Marina Mendes


My name is Marina. I am a very happy, highly motivated person – passionate about life. As a people-focused person, I am always ready for a chat. I am a great listener and communicator.

Of Portuguese descent, I moved to the UK in 2005; I decided to make Dorchester my home a year later. I have embraced this country as my own, and I would like to continue spreading my passion and positive energy to support people through their life path.

After 20 years as a pharmacist, supporting patients to improve their health and quality of life, I decided I wanted more; I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. I embraced a new challenge, becoming a Health and Wellness Coach, completing the first part of this holistic MBA course in November 2018. I am passionate about life and the way we connect to our real being, our soul and with nature, and how to achieve our deepest desires and goals to find happiness through changes in the way we think and behave.

Throughout my career as a community pharmacist, I have developed my clinical knowledge, my way of interacting with people, and my ability to empathise. I am now much more conscious of my thoughts and behaviours and how they affect others. Having attended a Leadership in Healthcare Course recently, I learnt new tools and techniques, which have made me even more aware of my thoughts and behaviours and their impact on others, enabling me to adapt my approach depending on the situation and the person. I put this into practice every day when I meet patients with different health issues. I take the opportunity to show them that I care, I am there to listen and to help them to make the necessary changes. I am a great believer in a more holistic approach to a healthy life and disease prevention, rather than prescribe medication.

On a personal level, I am a mum and a wife and try to be active physically and mentally. I am passionate about the Arts, Zumba, and singing. I also like to try other activities and challenge myself – that is why last year I started a martial art called Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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"I'm amazed! Had a nerve reflexology treatment this afternoon and suddenly find my back pain has eased - can even bend down to feed the cat without groaning! Thank you Izabel, for a thoroughly professional and effective treatment."


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