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The Lefay SPA Method Committee


Scientific Committee

All Health Programmes “I Flussi Dell’Energia” begin with an initial medical energy examination to determine the type of programme and how it is customised. This is carried out by a Team of doctors specialised in the various holistic disciplines at international level.

Dr Carlo Barbieri

Carlo Barbieri graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Verona. In 1986 he spent his first six-month period at the Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Beijing. Back in Italy, he won two scholarships for a two-year medical-scientific project for the application of acupuncture in the Antalgic Therapy wards of the Civic Hospital of Padua and Vicenza.
Between 1988 and 1990 he returned to China and attended the Academy of Harbin, in Manchuria, where he trained during his residency. Back in Italy, Carlo became a lecturer at MACME (Medical Association for Chinese Medicine in Europe) and opened two studies in Milan and London, where he joined the British Acupuncture Council. In 2008 he obtained a second master’s degree in “The Integration of Western Medicine with Oriental Medicines” at the La Sapienza University of Rome and began his collaboration with Lefay SPA, where he is currently the main medical expert in Chinese Acupuncture.

Dr Stefania Doria

Stefania Doria is a psychiatrist, psychotherapist and acupuncturist, and is committed to a personal and patient-centred approach.
Thanks to the experience she has acquired in the medical field, her knowledge of oriental/ayurvedic medicine and integrated medicine she is able to explore, and evaluate with the patient, the most suitable therapies for achieving a state of well-being. She is manager and medical director of the Studio Medico Quantico in Milan. Within her Centre she has several collaborators trained and specialised in other fields such as: Nutritionist, holistic medicine doctor, Yoga therapist, Massophysiotherapist, Psychologist specialised in clinical hypnosis, TMS for treatment of addictions.

Dr Andrea Armellini

Andrea Armellini graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Brescia, he then specialised in pediatric surgery, and completed a master’s degree in minimally invasive and robotic pediatric surgery.
He studied with several masters, becoming a great expert in Classical Chinese Medicine and phytotherapy. For years, he has studied On Zon Su reflexology and later qualified as an adult and pediatric Tuina operator and as a Qi Gong practitioner. He was a Feng Shui architecture consultant at the Italian Academy of Architecture of the 73rd generation of Masters. He has studied and still deals with Classical Chinese Medicine first as a student and then as a member of the Italian School of Acupuncture ‘Sida Bai Hui’, headed by Dr Dante de Berardinis. He is an expert and scholar of radiesthesia, geobiology, geopathology and vibrational medicine.

Gabriele Filippini

He began his training in Oriental disciplines in the early 1980s by studying Shiatsu and martial arts. In 1992 he graduated as a Taijiquan instructor at PWKA Italia and as a Tuina operator at the International Educational Center of the University of Shanghai.  He then specialized in Taijiquan and Qigong in France, Switzerland and Belgium. From 1992 to 2007 he attended Dr Maurizio Corradin and Dr Carlo di Stanislao’s lessons, developing a deep knowledge of Classical Chinese Medicine. In 2000 he founded “Wuwei” Tuina and Qigong School which he still directs. In the meantime, he keeps studying Qigong and Nei Gong Tuina with Masters Wang Zhi Xiang and When Zhog You. In 2011 he obtained the Yiquan teaching professional qualification with Master Yang Ling Shen.
He is a qualified NLP Master Trainer and an Ericksonian Hypnotherapist accredited by Stephen Gilligan and works to integrate the traditional vision of Eastern culture with the most innovative Western discoveries related to the use of mind and intention. He is a Holistic Counsellor and Classical Chinese Naturopath.

Lefay Spa Method Team

The different activities offered are coordinated by a team of professionals with extensive experience in their specific fields, under the leadership of two key personalities, the SPA Director and the SPA Manager.

Fabrizio Castellani

After training in Visagisme Perfection Esthétique and Maquillage at the Ècole Internationale Esthétique and Visagisme Jean d’Estré Paris, Fabrizio Castellani began his career as a director/aesthetician at A. Malbert’s Lancaster-Monteil Centre in Vicenza. In 1997 he moved to Milan to open the Carita centre where he worked as both director and therapist. In 2003 he moved to the Dolce & Gabbana Beauty Farm in Milan, working both as director and therapist. Since 2010 Fabrizio has been the Manager of Lefay SPA and is responsible for the strengthening and development of the SPA concept. Over the years he has worked with several national and international companies, acquiring practical and theoretical experiences, enriched by the training at Lefay through the courses held by Doctor Maurizio Corradin and Doctor Barbieri.

Monica Mescoli

From a young age Monica Mescoli studied holistic themes and obtained several diplomas in Western massage techniques; in 2011 she graduated in Naturopathy. Always passionate about the human being and psychosomatic subjects, she joined Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda as a therapist in 2009 following a great development process within the company. She became increasingly passionate about Classical Chinese Medicine, studying it internally with Doctor Corradin and at the SHENTI Association for 5 years. She specialised in Tuina and collaborated with the medical team on the creation of Lefay SPA Method treatments. After passing the necessary exams, Monica worked from Junior Therapist to Senior, Trainer to Lefay SPA Method Manager. After 6 years here, she had other experiences in the 5-star Spa sector in Milan and on Lake Garda. She continued her studies at the Business school, graduating in Business coaching and NLP practitioner. She collaborated with cosmetic and spa companies in Italy as a consultant until she returned to Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda.