Chico Shigeta is 40 years-old and you won’t find any wrinkle on her face !
She looks fresh, happy and smiles a lot.
She’s the kind of people that seems to have found the perfect balance in her life.
She’s the founder of SHIGETA, a healthcare brand that I love (remember, I told you about it here & here).
Her holistic approach to beauty can seem evident but it’s very different when you apply her advises for real…
The former masseur (she started as a child in Japan!) starts to make her own researches to improve quality of life in 2001. She completes her body knowledge’s with nature cure and aromathery learnings.
She’s also interested in conscious breathing and a healthy nutrition.
Step by step, she builds her universe and propose a solution to everyday little troubles : ‘Le Coaching Vitalité®’.
The ‘Coaching Vitalité’ is based on the interaction of four different techniques of well-being : the benefits of plants, massages (that you can do by yourself), a healthy diet, a good breathing.
Thanks to science, she has developed her own range of essential oils, body, haircare and skincare products.
Her products are organic, even if she works a lot on the 5% of sensory side :
Chico Shigeta : ‘The base of the ingredients that composes my products is natural. But the shape of these ingredients is complicated. Even if they are active at 95 %, I spend much more time on to enhance the aspect, the touch and the smell’.
P-I : Can you explain the concept ?
C.S. : Shigeta is not only a brand, it’s a philosophy. If you have the keys to happiness, you’ll be able to do the right things to feel better day after day. It’s all about positivity.
P-I : What’s your healthcare routine ?
C.S. : Fresh juice is the best resource for vitamins, so that’s how I start my day ! My favorite smoothie is made of pear, grapefruit & basil.
Morning run is fine once a week, I take dancing lessons and in addition, I do some yoga vinyasa flow. I practise ‘auto’-massages and in the evening, I like an herbal tea. Usually, I drink Relax to favor the relaxation and get ready for sleep.
P-I : What cosmetic brands do you like ?
C.S. : I like organic brands as RMS and Ilia. I also love Masaru mascaras, but you won’t find it outside of Japan. For my skincare routine, I have tried a lot of brands, but the reason why I’ve developed Shigeta is because I wasn’t really satisfied…
P-I : What would you advise for someone who has a stressful life ?
C.S. : First of all, you can do the Vitality check-up. It will help you to find which coaching is adapted to your needs. There’s the detox program, the relax program and one for blood flow. The goal for each of them is to recover a body and soul’s good functioning.
It’s also about forming good habits..
P-I : What’s your advise to live completely ?
C.S. : It’s good to be supported by friends, family. You have to think about what makes you happy and try to be surrounded by the bright side.
And you have to take time for you. With sensitivity and intuition, you’ll be able to reveal your own beauty.
I’ve tried the Coaching Detox during 3 weeks.
I don’t have a lot of time for sport, but I tried. Since I’ve started, I keep up, doing stretching every morning (only 10-15 minutes). I sometimes swim or run. I eat more fruits & vegetables, I avoid mass-produces products, I drink tea or herbals instead of coffee, and as I have breathing troubles, I take a few minutes at the end of the day to do auto-massages with Innocent Purify. When I take the subway, I also put 2-3 drops of Deep Breath on my neck. My habits have changed since then, I lost some extra-fat and have more positive energy.
I also put a few drops of the drinkable Rose Water in my bottle of water at work.
I’m now paying close attention to my mind and body.
.Thanks to Chico, Amélie & Elisabeth for their welcome and kindness
I went out from the Showroom with good resolutions (even if I often succumb in front of chocolate!).
And I heard that Chico Shigeta will launch a special collaboration with a famous French girl…
I don’t know who but I’m impatient to know as the team seemed so happy about this collaboration !!!
Until then, if you’re interested in some products or if you want to get personalised advises, the team welcomes you from Tuesday to Friday 2:30-7:00 p.m. at the Shigeta Showroom, 116 rue du Bac 75007 Paris.