The APNT is a national multidisciplinary organisation established in 1986 by Mario Paul Cassar DO with the aim of representing practitioners of complementary medicine who have reached the requisite standards of training and education.APNT is approachable and welcomes feedback and enquiries from members and non-members.

We aim to represent our members in educational, professional and political matters. To this end the Association is a member of and plays a very active role in the following professional bodies:

Meet The Team

Brittany Spence

APNT Chair

Brittany Spence was elected as chair of the APNT in 2016, and has been on the exec for 5 years.  She is also chair of the BCMA, representing therapists and therapies around the world. In 2014 she joined the organising committee of the British fascia Symposium, which is a practice led research event focusing on the research of movement and soft tissues. 

She works diligently to be a catalyst in the progress of all complementary medicine by connecting the right key people and creating the link between therapies, research, and government.

By profession, she is a Massage and Bodywork therapist of over 13 years, and a Career consultant to other health and wellness professionals around the world.  You can learn more about Brittany’s work at http://www.brittspence.com

Ron Mercer was our Chair from 2013 – 16. Ron has been Treasurer of the association since 1993 and was also Chair between 1995 and 1999. His focus has been to support and extend the vision of its founder members to provide a multi-disciplinary representation for qualified therapists, where the emphasis is on standards of training and professionalism.

His experience of the benefits of complementary therapies during a time of personal crisis led to a desire to understand the various approaches in greater depth. His training journey, in parallel with his own personal journey, extended through massage, aromatherapy, counselling, craniosacral therapy and the profound “Journey” led by Brandon Bays.

One of the most rewarding jobs on behalf of the association for Ron is to act as an examiner in Swedish, therapeutic, Hawaiian and Indian head massage and aromatherapy. This gives him a chance to meet the therapists of the future and to learn from each individual, as well as confirming their suitability to become eligible for full membership of the association and professionally represent it to the general public.

Ron Mercer

Treasureer and Membership Secretary

Rachel Fisher

Massage Consultant

Rachel is trained in Swedish, Remedial and Sports Massage as well as Reflexology. She runs her own practice in Lostwithiel, Cornwall. Rachel is dedicated to maintaining and raising the standards in Massage in the UK and is a keen supporter and promoter of the APNT.

IsobelRavden, Sports Massage consultant”

Isobel Ravden is a Sports and Remedial Massage therapist specialising in Myofascial techniques, and is also a Medical Herbalist, running a busy practice in the centre of Exeter. In addition to her clinic, Isobel is a passionate and enthusiastic teacher with over 15 years’ experience and is the tutor on the Remedial and Sports massage courses at Exeter’s School of Bodywork.

Isobel Ravden is a Sports and Remedial Massage therapist specialising in Myofascial techniques, and is also a Medical Herbalist, running a busy practice in the centre of Exeter. In addition to her clinic, Isobel is a passionate and enthusiastic teacher with over 15 years’ experience and is the tutor on the Remedial and Sports massage courses at Exeter’s School of Bodywork.

Isobel takes an integrated view of her clients’ well-being, providing bespoke health care solutions. In both her teaching and as a practitioner, she combines her medical knowledge and clinical experience as a herbalist with an analytically holistic approach to hands on bodywork.

Isobel Ravden

Disciplinary Consultant