Melanie Gaynor – Holistic Skincare and Facial Massage Therapist
My fascination for faces began many years ago in a little seaside town in England. Every week at Beauty School ended with my favourite day of the week, Facials day. As students we took it in turns to be the ‘client’ and the ‘therapist’, and that, as they say, was where it all started.
In the last 9 years I’ve moved more and more towards a natural, holistic way of working. I don’t really think of myself as a Beauty Therapist anymore but I haven’t really found the right title to describe what I do. Therapeutic Facial Massage and Holistic Skincare Therapist is a bit wordy but the best I’ve come up with so far. Whatever I call it, looking after faces and skin is my job, my hobby and my passion. If I’m not doing a treatment and looking after clients, I’ll either be researching and learning about different techniques, uncovering new information about nutritional skin care and products, or talking to fellow Therapist about all things skin. I am just a little obsessed in a good way.
I love being at Beautel, it allows me to really embrace a customised approach to holistic facials and skincare. Why holistic? Because the more I learn, experience and observe, the more I see the connection between mind, body and soul.
Now more than ever we need to look after ourselves from the inside out and the outside in. The benefits of beauty treatments go way beyond what you can see on the surface. The very act of taking time for self-care creates an opportunity to re-balance and relax, to embrace a balance between doing and being.
Techniques in my natural skincare & wellbeing toolbox
European Facial Massage | Facial Gua Sha |Facial Reflexology| Myofascial Release Massage & Microfascial Unwinding | Sculptural Facelift |Intra-oral (buccal) massage| Swedish Massage |Aromatherapy | Natural Facelift Massage | Kansa Facial | Marma Massage | Dr Vodder MLD |Facial Radiance |
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