The Tutors here at School of Bodywork are dedicated to your learning, all highly experienced and experts in the modality in which they tutor.
The enthusiasm and passion of our tutors is infectious; providing you with new skills and a renewed enthusiasm for your career.
Cathy APNT Dip
Cathy has a successful massage practice offering a range of therapeutic treatments, for Cathy this was a welcome change of career after children. Having travelled extensively, she finds herself drawn to non-western modalities. Cathy has studied the Complete Bodyworker Diploma and Myofascial Release at the School of Bodywork and has been totally inspired by the teaching. She brings common sense and practical skills to her teaching, she is kind and patient. Cathy is passionate about giving her students everything they need to be able to confidently work as a therapist on completion of their studies.
Cathy believes Hot Stone Therapy is an invaluable tool for any massage therapist who wishes to work in a holistic way. It is a popular treatment which can be easily incorporated into current practice with clients saying they experience a deep and profound sense of relaxation. It is also a very relaxing and grounding treatment to give for therapist.
Tutor: Hot Stone Massage
Joanna: BA(hons), PGCE, PG Dip. Vocal Studies (TCM), Hornsby Dip.
Jo grew up in the beautiful Dart Valley in South Devon where her Mum still practises as a Herbalist & Reflexologist. Jo’s leaning towards natural medicine, developed into a passion for bodywork and the power of vital touch during her post graduate classical singing training at Trinity College of Music, London. By this time she was also a Secondary School Teacher, becoming further interested in how stress effects our physiology. Jo went on to specialise in working with students with Dyslexia whilst continuing to sing and train as a Massage Therapist & Aromatherapist.
Jo currently has a thriving Massage Therapy business in Ashburton and has recently launched her own natural product range: BUFF Natural Body Care available in 99% plastic free packaging. She is delighted to be joining the School of Bodywork as a tutor to combine her love of bodywork and teaching.
Kate joins us from the Cotswolds where she runs a successful massage businesses. She is trained in Holistic Massage, Remedial and Sports Massage. She has also completed a diploma in Pregnancy Massage.
Kate has always been passionate about delivering a high standard of massage therapy that is both intuitive and informed. She says, "I really believe in having a synergy between our understanding of what we're doing and the ability to work intuitively. When students struggled to remember names and accurate location of muscle anatomy, I thought a creative way to learn them was to paint them on the body to enrich and improve understanding."
Kate's knowledge and quality of her therapy was recognised in 2019 when she became the National Massage Champion, in her category of Advanced Massage Therapy. She also won the Judge's Choice Excellent Award.
Tutor: Body Paint Anatomy
Louise Mockford: Manager
Louise is the voice of the school, she is friendly, approachable, super organised and is the main contact for all the courses; happy to help with any questions or concerns you may have. Louise has always been passionate about helping others, having completed a Psychology Degree in 2007 with the intention of becoming a Counselling Psychologist in time.
Louise started her bodywork journey as an Equine Sports Massage Therapist which then led her to study human bodywork. She joined SOB to study the Complete Bodywork Diploma and has continued her studies with Hot Stones, Rejuvenating Facelift Massage, Scar Tissue Release, Remedial Massage Diploma and the Advanced Myofascial Release Diploma, which she finds simply amazing in the way that it can help both physically and emotionally/psychologically. She has her own busy clinic and brings her knowledge of her own practice and training experience to help guide both current students and prospective students.
Rachel is a Complete Bodyworker graduate and joins the School of Bodywork team with a wealth of business administrative experience having worked in a variety of settings, most recently for Devon Partnership NHS Trust. She is extremely organised, friendly and will be a welcoming first point of contact for you for any questions and queries.
Rachel has completed the Rejuvenating Facelift Massage and plans to complete many more of our CPD courses. She has a special interest in Pregnancy Massage, as well as trauma-based body therapy such as Myofascial Release which links in with her mental health service experience. She has her own massage clinic; Solis Massage Therapy in south Devon.