In 1993, I began my training to become a Holistic therapist, I was working as a Coach Driver in my Fathers business, Nova Scotia and went for an aromatherapy massage. I enjoyed it so much I enrolled on a basic massage course at South Cheshire College and was hooked!
I went on to study Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Advanced Massage. I opened Simply Relaxing in 1995, fresh faced and very eager. I welcomed Elemis into the salon and attended many courses with them including Hot Stone Massage, Facials and Bodywraps to name but a few. In 1998 I was very lucky to have a daughter, Claire, this changed my whole out look on how I mixed my business and personal life.
Then in 2002, I decided to bring Simply Relaxing back to its roots as a Holistic Therapy Salon and began my search for Global therapies such as Mongolian, Tibetan and Indonesian.
This year I have been in business for 25 years and have loved every moment. Being able to learn wonderful therapies like Reiki, Hopi Ear Candles and massage therapies has enabled me to bring a wide range of treatments into the salon.
I was able to specialise in Maternity treatments both massage and reflexology as I feel it is very important that everyone can enjoy a therapy safely. In 2017 I attended a course on the Malay Abdominal detox massage with navel candling to help release tension held within our stomachs and digestive system. During 2016 I learnt how to stimulate your natural lymphatic flow using Reflexology, this is great for fluid retention or repeated infections, your lymph needs to be pumped around your body using your breathing, exercise, massage or reflexology.
Being Organic is highly important, as we need to protect our soils and environment plus by using less harsh chemicals in our skin and bodycare products, we are less likely to have a reaction as they are very gentle, we now stock our own organic, vegan friendly, cruelty free products, @helpmeorganics in the shop plus organic Goats milk soap and organic essential oils. All aromatherapy used in our massage treatments are 100% organic.
My appetite for Holistic therapy is as strong as ever, this year i am going to move the salon as I now need to reduce my hours and work from a home therapy room. The reasons are many but mainly I am getting older (!!) and i would like to focus on just delivering my therapies and not to run the shop. Helpmeorganics has grown from recipes i have developed over nearly 30 years of passion for all things natural, organic and plant based and I would like to continue to build on the last three years. I am still committed to Simply Relaxing but feel i need a new challenge and hopefully to begin to teach other therapists in treatments like the Malay massage, Mongolian and Tibetan massages.
2020 and beyond is very exciting as I am curious for a big change. Thank you to everyone who has visited the salon over the last 25 years. Wish me luck!!