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The Ebb Tide

Posted on January 4, 2019 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (17218)

“Ebb tide is the period between high tide and low tide during which water flows away from the shore” – Wikipedia.

It’s about letting go of the old, and leaving space for the new.

Let stresses, anxieties, aches and pains flow away, and usher in a little bit of calm, peace and comfort


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Need a fresh start this year?

Wondering what difference regular holistic therapies could make to you?

Fancy trying out some amazing therapies, and feeling wonderful?!


Introducing … The Ebb Tide.

6 weeks. 6 amazing treatments. A new you!


Every week for 6 weeks, you’ll set aside a little bit of time that’s just for you. And, every week, and I’ll come and treat you with a selection of amazing treatments.


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Week 1 – 1 hour of Reflexology and 30 minutes Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage

A long, relaxing, stress-busting treatment that gets right to the bottom of aches and pains. The perfect way to start your journey with complete and utter relaxation!

 

Week 2 - 30 minutes Reiki

Gentle, peaceful, hands-on healing.

 

Week 3 – 30 minutes Reflexology

A quick recharge! A 30 minute session focussing on the areas that matter most to you. You might need an energy boost, you might have aches and pains, or you might want to completely switch off for a little while.

 

Week 4 - 45 minutes Indian Head Massage

Get right to the bottom of neck and shoulder pain, and deal with stress headaches and tension. 45minutes of bliss!

 

Week 5 – 30 minutes Reflexology

As Week 3

 

Week 6 - 1 hour 15minutes Full Body Massage (Deep Tissue or Swedish)

Round off your package with a complete top-to toe massage, tailored to you. Choose from a deep, firm, knot-busting Deep Tissue massage, or a more gentle, soothing Swedish massage (or go somewhere in between)

 

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By now you’ll hopefully be feeling looser, more in tune with your body and your needs, calmer and more mindful. 6 weeks of intensive therapeutic treatments should have helped to identify and deal with the worst of your tension and put you back on an even keel.

So, now it’s time to start thinking about the rest of the year. After the first few weeks, most people don’t NEED a session every week (although if you WANT a session every week that is absolutely fine!), but we’re all very different, so it’s up to you to decide what works for you. Often, monthly sessions are about right to keep on top of your wellbeing and stop painful knots and tension from recurring. Some people love fortnightly or 3 weekly appointments, for others 6 weekly or even quarterly is right. Will you want massages, or will you swear by regular Reflexology?

 

There’s no obligation to carry on (although, of course, I’d love to see you again!), but, if you would like to continue receiving regular treatments, as a little extra I’m giving you 10% off all future treatments until the end of 2019!!!


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Individually, these treatments would cost £190, but the programme is available now for only £150!

 

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The first Ebb Tide programme starts on Monday 14th January 2019 and intake will be limited to just 6 spaces, first come, first served.

 

Mailing list subscribers get priority access for 24 hours, so secure your space now, before the details are released via Facebook tomorrow!

 


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The Details!

 

• Sessions should be taken weekly over 6 weeks, but, of course, life can throw up the odd curve ball sometimes! If you need to cancel an appointment please give as much notice as possible, and it’s not a problem to re-arrange. The package itself is non-refundable, but you will have up to 3 months to take all the appointments.

 

• For maximum benefit, sessions are intended to be taken weekly at around the same time, although changes can be made if needed and where time allows. The aim is that you should set aside a little bit of time each week that is JUST FOR YOU! In my experience, time rarely falls into your lap, you need to make it happen!

 

• The programme is designed to give variety and balance over the 6 weeks, but if there’s something you don’t fancy, or if you need to swap things around a bit, substitutions and swaps are fine. You can also extend any of the sessions for an additional £10 per half hour.

 

• Residents of Sale, Timperley, Altrincham, Hale, Bowdon only. A small extra charge for travel will apply outside these areas (eg Stretford, Chorlton - £2.50 per session, Cheadle, Knutsford - £5 per session).


• Payment can be made in advance, or at your first session.


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Introducing ...The Ebb Tide

Posted on January 4, 2019 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (9355)

May your feet take you where your heart wants to go .....

