Observant visitors will spot the angelic influences on the shelves and walls of the latest treatment room to open in the North-East.
That’s because therapist Emma Cook has a thing about angels believing they watch over and guide us through our lives.
“It may sound daft but I think we have guardian angels that help us in life,” said Emma, who has just launched her new holistic therapy business in Thornaby, The Tranquility Room.
“I just let things happen and it is amazing where life takes me. I’d been looking for a pair of angel wings but couldn’t find any suitable. Then I just pulled over randomly and found exactly what I was after in a particular shop. It was the same with the oil holders and the name of the business, which suddenly just came into my head.”
The 28-year-old, of Witton village, studied complementary therapies at Stockton Riverside College and has worked in various salons. But she spent more time working in HR for her parents who run pubs and clubs across the region.
“Then three months ago I was having my hair done at Luxe in Thornaby and was talking to the stylist Georgia Davey and owner Charlotte Scott about the cost of treatment rooms and they said they had a spare,” recalled Emma. “I spent my savings converting it and I have been taking bookings ever since.
“It was the same with my smile. I had crowded teeth and had teeth removed and a brace fitted when I was younger, but didn’t wear my retainer so my teeth moved back. I am a happy, smiley person but was self conscious about one of my fangs, which was starting to turn.
“Then I got chatting at the gym to the owner of The Smile Spa, Sue Andrews, and I got it sorted out – they were absolute angels. Three hours later and thanks to composite veneers I had a new smile. I would never be in photos and didn’t realise how much I wanted to smile until I had a nice one. I love life and am a bit of a Mr Motivator and the new confident smile is really helping me in the business.”
Emma’s guiding angels then saw her winning smile star in the dental practice’s latest TV ad. “I ended up on a three day shoot just at the time I was getting the salon ready, which also helped build my profile,” she said.
The Tranquility Room specialises in aromatherapy, full body, head and neck and Indian head massage, reflexology and Reiki.
“It is incredible the connection you make with people when they are having treatments,” Emma said. “You seem to hear what they are saying at a deeper level and the experience helps them deal better with the various issues in their lives – it is amazing to be part of that. People don’t realise the effect stress has on them and I am fascinated by how much they benefit from the treatments. Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed, it means the damage no longer controls our lives.
“I’m a great believer in visualisation, it is one of the main things for happiness in life, you have to visualise where you want to be in your mind. And the more at one you are with yourself, the more the angels help you.”
For more information visit www.thetranquilityroom.co.uk.