Lauren Smith, Massage Therapist MFHT, MGBT, Cert, Dip

My qualifications

I am fully qualified, regulated and insured in all of the massage therapies and beauty and wellbeing treatments I offer.

  • Body Massage Level 3 Diploma – Brighton Holistics
  • Sports Massage Level 3 Diploma – Brighton Holistics
  • Pre-blended Aromatherapy Oils – Brighton Holistics
  • Indian Head Massage – Brighton Holistics
  • Hot & Cold Stone Therapies – Brighton Holistics
  • Pregnancy Massage – Brighton Holistics
  • Oncology Massage – Brighton Holistics
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage – Brighton Holistics
  • Facial treatments – Capital Hair & Beauty
  • LASHUS The Lift – Sweet Squared
  • Foundation Waxing – Capital Hair & Beauty
  • Brazilian Waxing For Female Clients – Kim Lawless ‘The Wax Queen’
  • MorrocanTan Spray tanning – Sweet Squared

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.

My clients’ comfort is extremely important to me as 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 love nothing more than spending time cuddled up to my rescue dog. My guilty pleasure is Elton John, and 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’m partial to a bar of chocolate, a G&T or 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 ourselves, I certainly don’t believe in depriving yourself of the things that make life enjoyable.