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Meet the Wellness Centre Team

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Dr. Adrian C. Luckhurst, DC BSc. (Hons) MSc. (Chiro), Jersey Chiropractor

Dr. Adrian C. Luckhurst
DC BSc. (Hons) MSc. (Chiro)

Adrian C. Luckhurst D.C. – Director/Doctor of Chiropractic

Adrian was born in England (1973), however grew up in beautiful Victoria B.C. in Canada. Adrian attended ‘St. Michael’s University School’ (SMUS) which prepared him for further education at the ‘University of Victoria’ (UVIC). After completing a 2 year per-requisite program at the ‘University of Victoria’ Adrian was accepted into the ‘Anglo-European College Of Chiropractic‘ (AECC) in Bournemouth, England. Adrian achieved his BSc. (Hons) Human Sciences degree in 1998 and his MSc. (Chiro) degree in 1999. Shortly thereafter he was presented with the opportunity to come to Jersey and assume the role as Principal of the ‘Jersey Chiropractic Centre’.

After 15 years of developing & modernising the centre Adrian decided to take some much needed time out. After his sabbatical Adrian returned to design and develop ‘The Wellness Centre (Castle Quay)’, and assumed the role as Managing Director, and as one of the most senior Chiropractors working at the centre.

Andrea, Jersey Chiropractic clinic director

Dr. Andrea F. Luckhurst
DC BSc. (Hons) MSc. (Chiro)

Andrea F. Luckhurst D.C. – Director/Doctor of Chiropractic

Andrea was born in Sweden (1976). After having completed a degree in Economy in Sweden, Andrea spent some time in Spain where she worked within the family restaurant business. It was during this time that she decided to focus her future career within the healthcare industry.

After being inspired by her local practitioner Andrea decided to attend the ‘Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC)’. In 2001 Andrea achieved her MSc. (Chiro) degree and shortly thereafter moved to Jersey to become a partner of the Jersey Chiropractic Centre. Andrea has since further qualified in ‘Applied Kinesiology (AK)’, and taken several specialized courses in pediatrics and ‘Buteyko’ (a recognized breathing technique for asthma, and other respiratory problems).

Receptionist & Float Spa Attendants

Kim Bailey, Receptionist & Float Spa Attendant

Kim Bailey
Receptionist & Float Spa Attendant

Lily Nowell, Receptionist & Float Spa Attendant

Lily Nowell
Receptionist & Float Spa Attendant

Emma L.J. Ross D.C. – Doctor of Chiropractic

Dr. Emma Hurst, Jersey Chiropractor

Dr. Emma L.J. Ross

Emma achieved her DC MChiro PgCert qualifications in 2009 from the ‘Anglo-European College of Chiropractic’. Since leaving college Emma has completed an additional post-graduate certification in Chiropractic Development. Shortly thereafter Emma was given the opportunity to move to Jersey to be with her long term boyfriend, and become a valued member of the Jersey Chiropractic Team. Over the years Emma has become a integral part of our Chiropractic Team and a great asset to our practice.

As an established horse woman and experienced in working with ‘gun dogs’, Emma then went on to specialize in Animal Chiropractic and as such now treats both humans and many of our four legged friends.

Hadley-James Brown – Doctor of Chiropractic

Hadley-James Brown - Doctor of Chiropractic

Hadley-James Brown – Doctor of Chiropractic

Hadley was born in New Jersey (USA) and grew up in Spain before moving to the UK. He completed his Masters of Chiropractic graduating with a distinction.

Having a passion for playing sport he has seen first-hand the benefits of chiropractic care in relieving symptoms but also maintaining optimum function. In 2016 he was appointed as the on-pitch healthcare professional for a Welsh rugby union side. This placement entailed working alongside a professional healthcare team and having to complete a myriad of courses to acquire the skills to deal with acute sports trauma.

Having most recently practised in the South east of England and London, Hadley has become acquired to dealing with musculoskeletal complaints that arise in a corporate setting.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing football and watching live sports.

Dr. Nicola Brandaro – Clinical Psychologist


Dr. Nicola Brandaro
Clinical Psychologist

Nicola was born in England and grew up in Oxfordshire. After completing her undergraduate degree in Psychology (BSc) at the University of Portsmouth where she achieved a First Class degree with honours, she moved to Jersey for 2 years where she worked as an Assistant Psychologist with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and the Psychology Service.

Nicola later gained a place on the University of Birmingham Doctorate in Clinical Psychology 3 year programme. During this she completed placements within a variety of services including CAMHS, Psychiatric Liaison, Learning Disability, Older Adult Mental Health and Community Forensic. Her thesis topics was adults with autism and attachment/relationships.

