Having graduated from the professional massage therapy school “SYNAPSY” located in Bergamo, Italy, as well as many different additional trainings, I have practiced different massage and body healing techniques for close to 15 years. The school’s program included training in commonly practiced (classical) massage techniques but also therapeutic massage, rehabilitation functional laser therapy, and therapeutic gymnastic.
Later on, I studied advanced techniques such as myofascial release, muscle energy, joint mobilization, deep tissue, and manual lymph drainage. As my interest in different body healing techniques grew, I also completed training in the areas of hot stone, body treatment for sports and active individuals, anti-wrinkle face massage, chiropractic course for shoulders. All of which I incorporate into my treatments, utilizing the best techniques to achieve the desired results.
As part of my continuing development, I have also taken Thai and Ayurvedic massage courses, including the study of the use of herbs and oils.
My approach to treatment is very holistic; I am always looking at the client’s condition by posture, activities of daily living, and stress factor. My treatments extend beyond massage including patient education, such as postural awareness and stress reduction techniques. I’m preparing individualized stretching and strengthening programs for patients that can be used in daily life at home or even in a workplace environment.
I have worked with football teams and tennis players to help relieve muscle pain and recover from injuries. Being a professional football player from a young age myself, I understand the needs and difficulties of active sports participants.
As of 2001, I have practiced Buddhist meditation (Vipassana) and I am exploring the wisdom found in the yogic traditions, with the intention of incorporating these practices into my day-to-day life.
I’m also a student of Yoga and Wim Hof Method therapy which are wonderful complementary practices, both being powerful tools to bring and maintain good health.
From a personal note, I enjoy being fit and healthy, incorporating good nutrition, meditation, and yoga into my daily life. I love spending time with my family, and from a young age, I have enjoyed dancing latin.
I appreciate the fact that balance is not always easy to achieve in our lives, and I constantly have to remember to pause, reflect and re-orient when things get hectic. My goal is to help my clients to find and maintain a healthy balance in body, heart, and mind.
Once you find yourself on the table for a massage therapy treatment, you will find my approach holistic; I am always looking at ways to maintain your overall health and wellbeing.