathy at the University College of
Osteopathy (formerly the BSO) and has completed her level 5 Sports and
Remedial Massage course with the London School of Sports Massage and
obtained qualifications in full body Pregnancy Massage.
Tanja believes that, given the right support and maintenance, the body
has a natural ability to heal a great many dysfunctions. Her interest in
structural mechanics, massage and gentle, holistic treatments such as
Still technique and cranio-sacral therapy developed as a result of difficult
During these times, she suffered with severe lower back,
pelvic girdle pain and SPD. The after effects required high levels of
support, which she found in osteopathy. The compassionate care and
positive impact osteopathy and massage had on her rehabilitation
inspired her to pursue manual therapy as a career and has since offered
her a platform to help others experiencing unnecessary discomfort and
enables her to enhance the well-being of others.
Tanja is now a mother of two and continues to study and further her
She currently treats a variety of individuals with varying presentations,
and enjoys trying to support the restoration of quality of life for those
with musculoskeletal discomfort and injuries.e Information to follow soon.
Tanya is available on Tuesdays,Thursdays, and alternate Saturdays.
Miriam - Shiatsu and Deep Tissue Therapist
Miriam engaged with Alternative Oriental Healing in 2012 and discovered a whole new approach to the Human Body & Mind. She initiated her studies in Reflexology in Portugal and in 2014 she started her Shiatsu Shin-Tai course at the British School of Shiatsu-Do. In 2019 she qualified in Deep Tissue Massage at The Manchester Therapy Centre.
Through the years Miriam has helped develop peoples body and mind awareness, enabling people to better know how to look after themselves physically and mentally, and to cope with their daily life challenges.
Miriam is very passionate and fascinated at the way the Mind manifests through the Body, and she incorporates this concept into every treatment. "Unwinding Mind through the Body" where Mind, Body and Emotions all come as one, helping others achieved better health and well-being in their own lives.
Miriam is currently not available.
Timothy - Tui Na, Deep tissue and Cupping Therapy
Timothy specialises in Tui Na Medical Therapy, one of the four pillars of Chinese medicine. He also practices Cupping Therapy and is well versed in restorative Personal Training allowing him to treat a wide array of different issues and imbalances within the body while coaching you to optimal functionality.
Timothy is used to working with a diverse range of patients from office workers to Olympic Athletes and is confident that he can find a path to overcoming any obstacle you may have.
He graduated from Touch Tuina Medical Therapy under the tutelage of Errol lynch (well renowned therapist and master of Chinese medicine) while there he also gained his certification in Chinese Cupping Therapy and is also a member of The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT). He is also a Performance and Movement Coach, Personal Trainer and Martial arts instructor.
Tim is available on most Wednesdays and Fridays.
Michaela - Podiatrist
Bsc Podiatric Medicine
Michaela graduated from the University of East London in 2011 and received full membership to the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. She has state registration with the health and care professional council (HCPC) and has a certificate in Local Anaesthesia.
While studying Michaela worked as an auxiliary nurse at Croydon University hospital to gain additional skills in geriatric and urgent care in A&E.
Michaela’s main focus is making her clients feet comfortable and pain free with a thorough and effective service which leave patients feeling as if they are walking on air after their treatment.
Michaela is available on Fridays and Saturdays.
Giedre Babrauskiene - Acupuncturist
Giedre provdes acupuncture in Croydon having graduated from Middlesex University with a First Class Honours degree in Chinese Acupuncture & Tui Na Massage.
Committed, compassionate, and highly skilled in multiple disciplines, Giedre seeks to empower both women and men to achieve their optimal life and health goals through natural medicine practices, informed integrative nutrition and lifestyle management.
Giedre’s approach is to treat the individual as a whole, by working with the body and mind in tandem to bring the person back to a state of homeostasis. From there true health and a real sense of wellbeing emerge.
Being as an adult nurse, Giedre, had always strived to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western medicine. She became interested in Chinese medicine through a practice of yoga and meditation, what led her on a wonderful journey to the practitioner she is today.
Giedre graduated from Middlesex University, London with First Class degree in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture.
In 2012, during her clinical practice at Liaoning hospital of Chinese Medicine in Shenyang, China, Giedre had deepened her knowledge and practical skills with top Chinese doctors and professors. She specialized in treating neurological, muscular –skeletal and gynaecological diseases, and had clinical practice in anti-aging & cosmetology department.
Being the member of “Projects Abroad” organization, Giedre went to Nepal in 2013, where she worked as a volunteer acupuncturist in Sahara physiotherapy rehabilitation hospital in Kathmandu. For 3 months she provided treatments of acupuncture, massage, moxibustion and cupping for stroke patients, patients with MS, muscular – skeletal, neurological and other disorders.
Giedre treats people using Chinese Acupuncture and Dr Tung and Dr Tan Balancing method acupuncture styles.
