I graduated from the Vocational Lyceum of Kalloni, with a major in Hotel Management, in the field of Economics and Management.
In 2002 I went to Bremen in Germany where I graduated from the Hautculture Cosmetic Academy Bremen, with a Degree in Aesthetics and Cosmetology.
My degree is recognised by the state as an equivalent to a ΤΕΙ Degree in Aesthetics and Cosmetology, specializing in medical pedicure, hand care, lymphatic massage (recognized method), wellness massage and sauna therapy.
In addition to my studies I worked at Stiftungsresidenz Riensberg Nursing Home in Bremen. After my training I took part in many work-placements and educational seminars. In a very short time I started working in one of the most successful beauty centres in Bremen, Aphrodite Cosmetic Studio. Until I decided to go back to Greece in 2006 and open my own business.
I have grown to care for nature, old recipes, Greek tradition, the wisdom of our grandmothers, the preservation and transfer of this glorious wealth. I am the mother of a wonderful boy and with my husband we live in a small village, Vafios near Mithymna Lesvos.
Names are important. Not just for communication and correspondence between people but also for one’s connection to their own individuality. A name can charm us or vice versa. It is the means by which a person is declared and the word that we will hear more often than any other word in our lives.
Behind my name there is a story. One I would love to share with you. It was my father’s privilege to choose it and for him it was, by no means, a simple matter nor self-evident.
Here goes. On a trip to Rajasthan, India, he met a wise Brahman priest who spoke about the importance of a child’s name, the syllables in it and their phonetic combinations. He spent time with him to understand that each sound is connected to a specific energy. And the sound of a name has a dynamic, different for each person. In the end he realised the syllables we choose to use in a child’s name, which that child will listen to constantly, can have a beneficial effect on him or her.
On the way back from India , on the bus, he had a lot of time, reflected and decided. He knew which syllables should follow me throughout my life. Just three.
Li–A–Mo – Liamo.
Li connects to the abundant light that unites you with the sky. A creates a dynamism and energy that one releases. Mo is the circular energy of light transmission, like the concentric circles the sea makes when a pebble is thrown in it. Li-A-Mo. He then added the Greek “Anna” which of course was not by luck. Anna has two extra alphas.
As Abraham Lincoln said, “The best way to predict your future is to create it.” This is my father’s ideology, and I am very grateful for this great gift he gave me. But he didn’t stop there. Together with my mother they have given me the freedom of deciding what religion I wanted to choose for myself. And so, at the age of 25, I was baptized a Christian Orthodox in a monastery in Lesvos, keeping both my names, honouring all the meanings given to me and the emotional balance they provide me.
Christine Schrammek, Bremen
Rosa Graph Biocure, Bremen
Dr. Eckstein Kosmetik, Bremen
Rosa Graph Biocure, Bremen
Madame Nanette Biocosmetik Special Seminar, Bremen
Dalton Kosmetik, Bremen
Ionto Comed, Bremen
Bio Sculpture International, Patra
Fox Kosmetik, Bremen
MHB Cosmetics, Bremen
GEL.IT Ultra Professional, Mytilene Lesvos
Charlotte Meentzen, Bremen
Hamburg Academy of Cosmetics
I chose to live and work by nature, so my clients can also experience its benefits. That is why my ethos is to exclude any form of chemicals or artificial products. All our services include only natural materials. This is my way of bringing Lesvos riches to you.
On a holistic approach to your wellbeing nothing is left to chance, every aspect is considered. From the interior design to the atmosphere we create. From the reception area, plants and small objects of nearby nature will welcome you, as well as bring out a big smile!
All our areas and rooms are based on a minimalistic concept, incorporating earthy touches and fitted with modern equipment. Heated beds for your comfort, lots of natural light, wind charm sounds and relaxing music. Our institute is inviting. It invites you to a journey towards your wellness. Everything is carefully chosen, even the aromas we have selected to accompany you to this magical journey. So, you can enjoy our treatments to the fullest.
If I hadn’t taken the path of cosmetics, I would have definitely been an interior designer. Maybe it’s because Lesvos’s unique environment played a significant role in my upbringing, my work and my life. When the door opens, we welcome the person, not the client. And that is our commitment. To make you feel that you belong, and you become one with every magic moment you spend here. To recognise your needs, to help you heal, rest, gain nature-based benefits and leave our space with the warmest feelings.
THAT SPECIAL LIGHT OF LESVOS
Lesvos for me is not just the place I grew up. It is not yet another lovely Greek island, with a great climate so one can have a wonderful vacation. It doesn’t stay in one’s mind for just a season. My island, this island of so many admired people, the third biggest island of Greece, it is the place that has given me everything. In vast amounts.
It is one of the sunniest places of Greece and it’s light is not often found. It’s harmony is capable of producing different variations of the same colour in just a few minutes. This light won’t dazzle you, instead it will warm you from the inside. It is not bright as if to blind you, but soft and intriguing so you feel the urge to observe more. Beautiful traditional villages with rich cultural heritage, authentic people, craftsmen respecting nature and their land. Clear blue waters, the russet-coloured earth, the deep green of olives and pine trees and a flora with so many rare species. Like the yellow rhododendron, Alyssos of Lesvos and the orchid Comperia. Also, beekeeping plants, such as lavender, wicker and heather, and so many more like helichrysum and the magical balsam flower.
This rich nature has given me endless sunny mornings by the Aegean blue sea and the miraculous hot springs. It has filled me with such luminous love and has stimulated me to create. To want to create with nature and present its riches to my clients through my products and services.
After my studies, there was no other place I would rather be and start my business. I came home to harness the wealth Lesvos gives us with great generosity. And to give it all to you with love. Such love that has deep roots on Mother Lesvos, reaches high up to mount Lepetymnos and embraces us all, one by one.