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Meet The Team

Luana Howes

Luana Howes

Managing Director

Massage Therapist/Thai Yoga Practitioner/Musculoskeletal Acupuncture Practitioner

As well as being the managing director of The Body Clinic Leominster, Luana is also an experienced Massage Therapist specialising in remedial and deep tissue work. With a passion for delivering a creative approach to health Luana loves to see her clients progression to living a life free of pain with more freedom of movement. Luana offers a range of treatments including Sports Massage Therapy, Musculoskeletal Acupuncture, Holistic Massage,  and Thai Yoga Massage.

"I suffer from major discomfort in my neck, shoulders and lower back. Following many months of trying different therapies and therapists I am delighted to have found comfort and relief from the very professional and successful treatment given to me by Luana."

Robert Austin

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Joanna Bruce MBE

Clinical Director

Acupuncturist/Nurse Practitioner/Holistic Health Assessor

Clinical Director and health assessor at The Body Clinic Leominster, Joanna is also a Nurse Practitioner and Acupuncturist with over 35 years' experience tackling challenging health issues and promoting health and wellbeing for a wide variety of individuals, businesses and communities.


Learn more about Acupuncture at www.acupuncture.org.uk

"Jo's approach to my health and well being has truly been life changing. I started receiving treatment for a wide range of health issues in April 2019. Jo has supported me to improve my symptoms of Fibromyalgia (of which there are 26), dramatically reduced my back pain following a car accident and has supported me to make informed and empowered decisions about my nutrition. Jo always has and continues to treat me as an individual with individual needs and I am truly grateful for her expertise."

- Bethan C

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Lisa Adshead

Therapist

Massage Therapist/Reiki Practitioner 

Lisa qualified in Swedish Massage in 1998 and was attuned to Reiki in 2000 and 2001. Lisa has also trained in Spiritual healing with the NFSH and the Community Healing Project. Massage allows us to experience both the benefits of touch - deep relaxation and feeling cared for and the benefits of soft tissue manipulation. Unexpressed emotion is often held as tension in the body, affecting our ability to move freely and feel fully, massage can soften and gently release this. In addition, massage can also give us the time and space to turn our attention inwards, to reflect on situations and become aware of our needs. Lisa’s aim is to create a nurturing space and work intuitively with each individual.

“I found Lisa’s Reiki highly relaxing and peaceful. It was the perfect preparation for a deep massage that was both comfortable and therapeutic. It left me feeling wonderfully supple and energised”.

 Bob, Age 80

Zoe Rawlinson

Zoe Rawlinson

Therapist

Deep tissue and Sports Massage Therapist/Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner/Reflexologist

Zoe was inspired to train as a massage therapist following a background in care work. During that time she supported individuals in elderly care, physical and learning disabilities, acquired brain injury and mental health settings. 

 Since qualifying in 2016 with an Fdsc level 5 in Complementary Healthcare, she has gained qualifications in Deep Tissue, Thai Yoga and Sports Massage.

Zoe uses a balance of remedial and relaxing techniques to create a unique style of massage. Treatments can be aimed at providing targeted pain relief or general relaxation.

"I can thoroughly recommend Zoe. I’ve had both massage and reflexology from her and she gives wonderful treatments. She’s very knowledgeable she’s also a really good listener so she can tailor the treatment to exactly what you need. Highly recommended."

TJ

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Rupert Fairclough MBACP

Therapist

Person – Centred Counsellor

Rupert is an experienced counsellor, with a passion for helping people deal with the difficulties that life throws at us. He has experience of working with clients aged from 13 upwards and I brings his own long experience of life - as a parent, a partner, in the workplace and as a human being.
Rupert has a deep understanding that starting (or restarting) counselling can be scary and you may have many questions and doubts. His free initial telephone consultation will help answer those questions and put you at ease, so that you can make an informed decision.

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Jenny Henry

Therapist

Physiotherapist

Jenny is a experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist. She takes a holistic approach to her treatment, utilising postural assessment, movement analysis and diagnostic tests to inform a whole body treatment approach. She uses a combination of soft tissue and joint mobilisation with acupuncture for pain relief and to facilitate correct movement patterns. Jenny believes strongly in education, ensuring the client goes away with a thorough understanding of their symptoms and how to manage them through prescriptive exercises and life style changes. 

