Retirement marks the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. As Jackie starts her retirement, Sam felt it fitting to take a moment to celebrate the extraordinary career – and immense contributions her mum has made to the industry and community – a true pioneer in the field of complementary therapies and beyond! With a passion for wellness and an unwavering dedication to her vision, Jackie has left an indelible mark on the industry and touched the lives of countless individuals. As she embarks on a new adventure in her well-deserved retirement, let us reflect on her achievements and extend our heartfelt congratulations.
Where it all began:
In 2005, Jackie took a leap of faith and established the Jackie Hamilton School of Therapies. This award-winning training school became a beacon of excellence in aromatherapy massage, reflexology, sports massage, and holistic massage. Through her school, Jackie nurtured and inspired hundreds of students, empowering them to embark on their own journeys in the world of complementary therapies.
A trailblazer and award-winning practitioner:
Jackie’s unwavering commitment to her profession did not go unnoticed. In 2019, she was recognized as the FHT Complementary Therapist of the Year, a testament to her exceptional skills and dedication. This prestigious award celebrated her expertise and the positive impact she made on the people around her.
Jackie’s journey to Parliament in 2019 to promote the integration of complementary therapies was a testament to her unwavering dedication and belief in the power of holistic healthcare. By engaging with policymakers, educating and informing them about the benefits of complementary therapies, and collaborating with like-minded individuals, Jackie played a crucial role in advancing the conversation around integrated healthcare.
Furthermore, in 2020, Jackie was honored with the Inspiration of the Year award by the Norfolk Broadland District Council. Her passion and tireless efforts in promoting holistic well-being within the community were acknowledged, highlighting her invaluable contributions.
Acknowledging excellence and leadership:
In 2021, Jackie’s exceptional leadership and commitment were once again recognized as she won the FHT Excellence Awards Local Group Co-ordinator category. Her role as a local group co-ordinator allowed her to share her knowledge and expertise, fostering a sense of community among therapists and promoting professional growth.
Changing lives, one student at a time:
Jackie’s impact extends far beyond her accolades and achievements. Her genuine care and dedication to her students have transformed countless lives. Through her training school, she has equipped aspiring therapists with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to succeed in their own practices. Jackie’s unwavering support and mentorship have not only shaped careers but also instilled a deep sense of purpose and passion within her students.
Passing the Torch- Bridging the Worlds of Therapy and Hair & Beauty together:
Change is a natural part of life, and as Jackie embarks on her well-deserved retirement, a new chapter unfolds for her Therapy School, with pride and confidence she passes it over to her daughter Sam at NSHB. As we know, Sam’s vision embraces a holistic approach that acknowledges the impact of self-care, relaxation, and inner well-being. By integrating therapy techniques, wellness practices, and beauty and hair treatments, the school now offers a comprehensive education that empowers students to create transformative experiences for their clients.
A bright future in retirement:
As Jackie embarks on a well-deserved retirement, we extend our warmest wishes for this exciting new chapter in her life. Her love for wild swimming, playing the piano, whilst starting a shanty singers group, book club and so much more promise an enriching and fulfilling retirement.
As Jackie enters this new phase of her life, we wish her a joyous and rewarding retirement filled with new adventures, relaxation, and the pursuit of her passions.