Growing up in her native Argentina, in a family of doctors and complementary therapists, Valeria was inspired to study the holistic art of Oriental Medicine. She began her Shiatsu studies in 1992, and practiced in Argentina until 1995 before moving to the UK where she completing the Zen School of Shiatsu training in 1997.
Valeria has been practicing Shiatsu here for over a decade in the NHS as well as private settings including Health Clubs and Natural Health centres, drug rehabilitation clinics and an HIV project.
In 2000, drawn by her experiences as a swimmer and as a swimming instructor, she trained as a Watsu (water Shiatsu) practitioner at the Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association in California. She also completed various Shiatsu for pregnancy post-graduate courses and has enjoyed working with pregnant women for many years. Valeria passes on her knowledge through teaching Shiatsu, self-massage classes and relaxation classes in Adult education Centres and holds a City and Guilds teaching certificate.
In 2008, Valeria gained a BSc (Hons) TCM Acupuncture degree at the University of Westminster. After graduation she completed a placement at the Hoxton Health Group, a charity providing acupuncture to people aged 60 and above.
Valeria has completed further acupuncture post-graduation seminars in assisted fertility and pregnancy. She treats couples who are trying to conceive naturally as well as those who are undergoing fertility treatments as a complement for the medical interventions.
Valeria currently runs an acupuncture clinic at the NHS John Scott Health Centre as well as working at Shine on the Green and at the Zita West Clinic.
Valeria is a fully insured member of the British Acupuncture Council.