Meet The Team
New Vision Therapy is a team of dedicated professionals who specialise in a variety of therapeutic techniques including New Vision Therapy, Upledger Craniosacral Therapy, Reflexology, Acupressure, Auricular Therapy, Body Massage and Animal Therapies.
It is the aim of New Vision Therapists to fully understand, and be able to communicate to the client, how we assess and treat them in a safe and non invasive manner.
Chris Duquemin CST, MFHT
THE BODY ENGINEER Founder, New Vision Therapy
Chris was a mechanical engineer for over 20 years, managing a successful local business. He did however have a longstanding shoulder problem for which there was no clear, clinical diagnosis despite exploring many avenues with conventional medicine. In the end, the only option being offered to him medically was injections to ease the pain, which he chose not to take as he was aware that this was only going to deal with the symptom, the pain, and would not solve the underlying problem as to why the pain was there. Having seen a relative make a slow, but progressive recovery from chronic fatigue, when again medically there was no clear pathological diagnosis on why she felt so depleted, he decided to visit the therapist who had treated her. This was a last resort for him, as indeed it often is for many people that now visit him.
The cause of his shoulder pain, old broken ribs from a martial arts tournament many years previous, was successfully diagnosed and treated, and 90% of his pain disappeared overnight. he had muscle growth back in 10 days, and resumed training for the first time in many years within a fortnight – to say the experience changed his life was an understatement.
As an engineer, he was intrigued as to how the therapist had discovered the cause of his problem with just his hands, when all the tools available to modern medicine had been unable to do so. As such he began a journey to understand and learn these methods, so that he would one day hopefully be able to help people like himself who had been effectively written off because their pain was medically undiagnosable.
He initially qualified in body massage, before moving on to study acupressure – both clinical and process - craniosacral therapy, reflexology, auricular therapy, skeletal rebalancing and animal therapies.
In August 2011 the calling had become so strong to set up New Vision Therapy that he relocated to the Lido Medical Centre in order to work closer with the Medical community. An opportunity arose in late 2012 to purchase our own dedicated centre where we are now based in St Clement. Our studies are always progressive and ongoing, with the aim of adding new tools to the box of treatments available that may further enhance New Vision Therapy, and offer a more complete treatment for the client.
As an ex engineer, Chris understands the importance of having a clear, clinical understanding of what it is that he is working with – if not, how can he hope to make a clear accurate diagnosis of the imbalance?
It is the aim of New Vision Therapists to fully understand, and be able to communicate to the client, how we assess and treat them in a safe, non invasive manner. Delighted to now share this knowledge through our core curriculum of one day intensive Workshops.
Michael Martini MFHT
For me it all started with massage, it is something I did even as a child. I know that might seem strange, but I grew up in a big family with three older sisters and there was always someone asking me to massage their shoulders or feet.
It wasn't until my early 20's when I finally quit the exciting life of an insurance broker and set off on a journey of adventure and discovery.
Starting in India, I visited my sister and spent time with her in the ashram she was living in, experiencing a yogic way of life and learning meditation. My travels then took me to Thailand to learn the art of Thai Massage at the Old Chang Mai Medicine School and then an intensive ITM 390 hour Advanced Practitioner Teacher Training course. It felt amazing to find a skill that I really connected with and seemingly good at.
On my return to Jersey in 2012 I decided to go it alone and set up my own practice at New Vision Therapy Centre and it was here I met Chris Duquemin, who introduced me to the powers of Craniosacral Therapy and then initiated me into the technique.
Inspired by Chris and also by my own positive experiences, I furthered my knowledge by training in Upledger Craniosacral therapy and now practise as part of the New Vision Therapy team.
Emilia Kielbasa MFHT
At 15 years old Emilia read the book “You can heal your Life” by Louise Hay and started to realise the powerful connection between the mind and the body, and how the state of one affects the other. Fuelled by this interest she began exploring the fields of anatomy of the human body, holistic massage, Indian head massage and reflexology.
In combination with the above studies, Emilia also developed an interest in hands on healing therapies and as a result trained as a Reiki practitioner level 1 and 2 and Seichem practitioner level 1.
After being inspired by the treatment of New Vision Therapy founder Chris Duquemin on her chronic back pain, Emilia furthered her expertise by training in Upledger Cranio Sacral therapy.
She continues to be amazed at how these methods rebalance the mind and the body, and the infinite potential we have for healing others and ourselves. Her on-going training in this, and other therapies, will help to further develop Emilia’s skills as a New Vision Therapist.
Jonny Le Maistre MFHT
Jonny has always had an interest in the human body - understanding how it works, as well as sport and exercise. This lead to him completing a degree in Fitness and Personal Training in 2008. However, since his first treatment from Chris, Jonny has been introduced to a whole new approach to working with the body.
Cranio Sacral Therapy was a new experience for Jonny, and he was so intrigued and in awe of how such a gentle and non invasive therapy could produce such astounding results.
Before finding Cranio Sacral Therapy Jonny only viewed the body from a physical perspective, which limited the healing process. After his experience with this new approach, he realised it is important to address the psychological, emotional and spiritual needs as well as the physical to maximise our bodies functions, health and wellbeing.
Jonny aims to incorporate all of these dimensions into his treatments so that other people can benefit from the therapy that he was so fortunate to be a part of.
Winnie La Riviere MFHT
Winnie understands that the human body is born with the innate ability to heal itself and has a passion to promote health and well-being by providing holistic therapies that are both relaxing and therapeutic. Winnie combines techniques from Swedish massage, Deep Tissue, trigger points, Foot Reflexology, Hot Stones, Indian Head Massage and Craniosacral techniques to create a true healing experience. Winnie has helped a wide range of clients to improve how their movement and wellbeing – from athletes to expectant mothers, computer/ tech workers to whiplash patients. Winnie enjoys sharing her holistic and spiritual knowledge with her clients, providing support to improve health or reduce pain. Qualified as a Licensed Massage Practitioner since 2005, Winnie is always working on her continuous professional development and is currently studying qualifications in Selective Functional Movement Assessment, Craniosacral therapy, and New Vision Therapy. Winnie was born and raised in Brittany, France. Winnie enjoys spending time in nature especially woodlands, cliff path walks, Yoga, Pilates, playing folklore music and loves spending time with her family during her free time
Andra Marasteanu MFHT
I’ve worked in the beauty industry for over ten years . During this time I soon realised my true passion , making people feel better about themselves . Physically emotionally , spiritually hopefully all three ! My holistic work began with my reflexology training . Some clients would make me feel extremely tired , my teacher told me they were physically draining my energy . I soon discovered I could Channel this energy and give it without depleting my own , using colour healing . Ten years later and a lot of work on myself spiritually and training in other healing modality’s , I’m able to give my clients a truly holistic treatment . Whether your having an eyebrow thread or a reiki session I aim to provide a safe secure environment to listen without judgement and help you feel better then when you came in . Please visit my Facebook page to see my range of treatments available : Halo Holistics Beauty Therapy You can follow me on Instagram Haloholistic beauty therapy Alternatively email me on Thankyou