About Me

Since a young age, I have been fascinated by the complex beauty of the human body, its infinite potential, how it moves, how it stores and communicates the experience of life.

Joseph-at-ParcGuellPrior to becoming a bodyworker, I trained as a professional dancer at the Italian National Dance Academy in Rome, and then at the École-Atelier Rudra Bèjart in Lausanne (Switzerland). I earned a bachelor in Economics and Management for the Arts and Cultural Activities at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy), and a Masters Degree in International Cultural Management through the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After working as Marketing Manager for the Municipal Theatre of Ferrara, my passion for the art of dance led me to accept the role of Assistant to Ismael Ivo, Director of Dance of La Biennale di Venezia, and then Company Manager at Company C Contemporary Ballet in San Francisco. I spent most of my life being around well trained bodies capable of amazing poetic beauty out of strength and pain.

photo-me-wall 1One day a dear friend of mine told me that I’d be a good Massage Therapist so, out of curiosity, I started taking classes at the San Francisco School of Massage & Bodywork, and since then I haven’t stopped advancing my training to deepen the intellectual understanding of the body, and my own spiritual and philosophical quest concerning the universal truths of the condition of being human. Along the way I have been blessed with many wonderful teacher
s, mentors, friends and life experiences.
With bodywork I discovered the healing power of a skilful, nurturing touch and there is nothing more rewarding for me today than helping others overcome any physical discomfort or obstacle to their overall well-being. I do it with grounded intelligence, intuition, love and compassionate listening.

kintsugiThe wound is the place where the Light enters you. ~Rumi