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My name is May McLachlan, I am a complementary therapist, foot health practitioner and Weleda Wellbeing Advisor, and the founder of Tranquility Rose Therapies.
My career path has varied over the years, on leaving school I qualified in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, and worked in this profession for some years in London before returning home to Bute to bring up my son.
While readjusting to community life, I volunteered with a local Voluntary Counselling Service and retrained as a Counsellor, progressing over the years to become Lead Manager for the organisation within Argyll and Bute.
I have always had an interest in holistic therapies and taking a natural approach to looking after my own general health and well-being. My journey to becoming a holistic therapist began when I came across a chance opportunity to learn transcendental meditation. From there, I embraced opportunities to study and train in various massage techniques, gaining diplomas in Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, seated acupressure, Indian head massage and hot stone massage.
During this period of study, I continued on a personal journey to become a reiki master. I completed my studies in 2013, setting up a massage therapy business while continuing to work in the counselling field. Throughout this time, I was having reflexology treatment for stress-related health issues and lumbar back problems. When I was faced with redundancy, I followed my passion and in July 2017, I gained my Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Reflexology SCQF LEVEL 8 (the highest level of reflexology training available in the UK).
Continuing my learning in the reflexology field, I was fortunate to receive a place at The London School of Reflexology, Regents University, London where I gained Diplomas in the Bergman Method of Facial Reflexology and the award-winning Zone Face Lift Programme. I was privileged to be tutored and mentored by the holistic beauty expert and creator of the Zone Face Lift Treatment and Bergman Facial Reflexology, Ziggie Bergman.
Drawing on my background skills, experience and continued learning while following my passion and true belief in the many positive benefits of holistic therapies, I founded Tranquility Rose Therapies.
As a therapist, I am fully committed to Continued Professional Development (CPD) and each year I engage in a period of study to enhance my knowledge and skills but also to maintain my registration with AOR and CHNC.
To date, I have completed further specialised training in maternity reflexology (conception to birth and beyond) and pregnancy massage. I have also successfully gained my Meditation Teacher Diploma and I am currently studying for my Diploma in Oncology Massage.
Tranquility Rose Therapies
Tranquility Rose Therapies was born from a dream and a passion for promoting a more natural approach to managing stress, supporting general health, and improving wellbeing through holistic treatments. With an instilled appreciation and love of the outdoors and our natural environment, I base the ethos of Tranquility Rose Therapies on all things natural.
All of the products I use during treatments are organic, sustainable, environmentally friendly and cruelty free, sourced from companies that hold the same eco values and beliefs.
The products I use in foot reflexology and massage treatments come from a small Scottish company called the Highland Wax Company, because I believe it is important to support and protect the natural habitat of our bees, and also to reduce my carbon footprint. These products are beeswax-based, although a vegan alternative is available on request.
For facial reflexology treatments I use only the hand-blended natural organic herb-infused Zone Face Lift Elixir developed specifically for Facial Reflexology and The Zone Face Lift Therapies by Ziggie Bergman.
I also use ethical and 100% natural products from Weleda. Weleda is a not for profit company that has led the way in sustainable and organic health and beauty products since 1921. All Weleda products are certified 100% natural or organic by the global quality mark NATRUE and Weleda are one of the few cosmetic companies that have been accepted as Union for Ethical Biotrade Certified certified.
Please contact me if you would like more information on any of the products used within Tranquility Rose Therapies or to discuss suitable vegan alternatives. I would be more than happy to arrange a free no obligation one-to-one online consultation.
Assuring you of a Confidential, Ethical, Professional Service
As a full member of the Association of Reflexologists (AOR) and The Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), I am fully insured, and I adhere to a strict code of conduct and ethical practice. I have also been vetted by Disclosure Scotland and am registered with The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).