Fonteverde Tuscan Resort & Spa
The multidisciplinary team of the Equilibrium project is coordinated by Doctor
Nicola Angelo Fortunati, the General Spa Director of the Fonteverde Collection
– STB group.
The staff of the thermae centre and spa is made up of medical tutors, dieticians
and therapy experts, and Doctor Fortunati is also part of the medical-scientific
The Somatic pathway
Originally from Germany, Daniela has been a researcher in the field of holistic
therapies for over 25 years.
She is a qualified bodyworker, functional movement trainer and spa concept designer.
She has been at Fonteverde since 2004 and, as a consultant, she contributed to
the formation of the ‘Ancient Mediterranean’ concept and the realisation of the
anti-stress Equilibrium programme.
Daniela is also a qualified massage physiotherapist and obtained Rolfer© certification
from the European Rolfing Association (ERA).
She learnt craniosacral therapy at the Upledger Institute and visceral manipulation
She has completed 3 years of Shiatsu training and 2 years of Shintai© training
at the International Shiatsu School (ISS) in Switzerland, and Traditional Thai
Massage training at the Old Medicine Hospital in Chiang Mai.
Daniela is also a sound therapist and an instructor of Tao Yin Fa, a form of
Chi Kung, and trained at the Tamado Academy in Boulder, the USA.
Furthermore, she is a certified Nordic Walking instructor (ANWI) and Gyrotonic
Expansion System© instructor, she received ideomotor and Beamish Bodymind Balancing©
training at the Keiron Studies Centre and she is a member of the board of the
Italian Rolfing Association.
The Ayurvedic Pathway – Dipu
Davide has been a fan of practising and studying Japanese martial arts since
he was a child and, today, he is a federal instructor of them and has also widened
his interests to Shiatsu, physiotherapy and craniosacral and rehabilitation techniques
in sea water.
He has collaborated as a teacher with the research centre of thalassotherapy
at the University of Milan and was invited to teach thalassotherapy at the Four
Seasons Hotel in Cyprus.
Furthermore, he has collaborated as a therapist at many renowned European structures,
such as Schloss Elmau in Bavaria and the Termae del Parco at the Forte Village
resort in Sardinia.
He has worked at Fonteverde since 2004 as a therapist and researcher of problems
caused by stress.
KULDEEPAK KATHAIT - DIPU
The Indian master Kuldeepak Kathait, also known as Dipu, is one of the five best
therapists in the world according to Tatler, the prestigious, trend-setting British
Dipu is an expert in Ayurveda, acupressure, Shiatsu and massage physiotherapy.
His technique, which is very personal, is the result of many years of studying
and practising in India, China, Japan and Italy. He is currently in the charge
of oriental therapies at Fonteverde.
Dipu’s massages can free the emotional plexus, remove stress and transport the
mind. His touch provides benefits for everyone: five days old is the age of his
youngest patient and 93 years old is age of the his oldest patient.