Why do I use Repechage and Tazeka?
Why do I use these products? There are stories behind both of these unique ranges, with Repechage having been part of my professional life for nearly 30 years. When I started my first salon back in 1987 the beauty industry was small, and so were the ranges on the market. Other than Clarins and Quinot, there wasn’t really anything for the professional salon to choose from. The bigger story of how I found Repechage and the power of seaweed can be found here on an earlier blog.
As far as aromatherapy was concerned in those early days, well, it was known as an alternative medicine and there certainly weren’t oils available for home use. Over time this powerful way of treating the body and mind has become widely accepted and high street names such as Neals Yard made it so much more accessible to the public. Salons can now stock ready blended oils in the form of bubble baths and body oils from a variety of brands such as Aromatherapy Associates and Tisserand.
Aromatherapy is thousands of years old. I have recently started to almost go back to basics and explore my original roots with this vast subject, after discovering a new company called Tazeka. The most amazing ready blended roll on oils – for ALL emotional states and requirements. No ‘nasties’, not tested on animals, and eco certified. Perfectly blended in a jojoba roll on small enough for you to pop in your bag, or keep on your office desk to use as and when you need it.
You will find your perfect home care blend having had a consultation with me, or looking through the Tazekas website where you can ‘shop by solution’. This is an American based company and I’m proud to have been the first stockist in the UK where you can actually receive a treatment with these powerful oils. They are also perfect as an addition to any facial while you enjoy the massage and mask.
If you are a therapist reading this, just roll the selected oil onto your finger tips while giving scalp massage. As Repechage contains no fragrance, when I give a facial, I find it easy to roll a Tazeka oil on to the décolletage at the beginning of the treatment. There is no conflict of aromas working with my seaweed range in this way and the treatment becomes even more powerful.
When I give a back massage with a plain carrier oil, I now allow my clients to choose the Tazeka oil they would like me to work with. I apply it to their temples and décolletage before they lay upon the couch. Obviously the Deep Slumber wouldn’t be used in the salon environment or the client wouldn’t be able to drive home! While the ‘concentrate’ oil wouldn’t be a good choice if someone needed to zone out for a while. Use your common sense if choosing for clients, although they will often choose their own, by remarking on a colour and instinctively picking one up. This is when colour therapy can be used too! So have them within touching distance – not in a glass cabinet. Oils are for smelling!
I also love the fact that I can now recommend a product for home use after a massage. I have one lovely client who is gradually collecting the whole range! She started with the ‘Headache Helper’, moved on to ‘Non Stop Thoughts’ for her busy mind, and has now added ‘Motivation’ for the days when she is lacking in energy.
My personal favourite is ‘Wise Woman’ for hot energies. One lady swears by it for hot flushes and uses it on her skin after her morning shower and before bed. The ‘Travel Companion’ is perfect for travel sickness, but I have found it superb for those clients receiving Chemotherapy and feeling queazy…..and for morning sickness too!
These lovely little aromatic bottles have really enhanced the treatments I offer. Thank you Tazeka!