Our Experts

Leaf has an outstanding team of highly qualified and experienced therapists. They are all committed to our programme of continuing professional development to ensure our clients benefit from the highest standards of skilled treatments and client care.

  • Jan Lea & Fiona Southorn
    Owners

    Before Leaf, Jan and Fiona worked together in postgraduate legal education (Jan's the lawyer, Fiona's the marketeer) and spent so much time on planes and trains that they discovered a mutual ambition to start their own business. Jan is the "Lea" and Fiona is the "f" in leaf which opened in 2008.

    Kate
    Advanced Spa Therapist

    Kate graduated with a BSc (Hons) from Lancaster University & holds NVQ level 3 in Beauty Therapy. Kate is an advanced all-round spa therapist, trained in ESPA, Environ, Cool Skin Peels & threading. She is also a passionate, advanced Lycon hot wax practitioner and nail specialist.

    Joanne
    Advanced Spa Therapist

    Joanne is qualified to NVQ level 3 in Beauty Therapy & Spa. Her passions are massage & skincare built up over several years working in luxury spas where she trained with a wide range of premium skin & bodycare brands. Before joining leaf, Joanne was Senior Therapist at a nationally renowned 5* hotel spa. She is our in-house ESPA expert & also an advanced Lycon wax practitioner.

    Reanne
    Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist

    Reanne is qualified to level 5 & specialises in Clinical Massage to aid chronic pain relief, especially after injury or surgery. As a former RAF officer & competitive horse rider, & having suffered a serious knee injury herself, Reanne has a strong interest in biomechanics & rehabilitation. Her treatments are especially effective in treating scar tissue. She is also qualified in reflexology. 

     

     

     

     

     

    Ruth
    Advanced Skin Therapist

    Ruth is qualified to NVQ level 3 in beauty therapy & massage. She is an advanced Environ skincare practitioner with specialist training & experience in performing Collagen Stimulation Therapy, also known as micro-needling. Ruth is also passionate about Jane Iredale mineral make-up as part of a skincare routine. She was a runner up in the 2018 UK & Ireland Therapist of the Year awards

    Ellysia
    Spa Therapist

    Ellysia is qualified to NVQ level 3 in both spa and electrical facials. She joined us from a hotel spa in Cheshire and has a particular interest in facials and massage, including all ESPA treatments.