Nicola has a number of publications and has completed several courses including achieving a distinction in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Introductory Practitioners Course (IPC). She moved to Jersey permanently in 2015. She returned to CAMHS for a brief period of time before moving on to the Jersey Adult Autism Service where she continues to work.

Lauren McEwan – Sports Therapist

Lauren McEwan, Sports Therapist in Jersey

Lauren McEwan
Sports Therapist

Lauren McEwan was born and raised in Jersey. After completing her G.C.S.E’s and A Levels at Hautlier, she then went on to study Sports Therapy at the University of Chichester, completing the 3 year course and obtaining her BSc. (Hons) degree in 2006. Whilst at University Lauren gained further hands on experience in her field. She was part of the Sports Therapy drop-in clinic at the university, which was open to all students and staff. Lauren also took the post of Sports Therapist for her University football team, attending both training sessions and matches with them. Since returning to Jersey, Lauren has been based at the ‘Jersey Chiropractic Centre’ since early 2007, during which time she has built a strong client base.

As a student Lauren had a long history as an Island gymnast. As such she has great first hand knowledge and experience of sports related injuries. In addition to Remedial Massage, Sports Massage, and Rehabilitative Training Lauren now also offer a range of wellness based treatments to complement our clinic and the many therapies that we offer.

Eva Akhonya – Massage Therapist

Eva Akhonya - Massage Therapist

Eva Akhonya
Massage Therapist

Eva was born in Poland where she studied at the 1st Medical Vocational Post-Secondary School in Szczecin, and graduated in 2005 as Physiotherapist. After moving to Jersey in 2008, Eva gained further qualifications in different body treatments at the Highlands College and many years of experience at several spas on the island. As a teenager, Eva started training as a triathlete and after many years of hard work she reached her goal and became a winner of both gold and silver medals in the Championship of Poland on two different Triathlon distances. Eva has found that her training and personal experience has given her a deeper understanding about sport injuries and how specific treatments can help to speed up recovery and maximising ones performance. Her biggest enjoyment as a massage therapist is dealing with specific and sometimes difficult injuries that require her to adjust her treatments accordingly. The reward is seeing the results afterwards. Knowing that massage is only one component to better health, Eva would like to complete her training to become a fully qualified Physiotherapist in Jersey.

April Marques – Massage Therapist

April Marques, Massage Therapist

April Marques
Massage Therapist

April originates from Thailand, where she completed an MBA in Hotel & Tourism. April had also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in International Hotel & Events Management whilst living in Switzerland. Through the world of hospitality, she developed a keen interest in Massage Therapy, and after moving to Jersey in 2015 she graduated as a Swedish Massage Therapist Level 3 at Highlands College. During her training April worked for one of the Island’s best Spas, where she gained great experience in Deep Tissue, Hot stone and Facial Massage. Additionally, April has also gained a Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy.

April’s motivation stems from being able to help her clients by relieving their stress and tension, and to ensure that the customers needs are always taken as a priority.

Melody Houghton – Massage & Beauty Therapist

Melody Houghton, Massage & Beauty Therapist

Melody Houghton
Massage & Beauty Therapist

Melody was born in Jersey but grew up in Oxfordshire where she completed her schooling. Melody has always had a passion for nails and makeup and knew from a young age that she wanted to be a therapist. As soon as it was possible Melody was taken on as an apprentice at a highly regarded 4* SPA and Golf Hotel in the UK, where she later completed her Beauty Therapy NVQ 2. Melody continued to work at this SPA Hotel as a beauty therapist until she decided to move back to Jersey to have her beautiful daughter Freya. Melody completed her body massage course with the well-regarded local Devine Training Academy.

“I feel extremely lucky to be able to do what I love as a job, I will always put all of my effort into making my clients feel relaxed, confident and beautiful” - Melody Houghton

Ciara Ahern – Sports Therapist

Ciara Ahern - Sports Therapist

Ciara Ahern
Sports Therapist

Ciara has more than 10 years experience in Remedial Sports Massage after graduating with a first class honours diploma in Advanced Sports and Remedial Message from St Martin’s College, Cork. As well as treating clients, Ciara shares her depth of knowledge by teaching a Level 3 Certificate Course in “Sports Massage Therapy” at the Professional Fitness Academy (previously at Highlands College). Ciara is also qualified in the use of ultra-sound.

Being involved in athletics for many years and working with the Jersey 1sts rugby team into the Championship, Ciara has extensive practical knowledge and experience in dealing with sports injuries. Ciara has also worked with clients from the finance sector (having worked in that area for over a decade) and is focused on ensuring that each client’s care program is matched to each individual’s needs.

Ciara’s ethos is to treat everyone and their injuries as individuals and to ensure that ‘one size fits all’ is NOT part of the treatment process.

