1980-1997 Training and work in the photo-, ceramic-, and music industries in and around Detroit and Los Angeles
1998-1999 Immigration and adjustment to Switzerland
2000-2010 On-the-job training and experience in gastronomy in Bern, Thun and Beatenberg, with emphasis on the ayurvedic, macrobiotic and Korean vegetarian kitchens. Completed shiatsu therapy training with diploma at the International Shiatsu School in Kiental and the Swiss Red Cross certifiate as a nurses aid.
Since 2011 Private shiatsu practice in Basel, work as a nurses aid in Oberwil, BL and active member of the Swiss Shiatsu Society (SGS)
My shiatsu is greatly informed by my over thirty years practice of Buddhist meditation as well as my training as an artist. As a young man I played competitive basketball and have trained in tai chi chuan since 2000. I have experience supporting clients with problems of the musculoskeletal system like lower back pain, as well as migraine, sleep disorders, symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) often arising out of stresses related to separation, mobbing, or the death of someone close and repetitive use injuries common to athletes and musicians, I am particularly interested on helping my clients develop an approach to ther personal health care that they can realistically integrate into their busy schedules.
Continuing Education and Experience