In addition, Giedre completed Manual Lymphatic drainage course and was awarded with Diploma in Manual Lymphatic Drainage & Combined Decongestive Therapy from Original Dr. Vodder School in Walchsee/Austria.
With years of extensive study and learning different techniques, Giedre is able to provide a bespoke, holistic service incorporating current research and findings.
Giedre is covered by professional indemnity insurance and bound by a strict code of professional conduct, ethics and safe practice.
British Acupuncture Council (BAcC)
Cosmetic Acupuncture UK
Professional Association of Manual Lymphatic Drainage UK (MLDUK)
Giedre is available on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Dr Rebecca Bradbury
Dr Rebecca Bradbury has been practising medical aesthetics since 2017 and specialises in rejuvenating tired faces using holistic non-surgical treatments.
Rather than line chasing, she fully understands the ageing process and is able to address the issues that cause the lines giving you a fresh, rested appearance, rather than an unnaturally filled pillow face.
Using neuromodulator and premium dermal filler brands she aims to treat the whole face and avoids the Mr Potato Head aesthetic of treating ‘lip, cheeks, chin’ as if those parts of your face exist in isolation.
When she’s not injecting she works in the NHS as a Hospital Medical Trainee and spends the rest of the time looking after her three small children.
Rebacca is currently available by appointment.
Kelly Stone - Owner - Surrey Beauty Therapy
NVQ Level 3 Beauty therapy
Kelly is our highly skilled and popular, senior beauty therapist in Croydon with over ten years experience and one of the longest serving members of the team. Kelly has been at the centre through its different guises from 2003. Beauty is her passion and since completing her beauty training (nvq level 2 & 3) in 2002 she has undergone further training in a range of other treatments including, Lycon Hot wax, intimate waxing, Gelish Gel Nails, Universal Contour Wrap, Dermalogica skin health, Elemis spa and Gerards skincare and Spray tanning. A friendly and professional beauty therapist who appreciates everybody is different and will endeavor to tailor all treatments to the individuals needs.
Kelly is available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Liz - Beauty Therapist - Surrey Beauty Therapy
Level 3 Beauty Therapy
Liz has been a qualified beauty therapist since 2006. Since qualifying she has worked mainly in spa environments where she has been able to provide beauty treatments to many clients and enabled them to relax, feel pampered and helping them to look their very best.
Liz is friendly and welcoming as well as being an excellent therapist which is probably because she is one of those lucky people who really enjoy their job and enjoy providing all different types of treatments, from massages to pedicures, facials to hair removal.
"The best part of my job is definitely the clients and being able to help them look and feel good about themselves".
In her spare time Liz likes to socialise with friends and family and loves to escape into a good book when she has five minutes.
When not working as a beauty therapist or enjoying her spare time, Liz works as a counsellor providing counselling to all those who need a listening ear.
Liz is available on Mondays and Thursdays.
Nutritional Therapist & Meditation Teacher
Rachael is a fully qualified and registered nutritional therapist who works holistically to bring balance to the wellbeing of others. She studied naturopathic nutrition at the UK’s leading training providers for natural therapies, The College of Naturopathic Medicine and has since supported clients with gut health, immune health, stress, anxiety, plant based nutrition, weight loss and many more.
Working with great love and care, Rachael takes her time to get to know every client in order to empower them with the best available tools, whether it’s nutritional therapy, meditation or guiding clients to access their own inner wisdom.
Rachael is constantly travelling and learning from different traditions all over the world including the Mayans. She incorporates her knowledge on modern health and wellness with ancient wisdom.
Rachael is available by appointment and can be contacted directly via the centre
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Coach
Msc., MBACP Accredited, MBABCP Accredited, and MAREBT Accredited
Denise is a CBT Psychotherapist, Coach and Counsellor. She has a Master of Science Degree in Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from the University of London and a Certificate in Psychological Coaching, validated by Middlesex University
She provides Psychological Therapy and in her Coaching works with cognitive behavioural coaching techniques to help individuals achieve their personal goals.
Denise offers Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Session, Coaching and Counselling
Denise is available Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment.
MA in Contemporary Dance and Registered Yoga Teacher.
Starting with Ballet at the age of 6, Katrina has always been a curious explorer who was drawn towards the world of movement. Her passion discovered Contemporary dance when she first stepped foot in the UK and encouraged her to obtain a MA in Contemporary Dance with Distinction at London Contemporary Dance School. Her love for learning guided her to continue her journey to India where she obtained her certification and is now a Registered Yoga Teacher under Yoga Alliance. Movement is the essence of Karina’s being, her life revolves around sharing her love and passion with other aspiring artists. Through her practice, she wants to demonstrate the mental and physical wellbeing that can be obtained from being devoted to ones practice.
Katrina is available by request and can be booked by contacting her directly by email at