“Wellington babes, who here’s been dying to try Tailor Gold Dust? Well now you can in a facial with Be Still Massage. Read my exclusive interview with founder Lisa Hedges about how she provides the most relaxing treatments to her clients through holistic massage and natural facials.”
Hi Lisa, what prompted you to start Be Still Massage?
Be Still Massage Therapy really came out of a call I felt that was on my heart to return to what I am truly passionate about being Therapeutic Massage,
I originally gained my diploma in Therapeutic massage, followed by a diploma in Beauty Therapy around 10 years ago, and after working in the industry for a few years I did a complete 180 and moved overseas where I got into finance – sounds crazy I know! but the idea of a 9-5 job suited my lifestyle at the time, (and a massage table isnt the easiest thing to travel with!)
Fast forward a number of years and I was living in the UK and I started to feel that what I was doing didn’t align with my core values and what I felt I was called to do, I still had such a passion for Massage Therapy and the word “Restore” had really been on my heart, this ultimately inspired me to return home to New Zealand and create Be Still Massage Therapy.
How is be still different to other traditional beauty therapy practices?
My goal in creating Be Still, was to provide Restoration through Positive Touch, I wanted to create a space where people could come and feel safe, and take a moment for themselves, a space that is calming and authentic, where they can set aside the worries of the day and the busyness of life and leave feeling refreshed and refueled
I think whats different about Be Still is both the enviroment, and the “Why” behind it all, I think so often we put ourselves and our own wellbeing at the bottom of the priority list, we often give so much of ourselves to those around us – which is a beautiful thing, but I have always loved and truly believe the quote that says “you cant pour from an empty cup” I see my job as being able to help restore and re-fill that cup which in turn allows people to go back out into the world and give the best of themselves to those around them.
What is your fave style of massage?
Personally I love a combination of massage techniques – which is definitely the style of massage I love to give as well, beautiful flowing relaxing massage, incorporating some deep tissue work where needed, I also absolutely love a hot stone massage and also really like including a bit of cupping in my sessions too!
How do you use Tailor products in your facials?
I love using Tailor Skincare for my facial treatments, not only because it’s beautiful to work with but it’s a brand I know I can trust. My clients love it too, you can instantly see their skin look refreshed and hydrated.
The Oil Cleanse is not only an amazing cleanser but a great medium for a facial massage, we can carry quite a bit of tension through our jaw and forehead so its lovely to be able to include massage within a facial and add that extra element of relaxation.
Personally I love the way my skin has been looking and feeling after using the Gold Dust – I am 100% all for boosting collagen production and younger looking skin!
What’s your fave Tailor product?
I absolutely love the Renew Serum! Its changed my life! Haha I have always had quite “hormonally charged” skin as I like to call it, so breakouts around the jaw line etc.. were a common occurance, but Renew has really made such a difference and reduced the reddness and scaring that I was once quite self-conscious about, its definitley my fave! ☺
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