My Name is Claire and I have a love for Holistic and Beauty therapy. I'm a strong believer in the benefits of holistic therapy, positive thinking and making time for yourself. All the treatments I provide, I am very passionate about and feel confident that they work helping to heal, re-balance and ground the body. I am qualified in Beauty therapy, Reiki, Crystal Therapy, Holistic and Crystal Facials, YUMI Eyelash lift and tint, Sienna X Tanning, Indian Head Massage, Thai Foot Massage and Himalayan Salt Spa, Hopi Ear Candling, Aromatherapy, Yoga and Meditation.
Up until 12 years ago, when I was just 27 years old, I had lived a perfect life, being married to the love of my life and best friend, culminating with the birth of our baby girl. This happiness was somewhat blighted though, because at the same time, I was having to deal with the trauma that accompanies long-term cancer care, as my Mum had been very poorly since I was 20 years old.
However, we tried to make the best of things: life was good overall and we tried to make Mum feel safe and protected..
Then things took an unexpected and horrific turn for the worse. I was driving us home when I suffered a seizure whilst driving in the fast lane on the M3 and at that moment my life changed immeasurably. Things could have been much, much worse were it not for the quick thinking of my husband, who controlled the car the to the relative safety of the hard shoulder and subsequently, the skills of the emergency services, who between them saved my life.
The medical professionals think the stress and upset related to Mum's terrible illness brought the seizure on. It was obviously an extremely tough time, as I had never had a seizure before. Not only was it scary, it was devastating to lose one's memory and confidence. As a consequence of which, I also lost my independence, due to the anxiety of being alone. To top it all, my driving licence was revoked. I continued suffering seizures until 7 years ago.
Since that terrible day its been a challenging journey over the years, having to cope with memory loss, lack of confidence and anxiety and having reoccurring seizures over the years but I am now finally happy to say I have been seizure-free for 7 years and its been controlled on medication.
Epilepsy is such a grey area, so I am so grateful to be here and able to help others through my own experience. I have grown in confidence, which I believe is due to my holistic work and have set up my beautiful Healing Hut business, where I am working hard to inspire others and also help donate to Epilepsy Research UK, to fund more medical research.
My inspiration for creating The Healing Hut was borne out of my challenging journey with epilepsy and the emotional trauma of losing my beautiful Mum, whose fortitude during her long battle with cancer continues to inspire me to this day. All my work is dedicated to the memory of my treasured Mum and always will be.
Thank you for reading my story. I hope it inspires others who suffer from this awful condition to be positive and make the most of what you have in life.