OSTEOPATH & CLINIC DIRECTOR
After 19 years of working in osteopathy I still get a buzz and immense satisfaction when I see the lives of my patients improving. I use tried and tested structural techniques and clinical skills to restore function and mobility to help my patients return to their busy lives. The body has an amazing ability to heal itself, and my job as an osteopath is to assist in this. Patients seek my help whether they have sustained a specific injury, or experienced repetitive damage to their bodies in the course of their daily activities. I have had the privilege of working alongside world class athletes at many major sporting events, including the London Paralympics, European Games and the recent Rio 2016 Olympics.
CRANIOSACRAL THERAPIST & CLINIC MANAGER
Movement is fundamental to our joy, but for many reasons – which could be health- or age-related – we may not move optimally. I am intrigued by the convergence of ideas: anatomy and neurology, physicality and energy, and Eastern and Western approaches to healing. Craniosacral therapy allows me to delve into these dichotomies and explore how the different systems of the body influence each other. The work is subtle, simple and relatively intangible, and it is awesome to see clients being helped for conditions ranging from headaches to skeletal pain.
My lifelong passion for sport and physical performance meant it was only natural that I should go into physiotherapy with a special interest in sport. I find the human body to be a formidable machine, capable of incredible agility and movement. I am very fortunate to have a job that can help people return to physical health and wellbeing after surgery, or suffering with muscular and joint problems. I establish a true partnership with my patients and fully integrate them into their rehabilitation – the patient plays an active role in their healing process. I am naturally sociable and good humoured and really enjoy the time I spend with my patients.
Inspired by complementary therapies that offer holistic solutions to many modern day imbalances, I have practiced acupuncture in a wide variety of environments, from an international school in England to a busy traditional Chinese Medicine centre on the British National Health Service (NHS) in London. I trained as an acupuncturist in the UK, qualifying in 2006, and have a particular interest in working with people who are looking to deepen their understanding of their health, both physically and emotionally. My current work uses an integrated approach to provide gentle and efficient treatments for a wide range of conditions, such as pain, allergies, headaches, stress, gynaecological & fertility issues.
I have real passion in my work as a massage therapist, striving for perfection and always on a quest to improve and acquire new techniques. It is imperative to me that I stay up-to-date on new developments in massage – to develop new skills, keep me inspired and offer my clients confidence in my knowledge and abilities. I am professional, caring and dedicated to my patients. I offer a full range of massage therapies helping clients with stress, postural muscle tension, through to post-sport muscle soreness.
LEADERSHIP PERFORMANCE & LIFE COACHING
I am passionate about cultural difference and how it impacts working and leading across borders. Leadership performance coaching equips clients with strategies for managing people globally and the leveraging many different styles of leadership. Understanding builds trust, which in turn boosts productivity; when conducted in teams, coaching can lead to greater alignment and efficiency. Fifteen years ago, I transitioned from Cape Town to Geneva, a journey that also inspired my life coaching programme to help others integrate and thrive in the Geneva area. As part of a wider life coaching program, services are aimed at non-working partners or spouses of busy executives, and provide a pathway to a Geneva support network, as well as concrete skills, knowledge and strategies needed to thrive on a new international assignment.
BEAUTICIAN & MASSEUSE
I have always admired people who take the time to look after their bodies and wellbeing, valuing both physical aesthetics and healthy lifestyles. When deciding my career path, I wanted something I could always work on and evolve with. I studied Chinese Traditional Medicine and facial and body beauty care and am continually excited about how they complement each other. Often we need to treat the interior to allow the exterior to shine, whether in the style of the Chinese traditions or following Western beauty techniques. I invite you to tell me how you feel, what you need, or what you would like to improve and we can work together to achieve your goals.
A long time sport enthusiast, I was always intrigued by the work of my therapists. So I decided to make this my profession. Naturally curious and a natural perfectionist, my daily motivation is to offer effective therapeutic care to my patients that answers their needs and hopes.
Working with the Geneva Servette Hockey Club as masseur has been a great experience to help me develop my sense of touch as a sports masseur. And in all the types of bodywork I practice I particularly appreciate the aspect of working with the patient to find that personal key to better health.
I love taking care of people, and in pursuit of offering my clients the best, I studied in Swiss beauty care schools. I believe that happiness can be derived from the smallest transformation. The interplay of image and self is fascinating to me, especially in today’s world where image can be prized so highly. I am driven by helping people look good and feel good, making people smile and the world prettier.
I am excited to bring a multidisciplinary approach to massage therapy – and my background has made a significant contribution to my current work. I operate in close coordination with my clients’ doctors and other complementary therapists, and love to see the progress a person can make with good help. I see the body as a holistic system, and work in partnership with my clients to help them regain a pain-free and active life. At the core of my work is the client’s involvement in their own care, through education, awareness, empowerment and participation in their treatment.