Magdi Dakroury is currently running two clinics and also offers a mobile service in Surrey, England
Magdi has the following holistic therapy qualifications:
SNHS Dip. (Aromatherapy), SNHS Dip. (Advanced Aromatherapy), SNHS Dip. (Hot Stone Therapy), SNHS Dip. (Indian Face Massage), SNHS Dip. (Indian Head Massage), SNHS Dip. (Iridology), SNHS Dip. (Reflexology) and SNHS H.I. Dip. (Complementary Therapies)
I’m from Egyptian origin, and ran my own travel business for over 20 years. After both of the Gulf Wars, I lost my business, and also a fortune. Having travelled around the world, and being exposed to lots of different cultures, especially ancient Chinese, Indian and Central & South American, with all of their knowledge of natural medicine and remedies, left a strong effect on me.
After watching the movie ‘Lorenzo’s Oil’ many years ago, which told of how life can change when a parent is told that their son will die within a month, and the fact that the son only died last year. Made me seriously think of taking the natural route to healing. At that time, I had to close my business and went to work for a large tour operator, which gave me the pleasure to continue in the same line of business, however, I lost my creativity and freedom.
After some research online, for alternative therapy courses, and lacking the time that I could attend classes, I came across SNHS website which seemed the perfect way out. The choice of courses was extensive and the fees were good value for money. I started in 1994 with Indian Head massage followed by Aromatherapy which made hungry for more. I then went on to study many other subjects such as; Indian Face Massage, Reflexology, Iridology, Acupressure, Hot Stone Massage, Natural Fertility Treatment and Reiki.
My fear was taking the first step, to give up my work, and work in Alternative Therapy. I started two years ago, on a part time basis, trying to keep my work, in a leisure centre nearby where I live. As I continued educating myself, especially in Nutrition and Herbal Healing, to try to help people with serious conditions, I concentrated mainly on HIV, Cancer and obesity.
I was very lucky, and my success went from strength to strength. I now run my business from two different clinics, as well as a mobile service. I have had two half pages, of publicity, in the local newspapers, covering my treatments and now, one of papers has started a blog about them. I have already started to receive lots of questions by emails.
The books which helped me, and, which I would recommend reading are: The China Study, The Encyclopaedia of New Medicine, Complementary Medicine by Jacqueline Young and Anti Cancer; a new way of life.
I have also now qualified as Pilates instructor, and have just set up ‘The British Association of Holistic Skincare Practitioners’. This is as a Joint Venture with the sister one in the USA. I would be more than happy to offer a Free of Charge membership to all SNHS graduates. The fee is going to be £49.99 per annum and the website is: http://associationofholisticskincarepractitioners.net
I would like to say a very big thank you to all the staff of SNHS for all their support.