mobile holistic therapist
Body ~ Mind ~ spirit
based in burnham on sea, somerset
covering a 15 mile radius
My name is Beth and I am a fully qualified holistic therapist. I absolutely love what I do, and I really do mean that. It has become a passion, if not an obsession! Making my clients feel good, happy and relaxed is the most rewarding feeling. I genuinely feel so lucky.
I set up 'And breathe' in January 2017 and it is my baby and means the world to me. Not just that, it has given me a legitimate excuse to indulge in my love of crystals, gel polish and nail varnish! I chose the name because I have suffered from panic attacks and still do. Whenever I have one I always get reminded to breathe. It just seemed like the perfect name because the whole reason for the business is to create some breathing space, to relax and look after ourselves, body, mind and spirit.
I haven’t always worked within this field. For over 20 years I worked in education but following a significant breakdown, I decided it was time to change direction and here I am today, recovered and happy. I love the life I now have, with all of the challenges that having my own business brings and I wouldn’t change it for anything.
I have done a huge amount of research in terms of products etc. as it is important for me to ensure that all my products are cruelty free and suitable for vegans. I also wanted everything to be organic where possible and that I use sustainable, recycled, eco friendly products.
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I wanted to be mobile so that I could make these treatments fully accessible to everyone who wants them. I also wasn’t sure that being in a salon was right for me. I like being out and about and not rushing. What I will confess though is that I underestimated just how much kit I was going to have to load and unload every day and all the washing! Still, it is worth it.
The other thing that has been really important to me is that I didn’t want to just offer standard treatments. I wanted to be able to offer something a little bit special, more of a ritual. Having treatments in your own home should be a wonderful experience without compromise and that is what I try to do. I do not rush but will always take my time.
Since setting up the business I have qualified in a whole variety of treatments. I love learning and continually developing and improving my skills. I have also discovered ‘healing’ treatments which I absolutely love giving and consider it a privilege to offer. Below is a list of all my qualifications to date.
Level 3 City & Guilds Whole body massage - Achieved Distinction
Professional Indian Head Massage Diploma
Professional Thai Foot Massage Practitioner Diploma
Practitioners Diploma in Pregnancy Massage/Abdominal and Full body
Practitioners Diploma in Advanced and Deep Tissue Massage
Warm Bamboo Massage Diploma
Hot Stone Massage Therapy
Diploma in Detox and Cellulite Reduction Massage
Certificate of Attendance for Introduction into Palliative Care and Complementary Therapies with Weston Hospice (accredited through the Federation of Holistic Therapists)
Practitioners Diploma in Beauty Facial Course
Professional Manicure Practitioner Diploma
Professional Pedicure Practitioner Diploma
Professional Gel Polish Diploma
Practitioners Diploma in GW Beautiful Brows
ArtProNail Express Gel Extensions
Practitioners Diploma in Waxing
Gelish PolyGel Enhancements
Practitioners Diploma in Manual Lymph Drainage
Practitioners Diploma in Crystal Healing
Practitioners Diploma in Myofascial Release
Lomi Lomi Massage Accredited Diploma
RASA Practitioners Diploma in Reiki and Seichem Healing Parts 1 and 2 and The Violet Flame
Accredited Diploma in Tarot
Practitioners Diploma in Hopi Ear Candling
Teachers Accredited Meditation
Practitioner in Abdominal Sacral Massage
Practitioners Diploma in Natural Lift Facial Massage
Practitioners Diploma in Spa Treatments - Body Wraps, Brushing and Exfoliation
I studied my whole body massage course at Bridgwater College and the other qualifications I gained at Feel Better Days Academy in Bridgwater, Gateway Workshops, Goddess Temple in Glastonbury and Nail Harmony approved trainer in Glastonbury. All of the qualifications are fully accredited and recognised by The Guild of Holistic Therapists and the Guild of Beauty Therapists, the Professional Body of which I am a member of, and insured with.
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