Martin McGurk

If you’re looking for massage therapy in Northern Ireland, Martin is the massage therapist to see. We’re delighted that he decided to pursue certification as a Master Myoskeletal Therapist (MMT). Achieving this certification, one of the highest standards for a massage professional, is not easy. It takes a burning desire to get results for your clients and a great deal of commitment. Below is his story in his own words. This talented therapist can help you with all kinds of musculoskeletal conditions, including headaches, rotator cuff problems, sports injuries, and more. To book an appointment for massage therapy in Northern Ireland, click the appropriate link at the bottom of this page. 

My passion has always been wanting to help people living with acute or chronic injuries. The body has as amazing ability to heal itself when it’s kept in perfect balance and harmony. Massage goes beyond physical healing and I wanted to learn all the necessary skills to work as a massage therapist. My studying began in 2011 at the North West Regional College, Derry, Northern Ireland. I completed initial training in Indian Head, Swedish and Level 3, 4 & 5 in Sports Massage. I began to see great benefits to my clients utilising these therapies; however, I intuitively knew I wanted to learn more advanced techniques, that I had read about. I completed my training at Holistic College Dublin (HCD) under the guidance of Aubrey Gowing and Alison Kavanagh (College Directors), with a wealth of cutting-edge sports massage knowledge and techniques between them. I continued learning new techniques and undertook various training courses. I became interested in the work of Erik Dalton’s Myoskeletal Alignment techniques (MAT). This brings together the most advanced therapeutic strategies designed to restore function, relieve pain and rebalance the body. I wanted to learn every possible technique available as the visible results for my clients was remarkable. I undertook Erik’s foundation and then advanced training courses in 2020 during lockdown (this course kept me sane during the Pandemic). Completing my MMT training with HCD has provided me with invaluable skills and knowledge to create life changing results for my clients. The information contained in Erik’s books, DVD’s and online resources and the expert training from Aubrey Gowing and Alison Kavanagh, I consider to be world class. I now have so many tools and resources at my disposal to make accurate assessment of conditions causing my client’s pain. Following assessment, I am able to carry out individualised session for my clients to facilitate lasting change. This work has given me the confidence and ability to recognize common compensatory and strain patterns and work with clients to restore order and bring balance to their body. It has taken me 2 years of dedication, to reach my goal in 2022 of becoming a “Master Myoskeletal Therapist” at Erik’s workshop in Dublin Ireland. Becoming a Master Myoskeletal Therapist has been my greatest achievement as a massage therapist to date. Proud to be an MMT!!! A big thank you to Erik, Aubrey, Alison, Kim and the Dalton Gang! It was the best decision I’ve ever made! 

Martin McGurk
Northern Ireland, UK


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