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Face The World Practitioner Awards 2017

Meet the Winners!

This has been an incredibly exciting year for Practitioner Of The Year – as we have joint winners in 2nd AND 3rd places! We have had an overwhelming amount of votes come in – more than ever before – again! It means so much to us how much effort everyone has put in and how these awards keep growing. As a reminder, our winning practitioners are voted for by their clients, fans and general public from a short-list of our 12 Monthly Winners. So here they are…

We asked each of our FTW Practitioners a set of revealing questions about what makes them tick – and advice for other ambitious therapists who want to grow their business:

1st Place – Julia Murray – My Retreat

 

Julia says:

“I’m thrilled to have won Practitioner of the Year.  It’s such an honour especially in such a strong field of finalists.  My congratulations to all of them too, and thanks for their kind wishes.  Thank you also to Face The World, especially Liz Badger, as I have loved working with such a professional, helpful and appreciative company.  But most of all my sincerest thanks go to my fabulous clients who have voted and supported me in this as they do in every venture.  I am a very fortunate therapist!”

 

Tell us a little bit about your therapist history; where are you based and how you came across FTW.

I came to the therapy business later in life having been an A Level Dance teacher and examiner for 25 years.  I’d always loved products, going to spas and having treatments myself and I decided to follow my passion.  I started my business in 2013 part-time by taking short courses and adding to my repertoire as I went.  I’m based in a small seaside village on the North East Coast called Cullercoats, and have My Retreat in my home.  I decided early on that I wanted to create a luxury spa experience for my clients, but in a comfortable, quiet environment and with a holistic approach.  I found Face The World quite early on this journey luckily and soon had taken several of the courses on offer.  Last August I was lucky enough to take a place as a mobile trainer and travelled to Norfolk to learn all of the courses and meet so many of the therapists involved with FTW, and of course finally met Liz!  We had a lot in common and I certainly feel at home under the FTW umbrella.

What do you love most about your business?

My favourite moment is when my clients come out of the therapy room and make that ‘uh’ sound that is pure relaxation!  My mission is to create an experience where people feel safe, cosseted and totally pampered.  Snoring is positively encouraged and I often struggle to get them to leave haha.  I have built great relationships with many of my clients, to the extent that I would now call them friends, and my life is enriched because of them.  Plus – I don’t have a commute to work now; instead I just turn on the fairy lights, light the candles, play the soft music and I’m ready to pamper!

What tip would you give others considering starting up in the holistic/beauty industry?

For those considering working in this industry I’d say go for it!  If you have a calling to help others feel better – either through beauty treatments, better skin, muscle relaxation, de-stressing, energy healing – whatever it may be then follow your heart.  I did and I have never looked back.  I can’t say that every day I wake up full of the joys of spring, but for sure every night I go to bed grateful for the opportunity I have been given to live my life on purpose.

To find out more about Julia or to contact her then please take a look at her website and facebook pages:

http://my-retreat.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/MyRetreatUK/

Joint 2nd Place – Karin & Katie

Karin DouglasEnergise! Therapies

Tell us a little bit about your therapist history; where are you based and how you came across FTW.

Have been a qualified therapist for over 20 years now – but accidentally! I was a community worker and decided to do an evening class for some “me time”. The cookery class was full, so I enrolled in reflexology because I didn’t like feet, and thought this would kill or cure me! I have been teaching therapies now for over ten years too – I’m very lucky to be able to do something I love so much for a living! I run Energise Therapies and Training  just outside Glasgow – we’re a VTCT and SQA approved training centre and treatment centre.

I came across FTW in a trade magazine a few years back, when I was teaching in a further education college,  and rounded up a small group of us to go and train in the main facial – still love Face The World and its ethos just as much as I did then!

What do you love most about your business?

What I love most about our business is the opportunity to effect change – even the slightest change for the better in how someone is feeling can make all the difference. This is why Energise offers cut-price treatments to unpaid carers and people living with long term health issues (and free treatments where possible!). Even a short treatment really can make a difference.

What tip would you give others considering starting up in the holistic/beauty industry?Focus on how you want your work to be, don’t worry about “competition”  and what others are doing/ charging – get your work exactly as you want it to be and keep your standards high! Remember to give back when you can too.

To find out more about Karin:

Her Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/energisetherapiestraining/, 

and website is www.energisetherapies.net 

Katie Page – Nightingale Therapy

Katie says:

What an honour, I’m absolutely delighted that a “sole” trader that loves Face The World treatments is runner up in the Practitioner Awards.  I was delighted with POTM for November, so this subsequent award is just amazing.  Smiling from ear to ear 😊

Tell us a little bit about your therapist history; where are you based and how you came across FTW.

Nightingale Therapy is a home based therapy room based in the small market town of Brackley, very near Silverstone and Banbury.  I became a Reflexologist in 2005 and have steadily grown the therapies on offer to compliment the benefits of Reflexology. Indian Head & Hopi Ear Candling came first, then after a period came “Tiny Toes” Reflexology & Reflexology for Lymphatic Drainage (RLD).  However, I still felt there was something missing & I had still more to offer my clients.  I had been reading a lot about Acupressure Massage when I saw an advert for Face The World, I called Lizzie to ask many questions & felt that the Eastern Acupressure Course would fit in with my business & the therapies I offered so said I’d do the course. I love this treatment and so do my clients.  Soon after came Tibetan Hand and Arm and Thai Foot Massages.  Then I saw that a new Moroccan Back Massage was available to train in. I have been waiting with baited breath about this treatment & was pleased to be on this course in the early days! Face The World and Lizzie didn’t disappoint me with this treatment, its fabulous – and another therapy my clients love.

