DandyLiving; Wellness Nurtured.

by DandyLiving in Tonbridge, England, United Kingdom

DandyLiving; Wellness Nurtured.
We did it
On 31st December 2019 we successfully raised £20 with 1 supporters in 42 days

I’m raising £1200 for 1 heated bamboo kit and 1 heated stones kit for massage; alongside 2 days a week studio premises rent for 1 month.

by DandyLiving in Tonbridge, England, United Kingdom

Who Is DandyLiving? 

Hello, I’m Francesca! I’m a wellness consultant building my practice through holistic massage therapy and whole food nutrition; offering a whole body MOT from the inside out.

My Core Beliefs? 

I’m supporting mental & physical health, giving low cost treatments to those in need. Alongside clients who can afford their wellbeing. Helping my clients from all walks of life to live their best lives and offering preventative care as the best form of body maintenance, naturally.

How Am I Qualified? 

A bit more about me:

  • I’m a member of The Guild, a governing body for professional, licensed therapists. 
  • I’ve received my Internationally certified training through The Gateway Workshops in London. 
  • I’ve obtained Level 3 in Swedish Massage and Anatomy & Physiology
  • I’ve continued my CPD (continued professional development) with: 

- Heated Bamboo Massage

- Hot Stone Massage.

- Reiki 

- Pink Himalayan Salt Block Massage.

  • I’m currently pursuing my Level 2 in Nutrition. 
  • I’d like to partner with the NHS as an approved holistic therapist.
  • I’d like to add further therapy development to help clients alleviate their physical, emotional pain and trauma for their better health overall.

Why Am I CrowdFunding? 


I’ve been blessed to have been accepted as part of the #BackHerBusiness #SideHustle campaign sponsored by RBS, Ulster & NatWest Banking, powered by CrowdFunder.

They will pledge £50 to my project, when I’ve secured £200 in pledges by 5 supporters. (That’s £40 per person.) 

They will further pledge £500, when I receive an additional £500 in pledges from an additional 30 supporters! (That’s roughly £16 per person) 

That’s a minimum of 35 supporters, pledging £700 needed for me to be able receive £550 by the campaign sponsors. With this combined effort I’ll easily achieve my goal of £1200. 

Upon reaching my initial goal of £1200, it’s time to focus on my stretch goal which you will read about further along. I’m then in the running for additional match funding to my stretch goal and part of £20k additional prize money, this is huge and would secure DandyLiving in helping others for the foreseeable future, with immediate effect!

What’s Needed: 

I require 2 heating kits, from Vulsini the only reputable supplier for these professional massage kits. 1 heated bamboo set and 1 hot stone set, with each bag suiting the specific tools. 

Each bag contains embedded within the lining, the heating element. Which can be plugged into mains electric or through a car charger for on-the-go mobility. The bags heat the massage tools safely and without the need to use hot water. Increasing safety measures when offering the treatments to my clients. 

I’m also looking to secure 1 months premises rent for my studio space. Being able to offer 2 days weekly, consistently to my clients. 

Enabling to build my client base within my local community, while giving back to those less fortunate or who are otherwise unable to afford treatments due to certain difficult circumstances such as poverty and domestic abuse. 

Stretching My Future Plans......

Upon reaching my initial target, I would encourage you for continued support through my stretch campaign for DandyLiving achieving £18k. 

This would obtain rent premises 2 days a week for a whole year! (costing £15,360.) Giving clients regular consistency for practice hours, allowing to build more of a client base and giving back within the local community to those less fortunate. 

The intended studio space is a beautiful space with natural light, (£1k) would dress the treatment room in a refined, relaxing way; while being able to display additional products to purchase for clients continued self care at home.

Additional roof terrace access, plenty of nearby parking, a relaxing cafe serving healthy options and secure entry within a local Pilates Studio. 

Ismini Phillips is a renowned teacher of 13 years. Specializing in Back4Good, MS Neurological conditions and Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon program.

Further funding (£1640) would also allow me to obtain additional therapy treatment qualifications in:

  • LomiLomi Hawaiian Massage 
  • Heated Thai Herbal Compress Massage
  • Myofascial Release Massage
  • Sound Therapy and 
  • Colour Light Therapy 

These additional techniques are helpful in: combating chronic back pain, sciatica, arthritic complaints, depression, anxiety, low mood and day to day environmental stresses in our everyday lives; providing a range of treatments suitable for clients overall physical and emotional well-being.

I’m such a passionate advocate of overall natural wellness and whole food nutrition due to my own experiences in overcoming a breast cancer scare in my early 20’s, following later in life a brain tumor, emotional trauma, severe sciatica and spinal crushing my nerve endings causing me to lose muscle strength and tone.

Overcoming these obstacles personally and living by example is what drives me to want to help others and give back with the use of my therapeutic skills. I hope you’ll support me in growing my business and being able to give back. Everyone deserves a compassionate, helping hand for overall health and well-being.

For your generosity, be sure to choose your special limited reward tier; it’s my way of saying Thank you for helping to get my practice off the ground and helping others. With your help......


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

0 of 50 claimed

50 For £50 Club

Invitation to private Thank You Party in 2020, location to be disclosed by email. Meet & greet with Francesca, the Owner of DandyLiving; Enjoying healthy options at a casual reception. Be part of the 50 for 50 Club; 50 people who’ve donated £50- ground breakers who’ve supported in getting my practice to helping others started!

£5 or more

Anonymous Giver

For those not wishing the recognition but still want to help, “Little offerings can build great things.” I consider your help a privilege and greatly appreciate Xx

£10 or more

Public Thanks; Whoop-whoop!

Public Thank You across all DandyLiving social media platforms. I appreciate your kindness and I want to share the love loud & proud!

£20 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Early Investor

By helping DandyLiving getting started in the early days, you can enjoy a discounted 30 min back only massage at our studio! *Email ahead for appointment, use in 2020.

£100 or more

0 of 10 claimed

30 min Treatment Package

Block of (4) 30 min treatment at our studio space. Choose from: - Neck, decolte, & head massage; gentle relaxation using Elemis marine extracts and soothing aromatherapy temple balm. - Back Only, Swedish Massage; uses long sweeping movements for muscle & tension relaxation. - Reiki Treatment, hands off energy treatment for whole body alignment. *Email in advance, to be used in 2020.

£250 or more

0 of 6 claimed

60 min Massage Package

Block of (4) 60 min massage at our studio space. Choose from: - Swedish Massage; uses long sweeping movements for muscle & tension relaxation. - Reiki Massage; combines hands on Swedish massage with hands off Reiki treatment. - Heated Bamboo Massage; brilliant for athletes and everyday tensions alike, melting away stress and aiding muscle soreness to the bone with gentle pressure of heated bamboo sticks. *Email in advance, use in 2020.

£1,000 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Exclusive Membership

For those that support with £1k donation, you’ll bag yourself exclusive 4 month membership of free massage at our studio location. That’s 1 massage of your choice every week for 4 consecutive months! Appointments made by email in advance, to be used in 2020.

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