Let me tell you a little story about me!
My name is Dionysia Toulanta, and I grew up on the beautiful island of Kos (Greece). The island where the father of medicine had been borned - Hippocrates.
Being overweight, I set out to seek solutions through nutrition for my health issues from the young age of 17. I studied Business Administration and own a Bachelor degree, and after completion of my studies, I opened the first Organic food store on the island of Kos.
I quickly found out that I was “suffocating” in an enclosed space surrounded by four walls. The organic food shop was not what I had in mind. Instead of buying fruits, vegetables and other essentials, customers were purchasing potato chips, chewing gum, chocolates, and gluten-free products, but all organic products nonetheless! This was not Health, it was plain commerce.
My acquaintance with my mentor Spartakos Marinakis (Naturopath doctor/ Professor of physical education), would prove to be a decisive time for me. It was an acquaintance that would change my life on many levels. Through Spartakos, I was able to connect with my body. I began to love it, listen to it, and care for it as if caring for a small child. With Spartakos as my guide and fellow traveler, I trekked past a vegetarian diet to a raw food diet and to an intensive daily exercise regime. Because, i started loving so much the new way of my eating habits, i started experimenting with new recipes and the result was to make my first book "Sweets from Nature" & my ebooks Milks from Nuts & Seeds & "50 Dressings from Nature" (all are in Greek Language). This passion for juicing, smoothies, salads & the desire to help you, drived me to be trained in juices and to become a Juice Therapist - Coach.
Our shared interests with Spartako lead us to a common dream. We wished for many more people to experience what we were living. We wanted them to learn the truth andrelish in it. Because the truth is so simple, it transcends wealth and fame.
In 2010 we created the www.spartacus.gr website, as well as our YouTube channels Spartakos Marinakis and Healthy Missiontv (my YouTube chanell). We are already in our 10th year and our viewership is constantly and steadily increasing. Thousands of Greeks find solutions, venues and answers to their questions. Through www.Spartacus.gr we constantly bring to all of you, long lost and forgotten truths on the subject of Natural Hygiene, which were suppressed in the dark, by lies, ignorance and special interests.
However, my journey does not stop here. Through my constant pursues I discovered apart of myself I was not aware of before. I came to realize the great need I had to care for others through the technique of healing touch. The result was my attendance to the Reflexology school, where I studied for 2 years in Athens. After 4 years of practicing reflexology & vertical reflexology, i realized that I wanted to help people through Thai massage, Holistic Massage & Aromatherapy.
This was the time that I decided to travel to Thailand and learn traditional Thai massage. After hard work i became a Professional Thai Massage Therapist and i focused in learning more Thai modalities such as Thai reflexology, Thai chair & head massage. All that can be compined to help you.
At this trip I found how much I loved to travel and this trip it was a real life change for me. I went at the best school of Thai massage in Thailand. I met many different people and I learned from real Thai teachers the ancient healing art of Thai massage. But, i didn't stopped... i continued my studies and i became a Holistic Massage therapist & Aromatherapist (approved by University of Nicosia & ITEC).
I always loved the natural ways of healing. Don’t forget that I grow up at Hippocrates island… That forced me to be trained in Hippocrates massage, cupping & gua sha. Hippocrates used herbs to heal his patients and this was one more reason to love traditional Thai massage. The use of the herbal ball and how the herbs & essential oils help our bodies, was something that really took my heart!
I would like to welcome you at "Massage on Kos" and as I don’t like to speak a lot, let my hands do the work…