What do you love most about your business?

I love the fact I can help my clients relax, sleep, feel better by giving them luxurious Face The World treatments with fabulous products.

What tip would you give others considering starting up in the holistic/beauty industry?

My tip would be for anyone starting in the industry, do your research, continue learning, listen to your clients and embrace change as your business will continue to evolve.

To find out more about Katie:

Website: reflexologybrackley.co.uk

Facebook page: Nightingale Therapy

Facebook group: Reflexology at Nightingale Therapy

Twitter @KPReflexology

Joint 3rd Place – Deb and Ivana

Debra Hughes – Pretty Vintage Holistic & Spiritual Therapies

Debra Says:

Thank you so much, I feel very honoured to have received a FTW Practitioner Award! I have loved my time so far as part of the Face The World family and I’m glad my clients/friends also enjoy the treatments as much as I enjoy giving and teaching them. 😊

 

Tell us a little bit about your therapist history; where are you based and how you came across FTW.

I have been a therapist for nearly 4 years, in 2015 Pretty Vintage Holistic & Spiritual Therapies began. Based in St Martins, near Oswestry, offering all things holistic and spiritual – including massage, reiki and more, to past life regression and readings.

As part of being able to offer a full service, I began to search the internet for an ‘holistic facial’ treatment. This is where I discovered the Face The World Signature Facial! Straight away I knew this was something I wanted to offer, so I did the course. Since then, I have done every course that Face The World could offer as i love how the company incorporates every aspect of well-being and multi-sensory tools possible, from smells, textures to bespoke music that accompany each therapy. Thank you Face The World. ❤️

What do you love most about your business?

The thing I love the most about my business is being able to make someone feel better within! Whether it is physically or emotionally, it’s amazing to see when someone is on their correct path again. I love inspiring people to learn more about themselves in order to heal and move forward in their lives. I have made so many friends and love seeing them all grow

What tip would you give others considering starting up in the holistic/beauty industry?

The biggest tip I could give to anyone wanting to start out, is to just be TRUE. Love what you do, and the universe will have your back.

To find out more about Debra:

Her website : http://www.prettyvintageholistics.co.uk/

or via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/prettyvintageholistics/

Ivana Cullup – The Healing Room

Ivana says:

I’m thrilled to have won at all. Thank you, thank you and thank you again.  I’m so pleased for the other practitioner winners too.  Face The World has some amazing therapists.

Tell us a little bit about your therapist history; where are you based and how you came across FTW.

 

I began my own healing journey back in 1995. I began training in self healing after experiencing severe burn out after working internationally for a well known airline for approx. 15 years. I firstly came across Reiki, having regular treatments, and then exploring other healing systems to rebuild my health.  Training in Reiki was the first step in becoming a Complementary Therapist and Face The World Facialist.

My business is The Healing Room and I’m based in Winkfield in Berkshire.  I strive to develop my knowledge and training in Complementary Therapies so that I can give the best treatments and aftercare advice to my clients. 

I am ITEC qualified and fully insured, I am also Reiki Master have trained with 3 highly respected Usui Reiki Masters.  I have been an active member of established Reiki groups since 2004 where I share my passion for healing people, animals, world healing, absent/distant healing and self healing. 

What do you love most about your business?

As a multi-disciplined therapist I love to work with all the therapies I offer, often blending them to give the best possible outcome for my clients.  I love working with Face The World Facials, Emmett Techniques, Massage, Reflexology and Reiki.  I will be introducing Crystal Therapy soon for my clients who like to heal on deeper levels.

I was so pleased to win Practitioner of the Month last year.  I’ve enjoyed working with such wonderful products and an amazing facial.  Offering a different service to my clients has been received really well. From the feedback I’ve received, my clients love receiving this Award Winning Facial and the results-driven products.  It’s been great to be supported by Liz Badger the creator of FTW. Such a wonderful lady.

What tip would you give others considering starting up in the holistic/beauty industry?

Go for it, enjoy it, love it.  I’ve learnt so much about Complementary Therapies, business and about myself.

To find out more about Ivana:

T:  01344 886655

E:  the.healing.room@hotmail.co.uk

W:  www.thehealingroom.eu

Find out more about Face The World and our award-winning treatments here.

Moroccan Sacred Candlelight Back Massage

New and exclusive course from Face The World… 

“The training today was utterly fabulous, the new course is great, full of content and it all flows and entwines. The sensual side of this treatment will set anyone’s senses tingling and the aroma from the candle is still on my hands”

The Guedra Blessing…


The Guedra takes its name from the Moroccan drum, made from a clay cooking pot of the same name, used to keep the heartbeat rhythm of the dance. It is done throughout the North African regions inhabited by the Tamachek, also known as the Tuareg or Blue People, so named because of the blue hue their indigo-dyed garments impart to their skin. The ritual is performed to impart blessings and good energy to the community, and can also be done in connection with courtships and weddings.

