Karen came to Orchard Barn in April 2018, she joins our busy reception team.  Karen has worked within the medical field on reception and administration so brings with her a wealth of experience. 

Q- Why were you interested in working here?

I have always been interested in health and fitness and I was interested in learning about all the different treatments and therapies here but also the holistic approach that Orchard Barn had really appealed to me to, I was intrigued to learn more about the holistic side of things and how it can help people as I hadn’t really come across it before.

Q- Have you learnt anything new or interesting while working here?

I have enjoyed learning about the alternative health care that we provide here and all the treatments which Dr. Sally does. One particular Treatment is the acupuncture and how this treatment can provide such good results and really help people.

Q- What do you like do in your spare time?

I like to do regular exercise such as jogging or yoga and love spending time with my family especially my grandchildren when I get the opportunity.

Karen joined the Dr. Hauschka team in Leeds on 23rd May to learn about the products which Orchard Barn sells and uses for our treatments, this was to enable Karen to learn about the products along with Dr. Hauschka’s biodynamic and fair trade practices.

Karen on her Dr.Hauschka training:

Q- What were the highlights of the day?

It was really lovely to meet new people who came to the training as well as getting to thoroughly test all the products, and all the lovely smells that they had.

Q- What do you feel Dr.Hauschka stands for?

Its nice to see that they have a natural, environmentally friendly and bio-dynamic approach to creating products – I feel this is very ahead of their time. I also enjoy the fact that they believe in treating and looking after the person as a whole.

Q- What did you find most interesting about the Dr.Hauschka products?

I was always listening out for what would suit my particular skin condition, which I thought the regenerating range would be best for me. I was also interested in the idea that they don’t put oil or moisturiser with oil on your skin at night this is a new approach to skincare which I hadn’t seen before and made me want to learn more about skincare and the science behind why.

Q- What’s your go to Dr.Hauschka product?

I really like the regenerating range as I feel this would suit my skin best, and I really enjoy the bronzing tint as it is quite multi-functional, such as mixing it in with your daily moisturiser to give your skin a slight bronzed tint.