Hello, pleasure to meet you. My name is Marcio and I'm the founder of MenCare UK.
Sounds fancy but, in this terrible 2021, is just me working as a beauty therapist and aesthetician really! 😆
I though on opening up and letting you know a bit more about me and MenCare.
Where do you come from?
Born in October 1982 - I know! Thank god for my profession! - in sunny Portugal!
Here am I in the beach when I was about 15, barely growing a beard, with my school mates in the beach! So many good memories! I was terrible at bodyboarding though!
While studying in Oporto's Music Conservatoire, I visited many places bu the most fascinating was Bristol and surroundings.
I moved to England in 2005 to carry on my degree in singing at the Guildhall School of Music in Drama. And one course after the other, I staid and I'm still studying today!
When did you start your career in Beauty and Aesthetics?
I've been working as a therapist since my first (VTCT Beauty) qualification in 2014, yep! I been doing this for some years now and I love it!
Here I am training to do a manicure. I was not the best at applying polish with my friends ending up with their fingers all red!
I started working with Daniel (Beauty) and moved then around. Thank you Daniel for putting up with me!
I been studying beauty and aesthetics for quite a few years and I must have done pretty much everything you can do, except... Botox and fillers! Seriously considering as I now start needing some! 🤣
In fact throughout these years I qualified in Hair Removal, including Laser and Electrolysis hair removal/reduction; Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Aromatherapy, Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, Thai Yoga Massage, Sports & Remedial Massage... and more, Manicure, Pedicure (Hands & Feet), Facial Treatments, including electric facial treatments, Body treatments, Gym Instructor, Personal Training, Sports Nutrition...
And then we have my other passion!
Here I am with my good friends at the graduation day on my first course! Miss you all.
But I didn't stop there and I been working more intensely on classical Yoga and bridging this ancient wisdom with modern research.
After loosing my yoga studio in Farnborough, I decided... why not study a bit more! I've now finished the first part of my Yoga Therapy Course! Just brilliant to see that many techniques used in Psychology, personal training and massage have been around for millennia! Yes, you guessed it, yoga has it all and more still!
Not sure if I forgot something! Ah!, I have a degree in Music - singing and all that comes with it, public presentation, repertoire, movement and drama, languages... blah blah blah 🤣
I've been building my skills to become your mix and match personal therapist! just take me with you on your holidays! 😜
Did you Know Marcio was the Finalist in a national competition for the best Male Therapist from the British Association of Beauty & Aesthetics Council?
Oh dear! yes...
But that was in 2016. You might ask why I didn't try again? I believe they didn't repeat the male category and I had enough of competitions - I had plenty when I was studying singing. I do not miss them!
So, I was a proud finalist. I made my academy happy and got a badge and another certificate! I promise I planted trees to compensate the amount of certificates I been given all these years! 😱
And there you have it! This is me. Easy going, people lover, wanting to help and make a difference. Hard worker, eternal student, loving life and what life throughs to me - both goods and the bad!