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Val Preston

Witch & Hippy Philosophies

Sparked by a recent conversation with a fellow therapist, both having businesses in the wellbeing industry. We have worked hard to support and to create an educated, well trained, professional, and inclusive experience for those who enjoy the treatments, therapies and workshops we offer. The question often asked, which my friend and I were discussing is “which are you witch or hippy”? This is my attempt to dispel the myths,… Read More »Witch & Hippy Philosophies

Truly Essential Nature Therapy

Truly Essential Nature Therapy Cliffe Castle Park Wellbeing Walking Route Long before COVID 19, in the autumn of 2019 I was asked if I could create a wellness walking route for Bradford Council and the Cliffe Castle Support Group. The ultimate aim being to provide a resource leaflet to encourage visitors to follow a self-guided route, improving mood, wellness and partaking in physical activity. The leaflet was to be distributed… Read More »Truly Essential Nature Therapy

Writing Pictures & Poems

Journaling to me, is keeping a hard copy of your thoughts words and visual interactions. By recording and writing them down, sketching, taking photographs, crafting, collecting and saving. So it’s not a diary, as I first thought! Well not in my world it isn’t. It’s a record of things that make my heart sing, events sights and sounds, thoughtful words and kind actions things that need remembering or developing. I… Read More »Writing Pictures & Poems

Aromatherapy – Therapist to Client Connection

Truly Essential Aromatherapy Self-care Treatment & Blends for IVF I am a qualified aroma & holistic therapist I specialise in taking the whole person and life situation into account when blending essential oils, or offering holistic treatments. With IVF treatment as with many other health and medical conditions one blend or course of treatment doesn’t fit all. A magic bottle or potion cannot be purchased from your local chemist or… Read More »Aromatherapy – Therapist to Client Connection

Lockdown Life – Enjoy The Pause

In the beginning mild panic, watching hourly news updates, feeling anxious and worried. Texting, messaging, Facebook contact, remotely dropping in on friends and family, learning fast.  Everything stopped.  Work, shopping, where’s the postman, where’s the mail, usual TV, traveling, meeting friends meeting family, even the distant sounds, cars, trains, aeroplane’s, industry, distant voices. Everything was silent, hard to get used to at first, peace and quiet, just silence. The extreme… Read More »Lockdown Life – Enjoy The Pause

Truly Essential Anti-viral Blend

Orange anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, carminative, sedative and tonic. £6.22 uplifting and invigorating. Lemon anti-microbial, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, astringent, bactericide, diuretic and tonic. £6.48 clean and fresh. Tea Tree anti-microbial, antiseptic, anti-viral, bactericide, expectorant, fungicide, immuno- stimulant, stimulant. £7.13 medicinal and powerful fights bacteria, viruses and fungi, use with care.  Lavender analgesic, anti-depressant, antiseptic, anti- viral, decongestant, deodorant, hypotensive, nervine, sedative and tonic. £7.82 soothing, calming and relaxing. Healing with Joyful Purifying… Read More »Truly Essential Anti-viral Blend

Everyday Truly Essential Hygiene

Previous Next City & Guilds Beauty Therapy September 1993 So here we are first day of training in one of the most glamourous jobs we could imagine, working in the beauty, personal health and well-being industry.  How lucky were we to train and hopefully qualify as beauticians in an emerging scene of the mid 90’s. I did not take the usual route of gaining appropriate results at school. I had… Read More »Everyday Truly Essential Hygiene