- Rolfer for 33 years
- Physiotherapist for 45 years
- Specializing in body-mind connection
- Trained in “Somatic Experiencing” by Dr. Peter Levine
- Consultant in ortho-molecular nutrition
- Formed a holistic network of therapists and doctors
- Supervisor of junior colleagues
- Organizer of seminaries for Rolfers and movement therapists
“Life is Movement, Movement is Life”
I continue to study the latest research and techniques so that I can best support people in their search for physical and psychological balance. I believe as a therapist, continuous learning and development as well as regular exchange with a holistic network of doctors and therapists is key.
While growing up at Lake Konstanz in Switzerland I was very physically active, I was either dancing, horse riding, tennis, skiing or doing athletics.
In 1972 I wanted to learn more about healthy movement and moved to Basel. There, at the school for physiotherapy at the Kantonsspital (hospital)BaselI met my first great teacher, Susanne Klein-Vogelbach. At that time she had just developed a theory of functional movement and started training young therapists. After acquiring my diploma as a physiotherapist I worked with Professor Erwin Morscher at the Orthopedic University Clinic in Basel for a year. The next eight years, together with a colleague, I was co-building and –leading the physiotherapeutic center of the„Ambulatorium am Wiesendamm“, a medical clinic in Basel.
In 1984, while searching for a deeper understanding of movement and on a trip to Canada, I found Rolfing. After my first Rolfing sessions, I was without tension-induced back pain for the first time in my life. Subsequently, Ida Rolf became my next great teacher and I enrolled at the Rolfing Institute to become a certified Rolfer. Jim Asher and Michael Salveson were among my trainers. Their profound understanding of the body-mind connection and the importance of movement for humans has deeply impacted me. In 1985 I earned my Rolfing certificate and started my own Rolfing practice in Basel. At the same time, I started exploring various psychological treatment approaches.
In 1990 I had to undergo severe surgery and lost my right vocal cord. While I was working through this traumatic experience, I met my next great teacher, Peter Levine. With him, I trained in “Somatic Experience”, a highly effective method to work through traumatic experiences via the body.
At the same time I also started working with Hubert Godard, an internationally renowned expert and teacher in movement, with whom I founded the workshop center Masavoi in South Tirole, Italy together with co-Rolfer Elmar Abram. At Masavoi we were offering workshops for Rolfers and movement therapists with Hubert Godard, Jim Asher, and other outstanding teachers until 2010.
One thing I have always missed in my life in Basel was a lake. That’s why in 1998 I decided to move west towards Lake Geneva. There, I started to build a second practice and today I am serving my clients there and in Basel. Since 2016, I organize continuing education workshops for Rolfers with outstanding teachers coming from Europe and the US called Le Coq Seminaire.
Member of Swiss Physiotherapie Association, European Rolfing Association, Swiss Rolfing Association, EMR, ASCA, Visana, EGK