Stephanie Louise Aesthetics and Physiotherapy in Bishop's Stortford offers men and women natural, non-surgical treatments to make them feel better about themselves
A Stansted mum of three who wants to help men and women feel better about themselves without any need for surgery is launching a new clinic in Bishop's Stortford.
Stephanie Cogan, who has worked in the medical industry for over a decade, is opening the doors to Stephanie Louise Aesthetics in North Street on April 12.
She already runs her own successful physiotherapy business, The Herts and Essex Therapy Clinic, which she launched in 2013 alongside her sister Debbie Trigg, and has now expanded to also work in aesthetics.
Stephanie, 33, who qualified as a physiotherapist 12 years ago, was inspired to grow the business and increase the services offered after wanting to get rid of her stretch marks left behind by giving birth to children Mollie, 6, Poppy, 5, and Arthur, 2.
She is now looking forward to welcoming clients to her Stortford premises where both men and women can feel comfortable having treatments.
As well as continuing to treat soft-tissue injuries, she specialises in skin tightening and fat reduction using radio-frequency and ultrasound as well as cellulite, stretch mark and scar reduction using shockwave therapy.
And she is delighted to soon be able to welcome clients to her new premises – a combination of lockdowns and her "amazing" parents having to renovate the building meant the planned opening date of November had to be pushed back.
"I started up my physiotherapy business because I wanted to be my own boss without funding restrictions on treatments etc," said Stephanie, whose husband Ray has recently joined Stansted's fire crew having lost his job in the aviation industry during the first national lockdown.
"I could be as hands-on as I wished in order to give my clients the best possible outcome from their treatment.
"With regards to the aesthetics, I was a mum of three young children with horrific stretch marks and had lost who I was. I found a piece of equipment I used as a physiotherapist could get rid of these and hadn't found any other non-surgical options that really worked long term.
"I decided to expand and set up Stephanie Louise Aesthetics with a dream of helping both men and women to improve their appearance, fixing things they aren't happy with and helping them to look younger non-surgically, the natural way.
"The added bonus of combining the two is nobody knowing what clients are coming into the premises for – physio or aesthetics – so there's no need to feel embarrassed.
"And prices are much more affordable than Harley Street, for example, so new mums like myself, just off maternity leave, don't have to wait forever to feel like themselves again."
Stephanie attended Summercroft Primary School and Herts and Essex High School in Stortford, as did her sister Debbie.
Her team includes four aestheticians and three physios working in house. Working alongside them as associates are aesthetic nurse Dawn Jasper, who also works out of Rivers Hospital and offers alternative treatments such as injectables and thread vein, wart and skin tag removal; Georgina King, who offers semi-permanent and occasion make-up alongside a unique service of nipple tattooing for women who have had a mastectomy; and Sheza Khan, who provides threading, tinting and lash extensions and is excited to be returning to North Street having previously worked at the former Pearsons department store.
Debbie has two physios and a physio assistant at The Herts and Essex Therapy Clinic, which also provides a community paediatric, neurology and care of the elderly service. That business was based in Stansted but will now be under the same roof as Stephanie Louise Aesthetics in Stortford.
Stephanie will also be aiming to fill two huge gaps in the market with technical instructor and massage therapist Lisa Rodmell offering long Covid rehab while women's health specialist Marni Cochrane will offer Mummy MoTs.
Stephanie Louise Aesthetics opens at 29B North Street, Bishop's Stortford on Monday April 12. Visit stephanielouiseaesthetics.co.uk and stephanielouisephysiotherapy.co.uk or call 01279 597140 or 07444 552030 for prices and to book treatments.
Indie readers will receive £50 off any course booked during the first six weeks of opening by quoting INDIE when booking.