Brought together by a friendship of over 25 years and a passion in Aromatherapy, we both trained at the renowned Peter Symonds College in Winchester. Between us we are fully qualified in Beauty and Complementary Therapies.

We treat our clients as individuals and will tailor your treatment to your emotional and physical needs to increase your sense of well being.

'Aromatherapy is a truly holistic therapy taking account of the mind, body and spirit'                                                                                                       Patricia Davis

Welcome to Scents of Spirit & Love & Joy Home........  We are Amanda and Emma, and run a small salon which concentrates mainly on holistic therapies to treat our clients in mind, body and spirit.  We believe every client is an individual and we like to treat you as such.  We have many treatments available and so try to ensure you are receiving the right treatment to suit you and your lifestyle.  

We are so proud of the lovely relaxing treatment rooms we have created, which will transport you to total relaxation, so please call in and take a look.

We are both trained Aromatherapists and believe passionately in the ability of essential oils to help treat a number of conditions such as insomnia, anxiety, depression, hormone related problems and many more.  So as well as using these natural oils in some of our treatments, we also develop and produce our own products.  The Essential oils in our products are chosen by us to maximise the health benefits and our candles are handmade here in our studio. We are also Neal's Yard Consultants;an ethical company whose products are also based solely on the power of plants.


We are now really excited to share our special space with Sarah of 'Love + Joy Home' - providing environmentally-friendly and sustainable home and beauty products, as well as our very own hand-made natural candles, wax melts and essential oil blends.

The shop opening hours will be Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm with a late night opening till 7pm on Thursdays.

Please click                  to find out more about Love & Joy Home.



We are loving being at The Fairground and the fact that it helps provide the experience we would like to offer you.......... a relaxing treatment, along with the chance to peruse our shop and all the other fabulous studios at the Fairground, then maybe even a cup of tea at the cafe.  we are easy to get to, either by car or bus and there is even free parking.

We hope you find everything you are looking for in this website but do call or message us at anytime if you have any further questions.


Amanda Macken

Having spent 12 years bringing up my children, I decided it was time to do something for myself with regard to a new career.  

I always had an interest in beauty and products, so decided to re-train at Peter Symonds College, as a Beauty Therapist.  This led to a passion for massage, aromatherapy and skin care.

My ambition is to keep enhancing my knowledge in these areas.

Setting up Scents Of Spirit with Emma has been the most amazing journey and I totally love what I do and the people we meet.


Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments - VTCT Level 3

Diploma in Beauty Therapy - VTCT Level 2

Diploma in Aromatherapy - VTCT Level 3

Diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy - Penny Price Academy of Aromatherapy 

Hot Lava Shell - Relax, Rescue, Lava Mama & Therma Facial Massage


Deep Tissue Massage

Amanda is a member of BABTAC (British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology)



Sandi has been working in the field of health and wellbeing for nearly 20 years and loves offering Complementary Therapies, including Swedish body massage, Reiki healing and Indian head massage.
She is also passionate about her Yoga & movement practices, bringing freedom & calm through meditation, breathing & deep relaxation.

emma Edwards (mar)

I’m Emma, and I am a holistic therapist trained in a range of therapies, including the Jing Method™ of advanced clinical massage, reflexology, facial reflexology, aromatherapy, Indian head massage, pregnancy massage and Jikiden reiki.


My training with Jing has qualified me to treat a range of chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions or injuries.  I am experienced in a range of safe and effective soft tissue and massage techniques that aim to reduce your pain and increase your movement within 1-6 treatments. The techniques I use include fascial work, trigger point therapy, acupressure, stretching and tailored self-care, based on a fusion of an eastern and western approach to massage.


If you are looking to help reduce stress and anxiety, or are just simply after some time out to relax, then I would also very much like to help you. I can tailor a treatment of one or a combination of therapies to help best suit your own personal needs, both physical and emotional.  As a clinical aromatherapist, I also like to use natures beautiful oils within all my treatments where oils or balms are used.  I make a bespoke blend for each and every client, which enhances your treatment, making it all the more unique and special to you.


I am a member of the Association of Reflexologists and continue to build on my ‘reflexology knowledge’ by attending professional development courses.  I have completed training in reflexology lymph drainage and also maternity reflexology.


I am truly passionate about holistic therapies and use a warm and heart centred approach.  


If you would like to know more, or would like help in deciding which therapy would be most beneficial for you, then I would love to hear from you.  


Diploma in Complementary Therapies - VTCT Level 3

(Includes Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy & Reflexology, healthy eating and well-being)

Diploma in Clinical Aromatherapy - Penny Price Academy of Aromatherapy 

Reflexology Lymph Drainage

Maternity Reflexology

Advanced Facial Reflexology - Bergman Method

Indian Head Massage - VTCT Level 3

Jikiden Reiki - Shoden & Okuden Attuned

Hot Lava Shell - Relax, Rescue, Lava Mama & Therma Facial Massage


Foundation in advanced clinical massage techniques

Deep tissue massage

Lower back pain

Neck & upper shoulder pain

Forearm, wrist & hand pain

Hip & pelvis

Leg, knee and foot

Advanced stretching

Pregnancy & post natal massage

Emma is also a member of the 

Association of Reflexologists.