Why did you choose your current profession?
My journey to where I am now, began when I was 14 years old. My skin wasn’t the best at that age, the usual teenage spots. Fortunately for me, my Mum took me for regular facials to help with my skin condition. It was then that I ﬁrst became aware of the power of touch and how effective it is. Upon leaving school, my initial career choice was to become a Make-up Artist and work in ﬁlm and TV. I was creative and artistic, so at the time it seemed a different and interesting choice.
I began my training back in 1991, a 3 year combined Hair Dressing and Beauty Therapy course, which included the additional training of Stage and Character Make-up and Wig Making. However, during this time, it became clear to me that the massage element of the course and learning about the human body was what I enjoyed and had a keen interest in.
Upon completing my training, I worked as a Beauty Therapist at Champney’s of Tring in Hertfordshire and then went to work for them on a state of the art P&O cruise ship at the time, called the Oriana and travelled the world.
For over 25 years now, massage has been a big part of my life. I’m very fortunate to do a job I love. I’m still learning and developing and always will.
What do you enjoy the most about your work?
My passion for massage over the years has been driven by making a positive difference to my clients' lives, physically and emotionally. Connecting with them and achieving the best possible outcome, through my work.
In what areas do you specialise?
It’s hard for me to pinpoint which area I specialise in, as my work varies depending on clients' needs. However, I would say that a high percentage of my work is helping people with back, neck and shoulder pain.
What conditions do you most enjoy treating?
To say which condition I most enjoy treating is difﬁcult. I get great job satisfaction from simply being able to help my clients and seeing them leave my treatment room feeling so much better and brighter, then when they walked in.
What days/ times do you work at The Heeler Centre?
Tuesdays 2 pm until 6 pm
Wednesdays 2 pm until 6 pm
Fridays 9 am until 6 pm
Saturdays 9 am until 1 pm