Holistic Therapist based in Bury St Edmunds offering Reflexology, Reiki, Indian Head Massage and Tropics Facials
I am a mum of two young kiddies (three if you include my husband!) and I offer Reflexology, Reiki, Indian Head Massage therapies as well as Tropics Facials from a newly removated treatment room in my home in Bury St Edmunds. I also offer mobile treatments (Bury St Edmunds, Elmswell, Thurston and even further afield such as Newmarket, Sudbury, Haverhill, Stowmarket and beyond!).
I am passionate about each and every holistic/complementary therapy and it always amazes me how they can affect our entire bodies and mood. Having seen what stress can do to the people I love - not only mentally, physically, but also emotionally - I hope to help people feel more relaxed and less stressed.
I have been in a desk job for over 25 years and know what sitting all day, looking at a screen especially, can do to our bodies over time. I have found that complementary therapies have helped me immensely over the years in different ways and this is what inspired me to re-train in a new career at the ripe old age of 40.
I look forward to meeting you and finding out how I can help you feel better x
HOPI EAR CANDLING
Unfortunately, due to illness, I was unable to attend the Mindful Reflexology course in London with the amazing Sally Earlam but I have booked to go again in April yay!
But before then, I am going to train in hopi ear candling! This is a very relaxing treatment which can help with sinusitis, tinnitus, vertigo, hay fever, catarrh, headaches, irritability and stress and can also help to loosen excessive ear wax, relieve ear pressure due to flying. The treatment involves placing an ear candle – a hollow tube made of unbleached cotton that is coated with natural ingredients such as beeswax, honey and herbs – into the ear canal. Treating each ear separately, as the candle gently burns down it is believed to act like a ‘chimney’ creating a light vacuum effect. The flicker of the flame also creates vibrations that massage the eardrum. The herbal vapours from the lit candle also swirl into the ear canal, helping to soothe and balance.
I have myself had the treatment, as have my children. My 8 year old son suffers with excess ear wax and I wondered, if he had so much ear wax showing externally, would he have a blockage in his inner ear causing loss of hearing, etc. He loved the treatment (only half a candle in each ear) and found the crackling very relaxing "like sitting next to an open fire". It also seemed to improve his hearing!
I am doing the training on 13th February and will be offering a discounted rate for the month thereafter so, if you have never tried it, give it a go!
STRESS, ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
Unfortunately we are hearing more and more about people with stress, anxiety and depression. This isn't just in adults either, as even young children in primary school can suffer. This month, I am travelling to London to train with the fabulous Sally Earlam on Mindful Reflexology which is said to help hugely with stress, anxiety and depression.
Mindfulness can just be something as simple as closing your eyes when you eat to really taste the food or turning the television off so you actually take notice of what you are eating. It can be going for a walk and not looking at your phone, noticing the trees, the sky, the clouds, how your feet feel on the ground. I find just lying in bed and noticing how my body feels against the sheets helps to bring me back to the present. There are some wonderful free mindfulness meditations on YouTube too which I use when I can't switch off the noise in my brain at bedtime.
Reiki is so good for relieving stress as well. My clients who come for this therapy sometimes have trouble getting off the massage bed afterwards as they are so relaxed! They find that, even if they have trouble turning off the busy thoughts initially, they are able to do so not long after I place my hands on their solar plexus or on their belly. Our belly is our second brain, did you know that?! Gut feelings about a horse in the Newmarket races? Butterflies in the stomach when you meet someone or something is about to happen? Knot in our stomach when we're worried? Interesting hey?
Love and light x
TROPIC FACIALS TRAINING COMPLETE!
Last weekend I completed a facials course in Stowmarket where we used fabulous Tropics products.
The products that Tropics produce are vegan, cruelty-free and the ingredients are sustainably sourced. This bodes well with my ethos and I am loving practising on my friends and family.
During November, I will be giving facial treatments for a discounted price to give me a good amount of practice! Also, if any of my clients wish to buy Tropics products they can do so through myself or my website (www.tropicskincare.co.uk/shop/nicky.hardy).
I look forward to trying this therapy out on you soon! Nx
MY TREATMENT ROOM IS READY FOR USE!
I am so pleased to announce that I now have an official treatment room at my home! No more throwing the kids and husband out of the lounge to do treatments! They are so pleased. And it looking amazing! Thank you to my fabulous family and friends for helping me to get this far and, although I am still happy to do mobile treatments whether you are in Newmarket, Stowmarket or wherever, I think you will love my new room. I have had a few clients in it and they have all said it has a lovely feel to it and the view through the roof is very therapeutic (clouds, stars, birds...…. weather dependent of course!).
I am having a little get together soon to officially open my room and if you want to come along please drop me a line!
Take care of yourselves and hope to see you soon.