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.
Fiona and Jan started planning leaf at the start of 2008. Nine months later, leaf opened its doors. Jan is the "lea" and Fiona is the "f" in leaf. The opening conicided with the worst financial crash and global recession since the 1920s.....until the Covid pandemic! leaf has come through and is proud to have won UK's Best Small Spa and UK's Best Boutique Spa.
Deputy Manager & 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 micro-needling. She has also undergone MASCED training in early detection of melanoma and skin cancer. Ruth is passionate about Jane Iredale mineral make-up as part of a skincare routine. She was the International Institute of Anti-Ageing's North West Therapist of the Year and a runner-up in the UK & Ireland awards.
Advanced Spa Therapist
Lauren has the international CIDESCO qualification in beauty and body therapies and was previously Head Therapist in a 5 star spa. She is a skincare and massage specialist with experience of several luxury and organic brands, including ESPA. She is also trained in Environ skincare, micro-needling and advanced waxing. Lauren is particularly passionate about health and wellbeing and loves working with clients to achieve positive results as naturally as possible.
Amy trained at Champneys Beauty College in Hertfordshire, is qualified to level 3 in Advanced Beauty Therapy and to level 4 in Advanced Skincare, and graduated as CIDESCO Student of the Year. She has undergone MASCED training in early detection of melanoma and skin cancer. Amy is also trained in Environ facial treatments and advanced waxing.
Reflexologist & Complementary Therapist Specialising in Cancer and Dementia Care
Sara is qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Palliative and End of Life Care and is a Registered General Nurse and Complementary Therapist. She specialises in cancer and dementia care, combining aromatherapy with advanced reflexology techniques to create a holistic therapy to support patients, families and carers. She also offers Reiki and Reflexology to those leading busy or stressful lives