Katerina Gehrig - Dipl. Massage Therapist and Reflexologist, Founder of "Think Balance!"
SVBM, EMR Nr. 81 (Fussreflexzonenmassage)
Katerina started her education in London College of Beauty Therapy (LCBT), where she had completed her general beauty therapy qualifications level 2 and 3 back in 2012, which took her 2 years and over a thousand guided learning hours. She then proceeded with studying various massage techniques from LCBT, London School of Complementary Health and Touch Pro® Institute in the UK.
Katerina completed her ITEC Diploma in Reflexology with Affable Therapy Massage, Spa & Beauty Training. She was a member of BABTAC (British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology) and CThA (Complementary Therapists Association) in the UK, and is currently a member of SVBM (Dipl. Masseurin B-Mitglied, Schweizerischer Verband der Berufs-Masseure) and EMR (Erfahrungsmedizinisches Register) in Switzerland. Services provided by her and by “Think Balance!” are fully insured by Vaudoise.
“I personally have experienced the success, increased concentration, and productivity massage treatments provide to employees when given during office hours when I was working as a mobile massage therapist in London and I want to give your employees the same experience.
I have also worked at various event and exhibition venues, including London Fashion Weekend, The National Wedding Show, Ideal Home Show, Royal Ascot, and Salon International to name a few, and I am confident that massage treatments have always been especially popular at such events."
Amanda Tonna - Dipl. Massage Therapist
Amanda Tonna embarked on her massage therapy journey after she had been working as a fitness trainer for five years as she was seeking to support her clients better. To this end, she obtained Diplomas in the art of Indian Head Massage and Marma Point Massage. She is particularly drawn to Indian Head Massage as in Asia it is commonly practiced among family members to promote mental and physical wellbeing.
Later, Amanda travelled to Thailand to learn traditional Thai massage techniques from master practitioners. There she learned the secrets of healing through the body that had been passed down to her teachers by their families of healers. She also studied Tok Sen, a technique that employs special Tamarind wooden tools to tap on the body's energy lines. Techniques from Thailand combine physical and energetic work in a mystical way, and Amanda focuses her practice on this sacred union.
Over the past few years, Amanda has lived as a nomad, travelling worldwide to serve people and learn from experienced practitioners. She has settled in the charming city of Zurich and is eager to support clients on their healing journeys.
Karolina Pomichalkova -Dipl. Massage Therapist (specialized in Shiatsu)
Working with people, connecting with them, and supporting them to unlock their full potential to achieve their goals has always been Karolina’s passion. She believes massage to be a tool, a form of meditation through which one can reconnect with their inner self, creating space for finding new approaches, solutions, and answers to life situations.
“Massage provides the opportunity to free ourselves from the daily distractions and help us to focus on what really is important.”
Before receiving her degree as a Shiatsu Therapist and opening her private practice in April 2022, Karolina worked in Zurich for a corporate organization and prior to moving to Switzerland, worked as a Caseworker and Project manager in Caritas Prague, Czech Republic.
Throughout her professional and personal experience, she learned the importance of regular self-care and witnessed the positive effects it has on one's mental and physical health.
“Research shows that even 5 minutes a day of a conscious self-care practice such as breathing exercise, for example, has a profound effect on your health. I love that Think Balance! brings this opportunity for self-care right to the workspace, so everyone has the possibility to do something positive for their health.”
Karolina joined the “Think Balance!” team in September 2022 and is excited to share her experience and skills to support and improve the work-life balance of its clients.
Bianca Furter - Dipl. Massage Therapist (specialized in Reflexology, Naturopathy)
Bianca is currently studying to become a naturopath in the school of traditional European naturopathy.
Among other things, she qualified in classical full-body massage and foot reflexology.
"I am very happy to have been able to learn a new form of massage and to have found a great job with "Think Balance!" , alongside my education.
"For me as a naturopath, a holistically healthy lifestyle is the most important thing. This also includes being happy and comfortable in one's job. Think Balance! covers this part of a balanced life."
Bianca is a member of Think Balance! Team since March 2023.