Have you ever been “oorloff'ed”? Chances are you haven't, as bespoke facialist Michelle Oorloff was tucked away in beautiful Oxford for the last few years. Now Londoners can finally experience Michelle's magic in Marylebone but be warned that places are strictly limited as she's a popular lady.
Michelle has developed a cult following for her facials in Oxford mostly through word of mouth, plus a good sprinkling of infectious enthusiasm, passion and integrity. Her approach is different from the norm: she will match the right products for your skin type drawing from her wealth of experience (and the kitchen cupboard). In fact, her non-conventional use of products is legendary: no one treatment is the same and during one facial you may have an off-the-shelf brand followed by a specially-mixed aromatherapy oil and then some beeswax from Cyprus or honey from Israel.
23 years of experience taught Michelle that each of us needs an individual, tailor-made face treatment to soothe our skin and our soul. Michelle believes that beauty comes from within so she will also advise on nutritional supplements that can boost the skin and improve your complexion. Analysing the appearance of the skin is the best indicator of the overall health of a client: pimples or dry skin can be the side effect of hormonal imbalances, digestive issues or vitamin deficiency.
Michelle is not your average miracle worker, if there ever was one: she constantly researches medical journals for information on cell nutrition and dermatology and she has taught anatomy and physiology, beauty therapy and massage at NVQ level in Oxford. Her depth of knowledge of health and beauty topics is second to none so when you have a facial with her you end up learning so much about how the skin works and how to look after it.
If your skin needs some serious pampering and care and you have a genuine thirst for knowledge on how to maintain your beautiful looks, then Michelle is the woman for you. And then you too will be able to say “I have been oorloff'ed”.
Paola Bassanese is a member of the Institute of Complementary and Natural Medicine, specialising in Natural Face Lift Massage, manual lymphatic drainage, healthy eating advice and neck, back and shoulder massage.See my profile »