All of The Tutors here at School of Bodywork are dedicated to your learning. Our tutors are highly experinced in the field of massage and experts in the modality that they tutor. The enthusiasm and passion of our tutors is infectious, leave with new skills and renewed entusiasm for your career.
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 Fascial 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 Fascial Release which links in with her mental health service experience. She has her own massage clinic; Solis Massage Therapy in south Devon
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.
Katie is a leading figure in the field of pregnancy massage, she has over 20 years’ experience specialising in Pregnancy Massage; as well as in training massage therapists and midwives. Her mission is to communicate the benefits of positive touch in every day life. Katie explains that “to massage a woman throughout her pregnancy is a wonderful privilege. This everyday miracle of life is easy to take for granted – connecting through touch reminds us that it is indeed a miracle.” Pregnancy Massage, preparing for the birth and post-partum (after birth) are time when massage can be particularly beneficial and supportive to a woman, both physically and emotionally. Katie is the founding director of Vital Touch range of organic essential oils and massage oils and the Natalia range of natural products for pregnancy, birth and parents. also Pure Therapy – a Soil Association certified range of gorgeous body oils, balms, butters and body scrubs.
“Katie is an inspirational teacher, with a wealth of knowledge which she loves to share with others. She brings the subject to life and has an interest and deep understanding of both the physical and emotional well being of her clients.” Emma Gilmore
Tutor: Pregnancy Massage Diploma