My new series. A day in the life of… #2 Rachael Smith from Moorland Holistic, Saddleworth, Tameside

Introducing my new series, A day in the life of…

Following on from my first ‘A day in the life of…’ from Debbie at Confidence Culture, I am now pleased to share with you another local story from Saddleworth Tameside.

#2  A day in the life of Rachael Smith from Moorland Holistic, Saddleworth Tameside

Racheael runs a business called Moorland Holistic.  Before I had children, I used to have the odd massage but since I’ve had children I have tried to make appointments with Rachael as one of my regular treats.  Ultimately, one of the few things that I can do just for myself!  As a busy mum, I rarely get a minutes peace let alone a minute to think and relax so having this time to focus on me does the world of good.  I particularly found these sessions very useful after giving birth so I can highly recommend it!  If like me, when you have a massage, you really want to feel the pressure and come away feeling like it has made a difference I can highly recommend Rachael, she is just fabulous!   Read more about Rachael’s story below…..

So, tell my followers, what is Moorland Holistic

Moorland Holistic is a complementary therapy practice located in Diggle, Saddleworth. We provide treatments such as Advanced Deep Tissue/Swedish massage, Advanced Aromatherapy, Advanced Reflexology, Hot Stone Massage, Hopi Ear Candling and Indian Head Massage.  We work with a range of different people who can be either struggling with muscular tension, aches/pains, complex conditions, stress, depression or people who are in need to some relaxation and pampering!

I began practicing complementary therapy in 2008 then opened a home-based treatment room in Greenfield. As the business and client base expanded, I needed bigger premises and more practitioners. I have been located on Sam Road in Diggle for two and half years now which has really taken off and grown into a busy Holistic therapy practice.

That’s good to hear!  What does a day at Moorland Holistic look like?

It’s very difficult to say as every day is different but first things first.. Kettle on!  On an average day I can have anything from 6-9 clients with various different treatment durations from 30 minutes to 2 hour appointments.

What is your favourite part of your job?

The relaxing nature of providing therapies.

What are you most proud of in your job?

The difference the treatments make to a client’s well-being whether this is releasing some muscle tension and easing their discomfort or providing the hour of relaxation and stress relief they just needed that particular week.

What or who inspires you?

My parents.

What piece of advice would you give to your future self?

No amount of knowledge is too much, just keep going.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you take with you?

Ray Mears book on survival, a pillow and a saw.

What is your favourite photo of all time?

This is a campsite I go to at least once a year in Cornwall.. I have gone here from the age of about 2 years old with my family where we all stayed in a touring caravan.  Me and my partner now take our own caravan and we meet them down there so this picture reminds me of all the wonderful family holidays I have had!

A day in the life of Rachael Smith, Moorland Holistic, Saddleworth, Tameside


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