The Healthy Essence was formed by Milena Savić McRae after years of study and experience in a number of natural healing modalities. Her aim is to bring together the knowledge and professional and personal experience which can offer solutions focused on improving your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing and vitality.
Milena studied Nursing and Physiotherapy at the Medical School and University of Zagreb, Croatia, qualifying as a Senior Physiotherapist. Upon leaving her home country she travelled, lived and worked in the UK, Australia, Singapore and currently in Switzerland. Work opportunities presented themselves in the most unexpected areas and she found herself working and completing further studies in Banking, Finance and Accounting and Software Engineering.
After some years spent in high-pressure work environments, she took a career break in order to focus on the needs of her growing family and to manage a number of international family moves.
As her children’s needs reduced, and as part of addressing her own personal health challenges, she decided to return to her original area of interest and has been focusing on energy work through Reiki, Craniosacral Therapy and Massage for a number of years.
Milena is a qualified Reiki Master Teacher which enables her to teach others in one of the areas she is most passionate about. She offers Reiki workshops in Geneva on all levels – from Beginner (Reiki 1) to Reiki Master Teacher (Reiki 4). In her teaching she brings together a well of knowledge acquired through the training to date as well as an on-going personal research, extensive reading and learning through hands-on experience.
Whilst on the personal healing path, Milena was introduced to Craniosacral therapy, finding it profoundly beneficial in treating her as a whole person, taking into account the full picture of her life at those challenging times. She benefitted from it tremendously and was in the process deeply inspired to study this healing modality with passion. She studied Craniosacral therapy whilst at the same time continuing her development as a Reiki healer and found many ways of bringing the techniques and styles of the two disciplines into a unique blend. This has brought a new dimension and deepened her healing skills and abilities. She completed her studies in the UK and is an ASCA accredited holistic healing practitioner in Craniosacral Therapy and other healing modalities. She continues her development in this field through active participation in ongoing post-graduate courses.
During 2014, Milena attended The Essence of Healing, the Foundational Practitioner and the Certified Reconnection Practitioner seminars with Dr. Eric Pearl. Getting to know the Reconnective Healing as a unique means of energy healing and spiritual alignment has brought a whole new dimension to her skills as a holistic healer. Through the personal experience of The Reconnection, she has seen a major advancement on her professional, as well as personal development path.
In April 2015, Milena participated in a seminar for craniosacral therapists on the topic of Biodynamic Craniosacral Healing through the Heart and Vascular system. It was taught by Michael Shea, one of the leading experts on craniosacral work in current times. This practical seminar focused on targeted treatments through Subclavian and Mesenteric Arteries, offering insight into profound healing work of emotional and gastro-intestinal issues which are currently the leading health issues in developed world. Michael's years of experience in bodywork brought a rich source of new knowledge and fresh approaches to add to Milena's current scope of work.
Milena also has a keen interest in Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy, reading extensively and keeping herself informed about latest conventional approaches and trends as well as in the area of ancient Ayurvedic healing principles.