Lara du Toit
Lara has been practising massage therapy for the past 20 years. She opened Zermatt massage centre 14 years ago when she arrived in Zermatt. Her areas of massage speciality are deep tissue sports massage and reflexology both of which she studied in London at St mary’s university. Lara is passionate about healthy living and all areas of complementary therapy. Her other studies within this field include homeopathic medicine, nutritional therapy and counselling . She is currently undertaking studies in restorative exercise, yin yoga and restorative yoga. Lara likes to combine her knowledge and experience from all of these areas to provide a holistic approach adapted to your individual needs for optimal health and well being.
Jessica is a UK qualified physiotherapist (BSc Hons, MCSP) who has specialised in deep tissue sports massage and physiotherapy since moving to Zermatt in 2009. She utilises excellent treatment techniques and extensive experience to address each individual’s needs, whether their focus is on reducing pain in daily activities or optimising participation in sport at any level. Her other areas of expertise are lymphatic drainage massage and exercise therapy, including pilates for rehabilitation. She is a passionate sportswoman and gains enormous inspiration to run, cycle and ski from Zermatt’s stunning environment.
Julie is a British qualified Physiotherapist (Bsc Hons Physiotherapy, MCSP, MAACP) specialising in sports and deep tissue massage, western acupuncture and clinical Pilates. She utilises her vast experience and knowledge to provide holistic treatment that will meet each individual's needs. Julie has a strong belief in treating the body as a whole to provide pain relief or optimise sports performance. After working in London for three years she spent a further three years living and working in Verbier, Switzerland in the Winter, and Lombok, Indonesia in the Summer. This enabled her to combine her love for skiing, surfing, travel and the outdoors with her passion for hands on therapy and Pilates.
Sarolta is a qualified massage and beauty therapist, make-up artist, and recreational sport therapist specializing in yoga, She also studied nutrition. She always strives to provide excellence in service and achieve unrelenting satisfaction for her clients. Her long term professional experience is extensive and includes high-end spas on cruise ships, Leading Hotels of the world, as well as private luxury Spa and Wellness settings, Her interests in holistic health elevates her service to an exceptional experience as she complements her work with reference to nutrition, physical exercises, stretching advice and skin care.
Julia is a German qualified massage therapist, she qualified as a masseuse in 2006, She specialises in deep tissue sports massages, reflexology, balinese massage, ayurvedic massages, hot-stone and various other relaxing wellness massages. To further her experience she has worked in various leading hotels of the world and was most recently employed as the spa manager in a luxury 5 Star Hotel. She believes that the body will come back into balance through massage therapy , without the need for medical intervention and strives to achieve this for her guests through her treatments.
Haizea has been working as a health professional in the field of physiotherapy since 2008. She started in hospitals in Spain working mainly in the recovery of patients with neurodegenerative diseases, recovery of orthopedic injuries and injuries from traffic accidents. She then worked as a self-employed physiotherapist, collaborating with teams of osteopaths, acupuncturists and physiotherapists in private clinics and sport centres for 6 years in Catalonia. During this time she focused on treating musculo-skeletal issues and guiding classes of hypopressive excercices for the prevention and recovery of pelvic floor disorders. Haizea really enjoys working in manual therapy and believes in the essence of hand-work combined with the active role of the patients for the best recovery. Most recently she has spent winter seasons in Verbier as a massage therapist specializing in sports and deep tissue massage, and summers in Spain working at a sports clinic. Her passions include the outdoors, snow boarding , scuba diving and ashtanga yoga.
Becky Mc Lean
Becky qualified from The Robert Gordon university in Aberdeen, as a Bsc (Hons) Physiotherapist in 2009. Thanks to a passion for sports and the outdoors she soon developed a special interest in working with sports and musculo-skeletal injuries. She has spent many years working within private practice, alongside gaining experience in sport assisting at the Commonwealth games, Scottish Hockey and IPS para world swimming. She also spent 3 years working as a massage therapist in Verbier during winter, and as a rehabilitation therapist for the British Military during summer. Becky firmly believes a holistic approach is required to address each individual's needs. She enjoys using a combination of deep tissue, sports massage and myofascial release to help patients achieve their goals and address their pain. She is also a qualified pilates instructor, acupuncturist and has recently developed an interest in the use of both yoga and pilates as a treatment for pain.