The music is said to spread the soul’s love and peace to the Beat of the Heart. In a nomadic society, what can be carried by one person is limited, so every item must be essential and multi-purpose. In classical Arabic, the word “guedra” means cauldron/cooking pot. That pot was covered with an animal skin to make a drum, to play the heart-beat rhythm (life’s basic rhythm).

The Guedra is a night-time ritual, around a fire under the light of the moon or inside one of the larger tents by fire or candlelight. For this treatment, we focus on the light from a candle and use the traditional Djembe drum to represent the heartbeat in the bespoke music.

The Sacred Candlelight..

Candles and candlelight have been used and revered across all cultures and sacred rituals across the globe for 1000’s of years. From churches to monasteries to mosques to mandirs – candles represent serenity and the desire for peace. We light candles in memory of loved ones and love the story that just one candle burning in the darkness can be used to light other candles without dimming it’s own brightness.

 

The Back Massage…

The use of fairtrade-sourced, Moroccan black beldi soap and the genuine “hammam spa” kessa mitts for exfoliation will encourage the removal of dead skin cells which will aid new skin growth, thus leaving the skin feeling smoother and looking more bright and vibrant. The black olive paste is rich in oleic acid and vitamin E – and is a highly potent moisturiser.


The use of the exclusive Face The World “Moroccan Rose” massage candle aims to connect the mind, body and soul allowing the client to feel more relaxed and at one with themselves. Gives a sense of well being and tranquillity. The natural soy wax melts at low temperature and also contains sweet almond oil, shea butter, Vitamin E and rose otto oil… bliss.

Other benefits include:

• Relieves Lower Back Pain
• Improves Circulation
• Relieves Tension from Upper Back
• Stimulates Lymphatic Drainage
• Releases “Feel Good” Chemicals
• Helps Remove Toxins
• Reduces Stiffness and Improves Flexibility
• Improves Sleep
• Helps the Healing Process
• Feels Good and Eases Stress

Book your course for just £111 + VAT (usual rrp £179 + VAT – saving £68 + VAT) and be amongst the first in the UK to offer this blissful treatment. You can choose from the list of venues available on booking – and your tutor will contact you to arrange the best date! (No fixed dates = no cancellations).

FTW Practitioners of the Year 2016…

Face The World Practitioners Awards 2016 – Meet the Winners!

This has been the closest P.O.T.Y year ever – with by far the highest number of votes cast! A huge well done to everyone who took part and voted and an even bigger THANK YOU. These finalists have been super, haven’t they? As a reminder, our winning practitioners are voted for by their clients, fans and general public from a short-list of our 12 Monthly Winners. So here they are…

We asked each of our FTW Practitioners a set of revealing questions about what makes them tick – and advice for other ambitious therapists who want to grow their business:

1st Place – Hayley – Serenity Touch, Great Moulton, Norwich, Norfolk

Tell us a little bit about you; where are you based and what do you love most about your business?

She says – Wow! in a word is how I felt when I heard that I won the Practitioner of the Year 2016 – so exciting that there aren’t enough words to describe the emotions. It is so humbling to know that so many lovely clients enjoy what they receive and take the time out to vote. I love what I do and to be able to help others when they come into the therapy room is a huge privilege and honour. I have been a Holistic Therapist for 11 years now and work from my therapy room based at home in a village in South Norfolk.

I enjoy seeing a variety of clients with many concerns. I use all the therapies that I offer, which range from physical ones such as massage to energy ones like Reiki. If my clients are feeling more comfortable and in a better place once they leave the therapy room, I have achieved what I wish to do. In nutshell I just love to help others create a better life for themselves, their family and their possible clients.

Who would be my perfect celebrity client? Good question. I would love to have Mother Theresa as a celebrity client as her visions for the world and what we need to be able to offer others was tremendous. A great leader in what will always be needed for others. What she would be able to teach me would be a honour.

To find out more about Hayley or to contact her then please take a look at her website and facebook pages:

http://www.serenitytouch.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/HayleySerenityTouch/

What tip would you give others considering starting up in the holistic/beauty industry?

For anyone out there thinking of setting up a business in the holistic therapy field or maybe starting some training I would say go for it! Follow your heart with what you wish to do and achieve. Do some reading and research. Contact local therapists where you are and ask their advice as they will always be willing to talk to you and help. Trust in the Universe and what you need will be there. Know that to be able to help others you need to have a good course that gives the knowledge that you need to help and work on the public. In the long run do what you love and you will excel at it!

2nd Place – Karin – Energise! Therapies, Glasgow

Tell us a little bit about you; where are you based and what do you love most about your business?

I’m based in Cambuslang, just outside Glasgow. I was a lecturer in further education for a number of years, before  leaving to set up Energise Therapies and Training, a VTCT-approved centre. We offer complementary and beauty therapy training, as well as training for teachers, assessors and internal quality assessors. I also volunteer with Carers Caring for Carers, a group of unpaid carers and former carers (I’m a former carer myself). There’s nothing I don’t like about my work! I’m very fortunate to be able to teach subjects I love, and to be able to offer gorgeous treatments in a chilled out atmosphere.

