A human being thrives when it receives nourishing touch. Receiving a massage can be deliciously relaxing, promoting deeper breath whilst quietening the mind and calming the nervous system. Mindful touch increases self-awareness and reminds us of the unfathomable connection to one another as well as meeting our basic human need to be fully seen and beheld.
Take an opportunity to pause from the busy-ness of modern life, and come sweetly back to yourself. . .
You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves - Mary Oliver
I offer deeply rejuvenating 60 or 90 minutes therapeutic Aromatherapy Massage treatments from my home in Lewes and from the beautiful new flagship store of A.S Apothecary also in Lewes. I work alongside the rich intelligence of the body with a flowing rhythmic massage that brings balance to your whole being.
Aromatherapy Massage is one of the best ways to experience essential oils, combining the benefit and nourishment of touch and the therapeutic effects of aromatic essences. Holistic massage eases stiff aching muscles, lowers heart rate and blood pressure, and aids the elimination of toxins by stimulating circulation and lymphatic drainage. It calms the emotions, stills the mind and uplifts the spirit.
Massage can be greatly beneficial for many conditions, including: back pain, sciatic discomfort, respiratory difficulties, digestive discomfort, circulatory disorders, insomnia, aching stiff muscles, arthritic/rheumatic pain, grief and loss, stress, menstrual issues, peri-menopausal and menopausal symptoms, PTSD and Seasonal Affective Disorder.
“Wendy is a skilled and compassionate massage therapist, and I love receiving massages from her. She is professional and creates a very safe space; she's a perceptive listener with a clarity of presence. Her treatment is an intuitive response to the person's need, backed up with thorough knowledge. The oil blends she uses are beautiful, specific and supportive. A very nurturing experience.”
Ruby, Artist Maker, Lewes
I offer 60 minutes Aromatherapy in Pregnancy Massage from my home and the beautiful therapy space as A.S Apothecary. I have specialised Advanced certified training in Aromatherapy and Therapeutic Massage in Pregnancy (see Qualifications page) and have had the pleasure of working with many pregnant women and new mothers. My role is to facilitate and support a woman's journey in connecting deeply with her own body and with her new baby. I have assisted on the births of my sister's two daughters and I am a mother of a thriving 13 year old boy (young man!).
Massage and aromatic herbs have been used in pregnancy and assist in labour for centuries. Aromatherapy can support a woman's journey through her pregnancy by offering relaxation, nurturing touch and relief from the many associated complaints including: hormonal shifts leading to unpredictable mood swings and altered body image, morning sickness, lower back ache, fluid retention, heavy swollen legs and ankles and general fatigue.
Wisely chosen essential oils can offer invaluable support during pregnancy, labour and post-partum, as well as offering perineal care in preparation for birth. Nourishing organic cold-pressed vegetable oils such as Jojoba and Rosehip oil help in the prevention of stretch marks.
♥ I love journeying with the new mama's I massage when they are pregnant and I am delighted when they visit me again after the baby is born. I offer a 20% discount for all returning mama's when they book a post natal aromatherapy massage with me ♥
“At 41 weeks pregnant, Wendy's massage became both a physical healing for my body and an emotional nurturing for my soul. Every attention was made to my comfort and well being. Wendy invited me with scent, sound, intention and touch, to return to a place of unconditional acceptance and safety. Waves of love and tears of joy filled my vulnerable body. I never before realised that massage could be such a wonderful emotional experience, as well as the more traditional physical outlet.
Wendy's aromatherapeutic post-natal care was equally nurturing. She was mindful of both the needs of my new baby and of my recovering body. Wendy carefully selected oils that would put my feet firmly on the ground, whilst my head burst into the sky. The benefits of Wendy's touch and intention will stay away with me for a long time to come. The ultimate gift at this monumental time. Ever grateful.”
Jocelyn, Psychotherapist, Brighton
Yoga & Massage
I offer a luxurious 2.5 hour bespoke session beginning by opening, stretching and breathing into the body with 60 minutes of yoga followed by 75 minutes of aromatherapy massage. This combination of bodywork allows the body to integrate the new spaciousness created within the muscles, between the joints and the cells of the body.
A generous gift to yourself to allow a deep immersion of listening to your body through gentle mindful movement and then receiving nourishing touch with loving intention.
“I have had many treatments over the years – and nowadays I am very conscious of who I let touch my body as I think that the energy exchange is so key to the treatment. That is why I came to Wendy because she has a clear and beautiful essence and nurturing and healing energy.”
Julia, Athlete and Writer
"There is but one temple, in this universe, and that is the body. We touch heaven when we lay our hands on it"
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