Happy October! It definitely feels like Autumn now. I was lucky enough to have 2 amazing weeks off in September. One in Greece celebrating my mum's 60th birthday with all of my family- which was such a treat as it's a rarity that we all get together. The second was a week in Devon which is always a good re-set for me, I can totally relax there reading books, going for long walks and eating good food. So I'm feeling ready for October.
My monthly challenge is to go pescatarian- so lots of fish for me this month. I'm looking forward to getting experimental and trying out some new fish recipes. I'll hopefully have some to share with you at the end of the month.
I'm also doing a referral scheme this month. I will be giving out £10 off vouchers when you come for a session which you can pass on to friends and family, and then when they use the voucher you will get £5 off your next session. So many people are struggling with anxiety, sleep problems and stress during this time so make sure you share the love and give them something that will help.
I know I ask in all of my newsletters, but it would be really helpful if you could leave me a testimonial on Facebook or Google, especially if you feel that treatments have helped you during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Have a good rest of the week.
All the best,
It's official- I am finally allowed to return to what I love doing! After a long wait for the government announcements they confirmed on Friday that reflexologists, amongst others could start treating again, as long as we are adhering to the government guidelines surrounding corona-virus.
Here's what I will be doing to try and prevent the spread of corona-virus:
Get in touch to book your treatment in now...
Covid-19 Re-Opening Info...
We have had updates now that reflexologists will hopefully be able to start working again from 4th July, which I am very excited about. I am now taking bookings for the WC 6th July, so get in touch if you'd like to book in.
To keep in line with advice from the government and from The Association of Reflexologists (The AoR) I will be making a few changes. These are as follows:
Self-help Stress routine
What with everything going on in the world today, it can be quite an unsettling time and you could be feeling more stressed than normal. Reflexology can really help to calm the mind, ease your stresses, and restore the body back to how it should be working. I normally work on the feet, but you can also practice reflexology on yourself on your hands, and although it's not as relaxing as having someone do it for you, it's still beneficial!
So why not try it for yourself? Put on some calming music, light your favourite candle, and grab some hand cream. Rub the cream in first and give yourself a general hand massage, then work the following areas.
Following the government announcement on Sunday 10th May it is looking unlikely that I will be able to re-open until July at the earliest. This is of course going to be based on whether we can keep outbreaks and numbers down in the meantime. Things could still change during this time and I will be looking out for any government advice and following The Association of Reflexologists advice closely too. Please bare with me during this time. I would love more than anything to be able to help support my clients during this time of unease and difficulty, but we have to do what is right and all stay safe and well. Don't hesitate to get in touch during this time if you are struggling and would like some advice on points to work on your own hands and feet.
All the best,
Week 1 Lockdown
Well done! You got through the first week of lockdown. I hope you are doing OK, and keeping happy, healthy and positive. I had a good week last week and I am adjusting well to lockdown life. I wanted to share with you some things I've found have helped keep me positive and busy (hopefully without sounding too much like a wannabe "influencer"!).
Let me know if you are struggling with anything and I can send you self help videos of reflexology points you can work on your hands or feet. Look forward to seeing you when I'm back treating again.
Take care and stay well,
Taking a break...for now!
To all my lovely clients,
In line with all of the advice surrounding Covid-19 I have now decided to temporarily close my treatment rooms and stop treating clients. It’s been a really tough decision for me to make and I feel as though I’ve been going back and forth all weekend, but hopefully now I’ve had the decision, I’ll feel more settled. I know in my heart it’s the right thing to do and feel so lucky to have a job I wanted to cling onto so badly.
Just know that this time will pass and I will be back treating as soon as I can! Stay happy, well and healthy.
All the best,
#retreat4yourfeet #reflexologist #covid19
It's nearly March...which should mean we're nearly into Spring, so fingers crossed it warms up soon.
My monthly challenge for March is to stop using disposable/single-use plastics. I was quite shocked by the state of one of the beaches we visited in Mexico over Christmas. Along the shoreline there was a plethora of washed up plastics. There were various different sachets, plastic bags, tooth floss sticks, an asthma pump, toothbrushes, shoes, a comb, and those horrid 6-pack rings for cans. I'll always remember a shocking video I saw circulating the internet of a sea turtle with a plastic straw stuck in it's nostril. It actually moved me to tears, and definitely had the intended impact on me to stop using straws. There are lots of amazing organisations out there trying to stop the problem of plastics littering our sea/beaches (4Ocean), and cutting down on our use of single use plastics (Greenpeace). Why not join me in my challenge this month???
This month my monthly challenge is: Dry February. Controversially swapping January for February...I'm already feeling better for it, not that I drank loads before but it's just nice to have an excuse when you go out and it saves a few pennies. A month off alcohol makes me feel so much more alert, productive, healthy and rested.
As we all know it's Valentine's Day on Friday. Why don't you think about your feet this Valentine's Day and show them some love by booking them in for some reflexology this. I can also do vouchers, so get in touch if you'd like to buy one for friends, family and loved ones, and we can arrange that.
Georgie created "Retreat 4 Your Feet" in 2011. The blog includes fun facts, personal stories, and general information.