Gergely Hollodi ( Budapest, Hungary )

Gergely holds a BA in English teaching and after a 12-year long period spent in the advertising-marketing world decided to change his life and started his journey in the field of healing. Gergely is a graduate of the Cortiva Institute: Seattle School of Massage. He completed the Masters Apprenticeship program with the School for Aromatic Studies (now, the New York Institute of Aromatic Studies) in Seattle. He is a professional member of the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists.

He lives in Budapest, Hungary where he practices massage as a certified therapeutic massage therapist and offers aromatherapy courses to the public. He is the lead instructor in Hungary for the New York Institute of Aromatic Studies. He continues his study of alternative medicine/herbal medicine and is a certified phytotherapist.

He has been the initiator, founder and the past first president of the Association of Hungarian Aromatherapists in 2015 and organized the first Hungarian Aromatherapy Conference called DROPS. Gergely has founded and is the editor in chief of the currently unique Hungarian aromatherapy journal called Aromatika.

"I have a passion towards massage and aromatherapy. I am committed to helping my clients with massage for stress reduction, treatment of and rehab from common injuries, relaxation, and discomfort associated with everyday activities. My massage and aromatherapy practice is grounded in the union of East-West healing traditions. I approach healing with a healthy curiosity and invite my clients to do the same"


Gergely designed a game to help his students make friends with chemical compounds and understand their therapeutic properties better. Here, groups of students are given a selection of oils high in particular chemical groups to study. Tapping into imagination, feeling, and their sense of smell students are asked to describe a personality for the given group.

8 years worth of playing, Gergely has realized that people not knowing each other or given prepossessed factors come up with very similar - if the same in many cases - profiles. Would you figure that sesquiterpene alcohols remind many people of George Clooney? Or that sweet fennel very much elicits feelings from people of the clergy?