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.
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.
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.
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.
I’m Heidi Lakanen from Finland and have been working with sports and massage therapy since 2000. Last 14 years I have practice my work here in zermatt. I like to be able to help you to find a way to help your self.
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