Who would your perfect celebrity client? My husband just said “you like Keith Lemon!” I do, but think he’d be a chaotic client! Can’t really think of a celebrity client – is it cheesy to say all our clients are celebrities to us? Probably, but it’s true!!

To find out more about Karin:

Her Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/energisetherapiestraining/, 

and website is www.energisetherapies.net .

Treatments and events can also be booked via https://www.facebook.com/carerscaringforcarers with all profit going to help run the carers unit 

What tip would you give others considering starting up in the holistic/beauty industry?

Don’t just consider it, do it! It really is the best job in the world! 

Joint 3rd Places – Tessa and Angela

Tessa – The Bees Knees, Royston

Tell us a little bit about you; where are you based and what do you love most about your business?

Hi, my name is Tessa and I am the owner of The Bee’s Knees in Royston, Hertfordshire. After 17 years working as an IT consultant in London I decided to to give up life in the rat race to have a family in 2005. Little did I know that the birth of my first daughter would lead me to finding an unexpected calling as a beauty therapist. I’ve known most of my customers for years and they feel like a family to me. We all have ups and downs in our lives, but we all seem to pull through together. I hope that they all realise how much they have helped me through some tough times and I like to think I have been there for them too.

When I found out that I came third in the FTW 2016 practitioner of the year, I was absolutely buzzing (no pun intended lol!) I couldn’t believe how many of my lovely customers had voted for me and what meant more to me than anything was all the wonderful testimonials I received, they truly are very special to me.

Who would your perfect celebrity client? I’m afraid I am not very good with the whole celebrity hero worship, so this has been somewhat of a challenge. If I had to choose anybody it would probably be someone like Sheila Hancock who is a strong and independent lady who has had a tough life but still seems to have  calm and serene presence about her.

To find out more about Tessa:

Her website : www.the-bees-knees.co.uk

or email tessa@the-bees-knees.co.uk 

or via facebook at https://www.facebook.com/thebeeskneesbeauty

What tip would you give others considering starting up in the holistic/beauty industry?

For anybody interested in starting up in the holistic and beauty industry I would say do what you enjoy and be true to yourself and your values. Don’t jump on the latest fads unless it feels right for you. It’s a fantastic industry to be in and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else now.

Angela – Solace Massage, Gravesend

Tell us a little bit about you; where are you based and what do you love most about your business?

My name is Angela and six years ago, I decided that I would like to manage my own business and no longer work for someone else. I took the plunge and formed ‘Solace Massage’, which means comfort, relief and support.  I had previously performed therapy work in another guise, and thought this to be a good career opportunity for myself.  I work from home (Gravesend, Kent) in addition to two days at an Osteopathic health/holistic center. I started my business by obtaining basic qualifications, and over time, have gained several more diplomas – therefore expanding the services I am able offer.

Whilst running my own business, I love the freedom to work whenever I wish, although it has subsequently become so successful, that it now takes a good deal of juggling. I feel very passionate about the services I offer, and studying how to provide assistance for my clients’ conditions.

I felt overwhelmed and proud, of the number and content of the testimonies that I received. I have steadily increased Face the World therapies, undertaken as a treatment on its own and/or incorporated with other massage options, to a point where it is now a significant percentage of my business.

What tip would you give others considering starting up in the holistic/beauty industry?

I would recommend anyone considering such a career, is to start small (less risk) and work hard to build a reputation for personal service, tailored to each individual. Do not overstretch yourself, and be prepared not to make an instant profit, but to continually re-invest in qualifications. I have also found that offering services to charity occasions, also gains clients and reputation. My key words are – hard-work, self-belief, flexibility, and individual personal service.

Who would your perfect celebrity client? My perfect celebrity client would be Helen Mirren.  She is a remarkable person, obviously conscious of her own health and well-being, elegant, energetic, down-to-earth, and seems to be game for anything.

You can find Tessa on FaceBook. She has two pages – one for Solace Massage and the other for  Face The World.

Find out more about Face The World and our award-winning treatments here.

FTW Practitioners of the Year 2015 are…

Face The World Practitioners Awards 2014/15 – Meet the Winners!

It’s an honour and great pleasure to introduce our amazing FTW Practitioners of the Year for the 2015 Season. Our winners are voted for by their clients, fans and general public from our short-list of 12 Monthly Winners. This year saw the most votes ever! Many of the ladies also received excellent PR in their local publications and Media – it’s becoming a bigger and bigger event each year! We will make it to The Ritz one day soon…

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… and here they are…

We asked each of our FTW Practitioners a set of revealing questions about what makes them tick – and advice for other ambitious therapists who want to grow their business:

Winner – Melanie Warren – Relaxology, Orpington, Kent

Tell us a little bit about you; where are you based and what do you love most about your business?

Melanie WarrenMy interest in holistic therapies began almost 20 years ago when reflexology started my recovery from a long term illness. It developed to a passion 8 years ago when I was inspired to train, firstly in reflexology, and then massage and aromatherapy. I founded Relaxology and have been working full time ever since. I care passionately about people’s well-being and feel that time is precious and if someone uses their time to come to me for a treatment, then I need to make them feel marvellous when they leave!

