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.
Since 2010, Geert has been supporting brands and companies that are committed to the health and well-being of their employees and customers with his market and client-oriented expertise.
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 particular when dealing with stress, lack of energy & burnout, psycho-emotional disorders and pain 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 when dealing with stress conditions and pain related to musculoskeletal disorders (MSD).
Since then, Geert has provided online live stream and classroom courses in Dutch and French.
In 2019, Geert introduces an aromatherapy course in the “Bachelor in well-being and vitality management” at VIVES University College (Kortrijk, Belgium).
Since 2021 Geert publishes 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.
In 2023, Geert publishes aroma, the bimonthly educational magazine about essential oils and aromatic plants in aromatherapy and phytotherapy.