My philosophy on body work
“The art of a good therapist is the ability to deeply listen to the client and intuit exactly what the specific requirements are for each and every individual and adjust his or her treatment accordingly. The therapist has to be sensitive enough to feel the gentle dialog that occurs between the body of the client and himself, and he can thus adjust his treatment for the maximum benefit of the client. The treatment should be deep and strong as well as relaxing and nurturing. The therapist should always work from the hara, his midsection. The importance of the intention and the mood of the therapist before and during the treatment cannot be overemphasized.”
I was born in Salzburg Austria on 30 Dec 1974. My family and I moved to South Africa in 1979. I completed my matric in 1994 at the Deutsch Schule Johannesburg.
After some years of traveling and working in Europe, I started training as a Sports Massage Therapist at the Wiener Sports Verein, which I completed in 2002. I then returned to South Africa and started working as a massage therapist. I continued to attend more courses in massage.
To add to my existing modalities, I studied Shiatsu with the Cape Town academy of Shiatsu and Wendy New in 2003 along with Reflexology through Chris Stormer and the Academy of Universal Healing. In 2003-2004, I studied Hypnotherapy (complete mind Therapy) via correspondence through the Royale institute of Hypnotherapy of London and Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki with Rita Baptista.
I then learnt and completed the Traditional Thai massage training with the Institute of Traditional Thai massage in 2004.
Under the guidance and instruction of Dr. Andrea Schroepel, I completed my beginners and advanced NAET training modalities and post graduate trainings in February of 2011; a very advanced form of treatment that incorporates MSC (muscle response testing), Kinesiology, allopathy, acupressure and nutrition to diagnose and eliminate allergies as well as clearing emotional blockages and limiting belief systems.
To further evolve my treatments and remain with current trends, I have completed my Cranio Sacral Therapy training, using the Bio Dynamic approach, through the South African institute of Cranio Studies (SAICS) 2013.
Between 2011- 2015 I trained as a Postural Integration facilitator with Beverly Wilkinson which combines Fascia release deep body work, Rolfing, Meridian and fine energy work (charge-discharge), emotional release work, breathing, Gestalt, Bio-energetics, Trauma release, counseling and Integration work.
In 2017 I began my training as a Specialized Kinesiology practitioner. The reason for adding yet another modality, is to fill the gaps where I am still limited as a therapist. With the toolbox that I have at my disposal, I can now address and assist with most ailments that plague modern man.
In order not to limit my scope as a facilitator, I now also offer Equine trauma, fascia release and postural realignment for horses and other pets.
I practice meditation and yoga and am keenly interested in Astrology, Buddhism, Tantra, Taoism, Sufism, mysticism and Jung. I play a variety of instruments and am currently living in Plettenberg Bay.