Martine grew up in Cape Town and developed a keen interest in the Arts, having studied Graphic and Fine Art in matric. She went on to study Graphic Design and graduated in 2003 with a National Diploma from The Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
After working in the industry for some time, she realised that her true passion lay in skincare. She decided to pursue this career and began studying at The Beauty Therapy Institute, while working part-time. Martine was fortunate to be approached by the owner and Principal, Sandy Roy Fuhr, and was offered the opportunity to work at the College as Sandy’s personal assistant, as well as carry out the duties assisting to run the administration side of the business. This was a great foundation to learn and develop the skills necessary for what lay ahead.
After qualifying in Somatology in 2009, Martine made the bold move to follow her partner to Johannesburg and worked at a well renowned Spa in Sandton as a Therapist.
Wanting to make the move from Beauty to Medical Aesthetics, she joined an Aesthetic Clinic where she started off as an Assistant Manager and was trained in medical aesthetic treatments.
For the next 5 years she managed 3 different branches within the same group of clinics. Her duties consisted of managing staff, managing doctors, nurses and medical therapists’ schedules as well as the daily operations of the branch.
During that time Martine got married and had her first child. When her son was 2 years old, she decided to take some time off to focus on her family and went on to have her second child.
With two very active kids, her current hobbies include taking hot baths and sleeping!
After almost 2 years of being a stay-at-home mom, Martine was fortunate enough to reconnect with Dr Burt Jooste, whom she had previously worked with previously. She assisted him in the start up of the Longevity Centre in 2017 and has since been the Practice Manager.
What she loves most about the industry, in both Integrative and Aesthetic Medicine, is building relationships with patients, and that all the treatments offered at The Longevity Centre are results driven – helping one to look and feel one’s absolute best!