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 professional, immensely kind and has expert knowledge of essential oils and their molecular properties. Essential oils are specially chosen for each massage, to create a synergy for the experience. It’s quite something to put one's self into a sometimes sensitive or vulnerable position of being massaged, but Wendy always makes me safe, cared for and her approach allows me to relax and enjoy the journey of the experience. She has a warm hearted 'mother'-like energy, a good sense of humour and a pragmatic take on the ebb and flow of human life.”
- Lorna, Nutritionist, Lewes
I offer 60 minutes Aromatherapy in Pregnancy Massage from my home and at the beautiful treatment room at A.S Apothecary in Lewes. 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 growing baby. I have assisted in 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 assisted 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 symptoms 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 can also help in the prevention of stretch marks.
♥ I love journeying with the new mamas I massage when they are pregnant and I am delighted when they return after their baby is born. I offer a 20% discount for all returning mamas 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 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 2 hour bespoke session beginning by opening, stretching and breathing into the body with 60 minutes of yoga followed by 60 minutes of aromatherapy massage. This combination of yoga and 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 deeper immersion into 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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