founder of from the seed
How from the seed- aromatherapy was born.
Many years ago before I was an Aromatherapist I worked as a Stage Manager in London’s West End. The hours were long and it was a fairly stressful environment. One early Spring I unfortunately came down with a very nasty flu bug. It was really hard to take time off as you were expected to be at work – ‘the show must go on’! The wig mistress on this particular show used essential oils in her daily life. She could see how badly I was suffering and introduced me to Eucalyptus and Thyme essential oils to help me get through the worst of my symptoms and there the seed was sown!
I received my Diploma of Holistic Aromatherapy from the Tisserand Institute in 1996, and went on to run a practice at the Portland Hospital in London offering aromatherapy and yoga for women in pregnancy and also set up a home practice for local clients. I also trained to be an infant massage teacher with the International Association of Infant Massage in 1998, and in 1999 I returned to the Tisserand Institute to teach aromatherapy in pregnancy on their diploma course and Essential Oil Therapeutics. I am currently teaching on the Aromatherapy Diploma at Neal’s Yard Remedies in London and teach massage at The Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy. I recently contributed to the 5th Edition of “Aromatherapy for Health Professionals” by Shirley Price and have been a key speaker at various IFPA conferences.
I have contributed to many Aromatherapy journals including publications in the USA and Taiwan and I often speak at press launches about the efficacy of Essential Oils in products. In 2012 I was a guest speaker at The CAM Expo, London. In 2016, I was invited to run a workshop at the prestigious Botanica Conference in Brighton. Seasons of Life – Puberty to Menopause with Essential Oils.I have appeared on the Chrissy B Show (Sky 191) talking about using essential oils to support your well-being.
I am currently Tisserand Aromatherapy's Essential Oil Expert, where I am responsible for creating new blends, sourcing essential oils and promoting aromatherapy.
In 2019 I was commissioned to write my first book, The Little Book of Baby Massage for DK books and was also a contributor to the book, Neal's Yard Remedies Complete Massage also for DK Books. Throughout the year I run IFPA accredited CPD courses for post graduates of Aromatherapy on Pregnancy, Puberty, Fertility, Digestion & Menopause.
from the seed aromatherapy was born after I moved to Brighton to offer women the choice of bespoke aromatherapy care during their pregnancy and beyond. My practice has developed over the years as my children have grown and as I’ve got older. I now offer holistic care to all, with a focus on women’s health and their hormonal journey from Puberty to Menopause. My specialty area is still very much around pregnancy but you don’t have to be a mum or even expecting to come for a treatment.
from the seed aromatherapy offers bespoke holistic aromatherapy for all!
I am a member of The international Federation of Professional Aromatherapists and a Certified Infant Massage Instructor.
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