Lise Matthews – The Ark

Tell us about you, your business and where you operate in West Wales?

My name is Lise and I own The Ark health food shop and natural health practise, situated in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.

What products and services do you provide and how can Seekers access them?

The Ark is the local independent health hub. The health food shop offers a wide variety of healthy foods, special diet ingredients, supplements, free from household items and beauty products that are good for you and the environment. You will also find a selection of home brewing equipment. Our natural health clinic includes many practitioners of health and wellbeing, offering 1-to-1 sessions and smaller classes. To mention a few there’s acupuncture, McTimoney chiropractic, hypnotherapy, massage, allergy testing, Bowen Technique, reiki, colonic hydrotherapy, osteopathy, etc.

How can Seekers benefit from what you do?

  1. You are able to shop for foods and supplements for a healthy diet and lifestyle.
  2. You can get treatment for your health and wellbeing.
  3. You will feel better when you eat right, when you are not in pain and when your nutrient levels are optimal.

What do you love about the work you do?

It is so rewarding when people report back that they feel so much better when following our advice or after a treatment. I love educating people to make them aware of the possibilities for health and wellbeing and how you don’t have to suffer unnecessarily.

How did you end up in your vocation?

I originate from Denmark and bring with me healthy Scandinavian eating and living habits. I have practiced in Wales since 2002 as a Bowen Technique practitioner and offering health MOTs & intolerance testing. In 2011 I took over as the owner of the health food shop and clinic. Since then the business has gone from strength to strength with many more people interested in a long and healthy, pain-free life.


Personal trivia

Early mornings or late nights?

Early mornings

Cats or dogs?

Love my cat. But do also have a dachshund.

Retreat or festival?

Hmmm…. Depends on who I’m with ☺

Coast walk or coasteering?

Coast walk definitely

Facebook or Instagram?

Facebook– it’s an age thing probably

Guilty pleasure?

A glass of wine. Or two.

Favourite place in West Wales and why?

Anywhere I can cycle

What did you want to do ‘when you grew up’?

Speak languages


 

Why should people use Life Seeker?

It’s a useful wellbeing resource for fun and healthy living with many providers and events listed in one place

How can Seekers find you/keep in touch?

Tell us your name, the name of your business and where you operate in West Wales?

I am Celia Boothman founder of LTR coaching and live in Narberth, Pembrokeshire I provide one off nutrition and coaching consultations for triathletes, and online coaching to help athletes achieve their goals, details can be found on my website www.ltrcoaching.co.uk

How can Seekers benefit from what you do?

Working with a coach makes you accountable for sticking to a plan, and helps you to test your limits.

What do you love about the work you do?

I enjoy working with a range of people, helping them to make changes in their life, and become the best athlete that they can be.

How did you end up in your vocation?

I started doing triathlon myself, and coached myself to a high standard, then decided I would like to share the benefit of my knowledge. I went on to gain specific qualifications, and have worked with a high level coach to develop my own practice.


Personal trivia

Early mornings or late nights?

Early mornings

Cats or dogs?

Cats

Retreat or festival?

Festival

Coast walk or coasteering?

Coasteering

Facebook or Instagram? 

Instagram

Guilty pleasure?

Pisco sours

Favourite place in West Wales and why?

Broad Haven South, love the beach, and lily ponds

What did you want to do ‘when you grew up’?

Not really sure about that one! I feel like I’m always developing in some way! 


 

Why should people use Life Seeker?

Its a great way to find out ways to try out new experiences, and to be aware of what is going on in the County.

How can Seekers find you/keep in touch?

You can find me on Twitter.

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