I had been searching for an exceptional facial and as soon as I heard about Face The World I knew it was what I was looking for. There is nothing else like it anywhere! I have been enthusiastic about it right from the start and have many clients who absolutely love it. The skin care is divine and the facial routine is a delight with the amazing music. I also do many Face The World eastern acupressure face, neck and scalp massages which are greatly enjoyed by my clients also. I always enjoy doing these treatments and love to introduce them to other therapists to enhance what they can offer to their own clients. I love working with the lovely music and the smells of the products from Face The World and never tire of the music even though I have heard it so often for years now. It’s still a pleasure and relaxes me too!

I have a purpose built treatment suite attached to our home in Orpington. My clients say they feel calm and peaceful as soon as they walk in, so I think it works! I absolutely love my work.It’s such a privilege to be able to help and treat people who are often stressed, vulnerable or feeling ill when they arrive and to see them relaxed and de-stressed, calmer, when they leave, is very rewarding.

How did you feel when you found out you were a winner?FTW POTY winner

It was so exciting to be a national finalist in the Practitioners of the Year 2015, and when I had the phone call to tell me I had won I was utterly stunned. I really never saw it coming and it is just so exciting. It means the world to me, because I have worked hard for years to build my business and reputation and now I feel recognition for it all. You don’t get an appraisal when you work for yourself, so this accolade is been a massive boost to my confidence, and the fantastic testimonials my lovely clients wrote about me really made me cry. I didn’t realise I made such a difference and I am so glad to know.

Give us an example of who a perfect client for you might be?

For me, the perfect client is someone who allows themselves the space and time to switch off and relax. It is very flattering that they feel safe enough to just be, either to rest and daydream, or go to sleep. When someone has taken time out of their busy life and is spending hard earned cash, it’s good to know I have enabled them to stop, unwind and let go.

What tip would you give others considering starting up in the holistic/beauty industry?

Aha MomentFor other practitioners thinking of starting up in the holistic industry I would say take your time and research the treatments you want to offer. Experience the treatments yourself and see how they make you feel. Be aware of the things that you didn’t like as much as those you do like. Always remember that the client is giving their own free time, as well as money, to choose to come to you, and treat them, the way you would want to be treated yourself – every time. You won’t go wrong then!

And keep having regular treatments yourself for two reasons: to de-stress and relax after all the hard work looking after others and, just as importantly, to remind yourself just how wonderful it feels to lie there and have that facial. This will mean that that you are renewed and enthused to return to your clients and make their treatments amazing.

2nd Place – Hayley Pearson, Serenity Touch, Great Moulton, Norwich, Norfolk

Tell us a little bit about you; where are you based and what do you love most about your business?

Hayley PearsonHi, I am Hayley, a Complementary Therapist based in a small village called Great Moulton in South Norfolk. I have been practising for 9 years and offer a variety of therapies that range from bodywork ones to energy based treatments. I trained in my various therapies after suffering ill health after the birth of my children.

The therapies I tried helped me out so much I decided to retrain so I would able to help other people out who may be suffering similar issues to myself. I love what I do and to be able to have someone come into my therapy room feeling stressed and in pain and then leave with a smile on their face feeling better than they did when they arrived, is a wonderful feeling and makes work not difficult to want to do!

I offer many therapies along with teaching the Face The World courses and Reiki courses. I regularly hold and host workshops that anyone can attend such as Sound Baths, numerology and tarot tasters.

Give us an example of who a perfect client for you might be?

The idea of the perfect client is someone who comes to me to try complementary therapies who hasn’t experienced any before. To be able to open their mind and body to what can be achieved through holistic therapies like the Face the World Holistic Facial or Reiki and bodywork ones like massage is a wonderful gift that I can work with and help others.

What tip would you give others considering starting up in the holistic/beauty industry?
Aha MomentThe tip I would give anyone considering starting up in this business is to follow your heart. You need to love what you do and enjoy helping others. Any therapist you meet will always wish to help you on your journey and there is no competitiveness from other practitioners as everyone needs advice and help when starting out.

 

Joint 3rd Place – Lizzie Johns, Just Bea Holistic Therapies, Kesgrave, Suffolk

Lizzie JohnsI live in Kesgrave, Suffolk and have worked as an Holistic Therapist for the last 14 years. I have just expanded and set up my own clinic. I love the FTW facial. I love everything about it, the products, the music, the routine, the mask never fails to amuse me. When I place an order I love the little hand written note that comes with it or the heart!!!

Little things please me! I was completely overwhelmed when phoned to say I was 3rd – I did have a little cry afterwards!

 

Give us an example of who a perfect client for you might be?

A perfect client for me is all of my clients. I have the best clients in the world to be honest. They love it when I train in something new!

What tip would you give others considering starting up in the holistic/beauty industry?

Aha Moment

My advice to practitioners new in the business is to persevere. Do something a little bit different. A good therapist is one that listens to their clients. Read between the lines of what they are saying. Make that time that they have with you all about them!

 

Joint 3rd Place – Jenny Diment, Pure Bliss, Maidstone, Kent

Jenny DimentI run a home based holistic & beauty therapy room in Maidstone Kent, which has grown considerably over the last several years. I love working from home as it gives me the flexibility with my family. What I love most about my business is that it continues to develop holistically to really help my clients physically, mentally & spiritually. When I found out I was a winner it made my day, month & year. I love FTW and have a real passion for it, so I was Super Proud that my passion showed to my clients who took the time to vote for me. Feel very blessed.

