Category Archives Holistic

Why do I use these products?  There are stories behind both of these unique ranges, with Repechage having been part of my professional life for nearly 30 years. When I started my first salon back in 1987 the beauty industry was small, and so were the ranges on the market. Other than Clarins and Quinot, there wasn't really anything for…

It's a funny thing wisdom.  When do we get it? Does it mean the person has just lived longer or experienced more, travelled more, seen more, read more or just offers the advice that hits the spot? I'm 48 years old. I don't always mark my age with a birthday, but with the turn of the New Year. It used…

It's that time of year again. Everyone planning their New Year Detox even before the New Near has actually arrived. We all overindulged in some way or another at this time of year, with parties and dinners to attend, guests to feed, and children to keep happy. The shops are always full of delicious goodies like mince pies, trays of party nibbles,…

Wayside House Natural Health Centre

I had an interesting conversation with my massage therapist the other day of how long it takes for new clients to really 'receive' a massage. We just take it for granted as therapists that a client will know what to do. When I completed my training back in the 80s, we had no extra information other than how to prepare…

This should be the time of year we are thinking about hunkering down. The fires are normally lit by now but we haven't even brought the wood in doors yet. The summer weight duvet is still on the bed, and I have only worn a hat once so far to walk the dog. This season seems to be extending beyond…

So the college reunion last weekend with 10 beauty therapists, many not in the industry any more, was a huge success. One of those events that you get yourself all worked up about and then find everything just slots in to how it used to be. Our class was very close. There were two groups of Hair and Beauty students…

Sometimes things just fall into your path, but you have to be awake enough to notice them. For all of you who are on your 'pathway' (and know I hate that term!) will understand the underlying message in the term 'awake'. A few weeks ago I was approached by a good friend Jane Alexander, who was asking for my input…

Yesterday I had the feeling of overwhelming stress. Or was that just adrenalin that I have missed out on over the past few years? No, it was an all consuming panic.... An sudden rush of 'Oh my good god what am I doing?' type of feeling.... A feeling that I remembered from when I had my two salons. A feeling…

The only thing that really really irritates me at home, is the difference in speed in which my husband and I eat. When I first met him, I was astounded at how fast he would eat. Not in a fast 'shovel it in rudely' way, but just much much faster than me. Apparently this was due to being used to…

I've been teaching Reiki for many years, and using it within other treatments I offer, but have always known that the energies I use within LaStone and massage have been very Shamanic, enabling me to work much more with the energies of the earth. To be able to connect 'upwardly' through my crown chakra to the guides and helpers 'above'…

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