Meet the Team
Martin Lester BSc. (Hons.) Osteopathy
I have been a practicing osteopath since 2007. When I started my practice I created a calming and peaceful space for patients to come to. Studying osteopathy at the College of Osteopaths for five years and practicing for a further four years since has given me a wide range of experience to draw on. I treat many injuries and conditions, and patients and even members of the medical profession are often surprised at my success.
In 2007, I did a post-graduate Diploma in Healthcare Acupuncture at the Asante Academy of Chinese Medicine which has helped me develop needling, cupping and moxibustion skills when treating acute and chronic pain, useful when the pain is so intense that the patient won’t let me use osteopathic techniques, and also in the elderly.
I teach osteopathic technique at both the College of Osteopaths and the London School of Osteopathy. I am also secretary of the Welwyn Hatfield Therapists Group which meets once a month to discuss different therapies and to listen to others’ presentations.
Practicing and teaching osteopathic technique, I came across some patients suffering musculoskeletal problems as a result of long term asthma. Treating the symptoms of hypertonic respiratory muscles was only a short term fix as the underlying breathing problem remained. That is when I looked into the Buteyko Breathing Technique. In 2011 I became a Teaching Member of the Buteyko Breathing Association.
David Lintonbon DO (Osteopath), PG Cert (Clinical Education)
Registered Osteopath to Bupa PPP and all health insurance companies, I have been practicing osteopathy for 25 years since graduating from the British School of Osteopathy in 1985.
I currently teach Osteopathic Manipulative Skills at several UK and worldwide colleges: London School of Osteopathy, NESCOT, Irish College of Osteopathic Medicine, Japanese College of Ostoepathic Medicine and the Osteopathic Association of Italy
I have also produced a DVD entitled The Art of HVT covering Osteopathic Manipulative Techniques
I am also the developer of the MyoGel Ice Pack, an anti-inflammatory gel for easing joint and muscle pain and can also be used as an ultra-sound coupling gel.
Elle-Louise Howe, Life Coach
Elle trained as a Personal Performance Coach with The Coaching Academy, the world’s leader in coaching training. She also holds an Advanced Coaching Diploma. Elle specialises in happiness & relationship coaching and runs Lovelife Masterclasses.
She enjoys helping people from all walks of life achieve balance and happiness in all areas of life. From health & well being, to wealth & confidence, Elle can help you to gain clarity, set & achieve goals and unlock your inner potential. Elle is also a licensed Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner & Reiki Master.
She has been trained in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) & has almost 10 years of experience in the Personal Development Field. Elle has a wide variety of tools & techniques which can be used to assist clients through the coaching process, therefore making her coaching service 100% client focused, tailored to suit the needs of each individual. “Many people want to feel listened to, empowered and understood,” says Elle, “I support my clients by really listening to them, which means that together we can find out what they really want in life, then I help them find the most efficient way of achieving it.”