My mission is to help you, health and wellbeing practitioners to be successful in your business.
The more practitioners I can help, the more people you can help and in turn, we create a happier, healthier world.
What do I love?
I love having wonderful relationships with my web clients and co-creating their websites. And I love helping my massage clients to feel whole again through blissfully relaxing massage and teaching Hands Free Massage.
Both web design and massage have equal affinity for me. And both serve to help me live a fulfilling life.
In the beginning…
Before I became interested in personal growth, health and wellness, I worked (from 1996) as a web designer in Johannesburg and London. I also did a few exciting web design stints in Chicago, San Francisco and Dublin. My original training was in Advertising Art and Graphic Design.
Working in a corporate space…
During these years I had the privilege to work on great brands such as BMW, Accenture, Orange, Coca-cola, Liberty of London, Harvey Nicols, Jamie Oliver, Microsoft, Irish National Lottery and many more. In fact, I was at the centre of the birth of web design back in 1996. During those 11 years in the industry I gained an extensive knowledge and understanding for new media communications.
…an then the heart space
I then realised I wanted to work in, and from a heart space, rather than a corporate and electronic space. I felt a desire to help and support people through times of challenge and change.
So with a few web awards under my belt, I left the internet industry and trained in Holistic massage and Bodywork at the Bristol School of Massage and Bodywork.
Now I am a web designer, massage practitioner & massage tutor
After a few years, with my massage practice in Bath established, I returned to internet world to see how I could help all you practitioners out there get online:
- At an affordable cost
- With ease
- Feel supported through (and after) the journey
I am the founder and facilitator of The Bath Practitioner Group, a network for health and well-being practitioners in and around Bath. Through that, and my massage, I remain connected to all things wellbeing.
Darien Pritchard is the Hands Free Massage guru and I am honour to have been working with him since 2010, helping massage practitioners to save their hands and maintain a long career. I teach the 8 Day Hands Free Massage Training in the South of the UK.
I hold a Level 2 Award in Education and Training and almost finished a Level 3 Certificate in Education and Training.
Lovely folks who contract to The Webmistress
Kelly Dorset – Life saving Techi
Kelly is The Webmistresses Mr Fixit and handles most of the technical side of things. He has experience with a few programming languages and loves a challenge!
As with all Webmistress contractors, he has more than one job.
Kelly does Webmistress work on a Monday and Wednesday and on the other work days he is a Service Manager for a well known telecommunications service provider.
He is also a massage practitioner and specialises in working with clients who love to push their bodes to the limit through .
In his spare time he plays guitar for himself as well as with bands.
Anne-Marie Rose – Life saving PA to Leora
I have lived and worked in Bath since 1992 when I moved here to go to Bath Spa University to do a BSc (Hons) Human Ecology degree. My background is in Office Management, having worked for a large telecoms company in Bath and other administrative roles for other companies.
Whilst working full time I trained in massage, reflexology and Indian Head Massage and have since done further massage training. I currently work for myself as a holistic therapist and really enjoy the work.
I also support Leora as her PA, ensuring that everything runs smoothly, organising her calendar to allow her to focus on her web design business alongside her massage and Hands Free Massage Teaching.
I regularly attend the Bath Practitioner Support Group, Bristol College of Massage & Bodywork Supervision Group and FHT Local Support Group to keep my skills and knowledge up to date.
In my free time I volunteer for the Bath Cats & Dogs Home Boutique Charity Shop and the local Bath Cats Protection. I also have a link with the local Carers Centre in Bath, offering reflexology to Carers to support them in their role and help with their well-being.
Sandra Alonso – Creative and content support
I was raised in Spain, where I gained a University Degree in Human Resources. I moved to Bristol in 2004 and after having worked in an office environment in administrative roles for many years, in 2008 I decided to embark on a professional massage career. I enrolled on the Holistic Massage Diploma with Bristol College of Massage and Bodywork.
It was during my time on this new path that I met Leora. She discovered my web skills and attention to detail and gave me the opportunity to join her as a Webmistress. I now support her with web content input and design build.
When I am not working I enjoy being outdoors and whenever I get time, I do yoga. Laughing with friends, dancing, travelling, eating out and socialising and of course some me time are key elements to my wellbeing.