A well-known and respected businessman who has made Abergavenny his home since 1993 has opened his own whole-body treatment clinic in the town centre.

Stephan Grabner, a trained nurse who was born in the former East Germany before moving to the UK, has completed the refurbishment of the Amatsu Centre on Cross Street and started welcoming existing and new clients.

The residents of Abergavenny might well remember ‘Stephan’s Cellar’ a wine merchants opened by Stephan when he first arrived in the historic town.

Amatsu therapy combines ancient Japanese ‘hands on’ therapeutic techniques with modern research and works with the body’s soft tissues including muscles, tendons and ligaments as well a rebalancing other key mechanical and energetic structures such as the spine, joints and bones.

Stephan said: “The treatments we provide really do provide benefits for clients with a wide range of aches and pains from the head down to their toes. The training required to become an accredited Amatsu therapist is thorough and it took me two years to qualify, and I choose to do another three year of training to become a better therapist.”

Prior to opening the Abergavenny clinic Stephan was treating clients in his home clinic and on a weekly basis hiring venues in Cardiff, Newport, and Hereford.

Stephan said: “The business has grown significantly over the past couple of years. I made the decision to open this clinic in Abergavenny as it is my hometown and most of my clients from the other locations are now travelling here for their treatment sessions.”