I remember my first experience of Garden Of Pomegranates well. The #BeckBromFL Twitter hashtag was alight with locals raving about a wonderful woman who had true healing hands and an amazing setting where these magic hands do their work. Over weeks, then months, of Tweeting and sharing I began to feel like I’d known Nathalie for a lifetime. The positive reviews kept on coming for her unique Ayurvedic massage therapy and I was now a regular visitor to her website Garden Of Pomegranates pouring over the wealth of amazing treatments to be had, whilst building up a lovely friendship.
On Friday the Of March, I was lucky enough to experience the true healing of Nathalie's hands myself! I was booked to have an extended Pada Abhyanga (foot and leg massage). On arriving at Garden Of Pomegranates, i was instantly made to feel at home. Nathalie, just as i had imagined, is a wonderfully warm, friendly, caring and attentive host, looking after my coat, offering me tea and water and being patient with me when i took forever filling out the pre-massage forms on my health! I also made friends with Nathalie's gorgeous fluffy cat, who sleepily watched over me as i filled my forms and sipped some delicious ice cold water.
Once my history and health was all wrapped up, Nathalie took me into the treatment room. The rest of the house had already been gorgeous but this, this was something else. Plush fabrics and rich colours filled the room, the mood lighting was amazing - soft light and warmth beaming from an open fire. I was stunned. Nathalie left me to get prepared, on to the treatments table and under the gorgeously soft blanket. Once i was ready, she came in and began. I will not describe the massage process here as it is something i cannot explain with words alone. The soft ambiance of music trickling in the background coupled with the glow from the fire, whilst being gently massaged over my aching legs and swollen feet can only be described as true bliss. For the hour or so i was being treated, i drifted in and out of light sleep, images flowing through my mind of times past, colours, patterns, my pains drifting away. Nathalie had a fantastic intuition and knew where every ache and sensitivity was in my legs and feet.
I could have laid there all day, chilled out in my own little piece of paradise. The time came for my treatment to end and i felt amazing. I was sleepy but refreshed in a way i haven't been for longer than i can remember. I felt as if were floating out of the treatment room. Nathalie offered me a cup of tea and to have a relax before venturing into the cold grey world outside but sadly i had to leave due to other commitments that day. I will definitely be taking her up on the offer on my next visit!
Garden Of Pomegranates is a true hidden Nirvana in South-East England. I have recommended Nathalie to all of my friends and family and urge you to treat yourself to an experience with her, it is one you will never forget and will not
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Who is Julie?
30 something, mother of two gorgeous boys, lover of one gorgeous husband, perpetually living in a dream world full of wine, chocolate and artsy crafty things.