Helen Marriott - the owner/founder of Fountains Court, together with the receptionists, housekeeping and kitchen staff, therapists and facilitators all work as a team and passionately believe in the concept of Fountains Court, a place where people come and stay and are never quite the same again. For some the change is subtle for others it is life changing.
In 1993 Helen achieved a Diploma in Holistic Massage with the London Massage Training Institute. This was followed with a certificate in Aromatherapy and then training as a Bach Flower Practitioner. Over the years Helen has undertaken numerous courses in health related modules as part of her continued professional development program, including a trip to China in 1998 to study Traditional Chinese Medicine.
A keen traveller all her life and a Cordon Bleu cook Helen is also a member of Mensa and has completed five years of study with the Open University for a degree in The Humanities with Philosophy, she is waiting for a quiet period in which to do a 6th year in order to complete her honours degree. She has a busy practice within the hotel and regularly gives talks and seminars for corporate businesses, charities and the local Hospice and is a facilitator for Teeside University’s Post Graduate Nursing Course in Palliative Care.
Fountains Court is also Helen’s home and she is often the first to greet you on your arrival. Helen’s three young adult offspring are mostly ‘in transit’ as they explore the rest of the world but you may on occasion find them in residence.
Below are some of the comments guests and clients have written in our visitors book:
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY ABOUT US
This was a totally unexpected break (passing through) wish we could stay longer. We are feeling very calm, thank you. (Not a complaint, just a suggestion for herbal tea in the rooms). Annette, Bury. (thanks for that suggestion Annette - always welcome! Do please ask at reception for herbal teas - we have a variety in stock)
We really want to thank you again for your wonderful retreat. We had a wonderful time ... we all agree that being with you in your haven made us feel glad to know and share all we knew and learn something new also. Isn't life wonderful!!! Shelley & Co, Staffs.
What can I say? A life changing experience. Arrived overloaded with stress and within 24 hours felt a wonerful calm. More relaxing than a fortnight on the Med - and cheaper! Will certainly be back. Chris. Bolton.
"Back again! 3 nights of bliss and tranquility. Treated myself to lots of treatments, each one superb. Thank you for making my stay so special." Amanda, Leeds.
"We have had a lovely few days ... made me sit back and think of my life ... will be back soon." John and Angela, Doncaster.
"Love to all at Fountains, I really feel at home here and am so looking forward to be back. What a special energy here.." John and Barbara, Sheffield.
Dear Health Angels, what a special wonderful time I had with you all, you are all very special people and the whole week spent at Fountains Court was so very special, magical and so very nourishing on all levels." Susan, York.
"What can I say to conjure up what I feel? Helen has created something very special and unique here at Fountains Court. This is my third visit ... all my therapies and treatments have been sensational - the therapists vocations are clear to see... Amanda, Leeds.
A Hotel with a difference! I felt very welcome and well cared for. I wish I was staying longer but I will be back. Many thanks Helen and Staff for your warmth, help and hospitality. Anita, Manchester.
"A truly wonderful place ... we will think of our stay here often, it was such a pleasure .." Lowri, London
"The weekend far exceeded the recommendation given by friends. I had a brilliant time, totally chilled, will be back soon. Thank you Helen & staff." Christine, Leeds
"You have been like a life raft for me. Thank you for being here." Helen, Cheshire.
'So much TLC and support when I needed it! Hugely grateful, thanks.' Alison, Nottingham
'Thank you so much Helen, for turning me right way round again, I'll be back.' Sophie, London.
'Thanks for the most amazing stay, Helen & crew.' Neil, Leeds
'Paradise in Scarborough.' Stephan, Le Mans France
'I look & feel ten years younger! What an amazing place & super person, well done Helen,' Elaine, Leeds.
'A truly 'holistic experience' with a wonderful ambience with 'pet therapy thrown in' Melinda, Scarborough
'Oh Helen thank you so much for what has been the best weekend of my life.' Sue, Surrey.
'Another marvelous stay, thank you Helen, with superb hospitality. Good luck on your future developments. We'll be back once the treatments have worn off!!' Michael & Judith, Barnard Castle.
'Loved everything. Great meals, accommodation & treatments. Very friendly staff.' Thanks Helen I had a great time. Debbie, Leeds.
'A most transforming and energising experience .... wonderful therapies, also lovely music.' Evelyn. Otley.
'Didn't want to leave, loved my little room, great food. The treatments will spur me on to change my life. I will recommend Fountain Court far & wide. 10/10.' Linda, Harrogate
'A very relaxing weekend. Well worth it. The treatment (with Catherine) was fantastic. We'll definitely be back, thank you.' Liz & Tony Nottingham
'A place of love & peace, wonderful therapies, much care. Helen you are truly heaven sent.' Carol, Glossop.
A truly personal service. Helen is a wonderful host. Made us feel so welcome. Also, her knowledge & advice on therapies is second to none. Tracey, Glossop
"Once again, a lovely break, such a spiritual atmosphere...and you meet such interesting people here!!! David, Birmingham (I think David must be refering to Maureen, another regular guest and her spirit guide Lei Sang, who speaks with great accuracey, humour and wisdom! Maureen will be facilitating at our residential courses due to start 2009.
WHAT THE PEOPLE OF SCARBOROUGH SAY ABOUT US
I've had a fantastic day (day beak) Thank you for creating such a beautiful, harmonious place. Many blessings. Jinny, Scarborough.
"Excellent Reflexology" Ruth
"Thank you for your help and guidance. You have made a big diference to my life since I first came to you." Pat
"I've had a fantastic day. Thank you for creating such a beautiful, harmonious place. many blessings." Ginny
What a lovely relaxing place this is. I'll be back every week!!! Harriet
'So thankful to be enjoying life again Kimberly.' Ruth. (Kim is one of our senior therapists who has been looking after Ruth).
'It's like walking into another world.' Elsie
'A very informative & interesting session - will definitely be back.' Stan
Thanks, Helen .. see you next week!
"Thank you for a superb day. We will be back!! Thank you for being such lovely people we will recommend this wonderful place to our friends - see you later in the year." x Debbie