To find out more and to make an appointment with Ciara, please click Here

Patricia Woodward – Laser Beauty Therapist

Patricia Woodward - Laser Beauty Therapist

Patricia Woodward
Laser Beauty Therapist

Patricia completed her NVQ Level 3 Beauty Therapy Course at Highlands College, after which she has undergone extensive and renown further training in Pulsar IPL, Zeolight Laser IPL, Bipolar RF, A-Lift, Ultrasound Cavitation, Face Yoga and Swedish Massage.

Patricia believes passionately in using the science of machines combined with a healthy lifestyle and the best possible cruelty free, green skincare. Her treatments are aimed at being a lifestyle transformation for the client, rather than a ‘quick fix’. Patricia often utilize and teach Face Yoga (Danelle Collins method) as part of some treatments. This holistic treatment uses massage and facial exercises to regenerate the skin cells and muscles without the use of toxins or fillers. Exercise and a great diet help to give the skin a healthy glow.

To make an appointment, or to find out more about Patricia and her treatments please visit

Henrietta Brice-Smith – Yoga Instructor and Kinetic Therapy Instructor

Henrietta Brice-Smith, Yoga Instructor in Jersey

Henrietta Brice-Smith
Yoga Instructor

Henrietta has been practicing Yoga for 15 years and teaching 10 years. She trained with the British Wheel of Yoga and has recently completed the Dynamic Yoga Teacher Training program with Yoga master Godfrey Devereux with whom she continues her studies. She started her Yoga journey practicing Iyengar, Astanga, Vinyasa Yoga and now Dynamic Yoga. Henrietta is currently studying Yoga Therapy under an internationally renowned Yoga Therapist and Teacher in India and is qualified in Pre- and Post-Natal Yoga.

Having experienced the powerful changes that yoga brings, Henrietta shares the advantages of this ancient art with care, passion and enthusiasm, and is consistently looking for ways to improve herself as a practitioner and teacher. Teaching with warmth and sensitivity, Henrietta believes that Yoga posture practice should be about what you can feel in your body and not about what you can do.

For more information about Henrietta, please visit her website or Facebook page.

Alastair Torvaney – Yoga Instructor

Alastair Torvaney - Yoga Instructor

Alastair Torvaney
Yoga Instructor

Alastair has been practising yoga since 2000, initially finding that attending a regular yoga class proved a great antidote to the stresses and strains of employment at a senior level in the Jersey finance industry. Always curious to learn more, Alastair has tried many different styles of yoga during the past sixteen years, including Iyengar, Ashtanga and Bikram. More recently, he has been increasingly drawn to the uniqueness of each human body and the skeletal variations we all have, and how this can impact on our respective yoga asana practices. This led him to Paul Grilley and Sarah Powers, two world renowned yoga teachers based in the United States with a speciality in Yin Yoga, a slow, gentle but deep practice, which complements the more established yang practices favoured in the western world.

Visit Alastair’s Facebook page for more information!

Shefa Hamid – Pilates Instructor

Shefa Hamid, Pilates Instructor

Shefa Hamid
Pilates Instructor

Shefa grew up in England. Having graduated with BA Hons in Business and Financial Services, she worked in finance in City of London. Subsequently, she lived in Sotogrande, Spain for several years before moving to Jersey. Shefa has always been interested in health and fitness and it’s her passion for Pilates and thirst for knowledge led her to complete an advanced Diploma in Pilates including specialist training in both pre and post-natal Pilates exercise and Pilates for Common Orthopedic Conditions. She offers bespoke Pilates service and her core value is to be able to teach clients to maintain long term good health by strengthening weaker muscles and preventing any potential injuries. Allowing her clients to enjoy effective muscular performance whether at home, work or playing sports. Shefa has a holistic teaching approach accompanied with her passion for helping clients build wellness of the body and mind by harmoniously coordinating breathing, balance and alignment.
Her interests and hobbies includes; food – both cooking and eating!, chilling with family and friends, traveling and one of her favourite destination is Mauritius. She also, enjoys taking part in various charity events and in 2017 completed London Marathon Moon Walk in aid of breast cancer.

“I feel truly blessed to be able to teach my passion” - Shefa Hamid

Tabitha Orchard – Certified Stott Pilates Instructor

Tabitha is a Stott trained Pilates instructor and a classically trained ballet dancer. Her extensive background in dance has provided her with a sound knowledge of anatomical and physiological awareness, which is reflected in her Pilates classes. Tabitha has spent the latter part of her career teaching children across the curriculum, with a focus on Dance and Yoga teaching. Tabitha also teaches the BalletFit Barre Workout and is Stott trained in pre- and post-natal Pilates.

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