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About Lisa Dawson

Introduction

Having trained in the early 90s for CGLT 3 year diploma in Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing, I always knew I wanted to eventually run my own salon.

In 2000, I built up a successful salon in Crowborough above Hair Gallery. Gallery Day Spa soon attracted a loyal clientel for our staff of 8 therapists and we grew our reputation from offering "an experience" not just a treatment. The basis for this was built on continual training and sharing our passion with each other and our clients.

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Seven years later Hair Gallery wanted to buy the business to complete their brand and still run it today. I now use the knowledge and expertise gleaned from those years to run my small but personalised boutique salon from my home in Crowborough, East Sussex.

My ongoing quest for knowledge and developing  my listening intuitive touch, is vital to me in my desire to be an effective therapist. I also believe strongly that in order to achieve the best outcome for my clients I may need to refer them from time to time to other complimentary therapists and have a network of Highly Qualified Nutritionist (Michele Nowell at LivePure), Chiropractor, Acupuncturist (Evelyn Piechoczek at Acuhelp) and Psychotherapist I work closely with.

My professional and personal aim is for every client to leave me feeling rested and revitalised,in both mind and body. Reassuringly, they will be armed with strategies to target the skin or muscular needs they arrived with.

My clients come from Crowborough and surrounding areas such as Groombridge, Rotherfield, Buxted, Mayfield, Uckfield, Maresfield, Hartfield and Royal Tunbridge Wells.

Qualifications

1991

CGLI Beauty Therapy 3 Year Diploma including Electrical Treatments

1993

IHVCT Diploma Aromatherapy

1995

Reflexology

1996

Practitioners Reflexology Diploma
60 hours Case Studies 1 Year Course

1999

Sports Massage 1 Year from Brighton
Opened Gallery day Spa

2000

Dermalogica Facial and Body Therapy courses
Oriental Face Reading

2001

MLD for Face/Neck Dr Vodder

2002

Indian Head Massage
Foundation in Advanced Clinical Massage Techniques: 
Lower Back Pain, Neck and Shoulder pain, Shoulder Girdle

2003

Hydrotherm Pregnancy Massage
Dr Vodder Manual Lymphatic Drainage for the whole body
Advanced Stretching

2004

Had a baby

2007

Sold my business Gallery Day Spa and travelled

2009

Accredited Hip and Pelvis Course

2010

Set up Forge Therapies in Danehill

Accredited Leg, Knee and Foot Pain Course

2011

Hot Stone Fusion 6 Day Course

2012

Certificate in Advanced Myofascial Release (62 hours)

Opened Azara Therapies in Crowborough