Ricardina is originally from Portugal. From a young age she knew she wanted a career in beauty so immediately after finishing her A Levels she trained as a beauty therapist and soon gained her CIDESCO diploma. Her first position was with Estée Lauder during which time she progressed her training further by qualifying in lymphatic drainage massage, deep tissue massage and shiatsu. She has also completed an Honours degree in nutrition and is a qualified make-up artist. Over the years she has worked with many beauty and spa brands including ESPA, La Prairie, Phytomer, Crème de La Mer and Sisley. In 2003, after almost 14 years with Estée Lauder, Ricardina accepted the prestigious position of Spa Manager for La Prarie in Cascais on the coast near Lisbon. She moved to England at the end of 2010 where she worked as a senior beauty therapist for Urban Retreat at Harrods before joining the team at Embody. For Ricardina, being a beauty therapist is hugely rewarding, and one of her greatest pleasures is meeting new people and seeing them leave her treatment room feeling happy, relaxed and refreshed.
Originally from Budapest, Barbara moved to London in 2014. Up until that time she had worked predominately in hospitality, but a strong desire to give more to people led her to study beauty therapy, and in 2017 she received her ITEC Level 2 Diploma. With this, Barbara had discovered her passion! Barbara now takes immense pleasure in helping her clients look and feel their best, welcoming every opportunity to expand and share her knowledge. Since joining Embody, she has undergone extensive training with Caudalie to ensure premium product awareness and expert skin advice. Barbara’s professional and friendly manner make her a welcome addition to the team, and her clients can rest assured that they are in excellent hands.
Located in the landmark St George Wharf development in Vauxhall/Nine Elms, Embody Wellness is South London’s premier centre for health and wellbeing. Since opening in 2012, Embody has continuously provided the highest standards of service and professionalism, delivering exceptional results in a contemporary, relaxed environment.
Specialising in facials, waxing and massage for women and men, you can be assured that you’re in excellent hands with their friendly and welcoming team of experienced therapists who are dedicated to delivering treatments that exceed expectations.
So whether it’s to heal, revitalise or simply relax, the staff at Embody Wellness look forward to welcoming you to their centre soon.