My organic philosophy isn't just a gimmick. I use organic and natural skincare products myself and it wouldn't feel right to use anything different on my reflexology clients. So why is this so important to me?
What we put on our body’s biggest organ, the skin, absorbs directly into our bloodstream and whilst our bodies can probably deal with a reasonable amount of the chemicals we are exposed to every day, I believe that reducing this exposure can only be a good thing.
The synthetic chemicals found in many skincare products are used because they're cheap and easy to manufacture. They may make the skin feel nice in the short term but do little to nourish it in the longer term, sometimes being the underlying cause of drying and irritation in the first place. Although the jury is still out on how harmful some of these chemicals can be, some have been linked to headaches, cancers and hormone disruptions. Products containing natural ingredients avoid any risks associated with chemicals, tend to be gentler on the skin and cause less irritation. Organic ingredients are good because they are free from pesticides and fertilisers, and contain higher levels of beneficial vitamins and minerals.
I only use high quality organic foot balms in my reflexology treatments which contain at least 95% certified organic ingredients. These products are not only safe to use, they have a beautiful, natural scent and nourish dry, cracked and damaged skin. Wherever possible, I extend my natural and organic philosophy to the other products I utilise in my treatments, for example organic foot powder, organic essential oils and organic cotton wipes, towels and pillowcases.