After finishing school in my home city in Greece, I studied at the private college of Sonia's Pissalidou-Kostopoulou Education Centre of Aesthetics and Cosmetology, where in addition to Aesthetics I studied Chemistry and Cosmetology, Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition, Dermatology, Vocational Law and Behaviour, and Electric-physiology. We also learned to perform full massage therapy, cellulite massage and manual lymph drainage. However the Greek schools of aesthetics for some reason, had not yet been able to provide massage therapy certificates, and to be certified for these skills one had to come to the UK or France.
I worked as a beauty therapist in Greece performing massage therapy at clinics and for private clients. From my studies and the experience I had as an aesthetic practitioner, I realized that I had a natural ability in my hands to detect and release pain, and a very keen interest in helping people regain health and vitality.
I came to London in 1998 and took Anatomy and Physiology, Massage Therapy, MLD and Reflexology at Barnet Hendon College. In 2000, I started working as self-employed, practicing in central and northwest London, in clinics and in private practice. I have treated a diverse range of clients, offering bodywork and treatments which include the use of acupressure, stretch management, trigger point and deep tissue massage for pain relief, sciatica, cellulitis, restoring blood and lymphatic circulation, and to help calm the nervous system, aid relaxation and restore general well-being.
I married and had my beautiful daughter. She was very young at this time when in 2007, I took the basic diploma on NAET Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques at the College of Naturopathic Medicine of London. I then continued to NAET Advanced Level 1 and Advanced Level 2 in 2008, and in 2011 I took part in the international symposium of NAET.
From my personal life experiences relating to the processes of disease and healing, as well as working with people for so many years, I have realized that a person's desire to be healed very much depends on their own choice to open themselves to the possibility of being healed. Sometimes a person may or may not be ready to take a step in this direction, and this will have an impact on the outcome of their healing. In addition, doctors, therapists, healers, wise men, friends, families and the whole host of people (including adversaries) involved in an individual's life, together with the ups and downs of life events, all come into our path to essentially facilitate the initiation of moving forward on one's journey of healing.
Humanity from its beginning has used and created many techniques tools and medicines, some very potent and useful for healing and some rather harmful and destructive. We are all different as the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius suggests: "That which to some is food, to others is rank poison". It is a valuable point and it should be taken into account.
Nevertheless, the more we adulterate our food, water, air and nature, the more our immune system, physiology, and even our whole being finds incompatibility with these otherwise essential elements for our existence, deeming them unrecognisable, resulting in a struggle against the logic of nature. Our body keeps compensating and keeps on going because that is how it has been configured through the eons of its evolution until it cannot compensate anymore and it crashes.