Joe was born in Ireland and his original education was in the field of science. He graduated with a B.Sc. honours degree in physics and subsequently pursued post-graduate studies and received a M.Sc. degree in Physics.
His first contact with shiatsu was through the martial arts. This sparked an interest, which resulted in his moving to Switzerland where he studied Shiatsu graduating from the International Shiatsu School at Kiental in 1998. He set up a private practice in Zürich in 1998. He is a member of the Swiss Shiatsu Society SGS and is also on the list of therapists of the E.M.R. a body that seeks to promote the practice of natural methods. He is also on the ASCA therapist list.
Along side his private practice, he is regularly asked by various institutes and organisations to teach Shiatsu and bodywork.
His continuing education unfolded with the study of Shintai and Shen Shiatsu under the tutelage of Jörg Schürpf. He has recently worked and studied with Mike Webster from England in making known a method of energy awareness known as waveform and has received his teaching certificate in this method.
He holds a 4th degree black belt in Aikido and is a student
of Shihan Masatomi Ikeda Sensei. His study of Aikido continues both as student and teacher.
Since early childhood music has played a passionate part in Joe's life specifically the music of his homeland Ireland. As well as being a solo performer in his own right, he has recorded and played with many internationally famous musicians

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