I was always fascinated by the skin and had an obsession with how the body worked
I studied beauty therapy and of course you can calm and soothe the skin with topical ingredients but I always questioned why certain issues happened in the first place. My wellness training started with oriental diagnosis which is linked with traditional chinese medicine but I’ve trained in homeopathy, biochemic tissue salts, bioresonance and I attend annual congresses led by leading professors and neurologists on energy therapy.
The body is like a human novel, I just know how to read the chapters
I am obsessed with looking at different lines, moles and markers on the body because everything is linked. I used to stop people in the street to take pictures of their feet to show my students. It's about understanding the lines or the dots that join up the story of what you're seeing manifesting in the skin. The body interacts through cellular communications called implicit tissue memory and any experience that you have in life, your body remembers it.
The skin is a full stop at the end of the sentence - it is a reflection of what's going on inside
I don't necessarily believe in skin types or skin conditions because it pigeonholes everyone. Take patients with rosacea for example, they can’t all be treated the same because it can be influenced by different parasitic influences and how different hormonal influences are metabolised by the liver.
As humans, we are what we eat, experience and inherit
We are not 2D beings, we are walking, talking, interactive symbiotic forms so there any many facets to our health and wellbeing. I don't make any wild claims, I just look at the energetic stresses and aim to bring balance and homeostasis to the person to help the body regain its energetic status quo to heal.
It drives me nuts when you go into a salon and the therapist just give a client a consultation form to fill out
Your client will only tell you what they want you to know. I teach my therapists to look at how the client is sitting, how they're breathing, to look at the shape of their nostrils, to check their ears, notice what they’re doing with their mouth because it all means something. Therapists have to look at the bigger picture and not deal with clients as a one-stop shop.
I don't like rushing clients, it can’t be a revolving door when dealing with health and wellbeing
I only do skin treatments at Fortnums but people visit me in Norfolk from all over the world for energy healing or colonics. I look at the energetic stresses that may be causing an imbalance physically because all physical manifestations start off with energetic imbalances. Beauty is more beautifying. It's pampering and having your nails or eyebrows done but what I do is skin health and wellness.