the team

Dr Dermot O'Flynn

Dr Dermot O'Flynn, Educated in Ireland and qualified from University College, Cork in 1981. After hospital jobs and a stint in General Practice in Cork City he worked for a year in the Ibn Al Bitar Hospital, Baghdad , Iraq. After this he moved to North East Brazil to study Acupuncture and Tropical Medicine. He remained in Brazil doing voluntary medical work in a small fishing village called Cumuruxatiba, Bahia. In 1994 he moved back to the UK full time and worked in a variety of hospital and GP positions within the NHS. He currently sees patients on the NHS at the Herne Hill Road Medical Practice and privately at the Chelsea Consulting Rooms, ​ He regularily accompanies clients to his private retreat in Bahia, North East Brazil for his unique Low calorie Fasting programme based on Coconut water. Dermot also regularily gives lectures on the science behind ILCF (Intermittent Low Calorie Fasting ).

Dr Rima

Rima is a London based GP working in the NHS and Private Sector. ​ Originally from Dublin, Ireland where she qualified in Engineering. But after a few years in the field she returned to study Medicine in Imperial College London and has not looked back. ​ She has a keen interest in Intestinal Health and fasting as a therapeutic intervention. ​Here she is in the Atlantic Rainforest behind Cumuruxatiba on her recent fasting trip. ​

Marina

Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil. Her studies began in 2002, when working on her own health, while working as an actress and singer. As years past she started to share her holistic knowledge with family and friends. In 2013 she started working professionally in São Paulo with Reiki, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Ear Acupuncture, Alphatherapy and Classical Massage, and moved to Cumuruxatiba, where she leads the Cristal Terapias Cumuruxatiba team. Since 2014 works as a masseuse and holistic therapist with the Cumuru Cleanse groups. She is fluent in English.

Juliana

Since 2006, she has been living in Cumuruxatiba and working as a biologist with environmental causes. She developed an interest in holistic therapies and its relationship with the environment. She is interested in local herbal cures. In 2014 Juliana studied Classical Massage and Shiatsu to joint the Cristal Terapias Cumuruxatiba team, treating locals and tourists in hotels and resorts in Cumuruxatiba and Corumbau. In 2015 she had training in Reiki and Reflexology. Since then, she works as a masseuse and holistic therapist with the Cumuru Cleanse groups. She is fluent in English.

Angela

This is the lady that makes our magical evening soup. I have been fortunate enough to have her support over the last 30 years here in Cumuru. During your stay she will oversee rooms and general cleanliness and provides great smiles and laughs throughout the week with an outgoing sense of daily good humour. ​She also takes you through a culinary demonstration as to how to make coconut oil

Carlos

Hi, I am the guy who will supply you with fresh coconut water throughout the 7 days of the Cumuru Cleanse. ​I have been working at Casa Q Coisa with Dr D for over 6 years now. We have been using Coconut Water in our local culture for centuries. I am glad that you guys form Europe and the rest of the world are starting to realise the health benefits of this wonderful substance. ​ I have been observing the changes in our guests over the years and its really uplifting to see the improvements as the week progresses. ​ Best of luck to you all and remember its a lot easier than it sounds ....

Cecilia

My name is Cecília, I’ve been living in Cumuruxatiba since 2014. The word Yoga means ‘unit’, derived from sanscrit word ‘Yug’ that means ‘unify’. But the term Yoga can be defined as a scienc of right living. There are many different techniques and practices such as Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Shatkarma and Meditation. Together they work to create harmony, balance and stability between the physical body, mind and emotions, what promotes well being and expansion of consciousness. The great master Swami Sivananda explains Yoga as “the integration and harmony between mind, words and action or the integration of head, heart and hands. During the Cumuru Cleanse we will be practising Asana, Pranayama and Yoga Nidra. Those practices act in the stabilization of body and mind, promoting the liberation of potential energy and giving to the body-mind system vitality, strenght, flexibility, creativity, clear mind, joviality and balance.

Angelica

Born and raised in Chile, Angelica started her studies In India and Thailand in 2010 with Ayurveda and Thai Massage respectively, while living in The Nederlands. Since then she has been working as a Massage Therapist in Amsterdam and has became experienced with other therapies such us, Aromatherapy, Reflexology,Deep Tissue,Reiki and Watsu among others... Since 2015 she is been working between Amsterdam and Corumbau in Bahia and in 2019 she joined The Cumuru Cleanse Team. She is fluent in English.

Greg Bradley

Born, raised and educated in Cork, Ireland. Graduated in Science from UCC in 1983 and went to London. There he studied Acupuncture. Greg travelled for a while and lived in Brasil (including Cumuruxatiba) for 5 years. He returned to Ireland, studied Chinese Herbal Medicine and set up practice in Cork. He lives with his kids in Clonakilty. Besides work and children he has a great interest in enjoying life, art, nature, music, good fun and a great communicator.

Join us in tropical Cumuruxatiba, Bahia, Brazil for your next Healthcation…….