The Gateway To Your Potential
Sue Bailey & Maisie
Gateway Workshops LTD
For our venue courses - We have trained many professional therapists and make-up artists from large professional salons, hotels and spas at: Gleneagles 5 star hotel and Spa Scotland, Champneys Health Resorts, Bobbi Brown UK & Ireland, Make-up Artists at Large Filming Companies, Hollyoaks for Channel 4, Top Spas like The Mandarin Oriental Spa at Knightsbridge, John Lewis Spa, The Sanctuary and many other leading companies like Dior.
Other clients include: NHS, National Pharmacies & Rehabilitation Centres Across the UK, Thousands of Therapists - For Professional Client Use And the General Public - For Personal Use.
I was a therapist and then a tutor for over 8 years in London, teaching Indian head massage and Reiki/Seichem Healing, I enjoyed my time as a tutor and the students loved my high standards and care.
The feedback from students was that they were unhappy however with other schools and the lack of quality of their training. I was in contact with many excellent tutors that did not have the time or finances to promote themselves, I was asked for their contact details which took me on the next stage of my journey. I gave up teaching to dedicate all my time to starting a new school, that was back in 1998 and I have spent every year carefully selecting tutors to run the courses we offer, making sure high standards were the number one priority.
I built Gateway slowly with only a few tutors and just a handful of accredited courses to start with and now we have over 70 accredited courses and over 25 tutors!
Prior to joining Gateway I have taught in further education colleges, a private beauty school and within adult education. I have taught ITEC, VTCT, NVQ qualifications and one day courses
I love my job as a massage therapist and trainer, you never stop learning and growing and the feeling of making someone else feel good is just priceless. Being able to share this with others is so rewarding and I feel incredibly grateful to enjoy the job I do every day. I strive to treat everyone with warmth and respect and encourage them to be the best therapist they can be.
I have been a sports therapist for over 10 years, this interest led me to study Sports Therapy (BSc) at undergraduate level,where I fell in love with sports massage and anatomy. I love sharing my experience, knowledge and passion with my learners, and helping them on their journeys to becoming amazing therapists.
I am trained in Massage, Osteopathy and Nutrition. I firmly believe that no matter what qualifications or experience one may have, we can always continue to learn from each other.
At the age of 22, I decided to pursue massage as a career, studying and working full time, then slowly practising massage and building my client base.I currently have a successful mobile massage business, offering a range of massages, and running successful baby massage classes.
Along with being an online tutor for Gateway, as you can imagine I was delighted when I was offered the opportunity to take on Sue and the Gateway team as one of my clients, where I can use my customer facing experience and ability to juggle a lot of things at the same time.
Over the last 18 years I have continued to build upon my own skills and share my knowledge with students, helping people to heal is my life’s work & it gives me much joy in being able to offer treatments & classes to people from all walks of life.
Tutor PAI have worked in Administration and Accounts for many years within the Retail and Public Relations sectors, in both workplace and home based positions.
From a very young age I was interested in many aspects of beauty, especially the practice of massage which is where my passion to pursue a career in beauty stemmed from!
I’ve always had a passion for learning about the human body. From being a young girl I knew the power of massage to ease pain, often massaging my mum's feet after a long day at work. I was involved in a car crash that left me with terrible back and neck pain that was relieved by massage and physiotherapy. Once I recovered, I continued to schedule regular massages and enjoy visits to spas for my wellbeing and relaxation. My passion for massage as a career was ignited.
I have dealt with a wide-cross section of the public, including high profile (celebrity) clients and Royalty and I was head-hunted to be part of the management team that launched a luxury boutique style salon in Selfridges London.
20 years teaching experience, a wealth of cultural experience, massage and holistic skills, an interest in treating the whole person.
I endeavour to keep up the practical side of my profession in my own clinic as this keeps me inspired and in the real world, as-well as continuing professional development to further advance my knowledge and most importantly to keep up to date with the most current evidence- based practice. I am passionate and enthusiastic about providing the very best quality of training working as a tutor for Gateway Workshops - UK & Ireland's Leading Award-Winning School for Massage & Beauty Professional Courses.
I went to University College Birmingham to study a BSc honours degree in Sports Therapy as I have always been interested in the human body, helping people and sports. I am passionate about helping other people whether it be relieving them from pain or teaching them to develop their skills further.
Throughout my career, I have gained a wealth of experience, skills and knowledge in an ever-changing industry. I thoroughly enjoy training students, having worked in further education and colleges passing on my skills gained to my students and watching them thrive.
I have over 20 years' experience practising & training in various areas of beauty therapy. I have been lucky enough to travel the globe and work in some of the world's leading hotel spas, then in the UK training beauty therapists in 5* treatments standards and became a trainer for ESPA, where I spent many years training in beautiful holistic treatments and routines.
Maxine Dubois (Previously Fone)
Maxine is a natural psychic and teaches from the heart, with a strong interest in not only teaching clear techniques but lifting self esteem and personal inspiration, making her a very popular tutor.
I left FE in 2021 to prioritise my own business, NJ Fitness and Massage, which involved a large range of community fitness classes specialising in pregnancy and postnatal. I also started to offer a wider range of massage treatments from my own treatment room.I have always loved working in education and sharing my knowledge and expertise. There is no greater feeling than helping others. I am incredibly lucky to be able to do this day-to-day with my own clients as well as sharing this with other therapists.
Having qualified in Sports Massage in 2016 my career has taken me from Luxury Spa, to corporate massage to travelling across London within the mobile setting.Having begun my journeys at Six Senses Spa I have had the great privilege of working and training under numerous exceptional Therapists. My treatments were predominantly Chair based but also consisted of Deep Tissue, Arms, Leg and Feet and ‘Indian Style’ head Massage.
My name is Sital Ladva. I have been working in the beauty/massage industry for the past 16 years. I have always been about the industry and at the age of 16 I joined Reading College to study Massage, Hair & Beauty.
Sue Bailey-Director, Founder/Owner
Hello my name is Sue Bailey thank you for visiting our site, I am the owner, founder and Director of Gateway Workshops™ and my award winning school has been offering accredited courses for over 25 years. Welcome to our web site and we look forward to seeing you on a course with us very soon.
I began building my practice and experience working mobile for a couple of years. This included working for various Charitable organisations.
My interest in massage and complementary therapies began at the age of ten when I learnt how to give a back massage. What initially started out as a hobby, has now turned into a very rewarding and exciting career.
As well as teaching for Gateway I work in a private practice, treating sports injuries and using holistic therapies for relaxation and wellness. I have lectured in further education and continue to teach group fitness and rehabilitation classes.
I am privileged to be working in a role that provides me with flexibility whilst still having the opportunity to work in a professional environment and be part of a successful team.
We very much look forward to you joining our students on our online platform for our online courses soon!
Sue Bailey x
We have trained many salon therapists, mobile therapists and corporate ladies and gentlemen.
We have also trained thousands of complete beginners, police men and women, air hostesses - flight attendants, office workers, mums, retired men and women, members of the NHS all looking for a rewarding career change or an extra income.
We offer value for money, professional training from passionate and skilled tutors and the chance to earn an extra income or maybe offer you training to allow a complete life change and a different career path.
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Voted Guild Awards of Excellence Winner 'Best Training School' 5 years in a row.
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