Thierry graduated in 2002 from the ESO (European school of Osteopathy) in London, UK. Since he has been working as an osteopath in Private practice and hospitals in Europe, New Zealand, Australia and then Asia (Singapore) where he has been introduced to oriental medicine. He has been working in Switzerland in his private practice for the last 8 years and is doing osteopathic/anatomical research at the university of Fribourg. He is registered with every complementary insurance in Switzerland. Thierry can help you by releasing tension and blockages. Whatever the origin of those tensions may be - mechanical, physiological, emotional or psychological, Thierry will use gentle palpation to find those tensions, develop an osteopathic diagnostic based on his anatomical knowledge and use appropriate osteopathic technique (structural, visceral and cranio-sacral) to release them and give you back ease of movement, better comfort and harmony in your body and mind.
Cassandra is from Australia, and is a Swiss qualified Esalen massage therapist and Reiki master. She believes in a holistic approach to healing, the power of touch and creating a safe, peaceful, relaxed space to allow her clients to activate self healing. Cassandra is passionate about meditation, nutritional health, travel, healing and helping others. She has a background in other modalities of healing including social work, disability work, teaching and counseling. She was drawn to Esalen by its focus on connection and massaging whilst remaining completely present.
Susi is a qualified physiotherapist from Germany. Susi has also had extensive training in deep tissue massage, reflexology and lymphatic drainage. She worked for many years in a rehabilitation center for muscolo-skeketal issues before she decided to travel the world and live in Australia and New Zealand for some time where she gained more experience in sports massage. She believes that a healthy lifestyle comes with healthy eating, physical activities and stress management. In her spare time she enjoys practicing yoga , winter sports and all sorts of outdoor activities.
Linda is originally from Slovakia , although she has been living and working in England for the past 15 years . Linda is an experienced sports massage therapist and is very passionate about her career in this field, offering treatments at workplaces, yoga retreats, and volunteering at various sporting events. Linda regularly attends courses to continue her professional development and to gain new skills and techniques . These courses recently include myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, trigger points, and reflexology . Linda specialises in sports therapy and deep tissue massage though she also enjoys giving more relaxing treatments where she incorporates reflexology techniques to help treat anxiety and stress related conditions. Linda is looking to have as many great adventures as life can offer, she enjoys travelling, sports, cooking, and meeting new people.
Hazel is an enthusiastic and skilled remedial massage therapist with plenty of experience in Deep Tissue and Sports massage. In 2015, Hazel realised her passion for sports and movement of the body was not going to ever be satisfied working in the corporate environment she was currently in so she changed career from Tech to therapist, qualifying from the London School of Sports Massage. Hazel’s talents include performing specialised and tailored treatments, with a particular emphasis on postural assessment , she feels it is important to understand the source of someone’s pain to be able to work on relieving it. Her abilities mean her treatments can help soothe your muscles, relieve tension and eliminate day-to-day stress. She has extensive experience working with squash players, runners, cyclists, golfers and climbers and has a particular interest in treating neck and shoulder tightness and lower back pain. Hazel is now looking forward to treating winter sports enthusiasts here in Zermatt. Hazel has always believed in massage as a way to live pain-free. Hazel believes life is meant to be lived, with a body that can help you get there.
Eve Harris is a qualified beautician and has been working with our team since 2013 when she opened her salon, Polished, within Zermatt Massage Centre. Eve is passionate about her job, very professional and always looking for new ideas. Eve works with top brands including OPI, AHAVA and JB lashes to name a few. Whether you are looking for a touch up or an indulgent treat she has got you covered. Leaving you feeling fabulous and relaxed. Eve has been living in Zermatt since 2006 and feels well and truly at home here. In her spare time you can find her up the mountain skiing or hiking with her dog. Visit www.polished.ch