Meet our Staff - Thanos Razis
In my last blog, introduced you to our shop manager and Reiki practitioner, Naomi Mason. Now it's the turn of one of our newest members of staff, Thanos Razis.
As well as being a member of staff on our shop floor, Thanos is also a Herbalist & a Homeopath.
I studied Herbal Medicine at the University of Westminster, graduating in 2007, and went on to practice as resident herbalist at a London clinic whilst studying for my Homeopathy degree at the same institution.
I then moved back to my native Greece for two and a half years to farm olives in the beautiful countryside of the Peloponnese, which gave me the opportunity to learn more about and gather local herbs, making tinctures and aromatic waters, and developing a long-standing interest in nutrition. So, having joined D. Atkinson Herbalist and Napiers Clinic just four months ago, when I arrived in Edinburgh from Greece, I am one of the newest members of the team. I already knew I wanted to work here, since I was familiar with its excellent reputation and long standing history as one of the UK's oldest and most influential Herbal Medicine centres.
On a personal level I felt that it would be the perfect place to reflect and develop my knowledge and experience with herbs, Homeopathy and treating patients over a number of years. And I already feel that I have formed some close friendships as people working here share a common basis of ethics and principles such as honesty, and a drive to help everyone who comes through the door in the most appropriate way based on their needs and our skills.