Jem Friar Masseur, bodyworker & detox coach

Jem Friar N.C., I.I.S.T., I.S.T.Y.M., I.T.E.C., S.P.

Jem is a Detox Coach & a very experienced bodyworker. He is also trained in a multitude of bodywork therapies & presently practises these at the Haven Clinic in Ashburton, Devon. He originally began his career in alternative health back in 1989, when he trained in Thai massage whilst living in Thailand. . He has trained and qualified in McTimoney Chiropractic, Thai Massage, Spineworks, ITEC Holistic massage, Sports massage, Remedial massage, Naturopathy, Psych-K, Indian Head massage, Reconnective Energy Healing and Reiki. Beyond this, Jem is a yoga teacher, teaching an eclectic Hatha Yoga style. He has been practising yoga for over 30 years. He also practices and teaches chi gung and meditation. Jem has a keen fascination in other countries and cultures, having spent 14 years travelling and working his way around the world. He does co-counselling, is training to be a life coach, practises meditation, yoga, chi gung and tai chi and has a deep love for being out in nature. Jem is very passionate about making positive changes on a planetary level, in the realms of environmental sustainability, social justice and spiritual fulfillment. He is trained as a “Be the Change Symposium Facilitator”. For more info go

Jem’s Detox Story

Jem is a qualified Naturopathic Consultant and a very experienced fasting and detox facilitator who has been facilitating detox retreats since 2000, safely guiding literally thousands of people through the detox process. He first began working in the Detox World in the summer of 2000, when led juice fasting and yoga retreats at Moinhos Velhos in Portugal. He facilitated the detox retreats there for 2 years. It was because of his experience there, where he saw how much deeper, faster and more effective the healing and positive change processes could be during a Detox, that he decided to specialise in this method of healing. “When someone is really supported going through a Detox, on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels, change and healing can be profound” – Jem In 2004, Jem managed the world famous Spa Samui, fasting and detox health spa in Thailand. He has since worked with several Detox retreat companies across Europe and regularly runs Vitality Detox Retreats with Mandy Elliot, as well as his own Personal Detox Coaching retreats in the UK. In 2007, he was filmed as part of the detox team in the “Spa of Embarrassing Illnesses 3” TV series. In 2008, he was also in the “Spa of Weight Loss for Life ” TV series. He now organises detox retreats in the UK and around the world and is well known for his unique Personal Detox coaching programs.