Give us an example of who a perfect client for you might be?

The perfect client!! hard question, as I would like to think all my clients are unique to me in many ways.  I love to treat people that are open to trying new treatments and also will come and switch off relax and be pampered without having the need to talk all the way through their treatments.  This is where FTW is great at making the client completely zone out.

What tip would you give others considering starting up in the holistic/beauty industry?

Aha MomentIf you’re considering starting up in the industry, success comes to those who have a passion and love what they do.  Only take up treatments that you really enjoy.  Prepare to be flexible and patient.  Hard work does pay off if you love your job.

 

I’m sure you agree with us what amazing practitioners they are – and the key ingredient running through them all? Being passionate about what they do and their love for the industry! Sound like you? Us too! Come and join our elite team of FTW Practitioners and put the passion back into your business!

Find out more about Face The World and our award-winning holistic facial here.

Introducing Thai Foot Massage

Thai Foot Massage – multiple benefits…

FTW Thai Foot Course

Thai Foot Massage (Nuat Phaen Boran) as we know it today is a wonderful blend of Chinese reflexology/acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principals and even Japanese Shiatsu. It’s an ancient, holistic treatment passed down from generation to generation over thousands of years… but it has clearly stood the test of time. And not without reason!

Benefits for the feet

• Encourages a healthy blood circulation, especially important for diabetics.
• Eases arthritic aches and pains.
• Aids mobility and flexibility of the joints.
• Helps to break down uric acid build up that can crystallise in the feet which can alleviate symptoms of gout.
• Detoxifies the feet and increases lymphatic drainage.
• Invigorates tired feet and legs – an essential boost for those of us in sedentary/desk jobs.
• Helps prevent blood and lymph from pooling, preventing early onset of varicose veins and burst capillaries.

Meridians of Body

It doesn’t stop there though. Many of us are already aware that reflexology principals within a Thai foot massage will also give benefit to the whole body – not just the region being treated. In Thai teaching, there are no fewer than 10 Sen or energy lines in the feet that map to all areas of the body. Applying the correct techniques and pressure can have an amazing effect on the whole body –

 

 

• Prevention and relief of numerous problems including headache, migraine, cystitis, gall bladder problems, sinusitis and constipation.
• Boosts the immune system.
• Improves digestive and skin problems.
• Increases energy levels.
• Alleviates stress, anxiety and general lethargy.
• Aids physical healing and improves sleep quality.
• Lifts the mood and promotes mental clarity.

Thai Foot Training

Would you like the opportunity to expand your portfolio and offer your clients this incredible treatment? Just a half-day hands-on workshop and you can!

At Face The World, we offer affordable, straightforward training – all industry-approved and CPD registered for your peace of mind. All of courses include a starter kit containing one of our bespoke CDs, at least two of our exclusive skincare products, your training manual and your CPD Diploma Certificate or Certificate of Attendance as applicable.

Click here to read more…

Successful College Staff CPD Day

FTW Signature Facial – CPD for Bishop Auckland College

We’re so pleased to bring you another first for Face The World! Following on from our hugely successful Thai Foot Massage CPD Days at Andover College, Hampshire and Blackburn College, Lancashire – Face The World have delivered our very first staff CPD day in our award-winning and patented Signature Facial Course!Staff at Bishop Auckland College

The day was arranged via college lead Adelle Garnett and Face The World’s Liz Badger to suit the college’s requirements. Specialist FTW tutor Gwyn Featonby, also Director of the Seven Wellbeing Centre at Butterwick Hospice, Stockton-on-Tees, ran the day for Face The World.

Mini Thai Foot Massage
Staff received the full 1 day course, exactly as delivered privately – meaning they finished the day as fully-qualified and insurable Face The World Facial Practitioners. As well as the multi-sensory, choreographed routine, they were also taught the three mini global massage sequences for during the Ocean Rain Mask stage of the facial: Thai Foot (as seen here), Indian Head and Tibetan Hand Massages. The client can choose which mini treatment they want whilst the mask sets to work.

 

FTW Training Manual
Each member of staff received a CPD Diploma Certificate (as accredited by The Guild and approved by the CThA and PEP), bespoke FTW CD, 28-page Training Manual, laminated crib sheet, enamel uniform badge and a mini product set of Face The World skin care (enough for 3 to 5 facial treatments). Those who wished it also received trade access to the FTW Store and added to the monthly e-Newsletter.

Says Adelle – “The course was brilliant and we were all so chilled out! We loved the facial – and equally your FTW skincare products. We all want trade access please.”

We now have an even better offering – including training you to run your own Face The World one and half day courses in house! Take a look here –

https://www.face-the-world.co.uk/pages/College-CPD-Opportunity

New Launch – Volunteer Therapist Hub UK

Calling all Volunteer (and future volunteer!) Therapists –

Have you ever thought about volunteering your beauty/holistic services or maybe you already do? Would you like to meet with like-minded, heart-led therapists to chat about your business, fundraising events, case-studies or just ask questions on how to get involved with local placements in your region? Then read on…

Volunteer Therapist Hub UK

The newly-launched Volunteer Therapist Hub (UK) could be the perfect place to hang out, meet new friends and make a positive change in the world too! The brainchild of Liz Badger, Founder of Face The World, the Hub is already proving to add real value and create quite a buzz – having attracted nearly 200 members in under 3 weeks.

