I am Robert Hale, while still on the road, osteopath, acupuncturist, herbalist, author, nature lover, learner, poet, walker, musical beginner, drinker of Khayyam’s “wine”, and some kind of healer.

I am based in Ibiza, Spain, where I run an osteopathy, acupuncture and herbal medicine practice serving the local community.


My interest in and love for all things natural goes way back to when I was a child exploring the local countryside and its woods, ponds and brooks… (Read more).

My Osteopathy

I studied osteopathy in the UK, where I qualified in 1993. I then practised privately the in Italy for 5 years before moving to Ibiza in 1998. Every osteopath has to make the art their own… (Read more)

My Books

I like to write. Read and purchase my books about stress and about acupuncture on this page. I also write poetry. For my poetry books see here.

My Other Websites

El Acupunturista: About my acupuncture practice.

Botanic Bob: About my herbal medicine practice.

A Mediterranean Home Herbal: About my online book about medicinal plants

My poems


At my practice in Santa Eulària des Riu, Ibiza I receive patients with a wide range of problems related to the musculo-skeletal system, who wish to use osteopathy as an alternative or complement to conventional medicine. Please note though that I am unable to offer appointments to short-term visitors to the island. For more information please see here.

Calle Ricardo Curtoys Gotarredona, 1
Edificio Sharq, Local 13A
07840 Santa Eulària des Riu, Balears


I am able to admit a very few new clients each month. I do not keep a waiting list. If you are affected by a long-term complaint, and I cannot see you the first time you contact me, please try again at the beginning of the following month.

Images: 1. Blue Nude by Pablo Picasso (1902), courtesy www.pablopicasso.org. 2. Chest Anatomy Illustration by Linnaea Malette, public domain image CC0, from www.publicdomainpictures.net. 3. Stone relief of manual treatment of the shoulder in Ancient Greece, no attribution found – if you are the owner of this photo, please contact me.