About Hannah Walker
I’ve been working for Katie Bell Physio since 2020, and love being part of a team of like-minded people and to be given the opportunity to help people feel better. I set up as a Therapist on my own in 2009 and built up a good client base, particularly in the Antenatal sector. I also delivered courses on how massage can help during birth and how to include their partner and loved every minute of it.
Throughout the years I have worked with other therapists to build up our client base. I decided to have a long break from it all after I had my two daughters and went back to work in the design industry as an Interior Designer for a while before returning once again to massage. Working at Katie Bell Physio gives me satisfaction knowing that people are entering a safe, professional environment where they will be welcomed and looked after.
Qualifications, Achievements & Relevant Experience
- MTI Diploma in Holistic Therapeutic Massage with Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
- APNT Diploma in Holistic Pregnancy Massage at The Well Mother Pregnancy Course, Bristol
- Trained at The Sheffield Centre for Massage Training
- Antenatal Massage Therapist since 2009
- Antenatal Massage Therapy course tutor
Hobbies, Hidden Talents & More Info
I grew up and went to school in the Peaks, went on to study Art and design at Chesterfield College, which then led me going on to study Interior Design and Architecture at Manchester Met University. I got my first job straight out of university designing office interiors for Astra Zeneca at Alderley Edge. I am a very creative person and I share an online business with my sister which allows me to direct my creative focus. I am an Ambassador for Tropic Skincare as I love their ethos behind each product.
Once I moved to Sheffield, I bought my first house at the age of 23 and worked in an Architects practice in Broomhill. I began studying for massage in 2009 whilst working full time as an Interior Designer as I wanted to get out of the rat race and do something completely different after I became ill with stress. I left my job at the Architects and set up my own business as a massage therapist due to the passion I have in that field. I now live in the peak district where I enjoy long walks with my husband, two daughters and our cockapoo.
Running is one of my favourite hobbies and I do this at least twice a week even though it definitely doesn’t come naturally to me. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family whenever I can.
When I was really young, I wanted to work at a supermarket check out because I liked how the food beeped when it was passed over the scanner!