Whether you are hoping to manage a long term health condition or return to sport after injury Jenny will be happy to help.

 "Jenny is gifted.  She is warm, highly qualified yet humble.  She seems to see through the skin and has an uncanny knack for going straight to the centre of the niggle!  The irritated muscle argues and resigns its battle after massage, an appropriately placed needle or two and/or facia release.   I couldn’t recommend her more highly." - Ellie

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Alex Withey

Therapist

Occupational Therapist / Sports Massage Therapist / Pregnancy Massage and Support

Alex qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 2012, working in multiple clinical settings over the years with a passion for orthopaedic care and admission avoidance in the county of Herefordshire. In 2019 she trained with OSSM as a Soft Tissue Therapist and has experience with advanced massage techniques and postural assessments. She can assist with maximising independence in carrying out tasks and personal interests which clients find enjoyment in. Alex believes that combining techniques from both skill sets, she can provide a uniquely tailored service which can aid independence and improve performance with day-to-day tasks. Alex is also a qualified pregnancy massage practitioner and supports pre and post partum utilising her massage and OT skills.

"Alex, the therapist, displayed exceptional professionalism and expertise, and throughout several sessions, she successfully addressed my issue. I now make regular visits every few months for general massages and stretches, and I cannot recommend her enough." Steve B

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Jamie Morris

Therapist

Osteopath

Jamie has a master’s degree in Osteopathy and has a background in guiding people to move better
and improve their quality of life. Jamie has always wanted to help people and through Osteopathy
he has been able to do that. He enjoys nothing more than seeing his patients get out of pain and be
able to enjoy life again without hindrance or fear.

“You’ve made life worth living again" - Leo

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Sam Bruce

Therapist

Sports Massage Therapist

Sam has a true passion for helping individuals to reach their health and fitness goals. Through comprehensive training and hands on experience, Sam provides tailored support for injury prevention and recovery, postural analysis, and treatment plans. 

"Sam was really professional and put me at ease straight away. Extremely professional and really knows his stuff. I asked lots of questions all which where answered in depth. You can tell Sam takes pride in his work and enjoys it and this reflects in the massage given. Would definitely recommend, I have come away feeling amazing after just one session." AC

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Victoria Nicolson-James

Therapist

Emotional Support Therapist - Hypnotherapy/Counselling/Psychotherapy/Life Coaching

Vicky is a qualified clinical Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council accredited hypnotherapist based in Herefordshire.

As an awkward teenager with anxiety, an inability to focus and general lack of engagement at school.  Vicky's mum imported Californian hypnotherapist's sessions recorded onto cassette tapes and listened to them day and night. These recordings taught her how to gain control over her thoughts and ways of thinking. She was able to focus and concentrate better and I overcame anxiety. Becoming a much more settled happy, young person. As a breast cancer survivor and mum to a severely disabled young lady, Vicky has a wide "life experience", empathy and understanding which she brings to her sessions with her clients. Vicky's sessions are non judgemental and full of laughter and joy, tears, relief, healing and happiness.  

Together with her clients, Vicky has achieved incredible, life changing, lasting results.

"Victoria was able to help me see the world around me differently, and also changed my view about my inner self and its limitations. Working with her was extremely valuable as well as practical. Her personality is magical... Throughout the therapy I felt safe and at the end of each session I felt enriched - empowered. Thank you Vick"  TB

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Mandy Cooper

Therapist

Holistic Therapist / Reiki Practitioner / Life and Menopause Coach

Mandy qualified as a therapists is 2023. She offers relaxing facials in which she uses Neals Yards Organics products. AromaTouch TechniqueTM which encourages the body to return to a relaxed state allowing you to feel more able to cope with life stresses and strains. Her Reiki sessions promote general wellbeing and relaxation.
Along side her therapies Mandy offers personalised life coaching programmes to help you find joy, fulfilment and direction in your life. Her Menopause Coaching programme supports women nurture their mind body and spirit through the menopause. Programmes can be paid via a payment plan at no extra cost.

“i suffer from Fibromyalgia, after a Reiki treatment with Mandy I had a such a brilliant nights
sleep, I didn’t wake up as I usually do and woke up today feeling refreshed, so much better
than I usually do” FP

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