What makes me different as a massage therapist?
I spent five years living and working in southeast Asia as a spa reviewer and wellness feature writer, so I have been on the receiving end of many different massage, facial, skincare and wellness treatments, prior to becoming a massage therapist myself. I’ve experienced the good, the bad and the awkward – and I’ve learned from all three! I’m so glad that we are finally learning the true value of complementary therapies in the Western world, and I’m fortunate to have had a massive head-start and first-hand experience of how effective these therapies can be.
Your comfort is extremely important to me. I want your experience at The Wellness Garden to be one you enjoy and look forward to experiencing again. You won’t be left wondering what you should be doing before, during or after any of my treatments – I’ll always tell you exactly what to remove, what to keep on, where to place your belongings and how to lay on the treatment bed. You won’t be subjected to bright, unflattering lighting, and you will never be rushed out the door after your treatment.
As for me personally – I’m a huge dog lover and I loved nothing more than spending time cuddled up to my rescue dog. We sadly lost him at almost 18 years old in October 2022. Totally devastating, as any dog owner will understand. While he’s completely irreplaceable, I still need a regular dog fix, so I am now a magnet for everyone else’s. My guilty pleasure is Elton John. His was the first live concert I saw at the age of 12. I enjoy fresh air and long walks in the countryside, which is a good thing as I also enjoy chocolate, cheese, gin and a glass (or more) of red wine. While I appreciate the importance of health and genuinely believe the best investment we can possibly make is in our own wellbeing, I certainly don’t believe we should deprive ourselves of the things that make life enjoyable.