And it’s all free of charge via a members-only facebook group.

Liz says “I realised there was a need for this service – matching therapist volunteers with local demand – over a year ago now. There was no joined up approach, nationally. After putting out some feelers and brainstorming with a wonderful group of my trusted colleagues/contacts, the plan was to create an all singing/dancing website – but sadly funds, time and resources were not on our side! Rather than delay any longer, the facebook group was the perfect “launch pad” for getting things started, proving the need – and hopefully the funds and website will manifest!

“The scope seems endless. The list of possible services and member benefits keeps growing!Liz Badger We of course have the “match-making” at the core of the Hub, though we’d like to start collating case studies where beauty/holistic therapies enhance ‘standard’ medical treatment/recovery – through to sharing events, raising awareness, inspiring stories and articles. It’s of course a great place to therapy swap and make new friends too. Who knows, we may also have a “Volunteer of the Month”, newsletter and our own annual conference and guest speakers one day… even arranging CRB/Clearance for therapists so they are ready to go for the organisations that need them.”

Liz’s enthusiasm for the group seems to be justified – in less than 3 weeks there have already been several new volunteers for Look Good, Feel Good, Therapies 4 Forces, local hospices and local events – and it’s growing all the time. She now wants to invite representatives of organisations/end users of the group to join too and post their need.

Want to get involved? Here’s how –

Simply sign into your facebook account and either search for “Volunteer Therapist Hub UK” or follow the direct link given below. Click to join the group – and be prepared to answer a few questions if your professional background isn’t clear from your profile page.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/608703725929895/

The Hub looks forward to welcoming more new therapists and now end users too. Feel free to contact Liz directly on 0845 544 1555 or liz@face-the-world.co.uk

 

FTW Practitioners of The Year 2014/15…

Introducing our 3 amazing holistic/beauty therapist winners –

Our 2014/15 Practitioner of the Year Award was, again, a hugely popular event attracting literally 100’s of loyal clients, fans and followers to cast their votes for their winner. It gives us great pleasure to reveal our winner and two runners up in more detail.

Winner 2014/15 – Zoe Warner

Zoe WarnerAfter time spent travelling the world and living in Australia , Germany and Cyprus to name a view, as well as various UK locations whilst her husband was in the armed forces, Zoe has now settled in the gorgeous county of Gloucestershire .  This is (for now) the place she calls home after her husband was medically discharged due to injuries he suffered from a roadside explosion. This lead her to start up the Therapies4Forces project.  Its main aim is to provide free treatments to injured veterans and their families – and it has gone from being just Zoe to over 200 therapist volunteers throughout the UK.

When she’s not being a wife, mother of 6 children or grandmother, she also runs Vanilla Moon Holistic and Beauty treatments in Stroud – from her luxury, custom built cabin or a full mobile service.  Pamper and Relax Us is also under her control and is a mobile pop up for spa treatments and therapies. The treatments she offers not only make people feel and look good on the outside but also from the inside – and that can make all the difference.

Zoe at her various awards

She has won previous awards, including the Excellence in Practice FHT Awards and the VQ Winner of the South West, which are judged by a panel.

Zoe says: “The FTW Practitioner of the Year Award was made that extra special because it was voted by my clients and their lovely testimonials did make me shed a tear or two.  It was very touching to know that people thought such lovely things about me and makes what I do all the more rewarding.”

“The most important tip I would like to pass onto anyone who is new to the industry is always look after your clients: remember their birthdays and anniversaries; how they have their tea; enquire about their family; ask about the doctor’s appointment they mentioned the last time they were in; how they are getting on with their new hobby.  From the moment they walk through the door make them feel special and not just another client in the appointment book. If you are passionate about a treatment and a client can see that then they are more than likely to share your passion too.”

T4F LogoDetails of Zoes’ businesses and the treatments she offers are found at the following web addresses:
·        www.vanillamoon.biz
·        www.pamperandrelax.us

 2nd Place – Hayley Pearson

Hayley PearsonHayley is a Complementary Therapist based in a small village called Great Moulton in South Norfolk. She has been practising for 8 years and offers a variety of therapies that range from bodywork to energy based treatments. She trained in her various therapies after suffering ill health after the birth of her children. The therapies she tried helped her so much, she decided to retrain and so help other people who may be suffering similar issues.

Hayley says: “I love what I do and to be able to have someone come into my therapy room feeling stressed and in pain and then leave with a smile on their face feeling better than they did when they arrived, is a wonderful feeling and makes work not difficult to want to do!”

“The tip I would give anyone considering starting up in this business is to follow your heart. You need to love what you do and enjoy helping others. Any therapist you meet will always wish to help you on your journey and there is no competitiveness from anyone as everyone needs advice and help when starting out.”

Her perfect client would be someone who hasn’t experienced complementary therapies before – whether the bodywork ones like massage, the relaxing ones such as the Face the World Holistic Facial, or Reiki – and to be able to show them how they can help with the relaxing and switching off of the mind which will then help allow the body to feel less tense and tight.

