In 2006, when I qualified as Beauty Therapist there were two treatments which I absolutely loved. You probably realise the first one was Massage, but the other has been popping into my mind more frequently for a while now.
So, a few weeks ago, I asked my husband to go up into the attic to look for a particular box, (because knows his way about up there!) I was expecting that it might be long gone…but I just had a feeling I had held onto it. For “in the future”.
A few minutes later I had two heavy boxes to open. What I was looking for was one particular book, but I was delighted to see a few more “tools” I’d forgotten about, which instantly brought back memories.
During my training, clients would come into the college for treatments, and we’d be assessed. It used to be that those clients were allocated to us based on which treatment we needed to be assessed on, rather than clients choosing their therapist.
I remember one lady who still regularly asked for me as her therapist for this treatment and it was a wee bit awkward explaining it couldn’t always be me – but it was lovely to know that she enjoyed my treatments so much!
“I like that Jill tailors my treatment and routine to me. I always look and feel 10 years younger.”SVQ Feedback
Yes, Facial Treatments! I loved the massage element, but also the analysis of choosing the product and/or blend to match my client’s skin and so enhance the results.
I can still remember the smell of the salon and of the products we used – mostly in a pleasant way – although I was fussy about the choice of products (and therapist) touching my skin.
To be honest, I’m even more particular now when it comes to skincare. I’ve completed in-house training with several big-name cosmeceutical and skincare brands, and learnt about their systems and ingredients – but I still prefer to use something I’ve whipped up myself!
All this has me wondering if now’s the time for me to bring my holistsc facials back?
I’d love to hear your thoughts! Jx