Beth Hill LMP
Beth was born and raised in Britain, and she grew up in the dance studio and on the back of a horse. In both places she fine-tuned her own balancing act. After completing an English Literature degree, she started her career in healthcare at St George's University of London, studying Physical Therapy. After completing a third of the course, Beth's personal life led her to make the move to the United States and consider how best to apply her skills and interests to her chosen line of work.
An ex-dancer, ex-desk worker, and ex-city dweller, Beth found her own balance by returning to her childhood passion of horses, and moving to her own patch of heaven just outside Bellingham. Committed to helping others and continuing her healthcare education, she enrolled at DiscoveryPoint School of Massage in Seattle, a highly-respected school which offers a diversity of knowledgable and skilled teachers, a broad range of approaches to the body and to massage therapy, and a cohort of dedicated, interesting and supportive fellow students. Studying under Pat Archer, Michael Jacobus and Lisa Nelson (amongst many talented others), Beth discovered ideas, modalities and skills which she had never encountered before, and thrived on the challenging and fascinating curriculum. She received her diploma in July 2015, and was delighted to be able to bring her renewed passion and wide-ranging knowledge to her new practice.
Having been around horses almost her whole life, Beth then trained for her equine diploma with Equi-Therapy UK, the leading provider of equine massage and bodywork education in the UK. She graduated in April 2016 with a Distinction, as one of only a handful of graduates achieving this high standard. She then undertook further rigorous training and education with Mary Lou Langley at Langley Equine Studies in Soap Lake, WA. Beth graduated with honors in August 2016. It is a joy and privilege for her to offer bodywork to horses.
With an eclectic set of career paths behind her, Beth understands the body from many different viewpoints, and can appreciate the demands on the body from both physical exertion through sport, performance or work, and the demands from a lack of movement, where job constraints might mean a long day of sitting. She recognises the value of relaxation in managing stress, illness and injury, as well as the value of direct therapeutic and remedial bodywork, and seeks to balance the two in her approach to her clients - human and equine alike.
Beth is licensed by the Washington State Department of Health, license number MA60597543.