Each of our team or staff are specialist and highly skilled in their areas. The salon and team pride their self on the level of service they can provide our clients on a one off or regular basis.
Karen has been in the industry for over 20+ years with numerous accreditations and qualifications from all over the world. Karen is a specialist in the field of complimentary therapies: Reiki, Shamanic Healing, Reflexology & Aromatherapy Healing Massage.
Anne-Marie is one of our complementary therapists and teachers. Anne-Marie is a Reiki Master Teacher and Practitioner with 20 years experience in the field of complementary therapies. Anne-Marie is also Chair of the UK Reiki Federation www.reifed.co.uk, which is the second largest Reiki organization in Europe. Anne-Marie joins us to offer Reiki training to anyone who may wish to learn this very simple, yet powerful complementary therapy. All levels are taught and all the courses have been accredited by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council www.cnhc.org.uk Reiki is now widely used within the NHS and has gone through a voluntary regulatory process to gain recognition for use in these medical settings. Anne-Marie is part of a team at St George’s Hospital, South London, where Reiki is used within acute medical wards. Reiki is a wonderful therapy to learn and there are different levels so you can learn to whichever level suits you. The first level enables you to practice on yourself, friends and family and if you wish to become a practitioner, you will be able to continue your learning to achieve this. Anne-Marie is also a Neuro Linguistic Practitioner (NLP), an Advanced Theta Healing Practitioner, holds a Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology, and has a City & Guilds Teaching Qualification and a City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement. For more information about Anne-Marie, please go to her website www.reiki-light.co.uk
Jade has been in the Beauty Industry since 2012, I love making my Clients feel Good. I have always had a creative side, so Painting Nails & Lash Treatments is my passion. However I still offer many other treatments, for all your beauty needs. I've been trained in many services which include Elemis, Caci, Nouveau lashes and HD brows. So any questions I am more than happy to help, with the knowledge I've learnt over the years...
Wendy provides aesthetic treatments, she is a qualified Nurse and has specialized in aesthetics for the past 17 years. Wendy has Worked and trained in Harley Street and other London Clinics.
Wendy Specialises in Reflexology and Ayurveda Treatments and is an Ayurveda Lifestyle and Diet Consultant.
Lorraine - Is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Counselling with Lorraine, talking to a professional, not a relative or friend, who is trained to listen and who is accepting and understanding, can be extremely helpful. Her approach is concerned with helping our clients gain a deeper understanding of their feelings, experience, and behaviour. For example: Past experiences/relationships effecting your present relationship, conscious and unconscious thoughts. Her priority is creating a warm, respectful, secure, confidential relationship, so you can feel safe enough to explore whatever may be troubling you. How can she help us: Abuse, anxiety, bereavement, depression, loss, post-traumatic stress, trauma and relationships Types of therapy: Behavioral, CBT, Cognitive, creative therapy, integrative, person centred, psychodynamic, relational. Clients she works with: Adults How she delivers therapy: Offering short term (6-12 sessions) and long-term counselling for individuals.
Andrea is really excited to be joining the team at Essence Beauty Salon and Wellness Centre, offering reiki treatments. I’m a Reiki Master Practitioner, accredited by the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), and a member of the UK Reiki Federation. I began my reiki journey in 2016. It’s a lifestyle and an essential part of my health and wellbeing routine.
I’m really looking forward to sharing this harmonising and healing energy with you in the new Garden Wellness Suite at Essence.
Emma is very excited to come back to Essence Health & Beauty to begin working on treatments for customers once again. Emma's skillset is based around wellbeing and massage treatments to ease the pressure and make you feel relaxed. I look forward to meeting old and new clients in the salon.
Slow Yoga was formed by Bernard Deane-Armstrong in 2017, a graduate of Music and Theatre, he began practising yoga 20 years ago and became a teacher in 2017. In addition to yoga Bernard studied ‘Body Weather’ in Japan with the actor / dancer Min Tanaka before completing an MA in Japanese theatre in 2000.
He toured the world with Min’s ‘Maijuku’ dance company, and the Japanese ‘OM2’ theatre company based in Tokyo and Group Fish in Paris with Carey Jeffries.
After he had finished with Japan, he lived in Rome for 5 years teaching ‘Yoga in English’ and ‘Yoga is the Answer’ in the eternal city’s ‘Circo Massimo’ and ‘Terme di Caracalla’. His love of ‘La Vita Bella’ is legendary; and in 2023 he plans to organise yoga retreats in Rome, Umbria, Sardinia and the Adriatic coast.
Now the native returns and plants his roots here in Woodmansterne, where hopes to share his passion for art expression and love of life with the people here. He looks forward to collaborating with the Essence Beauty Centre.
He sees yoga as a compliment to all these art forms and uses it to maintain a sense of balance and wellbeing in (t)his crazy world! Join him on the mat for a journey into yourself and beyond!
Bernard has appeared in several films, trained actors and dancer using Body Weather and directed many theatre productions.
I have practised yoga for most of my adult life and I became much more in love with yoga and all its deep history after a trip to India which spiritually enhanced my practice, leading me into teacher training with world renowned teacher Simon low at The Yoga Academy. I have an advanced 80 hour Yin teacher training with Norman Blair. Meridian traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Cellular restoration with Adelene Cheong.
I continue to learn and enhance my teachings with renowned anatomists and movement teachers.
Pattie is our part time receptionist and business administrator.