I began my holistic journey after completing my HND in Beauty Therapy, a 2 year full time course at Chichester college. I was so amazed at how Swedish massage could produce such powerful and positive changes in the body that I wanted to further my knowledge and learn other techniques. I also wanted to be taught by the best in their field of expertise.
Micheline Arcier inspired my love of aromatherapy. Marguerite Maury and Micheline Arcier, both pioneers of Aromatherapy in France, introduced its wonderful health benefits to England in the late 1950’s. Madame Arcier was an amazing, inspiring lady with such a vibrant energy and I feel privileged to have been taught by her and her daughter. After my training I managed salons in Reading, Chiswick and Kensington.
A change of career to DTP took me to the City, whilst there I was asked, so often, to ease the tension in knotted Stockbroker’s shoulders that I ended up installing my couch in a meeting room to keep up with demand! Then a new style of treatment, that allowed people to be treated at work on a special chair, came over from the USA. I was among the first people to be taught On-Site-Massage (Amma Massage) and was soon carrying my portable chair around London treating people in their workplace. I helped to lead the way for O.S.M in the 1980’s and was featured in the BBC programme “Careering Ahead” a really exciting time. I later became a member of the Occupational Health Team at London Weekend Television, treating staff, newsreaders and celebrities in-house and on location and I also worked at the BBC. I was the first practitioner in the television industry.
My thirst for knowledge continued and I added more therapies to my skill set.
Since then I married Paul, had two sons, moved house and now live the heart of Kent. In my spare time I enjoy long walks in the countryside, looking after my cottage garden and on Monday mornings I can be found in the Potting Shed at Sissinghurst.
I recently fought cancer and on my journey to self-healing, I have discovered a wealth of knowledge from the harmful effect stress has on our health; moods and wellbeing to which foods in natures store cupboard help many health and emotional issues.