Originally from New Caledonia, Andre is a trained sport and remedial massage therapist, laser therapist and acupuncturist who practices from his clinic in Upper Hutt.
Andre favours a holistic approach to mind and body, and has a particular interest in the relation between chronic stress, anxiety, or depression, and musculoskeletal tightness, fascial fitness and pain.
After getting NZQA Diplomas in remedial massage, and in sport therapy, Andre completed a Bachelor of Health Science in acupuncture, and went to Nepal to work with an acupuncture aid organisation. He then did an Australian certificate in laser science and safety. Andre has also done an internship in Beijing with Professor Feng Shi Lun, and practices the Jingfang classical herbal system of the Shang Han Lun according to the lineage taught by Professor Feng and Dr Robidoux.