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Innovative Burton therapist chosen as one of country’s top independent businesses

Innovative Burton therapist has been recognised for her unique style as she bags a national accolade while continuing to find new ways to combat chronic pain.

Lisa Satchwell, of Lisa Satchwell Energetics, in High Street, Tutbury, is one of this year’s Small Biz 100 – a national award run by Small Business Saturday which recognises independent firms across the country making a difference.

Lisa, who is one of the top therapists in the country for treating chronic pain problems after receiving the highest award in her field, was invited to join other finalists for an exclusive reception at the House of Lords in London to celebrate the difference independent businesses make to the UK economy and their community.

The specialist, who lives in Stretton and also won this year’s Love Ladies Business Group Wellbeing and Lifestyle award, said it was great to be recognised and to take part in such a high-profile event showcasing British talent.

Lisa Satchwell of Lisa Satchwell Energetics said:

“It was great to get the opportunity to meet other business owners from across the country that are as passionate as I am about running their own business.

“When I started the practice I did it to help others.  Many people suffer with chronic pain problems for a long time, they make do and think there is no alternative, before realising simple steps can make a real difference.  I spent a long time studying how the body works and how different massage and holistic approaches can help repair and heal the body. All pain is a sign of an underlying problem it is getting to the root of what is causing that pain – that is what I find so interesting.”

Lisa, who specialises in alleviating the symptoms of chronic pain, is also studying to become one of the first therapists in the country qualified in TMJ therapy – an innovative new massage which focuses on relieving muscular pain around the jaw, face and neck which can cause a number of secondary problems including headaches, shoulder pain and teeth problems.

The business owner has a passion for understanding how the body works and combines a variety of techniques to help patients alleviate symptoms from frozen shoulder and sciatica to stress and repetitive strain injuries.

The London celebration was hosted by Lord Young of Graffham, former Secretary of State for Trade and Industry and Government Adviser on enterprise and small business with support by card reader start-up Square. It was attended by special guests including Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Rt Hon Greg Clark MP.

Lord Young of Graffham said:

“Small Business Saturday is a vital campaign to highlight the critical role that small businesses play in fueling the British economy. They are the true backbone of our economy, helping to drive growth across all areas of the country. Hosting the impressive businesses in this year’s Small Biz was a huge pleasure, and it is only a small part of the recognition they deserve for their entrepreneurial spirit shown day in, day out.”

Small Business Saturday is a national movement which encourages people to think local and support independent businesses. It is held on the first Saturday in December and last year saw customers spend £750 million last year on the day.

Director of Small Business Saturday UK, Michelle Ovens said:

“The Small Biz 100 represent the very best in British business at the heart of our economy. Day in day out small businesses prove themselves to be innovative, community-minded and capable of thriving in what are undoubtedly challenging times. They are hugely deserving of recognition and we are thrilled to have the honour of hosting this special celebration at The House of Lords."

Lisa started her training in Australia where she lived for 13 years and then continued to train back in the UK before completing the highest qualification available at the Jing Advanced Massage Training, in Brighton.

The school, where Lisa took her BTEC Level 6 Professional Diploma in Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage course, is recognised as one of the foremost leaders in their field.

On its website it says:

“For the first time ever, UK therapists can achieve a degree level qualification in Clinical and Sports Massage. This will allow you to become an unparalleled expert in the arena of injury and pain management.”


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