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Essentially blended full body massage!

I’ll start my saying ‘oh my!’

Firstly on my arrival I noted it was a beautiful setting; the sun was beaming down, there’s plenty of free close parking and Idyllic Well-being is wonderfully welcoming.

Clean, tidy, friendly and relaxing. The Idyllic well-being cabin is beautifully spacious and inviting, I was greeted with a smile and Laura from Essentially Blended came through and took me to the treatment room.

I must admit, I have a super busy life, and when I booked a ‘full body massage’ – I did not further reading or investigation. I was expecting a ‘full body massage’ for maybe 60 mins.

But, what I got was so much more! Laura is a well trained aromatherapist, not just a masseuse/beauty therapist, and it shows. First she went through a comprehensive and holistic assessment of me, my body, my lifestyle and my needs.

Essentially Blended has totally undersold herself with this treatment! I’ve had treatments at Spas that cost double, but we’re no where near as good as this. I wouldn’t call this a full body massage- more a full body experience.

I was in with Laura for about two hours in total. And was massages from top to toe, with a blended oil made specifically for me. The room smelt amazing, and as well as massaging me with an oil, she also popped a steamy bowl under the couch to relax me.

This was FULL body- I never knew how much tension I held in my forearms and lower legs and insteps until I had this treatment. Louise even gives you a mini facial, and amazing fragranced mask from Evolve Beauty whilst she performs the most exquisite head massage; that gentle but firm hair pulling was insane!

Laura even gave me (decent sized bottle) of a 3% oil blend to help my muscular tension to take home! Honestly, take my advice and quickly book up before she ups her prices

Honestly, it was the best massage ever. Huge thanks to Laura for gifting me a voucher towards this experience. You can find Essentially Blended at Wistow, in Idyllic Well-being, Leicestershire.

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Mother’s Day gift guide

I love a good gift guide mainly because I like browsing and thinking what I would like. Most of all I love shopping local which is why this Mother’s Day gift guide is the Market Harborough edit.

I think they think special about shopping locally supporting small businesses instead of the big guys because as we know when you buy from a small business that small business owner does a happy dance.

If you follow my Instagram you’ll probably know I love shopping at number 34 boutique there’s something there for for everyone and I love the spring colours of this beautiful scarf and handbag. If your budget is smaller why not grab a beautiful pair of earrings. No 34 on insta

I’m loving my make up at the moment and I bought a pallete from Midlife Happylife a year ago and love mixing and matching all the different products and colours that you can have. Why not treat your mum to a little mini makeover with Charlie and spoil her with her own custom made pallete.

For me an ultimate treat is a wonderful full body massage, local Laura Essentially Blended is a qualified aromatherapist I’m booked with in with her on Monday and I just can’t wait. She has space at Idyllic well-being in Wistow- a great setting where you can relax with a coffee too. Why not surprise your mum with a gift voucher

I love gifts that are activities and there is a brilliant local one that would be perfect to bring your mum to. Just before Mother’s Day _Insta mums meet ups are holding a spring wreath workshop hosted by The Flower bar harborough the workshop is only £35 including a glass of fizz Book here wouldn’t it be great to have a gorgeous bright and colourful wreath hanging on yours and your mum‘s doors on Mothering Sunday