Al Close – Myotherapist

Al is a former tennis professional player and coach, and elite physical and mind trainer.

Over a career of many years, Al has become renowned for his ability to extract the absolute best from the people he works with.

A unique viewpoint on the mind and its relationship to body, its link to performance, and its ability to influence health has seen Al develop a method of therapy which has led to hugely significant results. He has worked with a plethora of people, from elite athletes, to Judges, Doctors, Nurses, Entertainers, CEOs, high profile business persons and the like.

Al regularly consults clients for a host of reasons, including long term physical, musculoskeletal, emotional, lifestyle, motivational and health wellbeing problems. His formal qualifications allow him to tailor therapies to suit, but it is Al’s work in the ‘brain space’ which separates him from other practitioners.

The ‘applied meditation’ model is the basis of Al’s BLIP’s (Base Line Internal Program’s). BLIPs simplify the process of concentration and is aimed at developing the awareness of your mind and the ability to focus when required, and in-turn, switch off when needed. He has a depth of knowledge of the body and its workings and understands the impact the nervous system has on health, and the impact the mind and its state of awareness can have on the nervous system.

Beyond this, his interest in the greater workings of the brain, extending to reading about practices such as NeuroPlasticity and NeuroLinguistic Programming, has rounded out his deep understanding of the human body and psyche, and further cemented the concept that being able to control, or harness your mind, gives way to building better performance, health and ultimately life.

Al’s Qualifications
● Advanced Diploma Myotherapy
● Diploma Remedial Massage
● Cert. Lymphatic Drainage
● Cert. Shiatsu Practitioner
● Reiki Master & Teacher
● Diploma of Holistic Healing
● Advanced Certificate of Sports Nutrition
● Certificate of Health & Nutrition
● Certificate of Exercise Rehabilitation
● Certificate of Fitness Instruction
● Strength & Conditioning Coach Reg.
● Cert 4: Hypnotherapy

Al is a lifelong Zen type meditator. Included with insights from the martial arts and elite sport, appointments are now available at Ace Sports Clinic to work alongside and bring everyday living into the highly aware state known as “the flow state” to influence the health of mind, body, and the very spirit.

Sporting Background:
Professional tennis – playing and coaching, running and weights.

Interests:
People potential, walking, travelling and reading

Passionate About:
The Aging Myth and creating a new culture.

Favourite Quote:
“In order to become what you can be, you need to drop what you are” (Einstein)