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Face The World Practitioner Awards 2017/18

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:



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.