Hi, I’m Ruth and I'm the proud owner of Unity Wellbeing who have been offering holistic therapies for the past 3 years. So, why holistic therapies? The answer is, I love helping people. For the length of my career, I have had the pleasure of working in public service, working for the NHS in Stroke Rehabilitation and in education both as an English Teacher and in further education as an Apprenticeships Tutor. As such, I’m able to bring a little of my teaching skills to my meditation classes, a little of my medical knowledge into my holistic practise, and have the privilege of feeling rewarded in continuing to help others.
Outside my professional life, I am a life-long and passionate dancer. I have been dancing for 24 years, have suffered various injuries and as such have always made looking after my body a priority. This is just one of the things that inspires me in wanting to help others do the same. I also practice mindfulness meditation daily. This started following attending a 10 week course on mindfulness. This course was a turning point in my life. I believe it was pivotal to me re-gaining a positive outlook following a life changing separation in my late 20s. Everyone, at some point in their life, will experience stressful situations, traumatic events, or simply feel like they’ve lost their direction. My job then, is to provide that tool box to combat stress, live with that trauma or find that direction.
I originally trained with ITEC in Swedish Massage, which was my first love in holistic therapy. I was taught by a very dedicated, warm and supportive tutor and I feel this helped me build the foundations of a career I hope to pursue for many years to come. This soon followed on with 'massage at your desk' Seated Acupressure and Deep Tissue Massage. Deep tissue has allowed me to delve into the sports world and gain invaluable experience treating sports injuries. I then trained in Pregnancy Massage, helping mothers to be to feel special, pampered and at ease. A more recent passion for mindfulness took me in the direction of Meditation Instruction which has already had a large impact on the local community. I have most recently gained my qualification allowing me to deliver holistic facials and am looking forward to helping my clients feel confident in their own skin.