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Born in Worcestershire, I gained a Master of  Science qualification at the University of Nottingham before I learnt Eastern well-being practices whilst travelling and working in the Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Maldives, Mauritius, Kenya, Mozambique, and the USA.

I also worked in Italy, where a lovely restaurant in Venice called 'al Covo' - which translates as 'at a secret place' - provided the future name of my suite.

I returned to England to work at Chewton Glen Hotel in the New Forest, and I now happily own a treatment, product and training suite in Southampton, Hampshire. I continue to build my complementary therapy portfolio, currently focusing on Tantra, Ayurveda and Nutrition, and now have over 10 years of professional qualified experience as a therapist.

I gained an understanding of spas, treatments and clients along my journey, and have developed this into my own practice, al Covo, to which I welcome you warmly. I pride myself on al Covo's warmth, peaceful aura, hygiene and thoroughness.

I trained where ever possible at international standards such as VTCT and NCFE. Awarded qualifications have come from the London School of Sports Massage (LSSM), London Therapists, London School of Thai Massage, British School of Yoga (BSY), The Fitness Training Company, The Health and Sciences Academy, Helen McGuinness Health and Beauty International, Axiom Bodyworks, The Ayurveda Retreat, and The Cottage Training Centre.

Accreditations

  • Member of the International Council of Holistic Therapists
  • Member of the Guild of Beauty Therapists
  • Member of the Indian Head Massage Network
  • Member of the Perron Rigot Expert Waxing Network
  • Cambridge Weight Plan Consultant
  • Neal's Yard Remedies Organic Consultant

FHT Certified

Qualifications

  • VTCT Level 3 Diploma Anatomy and Physiology
  • VTCT Level 3 Diploma Swedish Massage
  • VTCT Level 3 Diploma Reflexology
  • VTCT Level 3 Diploma Indian Head Massage
  • VTCT Thai Yoga Massage
  • VTCT Remedial Massage
  • NCFE Level 4 Detoxification Specialist
  • NCFE Level 4 Advanced Aromatherapy
  • NCFE Level 4 Advanced Herbalism
  • NCFE Level 3 Nutritional Therapy
  • NCFE Level 3 Homoeopathy
  • NACNE Nutrition for Weight Management
  • NACNE Sports Nutrition
  • RHS Certificate in Horticulture
  • HABIA Waxing
  • HABIA Intimate Waxing
  • HABIA Sugaring
  • Ayurveda Retreat Advanced Abhyanga
  • Reiki Degree Level 2
  • Emotional Freedom Technique Level 2
  • Balinese Massage
  • Acupressure Mastery
  • Body Brushes, Wraps, Scrubs and Masks
  • Threading
  • Diploma in Hot Stone Massage
  • Diploma in Ayurvedic Facial Massage
  • Diploma in Japanese Hand Massage
  • Practitioner in Thai Foot Massage
  • Certificate in Thermal Auricular Therapy (Ear Candling)
  • PTLLS Level 4 teaching qualification