In November 2011 I launched the Palm & Sole collection: care for skin, body & emotions. This range has grown organically out of my work as a clinical and complementary therapist specialialsing in women's health & beauty over the last decade.
My passion is finding ways to help each of us feel confident & happy in our own skin - to celebrate our unique beauty. Every Palm & Sole is multi-functional to help increase awareness of what our skin, body and emotions need to feel in balance. Having the time to explore and play with textures & aromas can help us feel more connected with how we're feeling generally. When we listen to our body's needs, then we know how to adapt things to feel healthy, beautiful and more in balance. Taking more control of our beauty and health needs, rather than being told what we should need, can be incredibly empowering.
Over the last 20 years I've had variety of jobs which I feel have contributed enormously towards my passion for listening to people and wanting to offer them ways to feel beautiful, healthy and happy in their own skin. Mostly based in London, these include: hairdresser, make-up artist, one of the original Body Shop co-operative team, live & studio photographer, Neal's Yard Remedies Therapist & shop assistant, waitress, producer/interviewer for BBC radio/TV, club night creator & stylist.
Today I live in Norfolk and offer aromatherapy and complementary therapies from my Treatment Lodge. I also produce Palm & Sole Flash Boutiques around Norfolk & Suffolk. Over the last six years I’ve worked as a masseuse and reflexologist at The Big C cancer centre, Norfolk & Norwich Hospital. I also hold qualifications in Person Centred Counselling and continue to update my research into Natural Nutrition for Beauty.
In 2005 I launched Life After Birth. These sessions are for women who don't feel their minds and bodies have quite slotted back in the way they should, and who find it hard to cope with the gamut of new emotions and aching, reshaped bodies, following pregnancy, giving birth and/or the following post-natal years.
In 2006 I opened The Women's Clinic in the therapy rooms at Neal's Yard Remedies, Norwich. This offered combined treatments to help ease, not only chronic and acute ailments, but also the numerous ongoing "niggles" and conditions that GPs don’t feel they can help: those niggles that women silently "just learn to live with" day in/day out.
In 2010, The Women's Clinic evolved into The Holistic Hub for Women, offered as a clinic at Neal's Yard Remedies and from my own treatment rooms. The Hub was created to help reach even more women and offer additional therapies to inspire, inform and encourage us to take control of our physical, mental and emotional health.
More of us now understand that great skin and beauty is affected by how we’re feeling and the lifestyle choices we make. If we want to feel beautiful and confident, we need to increase our overall awareness of how we are inside/out and make small adjustments.
Continually evolving with your changing needs, Palm & Sole's aim is to hear you, offer various options, provide information and to inspire.