What is "Holism" ?


The notion of holism was highly valued by Hippocrates (approx. 400-370 BC), a physician in ancient Greece. He was defined as "the greatest physician of Antiquity."

Holism is a comprehensive approach to health that considers the human being as physical, emotional, spiritual etc... 

A holistic therapist employs a range of techniques to support his/her clients on a broad level, always approaching with openness, benevolence, non-judgment, and respect for each person's principles, needs, and beliefs.

Whether they are energy-based, vibrational, or specifically focused on counseling/coaching, my sessions are always performed within the scope of my competences. I reserve the right to redirect you to an appropriate professional if I deem it beyond my abilities.


My work is entirely based on these fundamental principles:

Sound Healing

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Introduced into the rituals of Mongolian shamans, the Tibetan singing bowls (mainly made of an alloy of metals such as copper and brass) already interested them, so they introduced them into their healing care. There is no written documentation that certifies the exact origin of these singing bowls, but writings speak of nomadic blacksmiths in the plains of Mongolia and Tibet, 5000 years ago, who hammered these metals to make bowls for food purposes.

The Mongolian shamans notably used these bowls which emitted sounds and vibrations by hitting them with a mallet, which gave them a percussion function, a family of instruments of choice among shamans (drum, rattle, rain...). It was when the Mongolian shamans got closer to the Himalayans that the Tibetan monks eventually discovered these bowls, a meeting between the Tibetan and Nepalese blacksmiths gave them the precious alloys of 7 metals (each metal representing a planet) which still constitute the traditional bowls today. Later, they will discover their ease of "entering into vibration" by the simple fact of rubbing them, thus creating this "singing" sound which will eventually give them the name "Tibetan singing bowls".

Sound Healing or Vibroacoustic therapy is a therapeutical practice that uses sound and vibrations emitted by Tibetan bowls. Other instruments are also used in this practice such as e.g. tuning forks, bells, hang drums (or handpans), koshis, gongs etc...

The beneficial effect that these vibrations have on the human body has been scientifically proven, and the virtues for the mental and emotional spheres are also shown.

Among the notable therapeutic effects of Sound Healing we can mention:

Energy healing/massage

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Energy healing is becoming increasingly diverse, and it can be difficult to know where to turn for guidance. While energy work itself is subtle, the effects are often tangible. Our bodies are constantly adapting to our environment, including our homes, family life, work, social life, etc. We get sick when our immune system is compromised, and we feel our best when we engage in activities that make us feel passionate and alive. However, our inner environment can also be impacted by external stimuli, and it's easy to lose ourselves in the process.

An energy healing session is an opportunity to return to oneself, where physical and emotional spheres can find a state of wholeness and positive change can occur. By working on the harmonization of energy gates (chakras), the free flow of vital energy is reignited, untying energetic knots and releasing blockages. Energy that has become stagnant can be redirected to areas where it's needed, restoring balance and allowing old, toxic emotions or thoughts that have become stuck in the body to be released. This allows the body to begin its process of self-healing.

In my practice, I offer both energy healing and energy massage, both of which complement each other. I primarily work with my clients' present moment sensations, and we typically begin with a short meditation to help clients connect with their bodies and listen to their inner voice. Together, we embark on a meditation journey to uncover the root of the issue at hand, before beginning the energy work. If you're unable to come to my practice but feel that you need energy healing for a specific issue, I can offer distance healing. The benefits are the same, and you can receive the healing in the comfort of your own home at a time that suits you.

Energy massage has a similar impact to energy healing, as it works on the same subtle body levels while providing a "cocoon"-like sensation of envelopment and through techniques such as light or harder pressure, kneading, and firm stroking. Physically, massage is very effective for relieving muscle tension and improving blood and lymphatic circulation. The list of benefits is extensive.

Notable therapeutic effects of energy healing include:

Holistic accompaniment

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The therapeutic toolbox I have been developing for several years contains numerous techniques. One of them is individual advising or holistic accompaniment.

During my accompaniment sessions as a holistic therapist, I work with a comprehensive and integrative approach, taking into account all aspects of a person's life: physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual. I always approach the sessions with openness, benevolence, non-judgment, and a sincere desire to promote well-being and help the person achieve lasting improvement.

I strive to help my clients better understand their bodies, emotions, thoughts, and environment. My approaches are diverse, and I may utilize methods such as meditation, visualization, healthy eating, stress and emotion management, and more.

In essence, the goal of holistic accompaniment is to assist individuals in finding overall balance in their lives, gaining perspective on their experiences, and moving towards a better quality of life every day. The work is done on different levels of the individual, emphasizing harmony and coherence as a whole.

Here is the presentation of the main field during my individualized sessions:

Naturopathy, defined by the WHO (World Health Organization) as "[...] a set of healthcare methods aimed at strengthening the body's natural defenses using natural and biological means", is a traditional medicine, similar to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda. It aims to restore individuals to stable and sustainable health using exclusively natural means such as nutrition, physical activity, and psycho-emotional balance. These three elements are known as "The 3 Techniques" and are part of a total of ten techniques that naturopathy emphasizes. The other seven techniques that a naturopathic practitioner can implement include hydrotherapy (hot and cold water, contrast showers, derivational baths, thalassotherapy, etc.), phytotherapy and its various branches (knowledge of medicinal plants and their effects, gemmotherapy, aromatherapy, Bach Flower Remedies, etc.), manual techniques (massages, osteopathy, etc.), reflex techniques (acupressure, foot/facial/palm reflexology, etc.), vibrational techniques (chromotherapy, light therapy, heliotherapy, etc.), respiratory techniques (heart coherence, 4-7-8 breathing etc.), and energy techniques (magnetism, vital energy harmonization, Sound Healing, magnets, lithotherapy, etc.).

During an individualized naturopathic consultation, we briefly summarize your overall condition (a questionnaire will be filled out by you in advance) considering any past and/or current health issues, so that I can provide you with the best advice using techniques from the list above.

As naturopathy primarily focuses on prevention, any urgent cases should be treated by a medical doctor. Furthermore, I cannot replace the opinion of a medical doctor in any way.

What I DO NOT do during my accompaniments: