About Lisa Dawson


Having trained in the early 90s for CGLT 3 year diploma in Beauty Therapy and Hairdressing, I always knew I wanted to eventually run my own salon.

In 2000, I built up a successful salon in Crowborough above Hair Gallery. Gallery Day Spa soon attracted a loyal clientele for our staff of 8 therapists and we grew our reputation from offering "an experience" not just a treatment. The basis for this was built on continual training and sharing our passion with each other and our clients.

Azara Therapies

Seven years later Hair Gallery wanted to buy the business to complete their brand and still run it today. I now use the knowledge and expertise gleaned from those years to run my small but personalised boutique salon from my home in Crowborough, East Sussex.

My ongoing quest for knowledge and developing  my listening intuitive touch, is vital to me in my desire to be an effective therapist. I also believe strongly that in order to achieve the best outcome for my clients I may need to refer them from time to time to other complimentary therapists.

My professional and personal aim is for every client to leave me feeling rested and revitalised,in both mind and body. Reassuringly, they will be armed with strategies to target the skin or muscular needs they arrived with.

My clients come from Crowborough and surrounding areas such as Groombridge, Rotherfield, Buxted, Mayfield, Uckfield, Maresfield, Hartfield and Royal Tunbridge Wells.


1991 CGLI Beauty Therapy 3 Year Diploma including Electrical Treatments

1993 IHVCT Diploma Aromatherapy

1995 Reflexology

1996 Practitioners Reflexology Diploma, 60 hours Case Studies 1 Year Course

1999 Sports Massage 1 Year from Brighton, Opened Gallery day Spa

2000 Dermalogica Facial and Body Therapy courses, Oriental Face Reading

2001 MLD for Face/Neck Dr Vodder

2002 Indian Head Massage, Foundation in Advanced Clinical Massage Techniques: Lower Back Pain, Neck and Shoulder pain, Shoulder Girdle

2003 Hydrotherm Pregnancy Massage, Dr Vodder Manual Lymphatic Drainage for the whole body, Advanced Stretching

2004 Had a baby

2007 Sold my business Gallery Day Spa and travelled

2009 Accredited Hip and Pelvis Course

2010 Set up Forge Therapies in Danehill, Accredited Leg, Knee and Foot Pain Course

2011 Hot Stone Fusion 6 Day Course

2012 Certificate in Advanced Myofascial Release (62 hours), Opened Azara Therapies in Crowborough

2014  Cranial Sacral Techniques Workshop for massage therapists 

2015 Living Anatomy Masterclass 

2016 Dermaquest SkinTherapy 

2017 Jing Advanced Massage Shoulder Girdle Pathology and Treatment for Frozen Shoulder/Rotator Cuff Injuries etc

2018/2019 Venus Freeze Radiofrequency, Dermapen  Microneedling Training, Dr Andrew Christie Advanced Dermapen Master Classes in Pigmentation and Scarring, Acne and Rosacea, LA Facelift and Rejuvination Techniques

About Janet Brummer


Janet Brummer (BABTAC ITEC ACMT) is an experienced Advanced Clinical Massage and Beauty Therapist. Having worked within an integrative team of alternative therapists at The Natural Health Clinic for 12 years, Janet has a unique ability to sign post her clients to areas or approaches to their health that they may not of been aware of. Her aim is to help support and encourage her clients to explore their potential for health, vitality and happiness. with a warm and genuine regard for seeking optimal health.


Skills & Qualifications

Janet strives to update and enhance her skills yearly and has recently qualified in Advanced Skin Resurfacers and Peels,

Radio Frequency Facial Rejuvenation, Advanced Dermapen Masterclass For Facial Rejuvenation, Acne, Scarring, Pigmentation and Rosacea.


Janets specialism at Azara Therapies is as an Advanced Facial Specialist for Anti Ageing, Acne, Pigmentation, Scarring and Rosacea Management.