Health is a state of complete harmony
The body, mind, and spirit
We all crave healthy, beautiful skin.
At some point in our life, we look in the mirror and only seem to notice the imperfections and wish we could somehow turn back the clock.
But what if I told you it is possible to restore your skin to that vibrant healthy glow?
My approach to my practice is based on an understanding of how the skin works; that, coupled with its relationship with well-being, is always with one goal in mind – healthy skin that is balanced and able to perform its natural functions.
After all, if I didn’t adopt a holistic approach to treatments, surely I would be doing my customers a huge disservice?
I believe by finding and removing the barriers to any imbalances, we can return the skin to optimum health.
Holistic in the dictionary means, of or relating to Holism.
Emphasizing the importance of the whole and the interdependence of its parts
Our body has a powerful innate instinct for self-healing, therefore looking at the body as a whole, with the healing powers of emerging therapies is key.
Holistic therapies, which are the result of the inspiration and continued dedication of learned healers and doctors from around the world, are at the DNA of what I offer – both through my treatments and skincare, which I would love to share with you.
Taking the Holistic Approach
Utilising naturally-extracted aromatic essences from plants is a real art form.
I’m a trained clinical aromatherapist; unfortunately in my industry, too many businesses use the term “aromatherapy” lightly.
They carry out this treatment with pre-selected oils, with no regard to the potency and synergy of the properties in the essential oils.
The correct delivery of this treatment requires a stand-alone approach if it is going to be administered correctly.
It involves a very through consultation, which is based around the careful selection of essential oils that are specifically chosen for their healing properties.
Through breath work and absorption, these potent aromatic oils can help to alleviate many areas of physical and emotional stress someone may be experiencing.
Massage is the medium used to deliver the oils to the skin and once absorbed, they are taken into the circulatory and nervous system.
Through this delivery system, the oils have a very powerful physiological effect; aiding in the alleviation of stress, anxiety, depression, and so much more.
The original herbal flower remedies, were created by Dr Edward Bach. He believed that plants contained vibrations which work to restore harmony and created the flower remedies as a direct way of treating the whole person by way of their emotions, helping to balance their health on a holistic level.
The theory behind them is that unhappiness and fear lead to ill health, and that true healing meant arresting disease at its emotional source – before the physical symptoms disappear.
I love flower remedies; they’re at the heart of all my formulae, helping restore balance between the mind and body.
Their healing floral essences serve as a reminder to honor our body, to take time out of our busy day to stop and breathe; restorative blends that take you back to peace and well-being, so your skin and body can gently return to balance.
The term homeopathy comes from the Greek word ‘homeo’ which means similar, and ‘pathos’ meaning suffering or disease.
Homeopathy treatment involves administering extremely small doses of substances which produce characteristic symptoms of illness in healthy people.
These are given in full concentration, with the belief that they will produce the same symptoms as the disease being treated.
This approach is “like cures like”.
A natural therapy that helps to accelerate our body’s own healing process, a wonderful, restorative alternative to conventional medicine.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
This philosophy is based on the belief that the human body is a small universe in itself, and within it there are a set of complicated interconnected systems.
Yang is the positive, while Yin is the negative principle.
The emphasis is on the individual and symptoms are viewed as the result of a unique set of imbalances within the body.
Chi ‘energy’ is believed to flow through the body via meridians, and if these are disrupted, it can lead to blockages.
Some of our facials in our clinic include acupuncture, a treatment that involves the use of fine needles applied to specific areas of the body.
This frees up the flow of chi, helping to restore healthy skin and the mind-body connection.
The term spa is actually associated with water treatment.
It is thought that water has very beneficial effects on the body.
It helps to equalize circulation by causing blood vessels to dilate and constrict rapidly; this, in turn, increases the flow of blood around the body, helping to improve circulation.
Treatments that combine the use of salts, water, and hot steam are thought to remove impurities and toxins.
These are sweated out through the system and flushed through the skin, cleansing the body from within and releasing unwanted waste.
Roughly 90% is sweat, but the rest is toxins and chemicals from the environment and salt.
Steam also flushes out lactic acid, which is a major cause of stiff muscles and fatigue.
The principle theory with naturopathy is that the human body’s natural makeup is genetically coded to cure itself given the right conditions.
Ultimately, the philosophy based around this practice is one of prevention, as opposed to attack.
Naturopaths understand that disease is not a one-off condition and that disease has been occurring in the body, unnoticed, for a significant amount of time.
They believe that this disease is due to a combination of genetic, emotional, systemic and environmental elements, and only through understanding these four areas, can healthy restoration begin.
Acupuncture, colon cleansing, detoxification, and elimination diets are all treatments that are a principle to naturopathy.
Their philosophy is also based on the fact that one symptom that displays itself in the body can actually be the result of multiple conditions.
Through a thorough consultation, it is their job to build a picture of the client, and only then can they begin to create the right environment for the body, so it can begin to heal itself naturally.
The Naked Truth
Having worked in the beauty and health industry for many years, I have seen how restorative these holistic treatments can be on the body and mind.
I believe that optimal health is so much more than the absence of illness.
It is a positive feeling of vitality and energy, which imparts an overall sense of well-being.
Helping us to reconnect with the very essence of who we truly are.