To find out more about what Hayley does, please take a look at www.serenityouch.co.uk where you will find all the therapies she offers along with the Face the World courses and Reiki courses that she teaches.

Serenity TouchTo book a treatment or to find out about the courses Hayley offers, you can also email her on Hayley@serenitytouch.co.uk or give her a ring on 01379 674135 / 07940287747

 3rd Place – Vicki Rayner

Vicki RaynerVicki started her career in retail , working within the premium brand cosmetic business. She spent five years in the beauty trade before moving on to become the manager of a luxury boutique. However, holistic therapies have always been something Vicki enjoyed and interested in – so much so that she went to study at the Norwich Academy of Holistic Therapies. Vicki qualified with distinction to become a member of the Guild of Holistic Therapies.

Holistic treatments are something she’s always enjoyed – and felt for a long time that there was a particular niche which had not been filled: a treatment room set deep within the heart of the peaceful Norfolk countryside where clients can feel welcomed, relaxed and rejuvenated by their visit.

The Lavender Room is Located at Low Farm Barns, set within a country estate. What better place to discover the serenity that should be the foundation of holistic therapy, this whole package being the reason she loves her job so much!

Vicki says: “I really do feel that I not only fully satisfy my clients by giving them 110%, but every day is a pleasurable, fulfilling journey for myself. I felt honoured to take 3rd place, behind two incredible ladies that I look up to. It was fantastic. I think there was a little bit of screaming going on!”

“My journey into the world of Holistic therapies as been a life changing one, one that was decided for me by a run of life changing personal situations. Leaving a job I loved with an amazing company was one of the hardest things I have ever done, however I see now that it was all for a reason. My life is so fulfilled, satisfying and forever evolving. Having just launched from my wonderful new treatment room, I can also confirm it’s very hard work but worth every moment. If you are thinking of a career in this business, simply follow your dreams.”

Lavender Room NorfolkHave a browse of Vicki’s website at www.thelavenderroomnorfolk.co.uk  or feel free to call me on 07792 297545.

Another First for Face The World!

Successful CPD Training Day at Andover College – Thai Foot Massage

After two very well-received pilot Industry Day Demonstrations last year, Face The World (FTW) are delighted to report their first commercially-delivered lecturer/student CPD training at the brilliant Andover College, Hampshire.

Andover CPD Training Day

The day was arranged via college lecturer and wonderful Face The World fan, Heather Rodgers and Curriculum Leader Pauline Reynolds – leading to two groups of 6 being trained in The Beauty Guild-accredited FTW Thai Foot Massage Course. Specialist tutor Sarah Collins, also of Reiki Energy, Sarah Collins Footcare and co-Founder of Professional Ethical Practitioners, held fort admirably for Face The World.

FTW Thai Foot Diploma

All students received a 7 CPD Diploma Certificate, bespoke FTW “Thai” CD and a mini jar of Face The World Massage Creme. Those who wished it also received trade access to the FTW Store and added to the monthly e_Newsletter. Feedback forms collected on the day unanimously indicated that the course was a big success and students were excited about their new skills.

Pauline Reynolds states “The training offered both good value and quality – and staff thoroughly enjoyed it. From a personal point of view, I have attended Thai Foot massage CPD and teach Thai Massage – and think this was the best by far, so thank you! I hope that we can work with you again in the future.”

For more information about Face The World CPD opportunities with your college, please visit –

https://www.face-the-world.co.uk/pages/College-CPD-Opportunity

Half Day Massage Courses for Couples…

Looking for a pampering gift with a difference?

How about a half-day massage training course for two at only £99 + VAT per couple?

“I’m still beautifully chilled out today after that lovely session!”

Specialist Global Massage Courses

 

Choose from the following techniques –

      • Thai Foot Massage
      • Indian Head Massage
      • Tibetan Hand/Arm Massage or
      • Eastern Acu-pressure Face Massage

Have fun learning a new skill together – and then reap the benefits for the years to come!

 

We have 9 different tutors based around the UK for you to choose from (you can select your nearest when booking) and arrange your own ideal training date directly with your tutor, no time limit. The price is inclusive of – Bespoke FTW CDs

  • A Certificate of Attendance each (or CPD Diploma if you are an insured Level 3+ therapist!).
  • Our bespoke Face The World CD, one created for each course.
  • A 150 ml jar of our exclusive “Tibet” professional massage crème (rrp £25.50p).

UK Holistic Business of the Year

 

Face The World is an industry-accredited UK training school and skincare brand specialising in global massage techniques combined with music therapy – and our natural, ethical products of course! We are holders of the UK Holistic Business of the Year Awards 2013/14 and have been granted “Trusted Provider” by the International HotCourses organisation. You’re in safe hands.

To book, simply click the image of your preferred course below and you’ll be taken to our secure on-line store. You can read more about the course, choose your tutor, ideal training date (your tutor will call you to arrange) and payment is via either Paypal or Debit/Credit card. Please add your partner’s name in the comments box, so we know there will be two of you! Any questions, feel free to Contact Us first –

Thai Foot Training

 

Thai Foot

 

Indian Head Massage

 

Indian Head

 

Tibetan Hand/Arm Massage

 

Tibetan Hand/Arm

 

Eastern Acu-pressure Massage

 

Eastern Acu-pressure of the Face