The story of a creative woman

IT ALL BEGAN IN JAPAN AT THE AGE OF 5…

 …Chico’s quest has truly been a vocation. From a young age, her parents encouraged her to be receptive and to listen to the body and its vibrations.  An early learner, she began to practice her massage skills on those around her, including the customers of her family’s hairdressing salon in Japan. She had already found her path: devoting herself to restoring harmony and balance in others, whilst soothing the intrinsically linked pains of body and soul. From that point onwards, encounters and teachings which were to enrich her knowledge came naturally to her.

 

AT THE AGE OF 20, ENERGETIC MASSAGE BEGINS TO INFLUENCE HER

 One of the first key encounters Chico was to have in the course of her studies was with M. Kurebayashi, a blind energetic masseur, who showed her how to use energies to bring the body back into balance. He taught her the ways in which the masseur can be a gateway for energy. Massage calls upon the masseur’s sensibility, upon his or her ability to transmit and receive energy. Humans and the universe are forever communicating. However the link between them can be disrupted: the presence of a masseur creates the required symbiosis to re-establish communication and to bring this turbulent relationship back into balance.

 

SHE REFINES HER KNOWLEDGE OF SHIATSU WITH THE HELP OF A GREAT MASTER

Chico deepened her knowledge of wellbeing techniques through a training course with M. Hanamura, a disciple of Master Masunaga and the translator, into French, of the Master’s book ‘Shiatsu and Oriental Medicine’ (‘Shiatsu et médecine orientale, published by Courrier du Livre). It was during this period that Chico was able to perfect her pressure-based technique and also to discover the mysteries of the body and its meridians. This in-depth knowledge enriched the ‘Coaching Vitalité’ and ensured that this method was precisely calibrated to have an effect on mistreated body organs.

 

IN FRANCE, CHICO PERFECTS HER KNOWLEDGE OF NATUROPATHY AND AROMATHERAPY

In 2001, Chico made the acquaintance of Dr. Irene Grosjean, the pioneer of Naturopathy in France.  From her, Chico learned the benefits of the primary source of vitality: a healthy diet. The importance of the seemingly self-evident motto ‘We are made up of everything that we have eaten until the present moment’ became clear. It was during her time at Dr. Grosjean’s side that Chico learnt the secrets of essential oils.

 

…AND AS FOR CONSCIOUS BREATHING

In 2002, Chico incorporated the benefits of conscious breathing into her practice. This method is the key to bringing the body back into balance and is based on the idea that one's diet and breathing are the two sources of human nutrition. Chico herself is a living example of its miraculous effects.  She is able to gives massages all day long without any signs of tiredness.  Thus strengthened, her body remains untouched by the negative emotions which she extracts during a massage. She is now able to provide up to 10 sessions per day!

 

IN 2003 SHE CREATES HER OWN METHOD

In 2003, with all of this experience behind her, Chico created her own method, which she christened ‘Coaching Vitalité’. Its uniqueness stems from the massages which are completely in tune with the needs of her patients and unites influences from both Asia and Europe.

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