I created Palm & Sole to inspire & encourage us to love & celebrate the things that make us each unique.
THE PALM & SOLE SKINCARE DELICATESSEN
I aim to offer an intimate, calm, non-judgemental space where you have time to play with textures, experience aromas & consider an array of options. I want you feel free to ask for any skincare advice or info you may need.
I've experienced & seen first-hand, how connecting with what our skin, body & emotions are telling us they need can really increase confidence levels. My Ultimate goal is for each of us to fully embrace who we are & feel as close as possible to 100%, in our own skin.
It's vital we each allow ourselves a little downtime to stop, play & reconnect. How are you? How does your skin feel? Does your body ache? Any niggles? How balanced are you feeling emotionally? What is your body telling you?
SUPPORTING SKIN FROM INSIDE OUT
As well as nourishing skin from the outside, Palm & Sole supports skin from the inside. For example, did you know that high stress levels can lead to premature ageing, dry tight skin, health problems & poor life decisions? A jar full of active ingredients that feeds dehydrated skin while calming body & rebalancing mood is supporting skin from outside & in.
THE PAST MAKES THE PRESENT
Palm & Sole has evolved out of my love of people. Over the last 20 years I've had variety of jobs, mostly based in London, that have been about listening & connecting with people. These include hairdresser; make-up artist; a member of the original Body Shop Bond Street co-operative team; live music/festivals & studio photographer; Neal's Yard Remedies Therapist & shop assistant; waitress; bar manager; music producer & interviewer for BBC radio/TV; club-night creator & stylist. Each of these experiences made me realise I wanted to do something to help people feel good about themselves.
WHY DO WE JUDGE OUR WORTH ON OTHER PEOPLE'S VALUES?
While working at the BBC in London as a broadcast music journalist, I was lucky to interview a large cross-sections of incredibly talented artists, actors & performers. This taught me a very important lesson: No matter how beautiful you're perceived to be, unless you're truly happy in yourself, you're always going to be judging your worth on other people's values - ultimately, you're setting yourself up to never feel good enough. I created Palm & Sole to help people re-connect with who they are and increase core confidence levels.
WHO IS KATHY?
Today I live in Norfolk with my young family and offer aromatherapy and complementary therapies from my Treatment Lodge in Norwich’s Golden Triangle. For 10 years I worked as a clinical masseuse and reflexologist at The Big C Centre, Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, treating people with cancer and their carers. I hold qualifications in Person Centred Counselling and continue to update my skills, knowledge and research in Aromatherapy, Holistic Health, Natural Cosmetology and Natural Nutrition for Health & Beauty.
DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE - YOU ARE UNIQUE!
I don't believe that one generic product marketed for dry skin will suit every kind of dry skin. I want to offer information & options so you feel empowered. I want you to explore, experiment & then decide what works for our own individual skin type.
SHUT OUT THE WHITE NOISE & LISTEN TO YOURSELF!
Whatever your look, style, personality, age, body shape, just think. There isn't anyone else out there like you. We each know what our own skin, body & emotions need in order to feel confident and in control. We just need to remind ourselves to shut out the white noise & listen to ourselves.