In my teens, I got into aromatherapy and started making batches of natural soaps, creams, bath bombs and incense. My curiosity led me to a yoga class in the local sports centre. I thought it was magic how yoga could fix a stiff neck or back pain by simply getting into a posture.
Aromatherapy enabled me to turn my bathroom into a spa for my friends and family and for over 15 years, I sold my soaps and aromatherapy preparations at Tynemouth market. This, along with my growing interest in yoga, kicked of my travels to retreats in Turkey, Spain and France, Southern India and Big Sur, California. I volunteered on a conservation project in the Amazon in Peru to secure a reserve status for a plot of land for identifying medicinal plants and animals, so putting Aromatherapy to the test by deterring insects and treating bites, remedying headaches and tummy upsets.
Next, it was Asia and India, exploring massage and yoga and sourcing ingredients from their country of origin to make into cosmetics and incense. Returning home after some 10 years of wanderlust, I qualified as a Complimentary Therapist and worked in spas, health clinics and retreats before returning to India to qualify in Yoga Teacher Training at the Himalayan Yoga Institute. Seasonally, I make a range of vegetarian and vegan handmade soaps, massage bars, natural perfumes, oils and incense. Look out for my basket!! I also like wild swimming, nature, making things and dancing.
||I have been receiving chiropractic care for most of my adult life and find it beneficial for both the health of my spine but also my general well being. I am a nurse working in the NHS and have always been interested in complimentary therapies as they work well alongside conventional medicine.
20 years ago I trained in Swedish massage and aromatherapy. I had a break in practicing this due to a busy home life bringing up my two boys and concentrating on my nursing career. A few years ago I began running to keep fit and I began to be interested in Sports massage as I saw that athletes were using it to treat and prevent injury. I did my training for this and sports taping . Sports massage can be used for the general maintenance of healthy muscle fibres and joint movement as well as to assist in recovery from injury or dysfunction. As well as giving the recipient a general feeling of well being, massage increases blood flow, releases and flushes out toxins and realigns muscle fibres. It therefore works very well alongside chiropractic.
I have had the pleasure of receiving chiropractic treatment from Estelle since 2003 and am now excited to become part of the team. I look forward to meeting you .