Hi there, let me introduce myself. My name is Michelle, and I am a fully qualified aromatherapist and massage therapist.
I first learned about essential oils when I was just a teenager, living and growing up in the UK. At the time, I didn't know much more than that they smelled nice and make me feel good, although I was intrigued by the idea of harnessing the power of Mother Nature for healing.
It wasn't until much later in life, and after suffering severe mental and physical illness due to executive burnout, that I started on my own healing journey. And this in turn led me to study natural medicine, both to heal myself and as a career change.
I wanted to do something more fulfilling with my life, a career where I was helping people, and making a genuine difference in their lives.
Initially, I chose to study massage therapy, a modality that has helped people for thousands of years.
As part of my qualification, I undertook some electives in aromatherapy. Once again, I found myself drawn to the incredible healing properties of the plants and their essential oils. I wanted to know more for myself, but also how to help others. I wanted to know the different properties of each oil, how to blend them together, but also how to use them both effectively and safely.
As I developed my massage career, I was astounded again and again, by the synergy between the two modalities, and the incredible extra healing benefits that my clients experienced when I included essential oils in the massage.
For this reason, I studied hard to become a fully qualified and accredited aromatherapist, so that my clients can be assured that they are always getting good advice, based on what is best for them and not just the profit that can be made.
As I started Australian Essences, I have come to the realisation that this is my true purpose in life - to be a healer and, more importantly, to help other people heal themselves.
I look forward to having you as part of the Australian Essences family, and hope that you get as much enjoyment from the experience as I do.