Anni Dahms was born 1943 in Denmark, where she enjoyed a successful career as a qualified nurse and health practitioner. She first became interested in complementary medicine having recognised the limitations of traditional medicine, realising the potential of alternative therapies. Around this time Anni trained as a naturopath gaining extensive knowledge of vitamins, essential oils, antitoxins, iris diagnosis, ear acupuncture and reflexology.
Alongside her career as a nurse, Anni’s continued interest in health and wellbeing led to her qualification as a nutritional advisor and the launch of a private clinic. In her limited spare time she familiarised herself with therapies such as visualisation, esoteric psychology, iridology and more.
In 1990, Anni relocated to Spain where she juggled working in a travel bureau, running her first health food shop called the ‘Centre for Health and Culture’ and sharing her enthusiasm for complementary medicine in lectures and workshops.
In 1994 Anni joined forces with her son Nils to launch the first ‘Anni’s Vitalshop’ in Los Boliches, Fuengirola and in 1999 a second shop opened in Nerja. Today there are two further outlets; one in Elviria (East Marbella) and another branch located in Carrefour Mijas Costa, plus an online retail outlet.
As a family business, Nils and Anni employ staff who share their conviction in complementary medicine and that care as much as they do about their customers health. Thereby ensuring that the company will continue to develop and their ability to advise and provide good customer service will continue.
Nils, originally from Denmark, works alongside his mother Anni and together they ensure the smooth running of all of the Anni’s Vital Shops. Nils manages the branch in Elviria and the online shop and he also oversees the company’s administration, marketing, sales and staff requirements.
He speaks Spanish, English, German and Danish.
If you have any questions about Anni’s Vital Shop products or services, please contact Nils who is on-hand to help you.
Tel +34 952 85 00 94
Tiina is originally from Finland. She started her career on natural health in 2003 with a degree on aromatherapy. During the years she studied different natural therapies, physical training, massage and in 2012 she got a degree on trace mineral nutrition. Tiina has worked on the Italian Alps and on a cruise line sailing the seas. Now as settled here in Spain she is interested in helping people and animals on many levels. On her free time she volunteers on a dog rescue center and studies to be a holistic dog masseur. Her favorite hobbies are kettle bell training, yoga and photographing. At your service in Finnish, English and Spanish.
Maria hails from Málaga, where she studied Labour Relations at university before going on to train as a pharmacist and pharmacy technician. Over the last 8 years she has worked as a volunteer for an environmental group, as she has always enjoyed the benefits of exercising outdoors and making the most of nature. She is also extremely interested in nutrition but she still has many things to learn. She feels that shops like Anni’s play a vital role, as in her opinion, food no longer provides sufficient amounts of nutrients due to the use of pesticides and other forms of environmental pollutants. She is keen to make a difference and excited to become one of the team.
Hannah is originally from Ireland, but has also lived in Thailand, India and Denmark. Hannah manages the branch in Carrefour, and is interested in helping people. Hannah has a huge passion for fitness, nutrition and natural health, and has begun the exciting journey of becoming a Naturopath. At your service in English, Danish and Thai. (Still learning Spanish).
Suvi was born in Finland and grew up on a farm. She studied marketing and customer service and she was organizing festivals and other events. In 2009 Suvi wanted some sunshine for her life so she decided to move to Spain. She had always been trying to find natural ways to treat herself and in Spain she found some friends who were like-minded. Yoga also found its way to her life and has been an important part of it since then. Suvi has a Spanish husband and they have a little girl. Suvi is keen to learn more about healthier life and wants to remind people that taking easy also plays really important role! Suvi speaks fluent Spanish and English in addition to her mother language, Finnish.
Paula originates from Holland and works as a sales person in our Los Boliches shop. Her duties also include ensuring the shelves are fully stocked and making sure the shop always looks attractive. She speaks Dutch, Spanish, English and German.