Our Retreats

Mediterranean Retreats

Re-set your life with a supported fast & detox with colon cleansing for removing toxins and losing weight while immersing in yoga, meditation, relaxation and nature.



  • Signature full body
  • Specific problem area
  • Abdominal chi-nei-tsang
  • Aromatherapy massage
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki


  • Health consultation
  • Ayurvedic guidelines
  • Abhyanga massage
  • Marma treatment
  • Nasya treatment
  • Indian head massage


  • Detox diets
  • Fasting programs
  • Liver flush
  • Weight loss
  • Heavy metal chelation


  • Full body massage
  • Chi-Nei-Tsang
  • Reiki Initiations
  • Introduction to Ayurveda
  • Womens Toaist practices
  • Meditation and pranayama

Catherine Heartwood

Helping You Heal Yourself

Catherine Heartwood has over 20 years of experience with Healing Work and Massage, and 10 years offering Health Consultations in Ayurvedic and Detox.

Catherine found her life passion in sharing the possibilities of self-healing when, at 16, she healed herself from a chronic skin condition.
Through her practice of Kundalini Yoga which she immersed herself in at 18 and while completing her degree in Psychology, she discovered the integrated Eastern models of mind, body and soul, and this set her on her path to study with herbalists and shamans and midwives around the world.

In Hawaii at the age of 23, she spontaneously fasted for 6 weeks, which happened again 5 years later in the jungles of Mexico, bringing her to a deep inner place of heightened awareness. These experiences also led her to understand the power of fasting in healing not only the body but also the mind and soul level of being and she brings this depth of understanding to her current work in fasting and detox

On completing her 3 year Ayurveda Practitioner program in the USA in 2008, and with long periods of time in ashrams in India, she integrated the Western and eastern models in ways which offer ancient jewels together with modern science. She is inspired to share the many powerful tools in ways where we all can make small everyday changes and empower ourselves towards greater health and well-being

Catherine currently works with The Sanctuary in Thailand as their Wellness Director, as well as being a detox consultant for other retreat centers and individuals along with offering her healing sessions. She has recently been hosting intensive detox and fasting retreats in Europe and working in the Middle East.
She creates her own herbal formulas through her herb company in Asia and provides detox herbs for many health centers in Asia

With over 25 years of experience in the healing arts of Reiki and de-armouring energy work which is focused upon lifting mental-emotional patterns stuck in the physical body, she is trained in many forms of massage, specializing in chi nei tsang – abdominal massage.
Together with her training in herbology, detox and Ayurveda, somatic trauma release and women’s Taoist practices, Catherine has a wide and comprehensive understanding and is devoted to sharing these tools and empowering others to heal themselves



Whole Body Massage

Drawing from a wide variety of styles, such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Acupressure, Abhyanga, Lomi-lomi, Aromatherapy and Reiki, I combine these to co-create your Personal Signature Massage best suited to your needs and problem areas.

Specific Problem Area

I specialise in Problem Areas

& enjoy dedicating the whole session to your particular problem area.


Abdominal Massage

Chi Nei Tsang (CNT) is a Taoist therapy which focuses upon healing the digestive system and the internal organs. Unresolved emotions are stored in our organs and when left untreated, causes blockages in our entire body through the meridian system. The session will be as deep or as gentle as you wish, to release stuck fascia that stagnates the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, sexual organs, pancreas, lungs and small and large intestines. It will stimulate the lymph and provide relief for many types of digestive issues with particular benefits for women’s health.


Reflexology is a healing tradition based on specific pressure points relating to other places in the body. Thus, massage and pressure applied to the hands, feet and ears will provide relief for many conditions, physically and emotionally, as well as mental stress and insomnia. This is a clothes on massage and simple to fit into your busy lunch break or after work schedule.


Reiki is high vibrational subtle energy work which rebalances your cellular being and reconnects your emotional, mental and physical bodies with that of your Soul. It is received with clothes on and can be experienced as very relaxing or highly inspiring. Practising as a Reiki Master, Catherine has given hundreds of sessions and initiated dozens of people into this tradition.

