Welcome to Calming Touch, whether you have stumbled across this site by accident or by design.
My name is Sue Taylor and Calming Touch is my Aromatherapy and Reflexology business. I launched Calming Touch on 1 August 2001 having been made redundant from my Accounting Manager position after 20 years of service.
For a while I reviewed the job market, attended interviews and fully intended to establish myself back in another 9-5 job. However, after a couple of months at home I began to realise that I had not been at all happy in my job, like a lot of people I had my off days whilst I was there but I never realised exactly how under stress I actually was. Having stopped, I relaxed, put on a bit of weight, stopped smoking and felt tranquil and happy. I didn't want to change that feeling.
I took a course in Stress Counselling, taught myself basic HTML (if you like cats you can see my first attempt under www.calmingtouch.co.uk/cats) and undertook an Aromatherapy Massage and Reflexology course.
I am now a qualified Aromatherapist and Reflexologist. I have Diplomas in Basic Counselling and Professional Stress Consultancy and Reiki. I have also attained Diplomas in Advanced Flower Remedies and Nutrition.
In May 2002 I decided to complete my life changes and leave Essex where I had been for the past 22 years and move to Filby, Norfolk. I opened a small shop in Acle, about 6 miles from Filby and was based here until the damp state of the building forced me to close and move the business to my home on 1 October 2013.
The cottage has a slightly smaller garden than I had before and is all at the front, was quite sorry to leave my Essex garden. I had put in 13 years of work on the garden and, should anyone be interested you can see how it progressed at www.calmingtouch.co.uk/garden just a reminder of what I achieved in my 13 years in Leigh on Sea, I fully intend to repeat this on my move.