Wellness Experts at SHA Wellness Clinic

15/09/2020, Healing Holidays

Find out more about the expert practitioners who will take care of you at the SHA Wellness Clinic.

Wellness Experts at SHA Wellness Clinic


Head of Internal and Anti-Ageing Medicine

Dr Mera is the head of Internal Medicine and Anti-ageing at the SHA Wellness Clinic. With a medical degree from the University of Seville, Vicente Mera earned his specialisation in Internal Medicine while practising it as a member of the prestigious Puerta de Hierro Clinic in Madrid.

He is a professional endorsed by almost 25 years’ experience as an internist at the Virgen Macarena hospital in Seville and the Reina Sofía Hospital in Córdoba.  In his time at Clínica Benidorm he has got additional experience in Travel and Internal Medicine looking after tourists and resident expatriates of Northern  Europe.

He started at SHA Wellness Clinic in 2009 and he has been dealing with new techniques and top therapists in the fields of nutrition (macrobiotic), detoxifying substances, physical fitness training, relaxation procedures, fibromyalgia, sleep disorders, and anti-tobacco programmes.

In the context of a comprehensive anti-ageing and regenerative medicine spectrum, he has incorporated new areas of expertise, including bio-identical hormonal supplementation,  genetic & genomic assessment, telomeric evaluation and mesenchymal stem cell retrieval and storage for future applications.

Dr Vicente Mera has published several articles in prestigious medical journals such as “The Lancet”, “Revista Clínica Española”, “The Journal of Infectious Diseases” and “Travel Medicine”. He also participates actively and altruistically in forums and talks on his specialisation, and several Spanish and international associations of Internal Medicine and Travel Medicine have Dr Mera among their distinguished members.

Specialisation: Anti-Ageing | Internal Medicine

Wellness Experts at SHA Wellness Clinic


Head of the Cognitive Development and Brain Stimulation Unit

Professor Ribeiro is a European Doctor in Psychology from the University of Valencia with a degree in Clinical Psychology from the Institute of Health Sciences of Porto (Portugal). He has also received a master's in Clinical Psychology & several postgraduate degrees in the field of drug addiction and neuropsychology. Ribeiro is a professor at the University of Murcia and a member of the research group of Psychobiology and Behavioral Neurobiology from the same institution.

His research has led to the publication of 16 articles in journals listed in the ISI (Institute for Scientific Information), as well as several book chapters and translation of various manuals.

Specialisation: Cognitive Development

Wellness Experts at SHA Wellness Clinic


Dr Rosario Garcia has a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and is an expert in Biological and Anti-Ageing Medicine, most notably ozone therapy and serum therapy treatments. She is a member of the SHA Wellness Clinic Biological Medicine team and is responsible for ozone therapy and fluid therapy.

She graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Alicante in 1983. She received her master’s in Biological and Anti-Ageing Medicine in 2010 and in Advanced Techniques in Aesthetic Medicine from the CEU Cardenal Herrera University of Valencia in 2013. She worked in the Spanish National Health Service from 1984 to 1994, after which she began training in her specialisation in Family and Community Practice as an Internal Medical Resident at the Hospital of Elche, finishing it in 1996. Since then she has been working as a doctor in private practices. She is the Medical Director of the Villagolf Medical Centre in Orihuela Costa and of the Vitaelia Clinic in Torrevieja, where she performs her duties as a family doctor, an aesthetics doctor and as a specialist in anti-ageing medicine. She has been a member of Dr Jose Manuel Felices Lago’s ocular microsurgery surgical team since 1992.

Specialisation: Biological and Anti-Ageing Medicine | Ozone Therapy | Serum Therapy

Wellness Experts at SHA Wellness Clinic


Head of the Medical Rejuvenation Unit 

Dr Mayorga is a surgeon, who specialises in anti-ageing medicine with a degree in Immunology & Microbiology and a specialisation in Natural & Biologic Medicine. Moreover, Mayorga has experience in cellular activation, stem cells treatment and growth factors.

