About Lucy Stevens MFHT

Lucy Stevens MFHT

“Lucy, the founder of Orchard View Naturals, has long been Sarah’s go to therapist, with the most magic hands in the South West." 

Sarah Stacey, Beauty Bible

My specialism is giving natural, holistic facials, informed by many years of working as an aromatherapy massage therapist. I’ve combined my knowledge of essential oils & holistic practices with specialist skills in facial massage & skincare. I also formulate face & body oils to use in your treatments.

Formerly based in Shepton Beauchamp at  "Orchard View" & having worked with various complementary therapy centres, I’m now based in a beautiful, dedicated studio at my home in Hambridge, located between Langport & Ilminster.

Treatments have been designed around your holistic wellbeing, meaning that they focus not only on your skin, but also on relaxing your body & helping to clear your mind. They are tailored to you & I work intuitively, so no treatment is ever the same, which is something my regular clients love. Massage, acupressure, energy work & natural face lift techniques are combined with natural & organic, cruelty-free skincare products, ethically-sourced crystals & warm stones, to give you something truly special.

I’m looking forward to treating you.

Lucy Stevens MFHT

Lucy's Credentials

Award Winning: 2021 Green Therapy Business of the Year, Federation of Holistic Therapists Excellence Awards. 

Professional: Member Federation of Holistic Therapists; Insured Holistic Insurance Ltd. Articles by Lucy have appeared in the International Therapist Magazine in 2019 (Lavender Essential Oils), 2021 (Natural Skincare Products) and 2022 (A Green Therapy Business). She has contributed an online seminar to the Federation of Holistic Therapists Professional Development Conference in 2022 (Going Green).

Experienced: 18 years running a home therapy practice. A decade formulating & producing natural skincare brand "Orchard View naturals". Worked with The Orchard Centre, Chard (Orchard Osteopaths), Minster Centre for Natural Therapies, Ilminster, The Therapy Room, Hambridge, Wellness at Jordans Courtyard, Ilminster.

Qualified: Currently studying CFI Level 4 Award, Holistic Esthetician. Distinction in ITEC (International Therapy Examinations Council) Diploma in Aromatherapy (2006), and Holistic Massage and Anatomy/Physiology (2005). Ongoing professional development over 18 years including: Advanced certificates in Essential oil Chemistry & Pharmacology (Robert Tisserand), Skin Series (Tisserand Institute), Advanced Essential Oils (Kolinka Zinovieff), Aromatherapy Product Blending (Alan Stuart), Aromatherapeutic Facials (S.E.E.D), Natural Skincare & Skin Nutrition (CNM), Indian Face Massage (Lesley Hunter), Beauty Facials (Gateway), Tsuboki Face Massage (Ann Parry), Zone Facelift, Hot & Cold Stone Massage (Gateway), Reiki 1st & 2nd degree (Beverley Moore), Crystal Healing (UK Holistics), Shirodhara (Ayurveda Pura), Natural Perfumery (Marina Barcenilla), MASCED accredited with Skcin.org. Additional in-person workshops have included Self-Sufficient Herbal Medicine (Lucy Jones), Natural Perfumery (Elijah Choo), Edible Flowers (Sian Davies), Distilling Hydrosols (Saskia Marjoram). Online workshops: Oxidisation & Shelf Life of Essential Oils (Robert Tisserand), UK Regulations for Cosmetics (CTPA), EU Transition and International Trade Support Clinic (International Trade Matters), Biodynamic Craniosacral Training Introductory Weekend (Circle Cranio) & more. Also a Diploma, BA Honours Degree & Master of Arts.

RecognisedOrchard View naturals skincare, Lucy's brand 2011-2021, was featured in "The Anti-Ageing Beauty Bible: Everything You Need to Look and Feel Gorgeous for Ever" by Josephine Fairley and Sarah Stacey 2015: "Sarah loves OV Naturals Triple Rose Organic Facial Oil, a handmade treat from a tiny business in Somerset." The same facial oil was selected as a 'Judge's Favourite' in the 2013 Beauty Shortlist Awards: "Your Triple Rose oil is exquisite." In Sublime Magazine, Sept/Oct 2011, Triple Rose was featured as "A beauty industry favourite"  & has featured in other publications such as Somerset Living, Mail on Sunday, Irish Independent & in beauty blogs. 

Community: Orchard View naturals skincare, Lucy's brand 2011-2021, was stocked by spas. independent shops, salons and fellow practitioners.  These included the prestigious Scarlet & Bedruthan spa hotel in Cornwall as well as Holistic Therapist Tannis Bridge (Castle Cary), Soft Tissue Therapist Debbie Domoney (Langport), Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist Debra Chicken (Bath and Falmouth), Keely Mangham (Make up Artist), Sophia's Choice, Charlie Hughes' Natural Health, Wellbeing & Beauty Shop (Beaminster), Trading Post Farm Shop (Lopenhead), Hamdon Beauty Barn (Stoke sub Hamdon), Minster Health Foods (Ilminster), The Therapy Room (Hambridge) and Carousel Gift Shop (Crewkerne) & Jordan's Courtyard (Ilminster). We also sold at the Frome Independent Market. While we no longer make skincare products for the general public, a small selection of bespoke facial and body oils are created by Lucy for sale in her therapy space at Apple Tree Studio for clients.