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Cat Hawkins has always had a passion for aromatherapy. She qualified in massage and aromatherapy 19 years ago after the birth of her first daughter. Now a mum of two, Cat has been out of work for 9 years while she focused on raising her children and managing a chronic health condition.
Cat’s health condition is connected to hormone levels, which means that although she is able to work, it is difficult for her to work traditional full-time hours. After having an Arvigo® Therapy treatment, Cat had finally found something that relieved her symptoms and improved her well-being quite dramatically. She had already started to explore the idea of setting up a business offering massage and aromatherapy. The Arvigo® Therapy treatment re-ignited her passion for helping others with holistic therapies and in 2017 she decided to train in Arvigo® Therapy.
Through her housing association, Cat was put in touch with the Inspiring Enterprise project and her Business Mentor Susan Reviere, who in her own words Cat has found “motivational, knowledgeable and very supportive”. Since 2017 Cat has been working with Inspiring Enterprise to set up her business to allow her to work from home. With regular business mentoring meetings Cat has been helped by Susan to complete the required risk assessment and business plan and Cat will soon be registering with HMRC. She feels that working with Inspiring Enterprise Business Mentor Susan has been essential in helping to develop her confidence, whilst improving her skills in setting up and running her own business.
Arvigo® Therapy is an alternative holistic, non-invasive therapy relatively new to our shores. It offers abdominal massage combined with folk techniques that originated in Belize and Mexico. Cat is one of only 40 qualified practitioners in the UK. The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® (ATMAT) are techniques based in the ancient Maya understanding of the importance of the correct positioning and flow of the reproductive and digestive organs for pelvic and abdominal health.
You can also find her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/catmanasa.