Cedric Marques

Wellness Coach / Naturopath, Reflexologist / KNAP



Certified professional certificate as a coach and expert in mental preparation at ICF and IPHM

Wellness coach certification at IPHM

Naturopath practitioner certificate from CNFDI listed under SPN

Reflexologist certificate from CNFDI listed under FENA

Specialization in support from conception to pregnancy, babies, children, stress management, and athlete support

KNAP practitioner certificate

Specialization in athlete recovery, gestures, and postures.

Why I chose this profession?

I have always had a special affection for sports and the art of helping others. Throughout my journey, my passion for fitness and physical preparation deepened, leading me, over ten years ago, to delve into the study of nutrition and coaching.

I then chose to make it my profession. However, I quickly realized that beyond nutritional and sports support, there was a deeper need: to consider the individual as a whole. That's why I turned to naturopathy and became interested in the psychological sphere, to offer truly holistic coaching support.

During my training, I had the opportunity to discover foot, palm, and back reflexology according to the Knap method, a practice for which I developed a real passion. As a high-level athlete, I faced certain joint and muscular traumas, and this technique radically transformed my life.

Driven by the desire to share these benefits, I trained in reflexology and the Knap method, so I could integrate these skills into my consultancy support.


Wellness coaching is a personalized support process aimed at improving the quality of life and overall well-being of an individual. Here are some of the benefits one can gain from wellness coaching:

  • Clarification of goals: Identify and clarify personal health and well-being goals, whether they are physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual.
  • Strategic planning: Establish a realistic and measurable action plan to achieve set goals, considering the person's strengths, weaknesses, and unique circumstances.
  • Improvement of self-awareness: Promotes a better understanding of oneself, one's habits, behaviors, and emotional triggers, which is essential for change and personal development.
  • Skill development: Allows for the acquisition of skills in stress management, communication, problem-solving, and decision-making, contributing to a better quality of life.
  • Support and accountability: Offers continuous support and motivates the individual to stay engaged in their wellness journey. Also provides a structure of accountability to encourage perseverance.
  • Improvement of physical health: Coaching can include recommendations on physical exercise, nutrition, and sleep, leading to healthier lifestyle habits and improved physical health.
  • Stress and anxiety management: Relaxation, mindfulness, and stress management techniques taught by the coach can help reduce anxiety and improve emotional resilience.
  • Boost in self-confidence: Achieving wellness goals often leads to increased confidence and self-esteem, positively impacting all aspects of one's life.
  • Improvement of relationships: Communication and emotional management skills can enhance personal and professional relationships.
  • Life balance: Helps find a better balance between professional and personal life, reducing the risk of burnout and increasing overall satisfaction.
  • Prevention of health disorders: Adopting a healthier lifestyle can reduce the risks of chronic diseases, contributing to better long-term health.
  • Personal evolution: Coaching is often a vehicle for personal fulfillment, allowing the individual to explore and develop their potential.

It's important to note that the outcomes of wellness coaching largely depend on the individual's commitment.

Reflexology is a therapeutic practice based on the principle that certain areas of the feet, hands, and sometimes the skull, correspond to different organs and systems of the body. By stimulating these specific points through pressure and massage, reflexology aims to promote health and well-being. Here are some of its benefits:

  • Reduction of stress and anxiety
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Physical, psychological, and emotional harmonization
  • Sports preparation and recovery
  • Improved quality of life for individuals with serious pathologies
  • Immune system stimulation
  • Pain relief
  • Improved digestion
  • Beneficial effect on sleep / Energetic rebalancing

The Knap point technique involves stimulating these muscular points to decrease the pain felt. By de-stressing the organism at these strategic locations, the therapist also allows the whole body to relax, as all these points are interconnected.

The main benefit of this technique is to reduce muscular tensions, in addition to alleviating the effects of stress on the body. In addition to promoting overall good health, massaging the Knap points strengthens the body's immune system by improving blood circulation.

It's important to note that while many people report benefits from practicing reflexology, these effects can vary from one individual to another. Moreover, reflexology should not replace conventional medical treatment but can be considered a complementary practice, with the agreement of a healthcare professional.


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