I am a holistic therapist with over 15 years experience as a private practitioner in the hotel and spa sector. In 2005 I established my own clinic Amazonas Aromatherapy Cork. The introduction to the holistic profession happened by chance for me. From the moment I attended an evening class in Massage & Aromatherapy in Milton Keynes I instantly knew that this was the profession for me. I immediately followed up this with full time courses in Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Indian Head Massage when I moved to Ireland. The healing power of massage combined with the medicinal benefits of essential oils with their healing and sensual qualities touched an innate love of learning within me. Having grown up in on a farm in Northeast Brazil the use of natural plants and herbs for their medicinal properties was natural to me. We did not call them alternative products; they were simply our only access to affordable medicine back then. I have always been and continue to be passionate about plants in relation to their beneficial, therapeutic qualities and applications. As a therapist I take intense pride in my work and feel privileged to be in a position to help people maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. I continue to take delight in expanding my knowledge and learning new techniques. I am currently studying Traditional Chinese Medicine in an effort to expand my professional knowledge and improve my treatments