01590 624488
70b, Brookley Road, Brockenhurst,
Hampshire SO42 7RA


Botanical Notes is inspired by nature and the power of scent.

Scent is immediate, halting and comforting. Like music, the notes of a scent, evoke memories, take us back to particular places and speak to our emotions.

At our intimate boutique treatment room in Brockenhurst, in the heart of the New Forest, our aim is to bring you the opportunity to take some time out for some well-deserved self -care.  We believe that caring for yourself is not self-indulgent, it’s a necessary part of your overall wellbeing.

We have handpicked a range of natural products to perfectly complement our wide range of holistic therapies.  We are committed to stocking and using natural products that are vegan, handmade in small batches in the UK and not tested on animals.

Our experienced therapists will ensure that you experience pure relaxation, relieving the pressures of your day to offer you a haven from the bustle of everyday life.  We offer a range of restorative therapies including organic facials, aromatherapy, massage, reflexology and physiotherapy.

Botanical Notes was founded by Ellie, a former nurse who is passionate about supporting women to overcome stress and anxiety to find their centre again, in a busy world.

Ellie Whitehall

Aromatherapist, Facialist and Founder

I am registered with IFPA (International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists) and offer aromatherapy and holistic massages, and natural organic facials.

I have a keen interest in wellness, which stems from my background in nursing, all too often I have seen people saying ‘No’ to themselves for the sake of others.

I am passionate about using natural products with beautiful, quality ingredients which are free from nasties.

Facials are my favourite treatment because they have so many benefits.

Ellie Whitehall

Not only are they brilliant for making your skin look great, but they’re also incredibly relaxing and great for relieving stress.

I approach my treatments with a holistic outlook, and take into account the whole picture to help you achieve a natural, healthy glow and a balanced, calm lifestyle.

Dr Dorit Kunkel (PhD)


Dorit is a HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council) registered physiotherapist and offers medical massage and movement therapy to assist rehabilitation and improve mobility for people of all ages.

During the week Dorit is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Southampton.  She has a specialist knowledge in evidence based treatments for older people to stay active and well, particularly those with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s and Stroke.

Dorit is available on alternate Saturday mornings

Kate Yabsley


Kate has had an interest in holistic therapies for many years and after maternity leave, decided to join Neal’s Yard Remedies as an Independent Consultant. This led her to meet many self-employed therapists and realised she could do that too.

Having recently qualified with a VTCT Level 3 certification in Reflexology and Kate is very excited to start doing something that she loves. Reflexology is a powerful medium to balance & relax us in a busy and demanding world. It is so much more than a foot massage!

Kate is available on Thursday mornings.

Kate Yabsley
Alison Metcalfe

Alison Metcalfe

Beauty Therapist

Alison has been working in the beauty and holistic field for 25 years.  Something that originally starting out as a hobby, has become a vocation.

Alison is passionate about natural products and treatments to aid health and wellbeing.

Alison has salon, mobile and corporate experience.  She works mindfully with compassion, bringing in her artistic flair and creativity to meet the wellbeing needs of her clients.

Alison is available on Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings.

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