Just like the glamorous superstar that she is in real life, Tamara blazed through the VTCT Level 3 Diploma Complementary Therapies at Bali BISA with perfect grades. She had taken time away from her busy career to start fulfilling her ambition to open a wellness centre in Indonesia. She has always felt deeply and passionately about health, beauty and wellness, and believed it was time to share her devotion with others in Indonesia. The VTCT Diploma in Complementary Therapies was a perfect foundation as students learn the essentials of anatomy and physiology for the human body before undertaking massage, aromatherapy and reflexology modules in order to deliver first class wellness services.
This VTCT diploma course also provides best practices in the business and principles of complementary therapies which are aimed at treating the person as a whole and not just addressing a person’s symptoms as per conventional Western medicine. The underlying philosophy of complementary therapies is that illnesses occur if the body is out of balance, and that it can heal itself and maintain a healthy state given the right conditions. These are appealing concepts for those dissatisfied with prevailing doctor – patient care practices. Alternative or complementary enthusiasts believe that prevention is a key to success, but realize that when issues arise that healing and balance take patience. They are willing to work in tandem with their primary medical doctor and complementary practitioner to overcome problems and sustain high wellness levels.
While at Bali BISA, she also began to better understand the mental and physical benefits of yoga and meditation as it was part of BISA’s morning ritual to prepare students for their busy day of learning and practice. These are aspects of wellness that she will embrace personally and in her upcoming wellness – focused complex. According to Tamara, her experience at Bali BISA opened her eyes to all sorts of ways to enrich the lives of others through wellness techniques and lifestyle strategies.
Although Tamara has been influenced by her mother’s West Javanese Sundanese heritage, she has recently adopted Bali as her second home. She is an ambassador to Soleman Bali, a registered non-profit whose aim is to help the disadvantaged and often forgotten in Bali. They are a small, grass-roots organization who do amazing work with those who have fallen through Bali’s social and health support system. The children and adults that Soleman include in their daily outreach activities deeply touched Tamara, inspiring her to become one of their celebrity ambassadors. At their latest event at Bali’s Hard Rock Hotel, she was interacting with children and their families whom had never experienced such pampering in their lives – swimming in a pool, a delicious buffet and plentiful activities for all. Tamara, a mother of two herself, was very inspired to continue to give back to those in the most need through Solemen’s fantastic work.
With Tamara’s strong work and personal ethics, her wellness centre is destined to attract people from around Indonesia and the world.