I have specialised in Aromatherapy since studying Aromatherapy at the Canterbury College of Natural Medicine in Christchurch, New Zealand in 2001, and receiving my Diploma in March 2002.
In January 2002 I moved to Melbourne, where I established a healthy business, with many happy clients and customers, with whom I formed a friendly rapport. In July 2015 after 13 years away from home, I moved back to New Zealand to live in Carterton, in the Wairarapa.
The benefits of aromatherapy, in my opinion, reach far and wide.....and they can be valuable as either a stand-alone treatment or compliment to other methods of treatment of a wide variety of ailments.
I also practice swedish massage, and make natural body care products. I have worked with people with cracked/damaged skin, digestive disorders, anxiety, colds, sinus, infections and stress, specialising in sensitive skin conditions, and relief of stress and muscular tension. I have achieved fantastic results working with these clients through customising the treatment plan and the essential oil blend, product or massage oil to the needs of the individual.
I have had personal experience with sensitivities to some foods, detergents, soaps and skincare products. This gave me a better understanding of the needs of people with sensitivities, and how widely our needs differ. It also gave me a serious interest in this area.
I love making products for people with specific needs and/or sensitivities to some of the more common, synthetic skin care products. Since receiving my Diploma my interest in this area has continued to grow. Mostly due to the results I see when helping people find replacements for products they react to. I see great potential for helping people with ailments which can be so difficult to overcome.
I also have a large number of clients suffering with muscular tension/pain. This ranges from over-used hands and arms, tightness and pain in the neck and shoulders, lower back pain, and also the relief of tightness and discomfort in the legs and feet. The most common troublesome area among my clients is the neck and shoulders, so I have worked a lot on this area. With a combination of heat, massage and essential oils, clients usually report much relief at the end of a session. It is also important to note that general self-care (ie stretches, relaxation, exercise, healthy lifestyle etc) are also key components to the relief of muscular tension and stress....as it is with most ailments.
It is my opinion that natural products, if used correctly, can be very beneficial in helping you treat conditions of the mind, body and spirit. When you're treated holistically I believe you benefit more, as the whole person is treated, not just one part of yourself. With holistic treatment there is potential for healing in many areas, not just one as is too often the case.
Whether through massage, aromatherapy treatments or natural body care products, my aim is to help you to find solutions to your health issues. I believe your involvement in your own healing is essential, in order for healing to take place. I will work alongside you as your partner in health, showing you simple ways through which you can take an active role in regaining and maintaining your health. This will allow you to have a better understanding of your health and be empowered by doing something to help yourself.