Established 2011 by Sandra Hope, a registered complementary therapist. Essential Thyme, based in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne.
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What we do
We offer a diverse range of therapies, complementing handcrafted products and training courses.
From Pregnancy and Oncolgy Massage to Crystal Tranquility Therapy and Bellabaci Cupping. Our Therapies have been designed with you in mind.
Hand crafted products using essential oils, our products include candles, soaps, wax melts and many more.
Essential Thyme offer practical and hands-on fully accredited training in massage therapies and aromatherapy as well as fun and practical workshops in crafts such as candle and soap making.
Hi, I’m Sandra Hope, the founder of Essential Thyme. I have always had an interest in complementary therapies and so in 2012, I took the plunge and set up my own business – Essential Thyme was born.
I completed a 2 year foundation degree in Complementary Healthcare, with Clinical Aromatherapy as a particular specialism. Since I graduated in 2012 I have carried on learning new massage skills/techniques to widen what I can offer my clients as well as keeping up to date with the latest industry news and developing my knowledge and skills to an advanced level. You can click here to find out more about my qualifications.
In 2019 I studied to become a tutor so I can pass on my knowledge and skills to the next generation of massage therapists, currently I offer courses in Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Indian Head Massage, Thai hand & Foot Massage and a Clinical Aromatherapy Diploma. For more information on these courses click here
How I work is slightly different to other therapist. After a full consultation we will decide on what areas are causing you issues on that day of your appointment and the massage will concentrate on them. During the massage you will have usually between 3 or 4 different massage techniques used to give you a unique tailor-made massage just for you on that day. When you come for your next massage session you could have completely different techniques used as your massage is determined by how you are feeling at the time of your massage.
I am a member of two recognised professional bodies – The International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists and The Federation of Holistic Therapists.
I am also registered with The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.