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).
Heidi was born in Finland. She studied at Helsinki University of Applied Sciences and graduated as an oral hygienist. Heidi's main interests are healthy living, sports, pure and healthy food and of course superfoods that keep her going. She wants to help people to find natural ways to keep their health, and she is very glad to be part of the Anni's Vital’s ”healthy crew”. Heidi loves sport, especially running - and she has ran couple of marathons. Her other favourite hobby is cooking and she likes to innovate new healthy recipes. Heidi has just moved to Spain and enjoys the sunshine and atmosphere. She is at your service in Finnish and English.
Tiina A is originally from Finland, but has lived many years in Budapest, Hungary before arriving in Spain. The sun and the sea were those elements she missed most while living in the middle of Europe. Tiina believes in natural remedies, in beauty and health care. She is still in the learning process of finding out all the benefits in this fascinating world of different vitamins and minerals. Her mornings start with a run along the seashore and a superfood smoothie. As a visualizer, Tiina enjoys styling, decorating and taking photos. She is at your service in Finnish and English, and hopefully soon in Spanish.
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.