What are the benefits of having regular holistic facials? 

I started doing facials almost by accident. I have been working as a freelance makeup artist for ten years and shortly after trained as a massage therapist. 

Quite a few clients were asking me if I offered facials so I thought why not? I did some training with Neal’s Yard remedies and nowadays this is what I love doing the most and am lucky enough to spend most of my time doing.  

When I first started out I had no idea quite how powerful and healing facials could be. Not just on the skin but on the mind and emotions. Holistic facials are incredibly relaxing and 99% of the time my clients fall into a deep sleep on the couch then drift out of the door in a relaxed haze. 

I use completely natural skincare because I have found pure ingredients to be incredibly effective; 

Something like rose water can help reduce redness and clay can help draw out any impurities from the skin. The skincare I use is all made in small batches by hand and many of the botanical ingredients are grown locally here in East Sussex. 

Our skin is the largest organ we have and absorbs whatever is put onto it, for this reason I would never put anything onto the skin which might contain toxic ingredients. 

During the first half of your facial I will cleanse, tone, exfoliate and apply a bespoke mask. Your hands or feet are then massaged while the masks works its magic then I spend thirty minutes massaging the muscles of the face and neck. 

Massage is the best anti-ageing solution in my opinion as it helps boost circulation, and helps to remove toxins from the face leaving you looking glowing and radiant. 

Having regular facials once a month is an ideal way to switch off and relax from the stresses of everyday life and help maintain a healthy complexion. 

If you want to know more about what will happen during your treatment give this video a watch


Ellie Gill is here at the studio every Wednesday. You can book your appointment at reception or by calling us on 01342 457150

Holistic natural facial:  £75 for 60minutes