Why the name Alchemy Therapy
After and hours and hours spent trying to find a suitable name for our business we finally arrived at Alchemy Therapy Centre, why you might ask? This is a strange name to call a salon you may say? But there is method behind the madness and I am going to explain why!
We pride ourselves in providing clients with great treatments with fantastic results, whether it’s making those winter feet prepared for the summer or grinding out those awful knots in your back from spending too much time slouching. Or even if you’ve pulled a muscle doing something daring and perhaps not so smart we ensure to fix you and make you the best you can be! So how does this relate to Alchemy? Well you see Alchemists were medieval scientists who tried to take a base/ boring metal such as lead and making it into something glorious like gold! They also attempted to find an elixir of life to help maintain youthfulness and prolong life which I’m sure is something we all wish for in this day and age. By looking after your body and treating it as a temple you too can hold the elixir of life within yourself. With a little help from great skin care, regular massages and beautiful nails of course!
So how does Alchemy relate to you? Well here is a little diagram below
Iron ⇒ A splash of magic ⇒ Gold
(Boring) ⇒ (A bit of Ancient wizardry) ⇒ (Beauty)
You ⇒ A dash of magic ⇒ Enhanced you
(Sore/deflated?) ⇒ (A lovely treatment) ⇒ (A new improved you)
See now it all makes sense! But that’s not all!
Alchemists also believe in the fundamentals of Earth, Fire, Water and Air in which everything is based. Whether it is trees or wildlife, or even the world itself without these four elements we would cease to exist. We incorporate these into the appearance of our salon to enable a relaxing and also interesting atmosphere. As different elements affect our moods we incorporate these into our treatments to either help you feel relaxed or uplifted so you know you are getting the best out of your time with us here.
Meet the Team
Holly Jenkins (Salon owner)
After achieving her level 3 beauty qualification at Bletchley College, Holly worked as a senior therapist in a local salon where she took further training to specialise in Enhanced Brows, Female intimate waxing and Environ Facials. She thoroughly enjoys doing intricate treatments and pays extra attention to detail to ensure all your treatments are done with perfection.
She is enthusiastic and kind providing results driven treatments . Holly will ensure you have a wonderful treatment and will leave the salon feeling relaxed and revitalised.
Holly is trained in: Manicures, Pedicures, CND Shellac, Gel nail extensions, Nail art, Waxing, Female Intimate Waxing, Male back and chest waxing, Environ Facials, Relaxing facials, Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Candle Massage, Hopi Ear candles, Indian head Massage, Eyelash and eyebrow tinting, Individual eyelash extensions, Enhanced eyebrows, Microblading, reflexology, meditation, threading, Advanced Nutrition programme and Mii Cosmetic Make-up.
Stuart Lovell (Salon Owner)
Stuart started out as an accountant working with companies throughout the country. After being made redundant he retrained in Swedish Massage and went on to study Sports Massage and Sports Therapy at Bletchley college. He now specialises in treating sports injuries as well as neck back and shoulder pain brought on by bad posture, long hours of driving and sitting at a computer all day. Stuart will ensure your treatment is suited to your individual needs and will provide helpful advice, exercises and stretching to help you to leave the salon pain free.
He is also a Reiki Master and Meditation expert and can help with relaxation treatments to help with stress, and will ensure you leave us feeling relaxed and ready to face the world once more.
Stuart is trained in: Sports injury massage, Indian head massage, Deep tissue massage, Hot stone massage, Reiki, Aromatherapy massage, Candle massage and Swedish massage.
Sophie is an experienced Beauty Therapist and is the newest member to our team. She offers a wide range of treatments to suit all client needs and help to make you feel well looked after and pampered.
Sophie achieved her certificates at Bletchley college and will be taking additional training shortly. Sophie is professional and friendly and will help you to feel at ease as soon as you come into the salon!
Sophie is trained in Waxing, Male back and chest waxing, Eyelash and eyebrow tinting, eyebrow shaping, Manicures and pedicures, CND Shellac and Threading.
Helen Christmas (Beauty Therapist)
Helen is fully qualified in Beauty level 3 and has taken additional training in eyelash extensions, gel nail extensions and Environ facials. She mostly enjoys manicure and pedicure treatments and has a flare for creating great nail art! Although these are her favourite treatments she enjoys all other treatments and will make sure they are completed to your full satisfaction.
Helen studied at Bedford college for 2 years part time whilst also working in a local salon.
Helen is trained in Relaxing facials, Environ facials, waxing, Male back and chest waxing, Eyelash and eyebrow tinting, Eyebrow shaping, Individual eyelash extensions, Manicures, Pedicures, CND Shellac, Swedish, Aromatherapy and Indian head massage, Gel nail extensions, Advanced nutrition programme and Mii cosmetic make-up.