Teresa Russell Student ATA Beauty Stowmarket

Meet student, Teresa Russell

Teresa Russell Student ATA Beauty Stowmarket

For this month's blog, we chat with Teresa Russell who has completed lots of courses here at ATA Beauty.  Find out how she has found working in this exciting industry.

What courses did you complete at ATA Beauty? 

I have completed numerous courses with Jane in the past 6 years. They are mostly massage related as that's what I really love so I took the more holistic route. Some of the courses I have completed are massage,  reflexology, lymphatic drainage, hopi ear candles,  hot stones, deep tissue, MET, body wraps, facials and Indian Head. Once I started training, I got hooked!

What was your favourite course and why?

I have enjoyed all the courses I've done but one of my favorites would have to be reflexology. It was one of the longest courses but one of the best!  My nan was a reflexologist and was a huge part of my life. To follow in her footsteps is a great honour and the benefits of this treatment are amazing.

What advice would you give to anybody who is thinking of training in the industry?  

Just go for it, no matter what age you are. You will not regret it. It's such an amazing and rewarding job to have and most days, it doesn't even feel like work. The time and effort you put in, will definitely be rewarded in the end.

What have you been up to since qualifying?  

Since qualifying 6 years ago,  I have been able to quit my other job, I've had a cabin built and during lock down had it extended to 2 rooms and a bathroom. I now have two other people working along side of me. Both have done some training at ATA too. I have built up a successful business with a constant steady flow of clients so I'm now able to work but still have time to do the other things I love too.

Do you have a favourite treatment you love to do?  

I have too many favorites. I love each and every treatment I do as each brings different outcomes for people. It's just an awesome feeling seeing the difference the treatments can make to someone's life. One of the biggest differences I've seen was in a client who has Parkinsons Disease. She came to me with really bad body tremors and shakes. After doing regular reflexology treatments on her, her shakes completely disappeared. This is why I love my job!

Are there any courses you would like to train in next?  

I am booked onto the Aromareflex course this month and also hope to do myofascial release and cupping soon as they are often requested by my clients.

To make an appointment with Teresa for one of the treatments she specialises in, contact her on 07748 682278 at Graceful Touch Massage in Lakenheath, Suffolk.

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