Welcome! My name is Rachel Holm, the founder of Hanako Therapies.
We are constantly in a state of ebb and flow. Our breath, the ocean, the universe, our energy… everything breathes, every living thing contracts and expands and is in a constant state of change. So is life really about finding balance or really working to find our inner peace amongst the chaos of this beautiful life?
Inspiration for Hanako’s growth and expansion has been through life’s events and its constant state of ebb and flow and finding tools to use and draw upon to maintain this space.
There are life defining moments that in the blink of an eye can change the course of who you are- and who you decide you want to be.
For Jeff and I that defining moment was October 23, 2009, When we were given the news that our first child had passed away two days before she was due to be born. Stillborn.
The shock and pain are heart-breakingly sudden and go to the depths that are unimaginable.... until you are placed in this situation. We were very lucky to be guided so well by the POW Hospital, Deb our grief counceller that was provided to us by the Hospital and all the amazing staff surrounding us, our family and friends. We got to spend a few days with our darling little girl, honouring her, holding her and trying to fit in a lifetime of cuddles and kisses before we said our final goodbyes.
This however, was life changing for us. Things that we thought were important were no longer so important, it was like a rebirth for us both and we saw life from a completely new perspective that shifted our life's direction.
I had been wanting to Study Energetic Healing while I was pregnant with Sierra but was worried how I would handle a new born and studies. After she passed away it was such a push, like she guided me to do it, to show me my path.
And so I began, just a month after losing her I went and sat in on an information day for a Diploma in "Energetic and Spiritual Healing" and my whole being knew that this was exactly where I was meant to be and what I was meant to be doing.
After completing my Diploma in Energetic Healing and with a newborn, Willow, in tow, we decided to take another leap of faith and set on an adventure year in the USA. Jeff's country of origin.
While there, I furthered my studies in Aromatherapy and also Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training.
The seeds of Hanako Therapies were born.... and Willow was one of the key ingredients!
Mid year we decided to take a road trip across the States and unable to find something natural for Willow to take for car sickness I decided to put a blend together.
Each morning before we hit the road I would rub, what is now known as "Happy Tracks", into Willow's wrists, feet and stomach. The result... no bucket, no tears, just one awesome trip taking in the natural beauty of the land.
I was so inspired that I also created some of the essences that are also now a core part of the Hanako Therapies Range.
Being drawn to the beauty and energy of nature is what started Hanako (Hanako means Flower Child in Japanese). I am so in awe of the way nature shifts my energy, how it shows non-resistance in the change of the seasons, how it grows ever so patiently, how it surrenders and lets go when overcome by bigger things, and how it heals as it needs to heal. Capturing this powerful energy in a bottle and our products along with my Energetic Healing background was the organic driving force behind the how and why our little company started. I wanted to create sacred blends for all different states of being to help uplift, inspire, support and balance those in need. A return to nature which makes you return to yourself.
The intention of each blend is to help you on your path and journey in life, wherever you may be.
Sometimes life is beautiful and appears to be perfect, other times it cracks and the emotions are so churned that it is hard to stay calm.
Be with yourself, stay with yourself and don’t give up on yourself.
Work with the energy, find tools that help draw it out, shine the light and then raise the vibration.
I hope the love, energy and soul that goes into each and every blend can help shift and pivot some emotions for you, if nothing else it will help you take a mindful breath, anchor in, bring a smile to the face and of course smell pretty, or earthy, or citrusy or sexy. Whichever one you are drawn to., I hope you enjoy your Hanako Therapies experience.
Hanako Therapies offers a range of Australian made organic essential oils and aromatherapy tools, crystal-infused blends, natural artisan skincare and vibrational essences to instill balance and inner harmony. Combining alternative healing with the love of nature, the result is a brand that embraces the power of Mother Earth’s abundant raw essences to support, balance and uplift the mind, body and spirit.
"Our bodies know how to heal just as nature knows how to heal and balance. If only we'd listen to what it needs- and trust that it knows what it's doing. I want these products to enrich the lives of many users, knowing that they are made of pure natural ingredients.
You know exactly what you are putting onto your body. Allow yourself a moment to create a sacred space for yourself before you set out for the day. Take a deep breath, affirm and envelope your being with positive energy, awareness, support, love and kindness."