As I’m sure your aware, from Monday 19th July the legal requirements to wear face masks will be removed and the onus will be upon personal responsibility for ongoing protection.
The GCMT, and my professional association MTI, are not recommending any changes to its current recommendations.
As a therapist I have a professional, legal and moral duty to protect the public and treat my clients safely and the failure to do so can result in prosecution and/or invalid insurance.
Therefore I shall be continuing to wear a face mask and visor during appointments.
After the latest announcement it looks like I could potentially be reopening my doors on 12th April.
I will not be booking in any appointments until nearer the time, but if you would like to be added to the waiting list please let me know.
Fingers crossed 🤞
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.
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As part of the aftercare advice I give to my clients I usually advise to stay well hydrated and drink plenty!
There are so many articles on the internet telling you the benefits of staying hydrated I’m sure you don’t need another one.
But how about what happens when you don’t stay hydrated?
Recently I had a couple of days where I just forgot to drink, which is very unlike me!
I found myself feeling tired and lethargic, slightly confused and forgetful, my head was pounding the next morning. My skin felt dry and I looked tired, I felt achy and stiff and my mouth and throat were dry. My vision was a little blurry. I couldn’t stop yawning. I felt very congested and blocked, almost like I had a build up of dead energy and waste inside my body.
All of this was very easily remedied with a couple of pints of clear refreshing tap water. I felt rejuvenated, flushed through, cleansed and my mental clarity returned.
We are so lucky to have access to this rejuvenating source of energy, just at the turn of a tap. It’s so easy to get a hold of it that sometimes I take it for granted, or even forget it’s there.
So I thought I would write this little post as a reminder to myself that every time I tell a client to drink plenty and stay well hydrated I shall take a long swig of that clear stuff as well.
I’m pleased to let you know that my card machine arrived this morning. This means that I am now able to accept card payments!
Did you know that your mental well-being/stress levels can have a physical effect on your body?
We all have a physical-mental connection even if we don’t know it or recognise it.
The physiological responses to stress (“fight and flight”) can include:
- Your muscles tense up ready for action
- Your breathing and heart rate quicken to pump blood and oxygen around your body quicker
- Your digestive system will slow down; digestion isn’t a top priority for your body if you need to run away from danger
- Your pupils dilate
- Sweat glands activate
- Blood is redirected away from your skin so you may look pale
- You may get a dry mouth – again digestion isn’t a priority when you are stressed
- Your immune system is supressed
Massage can have a de-stressing effect and reverse these actions. It can offer relief to people who are in physical pain or who have emotional stress and tension in their lives and bodies.
It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday 11th March 2018.
If you would like to give your lovely Mum a gift voucher for a massage then please follow this secure link…
Check your footprints in the snow!
If your prints are particularly turned out (i.e. you walk like a duck!) it could indicate that you have a tight piriformis muscle.
Tightness in the piriformis muscle can put pressure on the sciatic nerve, which can cause back, buttock and leg pain. But, not to worry! A massage and a few stretches should help to remedy that!