Knowledge transfer is my passion. The primary focus of my work is on scent experience, essential oils and aromatic plant extracts and their aromatherapeutic applications, in particular when dealing with stress, lack of energy & burnout, psycho-emotional disorders and pain conditions.
I love working through research and literature, turning what we know and what science hasn’t figured out yet into meaningful practice that enhances well-being in everyday life and work conditions.
I currently provide workshops and training courses in French and Dutch.
- If you’re a therapist, health/care professional or spa/wellness professionals, check out the training courses on scent experience, essential oils and aromatherapy applications at aroma.news, the Aromatherapy Learning Platform (French – Dutch).
- If you’re looking to develop your well-being skills in your company or organisation, check out the workshops.
Feel free to contact me for a workshop or training tailored to your organization.
Geert holds a Master of Science in Industrial Sciences degree from Groep T (Leuven, Belgium) and studied information technology at VUB (Brussels, Belgium). He spent the first 15 years of his career working in high-tech industries in France and Belgium.
Passionate about French culture, he moved to Toulouse, France in his early twenties where he lived for 11 years. In search of his own path, he joined the meridian shiatsu therapist training program International School Shiatsu Yoga Mediterraneo in 2005. Upon his move back to Flanders he pursued his training at Iokai Shiatsu (Paris, France). In parallel to his independent business activities, Geert ran his successful practice for Western & Shiatsu massage therapy Massage Therapy Center up until 2021.
In 2016 he completed the six-day training course “Aromathérapie scientifique médicale” (French) at the Collège International d’Aromathérapie Dominique Baudoux (Ghislenghien, Belgium). Since than Geert focuses on the study, teaching and practice of scent experience, essential oils and aromatherapy applications in daily life and work conditions.
In 2018, Geert creates the two-day training course for professionals “Application thérapeutique des huiles essentielles par voie cutanée et par le massage” (French) in the above-mentionned Collège, in which he develops a therapeutic protocol for the topical application of essential oils at stress conditions and pain related to musculoskeletal disorders (MSD).
In 2019, Geert introduces an aromatherapy course in the “Bachelor in well-being and vitality management” at VIVES University College (Kortrijk, Belgium).
In search of new ways to facilitate education in the fields of aromatic plant extracts and aromatherapy, Geert launches the multilingual Aromatherapy Learning Platform aroma.news in 2021.
In October 2021, Geert publishes the article “Essential oils for musculoskeletal pain” (Nederlands: Essentiële oliën bij musculoskeletale pijn) in the journal OrthoFyto, the professional journal in the Netherlands and Belgium for doctors, therapists and (para)medical professionals working or interested in preventive health care and integrative medicine.