"I have and will always continue to pour my heart & soul into Holistically Ginger. It is essentially me, wrapped up in a little business!"
Hi, I’m Caroline (Caz) and the very proud owner of Holistically Ginger. My background of work is in Financial Services, where I spent 27 years working for a major high street bank. I believe my desire to help people actually stemmed from working in this environment for so long. It gradually started to pull me down and made me very stressed, anxious and frustrated. For the last 5 years at least, I was very demoralised that I was not helping anyone or making a difference to anybody’s life. I knew I could just stay and moan about it and become unhappier or do something about it, re-train and totally change my career and to be able to build a life where I could indeed help people to feel better and make a difference to their lives. I have always felt that I am here for a reason, which to some people can sound quite strange, but I do truly feel I have found my calling!
My working life now consists of walking up the garden to my beautiful treatment room (the best feeling ever!) and meeting some really lovely people and have them walk out the door feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. This makes me so happy every single day! To be able to carry out your passion every day and call it ‘work’ is truly a gift!
It was always in my mind that I wanted to create a tranquil haven, a holistic wellbeing centre, based in my garden. A truly safe space to escape to, mainly aimed at women to support them through the different stages of their lives using Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Massage and Reiki to bring balance and calm.
I really am a bit of a geek! (I cannot pretend to be anything else!) I spend a lot of my time surrounded by books, crystals and essential oils, mixing up blends and getting inspiration from many sources, looking to see what else I can bring to Holistically Ginger to enhance my practice. I am always trying to see what will work well with and complement what I already offer and really to make me the very best I can be. I like to offer treatments and combinations of treatments that may not be available locally and giving you the chance to try things that you may not have heard of before but could bring you exactly what you need. I am never satisfied with what I know and am continually studying and learning, not just from the studies that I do, but from my amazing clients too, who come up with some really great ideas! I have a bit of a thing for the nervous system, the lymphatic system and energy and work with these in virtually all of my treatments.
I do believe the last few years have helped to shape me into the therapist I have now become. You cannot beat life experience in this amazing profession! Becoming very unhappy with my employment coupled with the emotions and challenges of becoming a Mum, which I am now not ashamed to admit was incredibly tough in the early years, with anxiety and low mood being prevalent in my life. Anxiety is still something I live with, coupled with the brain fog & aches (hello peri-menopause!) and I can very much relate to any of my clients who are living with this. I have also re-discovered the joys of photography and some of my creations can be found on the walls of the sanctuary :)
My current offerings to you are Aromatherapy Massage, Reflexology (Feet, Face & Hands) Foot Reflexology using essential oils, Facial Rejuvenation, Therapeutic Body Massage, Reiki and Ear Candling and you can read about these treatments on my therapies offered menu on the website.