Gorgeous Therapies, Stockbridge, Edinburgh
The Stockbridge district of Edinburgh, just a short stroll down the hill from the New Town, is an upmarket Bohemian urban village, around the Water of Leith.
It’s the perfect place to live and also to visit and stroll around with an attractive range of restaurants, bars, cafe, quirky gift shops, art galleries, Sunday food and crafts market, quality charity clothes and book shops, as well as fashion boutiques, hair and beauty salons. Stockbridge is a mini city within a relaxing riverside environment away from the city centre.
New on the scene is Gorgeous Therapies, the creative brainchild of Rachel Kidd, who is a hair stylist, an organic cosmetic entrepreneur and homeopathic practitioner. Working with a team of other hairdressers, health and beauty therapists, the spacious multi-functional salon offers head to toe pampering.
“Feeling gorgeous is as much a state of mind as it is a healthy body – elegant and eco-friendly, that is the Gorgeous Therapies’ philosophy.”
The Salon offers a menu of natural therapies (including massages, reflexology, facials, reiki, herbal, holistic and homepathic treatments, podiatry and nutritional advice), a Hair salon, a shop selling Rachel’s organic skincare products, and Hanna Cherrie’s Tea Room. This is definitely the place to stay all day for a few indulgent treats.
My first experience was for a new look hair style and colour. Rachel discussed what I would like and suggested a rich copper shade with blond highlights, perfect for the summer sun. Then she neatly trimmed my hair into a funky pixie crop. I love it!
Over the past week, I have been trying out a few of Rachel’s hand made organic Gorgeous lotions and potions: a silky Eye cream with soothing avocado, aloe vera and cucumber; a creamy facial cleanser, enriched with almond oil, cocoa butter and scented with lemongrass and mandarin; refresh the face with a cooling Toner, a blend of rose, lavender, ylang ylang floral waters; the light Facial moisturiser is indeed gorgeous to use – the rich yellow buttery mousse is made of organic evening primrose oil, avocado and rosehip to rejuvenate the skin.
These Gorgeous lotions are pure and made from natural organic ingredients – smoothing these magic potions over my face just makes me feel cleansed, moisturised and definitely 10 years younger.
I shall return to Gorgeous Therapies next week to experience a couple of body and face treatments and I shall let you know all about it.
Gorgeous Therapies, 29 Hamilton Place, Edinburgh EH3 5BA. http://www.gorgeoustherapies.com