Ayurveda Practitioner

Mediterranean Retreats

Ayurveda is the traditional medical system of India, originating from the same ancient source as Yoga. It is a holistic health practice that allows you to understand and balance the elements within you. Diagnosing through pulse, tongue, body type and health concerns, a consultation will advise you on:

  • Understanding your Dosha of Vata, Pitta or Kapha
  • Appropriate Diet for your Dosha type
  • Herbal Remedies and Home Treatments
  • Specific lifestyle adjustments
  • A Self Empowerment Program (specific breathwork, yoga asana , exercise or meditation)

Specific Problem Area

I specialise in Problem Areas & enjoy dedicating the whole session to your particular problem area.

Marma Massage is individualised, determined by a pulse reading on arrival, and is gentle massage and energy treatment to balance the elements in your body. The 7 Chakras are the most significant of the 108 marmas, which are considered the portals or gateways where Body, Mind, Emotions & Soul may be accessed, thereby harmonising the often apposing aspects of Self. This is a highly soothing therapy and may be performed with clothes on or off.


Our Recommended Herbal Supplements

Living Wisdom Ayurveda is dedicated to Empowering You To Heal Yourself through offering Herbal Remedies, Herbal Supplements, Home Therapies and Tools for Healing from both the Indian and complimentary Western systems of health.

Detox Coach

Mediterranean Retreats

In today’s polluted world, we need to seriously consider detoxing regularly. So much of today’s chronic and neuro-degenerative illness stems from an overload of toxins in the body.

It is important to understand and choose amongst the many varieties of cleansing to suit specific issues and life situations. Guidance is given regarding which cleanse is best suited to you ​and all the steps and support necessary ​for it ​to be effective.

Advise, supplied and fully supported step-by-step Fasting Programs, Cleansing Diets, Liver Flush, Weight Management, Heavy Metal Chelation process, IBS and Leaky Gut management etc

Our Courses

I love to empower others to have the healing tools they may need to help themselves and their friends on their Healing Journeys.


Full Body Massage for Friends

It is so lovely to receive massages, and what better than to learn with a friend or lover, to be able to share regular massage trades in your life, for fun and relaxation. Learn the basics of full body massage in a enjoyable personal course. (12 hours : 750chf )


Chi Nei Tsang / Self Belly Massage

Digestive issues bother many people and can cause major problems if left untreated. This abdominal Taoist massage shows you how to work the organs of the liver, gallbladder, kidney, small and large intestines, heart, lungs and sexual organs.

Self belly massage ( 4 hours: 250/125 chf for individual/group class)

Chi Nei Tsang techniques to work on others ( 15 hours : 1000 chf )


Reiki Course & Initiations

Reiki is high vibrational subtle energy work. Reiki can be a life changing event, it certainly was for me, and is always a delight for me to share the beauty and healing powers of the subtle realms. Learning to call in the specific healing ray of the Reiki to give hands on healings to friends, pets and oneself. (6 hours : 350chf)


Understanding Ayurveda

Theory and practical self care classes are available on request of topic such as : understanding your Dosha, Daily routines, Digestive health from Ayurvedic perspective, how to perform your own nasya, abhyanga etc ( 3 hours : cost depending on group size)


Taoist Practises

Ancient techniques which allow us to move energy around our body consciously. Famous for its sexual practises and the Jade Egg exercises for women to promote overall vitality and health, as well as strengthen the libido . (3 hour class : 50-150 chf dependng on group size)


Reclaim Your Life

Allow me to help you to Remember and Embrace your Path of Healing back to Your Self

Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living

Meditation for stress relief ; Pranayama, yogic breathing techniques for relaxation and regenerating ; Toaist practices for Vitality and so much more…

Establish Self Love through Self Care

Understand the theory and practise of the wisdom of  Ayurveda.


Contact Catherine Today

07 86 83 72 22

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Catherine Heartwood
192B Route de Florissant
Conches, Geneva 1221

Phone: +41 (0)786 83 7222
Email: livingwisdomlife@gmail.com

Rte de Florissant 192B, 1231 Chêne-Bougeries, Switzerland


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