Specialisation: Anti-Ageing Medicine | Stem Cell Treatment

Wellness Experts at SHA Wellness Clinic


Dr Xenia Leonardis is a graduate in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Madrid and a specialist in Classical Homeopathy. She has received her training from the UK School of Homeopathy and a master’s degree from the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy of Greece.  She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Ozone Therapy to specialise in Revitalising Medicine, as well as a master's in Anti-ageing and Personalised Genomics at the University of Barcelona.

By taking into account your health goals and medical history, Dr Leonardis will be able to follow up on your progress and results during your stay, providing you with medical support, expert advice and recommendations whenever necessary.

Specialisation: Homeopathic Medicine

Wellness Experts at SHA Wellness Clinic


Dr Rafael Navas has a Bachelor of Medicine and General Surgery from the University of Córdoba and a master's degree in Aesthetic and Anti-Ageing Medicine from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He is also a specialist in the field of Dermatopathology, thanks to his studies in Pathology. He finished his research work at the National Institute of Health in the USA, publishing several articles on the subject. 

He is currently working on the latest technological advances and minimally invasive aesthetic treatments in order to make them more personalised, efficient and safe for the patient.

Specialisation: Aesthetic Medicine

Wellness Experts at SHA Wellness Clinic


José Luis is an expert on how to keep your back and shoulder in a healthy state and also provides guidance in good postural habits. He has participated as a speaker in the VII National Congress of Physiotherapy Students of the Miguel Hernández University of Elche and has participated in a research study conducted by the Physiotherapy department of the Miguel Hernández University. 

He is also specialised in Reflexology with many years of experience in this discipline.

Specialisation: Physiotherapy | Reflexology

Wellness Experts at SHA Wellness Clinic


Melanie Waxman is considered to be a pioneer in natural health and nutrition awareness. She has dedicated the past 36 years to the study and practice of macrobiotics, feng shui, body therapy, and energy of food. Melanie has trained chefs, consultants, and therapists from all over the world in the field of macrobiotic nutrition. In 2009, she was given the Aveline Kushi Award for her outstanding, long term leadership in the macrobiotic movement and dedication to world peace. Author of 6 books, Melanie regularly writes for magazines in Europe and Russia. 

She has worked closely with many well-known leaders in the field of health and wellness including Michio and Aveline Kushi, Lima Oshawa, Shizuko Yamamoto, Takashi Yoshikawa and Herman and Cornelia Aihara. Melanie taught at the Philadelphia Restaurant School and has developed cooking programmes throughout the US and UK. She is the mother of 7 children and 2 grandchildren and has lived in 4 countries.

Specialisation: Nutrition

Wellness Experts at SHA Wellness Clinic


With 10 years of experience in the world of manual therapy, Antonio Mora is a specialist in structural and visceral osteopathy. He has extensive knowledge and experience in sports pathologies and he also has mastered the improvement of spinal work with the Manuthera 242 stretcher.

Specialisation: Osteopathy


For the past 25 years, Philippa has perused her passion for natural medicine. She says understanding the human body and the interaction with the natural environment is like a beautiful and complex dance. As a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 10 years, her motivation is to help balance the spiritual and physical harmony of the body. 

Philippa's master's in Psychology reinforces her work of understanding motivation in life, people and health. Her elaboration in the study of Bio-resonance is opening a new world of understanding epigenetics, and how we work the miracle of life on a cellular level.

Specialisation: Traditional Chinese Medicine


Dr Barbara Dalbos is a medical doctor from the University of Bordeaux (France), an epidemiologist with solid additional training in Psychiatry. Her post-doctoral training includes a master's degree in Aesthetic and Anti-Ageing Medicine, as well as a university diploma in Morphological Anatomy. 

Her second passion after medicine and caring for her patients is painting, a hobby she’s practised for many years, and which has materialised with her being featured in numerous exhibitions. With over 15 years of experience in Aesthetic Medicine, she stands out for her innovative and highly personalised treatments, and her artistic side comes together to restore and enhance her patients’ natural beauty thereby providing a harmonious ageing experience.

Specialisation: Aesthetic Medicine | Psychiatry

If this blog has got you interested in starting your wellness journey at SHA Wellness Clinic please call our wellness advisors at 020 7843 3597 or enquire here.

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