Meet The Team


Luana Howes

Managing Director

Massage Therapist/Thai Yoga Practitioner/Reflexologist/Tutor

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. Luana also teaches Massage and Complementary Therapies at the Royal National College. With a passion for delivering a creative approach to health Luana offers a range of treatments including Sports Massage Therapy, Holistic Massage, Reflexology 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


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.

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"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


Tanith Vaughan


Sports Massage/Sports Taping/Reflexology/Reiki

Tanith specialises in Sports Massage, Therapeutic Massage, and Reflexology. Her massage techniques and approach vary in nature depending on the outcome you require. A treatment may include a variety of techniques to achieve the best results for you. Depending on the reason for your visit, Tanith will also carry out a posture analysis to identify any postural or gait imbalances. Where appropriate, Tanith can provide guidance on stretching and warm up techniques to enable you to continue and manage your own recovery

"I consider my monthly treatments with Tanith to be fundamental to my recovery journey..." 

- Barbara


Lisa Adshead


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.


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Zoe Rawlinson


Massage Therapist/Aromatherapist/Reflexologist

Zoe practices Holistic Massage, Reflexology and Aromatherapy Massage. Zoe trained as a massage therapist following a background in care work and has a particular interest in supporting women’s health and well-being. Having regularly experienced the stress relief that holistic therapies bring she supports people to get the best from their bodies and minds. Treatments are tailored to individual needs and aim to offer respite from the pressures of everyday life, bringing a greater sense of physical and emotional well-being.



Nick Hallam



Nick qualified as a counsellor in 2013 upon completion of the Level 4 Diploma in Integrated Counselling. Further to this, he has completed a Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and has worked in both NHS primary care and the private sector. Prior to counselling Nick worked as a musician, composer and music tutor as well as gaining university qualifications in both art and music. Nick draws upon this creative background to offer a therapeutic approach and to support the individuals healing process.


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Janet Smith


Reflexologist/Nurse Practitioner/Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing (TMW) Trainer

After many years working as a nurse, midwife and development worker both in the UK and overseas, Jan qualified as a reflexologist in 2016 as a way to provide more holistic support to clients. She is passionate about helping people to improve their health and wellbeing. As well as providing the hands-on care of Reflexology she also teaches Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing – a beautifully simple range of moves (combining the essential elements of Tai Chi and Chi Kung) that helps to keep the body relaxed, healthy and feeling well.

“I felt so much more energy after your treatment and am sleeping much better at the moment" Sue D


Katie Staff Bsc (hons)


Sports Therapist/Assessment/Rehabilitation/Massage/Taping and Strapping

Katie is a Sports Therapist with over 10 years experience. She graduated from University College Birmingham in 2010 and has mostly worked freelance providing 

treatment to labourers and office workers as well as a multitude of sporting disciplines. Katie is returning to therapy after a hiatus to have a family and returning to the area. She believes that every person is different, which means every treatment needs to be different. She utilises a range of modalities to help you reach your goals enabling you to carry on doing what you love! Whether that be gardening, running around with your children or playing sports with your local club.


Elaine Goode



Elaine graduated from the School of Homeopathy in Stroud and holds their Practitioner Advanced Diploma in Homeopathy (UK). Before training as a homeopath, Elaine worked in the legal profession for many years then moved into freelance proofreading and copy editing. Along the way she also qualified as a reflexologist and spent several years working as a sole practitioner in Devon. As well as running a general practice, Elaine also trains qualified and student doulas and has a special interest in the use of homeopathy during pregnancy, childbirth and aftercare. She hopes to offer a range of homeopathy courses at The Body Clinic alongside her clinical practice.

“Elaine took great time and care over selecting a remedy, gave excellent follow-up and was always available should I need to talk … I felt Elaine was actually interested in how the whole process worked and its effect on me as an individual.” Peter J

Dawn Arkell


Remedial Pilates

Dawn has been teaching Remedial Pilates to individuals and groups since 2011, after finding it helpful in her own recovery from a spinal injury. Since then she has delivered back health workshops,  Pilates for Gardeners/Golfers/horseriders  courses and given slideshow presentations on the history of pilates to local groups. 

To support her clients in practising at home, she offers bespoke pilates videos, created specifically for her clients needs, so they don't  need to try and remember the moves, or guess which exercises are best for them.

"Discovering Pilates has been a revelation to me. It has improved my posture, core strength, and general body image, awareness and appreciation. Thank you Dawn". (J.L.)

Coming Soon

Jessica Pailthorpe & Matthew Ward

Course Leaders
Mindfulness for Health – Reducing stress, relieving pain & tension, restoring wellbeing

As well as being a mindfulness teacher Jess also works as a Craniosacral therapist. She enjoys assisting people in a holistic way to restore health. The Breathworks mindfulness courses works beautifully with this aim of promoting healing through awareness, compassion and the innate wisdom of the body.

Matthew has been running Breathworks Mindfulness courses for 7 years. He works as counsellor and Mindfulness teacher at the Bracken Trust Cancer Charity in Llandrindod Wells and at the CLD Youth Counselling Trust in Hereford. He also teaches Mindfulness in schools.

Jess and Matthew live a family life in rural Herefordshire.

“I feel the course strengthened and extended my ‘toolkit’ for recognising and making choices about how I deal with stress. It’s also really helped me to understand better the notion of being truly aware and curious and the value of kindness and compassion towards myself and others.” Course participant