Good News! Last night we got the government go ahead to resume massage therapy!
I am still awaiting official guidelines from the MTI, and so I shall be taking appointments from Monday 27th July onwards to allow sufficient time to implement the required safety procedures.
As with everything else, there may need to be some changes to the way massage appointments are carried out. I shall update everyone further when I know more details.
In the meantime, if you would like to book an appointment please contact me with your preferred time and day and we can go from there.
I am very sad to say that all massaging activities are currently suspended following advice from the MTI.
I shall let everyone know as soon as I am up and running again after the situation has resolved.
I hope everyone stays healthy during these sad and strange times.
On 17th October 2020 I will be flying to Peru to spend 5 days trekking through the Andes mountains.
It will involve long days of trekking up very steep inclines at a high altitude, with very early morning starts and then camping overnight.
I am doing this to raise £4,000 for the charity WaterAid.
WaterAid is a charity aiming to provide clean water and decent toilets to everyone. Something that a lot of people take for granted, something that should be a normal part of daily life for everyone, everywhere. But, unfortunately at the moment it isn’t.
I would be most grateful if you could spare some money to sponsor me for taking part in this event, and helping the charity to achieve their goal of giving everyone clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. Here’s is the link to my JustGiving sponsorship page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Elly-Ingram-Trek
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Everyone is different and everyone likes a different amount of pressure during their massage.
This is why I check in with clients regarding the pressure during their treatment.
If the pressure isn’t enough or if it’s too much please speak up and let me know. Everyone is different and everyone has a different pain threshold, I can’t read your mind so I won’t know how much pressure you like, unless you tell me.
I won’t be offended, in fact I’ll be pleased if you ask for a different pressure during your treatment, because it means I have a chance to do something about it. Rather than you leaving dissatisfied.
I don’t want you to lie on the massage table in pain, I don’t want you to lie there wishing for more pressure, I want you to have the best massage possible. And that involves a small amount of feedback from you! Otherwise I’ll be none the wiser.
I have been attuned to Reiki level 1 and 2 and so am available to give Reiki treatments to clients.
Reiki is a Japanese word, roughly translated as the flow of the universal energy.
This energy is channelled through me for the client’s use. Reiki energy will go wherever it is needed and so is a holistic treatment, meaning it can be useful for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. So don’t forget to look after yourself during this busy time. Put self care near the top of your to-do list!
How about buying yourself a Christmas present? Vouchers are a good way to make a promise to yourself that you will get that massage, and if not now, then at least very soon.
They do also make great presents for other people. For those who are thinking about trying a massage, but perhaps are a bit nervous. For those who keep giving and giving to others, but forget to give themselves time and attention. For those who have been suffering with aches, pains or generally just been feeling a bit down recently. Or for those who just fancy a treat!
Vouchers are available for massages for half hour, 1 hour or 90 mins. There are also hot stone massage vouchers (1 hr or 90mins), Indian Head Massage vouchers or Reiki treatment vouchers.
Follow the secure link below to buy a voucher!
And Merry Christmas to all!
My hot stone massage equipment has arrived, however there is much preparation to be done before their first use!
The heater must be left to cure on its hottest setting for an hour, this burns off a funny smell!
The hot stones (basalt) are a lot paler than you may be used to seeing, they must first be washed in warm soapy water, rinsed and then left to dry naturally so they hydrate. They will then be rubbed in an oil which is left to be absorbed.
The basalt will be washed in salty water to cleanse and energies them after every use and will be stored with a labradorite crystal, which was will recharge their energy.
My set also came with some other crystals. These can be placed over the chakras on the body after a massage to rebalance the chakras.
It is also possible to have a cold stone massage, this is done using chilled marble stones, they are recharged using a moonstone crystal, but will soften if cleansed with salt water.
Cold stone massage can be useful for pain relief, reducing inflammation and to ease sinus pain.
- Your left lung has 2 lobes. Your right lung has 3 lobes. Left lungs are slightly smaller to allow room for the heart!
- There are 7 main chakras in your body – Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye, Crown.
- Your digestive tract is approximately 30 foot long!
- The human body contains approximately 640 muscles and 206 bones.
- Blood makes up about one-twelfth of your body weight. Approximately 5 litres/11 pints.