London born, Essex bred, Amy has always had a love of the ocean and couldn’t resist the call of the Atlantic so moved to Cornwall when she was 18. Since then she has traveled the world and now works in Swim Club as a massage therapist and yoga instructor.
How long have you worked at Watergate Bay Hotel?
I’ve been here just over a year. It’s crazy how quickly a year can go!
What does your role involve?
As a massage therapist I focus on the bodily treatments: massages, reflexology and facials. However, this year my role developed further when yoga classes were introduced. As a qualified yoga instructor I now lead two lessons a week.
Where did you become a qualified yoga instructor?
I’ve loved yoga since I was young; my mum has always practised it so I’ve grown up with the discipline. Whilst travelling through Australia, New Zealand and Thailand I practised yoga daily and whilst in Costa Rica I took a months intensive course to become a qualified instructor.
Where you a qualified massage therapist before you joined the team in Swim Club?
Yes. When I joined I was already a Level 3 qualified massage therapist but since being here I have taken the reflexology course and am now qualified to perform this treatment on guests. There is always a chance to further your training at Watergate Bay, I’m looking forward to extending my portfolio of treatments.
What’s a normal day like for you in Swim Club?
There is a huge variety in my day to day life in Swim Club. One day I could be performing back to back treatments, the next day my diary may be very quiet. It’s on Tuesdays and Friday’s at 10.30am that I teach yoga and that can either be in the studio or if it’s a nice day out on the beach.
What’s your favourite part about your job?
The variety of the role is great, no two days are the same. We have a lot of flexibility in Swim Club in comparison to other spa/salon’s that offer treatments. We are able to customise a treatment to fit the persons exact needs so that it’s tailor made to each individual.
And that’s another part of the job that I enjoy; interacting with the guests, there are always new people to meet and get to know.
If you were going to come to Swim Club for the day what treatment(s) would you have?
I’d go for the full works. It’s a two hour treatment that includes a body brush, full body exfoliation, wrap, fast facial and massage. It’s indulgence at it’s best! The treatment is so relaxing.
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When you’re not at work where can we find you?
Walking my dog at Watergate Bay.
Can you tell us a random fact about yourself?
I have a degree in zoology and a chainsaw license.