Marie Reynolds’ luxury massage candles
Last night The Upcoming were pampered and preened at the launch of Marie Reynolds’ luxury massage candles.
The beautiful terrace penthouse suite at the Soho Hotel housed the pamper party with a collection of beauty, hair and holistic therapies on offer to guests who drank champagne and nibbled on delicious mini macaroons.
Marie Reynolds has been a professional beauty therapist for over 20 years, specialising in facials and working with some of the finest skin products around the world. Her collection of five candles has been designed to be incorporated into her treatments and for her clients to use at home in their beauty regimes or to fragrance their homes. The beautiful range of five candles is made from ethically sourced organic soya wax, which liquefies at a low melting point. This quality enables it to be used as a massage oil when melted. When solid, the candle wax is gentle enough to be used as a skin or lip balm.
Three of the candles are from Reynolds’ Aromawax range which include Argan oil alongside a blend of pure essential oils with rich nourishing properties to hydrate the skin. The delicious scents of peppermint, soothing lavender and luxurious ylang ylang can be found in the candles named Refresh, Indulge and Serenity.
Complementing the range are two luxury Candle de Parfum massage candles. In candles Liv [sic] and Hope, rich scents of bergamot, sweet frangipani and fragrant amber are infused into the organic soya wax ensuring the aroma lasts longer whilst hydrating your skin and making it glow. For the upcoming festive season, Hot Toddy has been added to the range with a gold sparkle to make your skin shimmer and a delicious spiced apple and cinnamon fragrance.
Find out more about the range here.
After a shimmering hand massage from Marie Reynolds’ expert therapists, guests were introduced to Ben Barnett who stood by a massage table with a small water bed on top. As first impressions go, being told by a client as I entered the room that he completely changed her life, raised my expectations somewhat, but after experiencing the physical therapy and meditation for myself, I completely understood.
Barnett’s form of massage helps to reconnect muscles with the brain to allow you to relearn how to use problem areas more effectively. His approach is based on the idea that everything you have experienced in your life is always present with you in thoughts and emotions which in turn determines energy levels, positivity and physical well-being. Working through emotional issues by a guided visualisation – you don’t have to speak about any of your worries – and physical bodywork, Barnett can restore balance, release energy and empower his client.
The use of the water bed is to allow clients to lay in utmost comfort with no pressure or weight on any part of the body. The floating sensation is furthered with a soft sound of the sea played into the headrest, allowing clients to lose themselves and truly relax.
Photos: Hollie Bracciale