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Meet the Essential Bodyworks team

All our Practitioners and Tutors have been fully qualified and experienced for many years.

Carol May MFHT

Carol had been a qualified Therapist since 2004. Carol shares her passion for well-being and sourcing the most effective and natural skin care protocols and treatments for her clients. Carol runs training courses for a wide range of beauty and massage treatments including pregnancy massage.

Carol runs her own Holistic Spa in Basford (Holistic Health & Spa) as well as running a weekly clinic at Essential Bodyworks.

Carol is also the proud owner of The Comfy Client Ltd, a three piece cushion system for couch work, pregnancy and post surgery. We all use these cushions in our treatment rooms which provide amazing comfort during treatments..

Aesthetic Facials that guarantee results for improved skin. Fantastic results for blemishes, acne, skin tags, wrinkles, loose skin, cellulite and so much more.

Sue Baker FSDSHom MARH

Sue Baker FSDSHom MARH registered Homeopath

Sue’s story….. I trained at the South Downs school of Homeopathy have been a registered Homeopath for 13 years.

I found Homeopathy through my youngest son who is now 21. He was born with a heart condition and from a day old was given a variety of drugs and antibiotics to help him. When he was 2 he was off of the medication but he was constantly poorly with coughs colds etc. as his immune system was very weak. I was at the doctors every other week for more antibiotics and although did not want him to constantly be on them, didn’t know what else I could do.

A friend told me to go and seek advice from a Homeopath and it was amazing. It completely changed him and his immune system got so much stronger, he was rarely ill. That was many years ago and he has hardly needed to see a doctor since.

I am passionate about Homeopathy and empowering my patients to look at their health and take control of it.
I have moved with my family to Cheshire from Sussex and hope to help people here to realise they have a choice when it comes to their health, both mentally and physically.

For more information, please contact Sue on 07792 591437 or contact our Wellness Clinic to make an appointment.

Rebecca Eardley

Rebecca has been a qualified therapist for many years. Her main treatments are Swedish Massage, Reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Ear Candling and Reiki.

Rebecca manages our reception part time as well as practising her therapies and making her jewellery.

Rebecca owns CC Creations which is a hand crafted Crystal Jewellery Company. Rebecca hand crafts a beautiful range of crystal jewellery and can make bespoke pieces to order.

Come and visit Rebecca’s shop at our Wellness Centre or book a treatment. Rebecca’s on line shop is here


Sharon Mountford MFHT, MCMA, ATLM

School Principal and Owner of Essential Bodyworks
Tutor, Holistic and Naturopath Practitioner

Senior Instructor and Principal since 2003 specialising in Structural Integration, Myofascial release and Injury and Pain Relief with Structural Release treatments, Colonic Irrigation, Nutritional Therapy and Remedial Massage.  Sharon has been a body worker and complementary therapist since 2001 and has progressed her skills to encompass naturopathy and nutrition. She runs her own Training and Wellbeing Centre in Staffordshire. Sharon is passionate about supporting her students and clients to achieve the best possible outcomes for their wellbeing and careers alike.


Alan Payne Herbalist and Naturopathic Iridologist
Alan Payne

School Principal of The Independent School of Iridologists Naturopathic Iridologist, Herbalist and Tutor

Alan Payne is a Herbalist and Naturopathic Iridologist with busy practices in the Midlands and Glastonbury. He teaches both subjects, and has lectured in Herbal Medicine and Iridology for various organisations, including Eden Project (Cornwall), The Guild of Naturopathic  Iridologists International and the Federation of Holistic Therapists, and has appeared on Granada Television in programmes featuring Iridology related topics. Alan qualified at the College of herbs and Natural healing, and subsequently became a lecturer for that organisation. He has travelled extensively, including to Singapore, Australia, America and Spain to work with and learn from some of the best Natural Healers in the world.