Faculty of Tourism Management, University of West Attica (1992)
Specialisation in Alternative Therapies (2005)
Basic training on:
Center of Reflexology and Research, Diploma of Reflexology
Reflexology Certificate for stress, in pregnancy, for the spine, for women’s health, zone therapy for relieving pain
- Traditional Chinese Medicine
Diploma of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture
Certificate of attendance, Abdominal acupuncture 1st level
Certificate of attendance, Abdominal acupuncture 2nd level
Certificate of attendance, Auricular acupuncture diagnosis and therapy musculoskeletal pain
Certificate of attendance, Classical five-element acupuncture
Certificate of attendance, Auriculotherapy and auricular acupuncture “auricular neuromodulation”
Certificate of participation, balance method acupuncture
Certificate of attendance, essential understanding of auriculotherapy
Acupuncture detoxification specialist (ADS)
Academy of Chinese Acupuncture, practice in acupuncture
Chinese acupuncture in headache and neck problems
Cupping therapy, Heat therapy, Gua Sha
Certificate of attendance 1st Mediterranean congress on auricular neuromodulation
Berkeley College, Natural Therapies, Electroacupuncture
- Face anti-ageing techniques
European Cosmetic Academy of Chinese Acupuncture
Certificate of attendance, cosmetic gua sha massage
Certificate of participation, international 4th TCM congress in Athens
Academy of Chinese Acupuncture, cosmetic cupping and the use of derma-roller for firming the skin
Seminar of cosmetic dermatology according to Traditional Chinese Medicine
Certificate in Gua Sha
Certificate of participation at the international symposium REFORMED Aisbl
Cosmetic reflexology of the face
Certificate of attendance, Ayurveda face massage training
Diploma of Holistic Rejuvenation Massage
- Body detoxification techniques & On Site
Thai table, Thai, Herbal, Shiatsu, Sport, Lomi lomi Hawaiian, On-site seated, Ayurveda back, Neuromuscular therapy
Hellenic Shiatsu Society, Seiki seminar
Hellenic Shiatsu Society, where language meets ki-introduction to clean language for Shiatsu.
Fascia shiatsu- 1st & 2nd level
- Herbal therapy
1st International Conference of Scientific Aromatherapy
Diploma of aromatherapies
Academy of Ancient Greek and Traditional Chinese Medicine, herb collection training
Diploma of Holistic Herbal Therapy
- NLP & Hypnosis
NLP California University, Santa Cruz USA
Basic and Advanced hypnotherapy practitioner
International Health Qigong Duan Diploma
Languages spoken: Greek, English
Holistic therapies: Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, reflexology, face anti-ageing & detoxification techniques, body detoxification techniques, NLP health coaching.
My sincere gratitude to all my teachers and their schools
“My main aim is a personal and holistic approach to therapy”
My name is Sophia Vlahou. I studied Tourism Management at the University of West Attica. Initially, I worked as an accountant in large resorts.
Since 2005, I began studying, specialising and working in the area of alternative medicine, turning my passion into reality. I began studying reflexology and followed up with studies in massage techniques. Later, I studied Chinese Medicine focusing, mostly, on traditional Chinese acupuncture. Acupuncture is a therapeutic practice of great importance which is why, to this day, I continue to expand my knowledge and specialisation in it.
Besides the above, I have specialised in anti-ageing techniques for the face, as well as detoxification techniques for both the face and body.
I also study fascia, the diagnostic technique which recognises the effects of emotions on the body; I provide NLP coaching, hypnotherapy and coach small groups in the Chinese technique of Qigong. Lately, I have delved deeply and have been practicing health coaching; I specialise in achieving it through a person’s heightened knowledge of oneself, boosting their self esteem, managing stress, chronic pain and body weight – the latter by means of proper nutrition.
My constant desire for growth and development, has led me to a continuous search for knowledge and creative activities, for myself as well as for others. My basic principle is that every person is unique, every soul special, every symptom an emotion’s effect on the body and every therapy a unique voyage of revelation and healing. The relationship between therapist and patient is one of trust. Based on that, I aim to provide the best possible therapy. That is why I combine a wide array of information from various systems, in order to achieve the best possible outcome for the patient.
Every person is unique, every soul special, every symptom an emotion’s effect on the body, and every therapy a unique voyage of revelation and healing
The relationship between therapist and patient is one of trust.
There is an element of positivity in every action.
After receiving every bit of information (positive or negative), we develop it.
The most profound result of every therapy provided is to balance one’s energy. This for me was the deepest motive in delving into certain techniques. My vision is to contribute, as much as possible, to a better quality of life, by offering help. Specifically, I use my knowledge to “train” every patient to focus on their positive energy and balance, thus improving their daily life.