Posted on February 1, 2017 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (11312)

"A completely relaxing and amazing experience"

 

I am soooooooo pleased to let you know that I've now added Reflexology to my treatments!!!

 

This qualification is the culmination of 2 years of hard work - college classes, 2 written exams, a huge portfolio of work, and 100 hours of case study treatments! And it was totally worth every minute of it!

 

Reflexology is a brilliantly soothing, restorative therapy. I've seen some amazing results had some genuinely astounding and lovely feedback (including the quote above) from my lucky case studies. And I'm so excited to be able to share it with you all!

 

To celebrate, I've got two really tempting opening offers for you ...

 

* Book one Reflexology session for just £25

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*Book a treatment package of 6 Reflexology sessions for just £120

 

These offers will run up until the end of February. Single treatments must be taken before 28th February. Treatment packages must be paid for by 28th February, but you can book and take your treatments whenever you like over the next year.

 

New client or new treatment and not sure whether to commit toa package? No problem - just book and take your first session before the end of February, and at the end you can either pay for the package,or just pay for that session.


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Space ...

Posted on August 6, 2016 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (4233)

Space was “way beyond my expectations” – Tim Peake

A bit of space does everyone good sometimes. Space to think. Space to rest. Space to daydream. Space to sleep. In fact, research from the University of Adelaide this year showed that having time to daydream boosts your productivity and creativity (Telegraph – 23.5.16).

Have a nice long walk. Lay in the bath. Or book a relaxing massage.

And dream the day away ….

Sleeeeeeeep ..... lovely, lovely sleep .... Oh how I miss you!

Posted on May 1, 2016 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (232)

"Sleep is the golden chain that binds health and our bodies together" Thomas Dekker

Sleeeeeeeep ..... lovely, lovely sleep .... Oh how I miss you!

It's so hard at this time of year isn't it? Between the clocks changing and the usual slew of viruses doing the rounds it really feels like sleep is in short supply at the moment. Last night my 3 year old was still watching the Horizon documentary on Dark Matter with me at 9pm - ANYTHING to avoid actually going to bed.

If you are finding it hard to sleep at the moment there are some good tips here: http://www.sleepcouncil.org.uk/how-to-sleep/sleep-tips/

Massage, any kind of massage, can also work wonders for sleep deprived bodies. It relaxes and soothes tired, achy muscles, and increases blood flow to help you feel refreshed and ready to face the morning.

I can be available most evenings, and I come to you, so you can roll straight from massage table to bed if you need to ... all set for a really good kip!



Stressed at work? You're not alone.

Posted on May 1, 2016 at 4:15 AM Comments comments (241)

Work is the biggest cause of stress in people's lives"

A 2013 study commissioned by Mind (the leading mental health charity in England and Wales) found that "work is the most stressful factor in people’s lives with one in three people (34 per cent) saying their work life was either very or quite stressful"

There are so many factors that contribute to creating a healthy and productive working atmosphere. But have you ever considered massage as an option? Tomorrow I'll be visiting an office full of very lucky people giving 10 minute at-desk massages. Massage can help with a whole host of work related issues including stress, back/neck/shoulder pain, repetitive strain injury, headaches and fatigue. And for employers, employee massages can help reduce sick days, improve morale and increase productivity.

There are so many ways this can work in your office (or studio, workshop, staff room, warehouse ....). 10 minute at-desk massages. 20-30 minute chair massages. Maybe you could put a space aside where employees could book a massage slot at their own expense once or twice a month?

I'm always happy to tailor something to meet your needs. Whether its a one off treat or a regular slot, just give me a ring to chat about the details or book a free trial session.



**********If you, or someone close to you is struggling with mental health issues there is always support available. Try http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/ or http://www.samaritans.org/**********

 

Key findings of the Mind study:

One in five (19 per cent) take a day off sick because of stress, but 90 per cent of those people cited a different reason for their absence.

One in ten (9 per cent) have resigned from a job due to stress and one in four (25 per cent) have considered resigning due to work pressure.

One in five (19 per cent) felt they couldn’t tell their boss if they were overly stressed.

Of the 22 per cent who have a diagnosed mental health problem, less than half (10 per cent) had actually told their boss about their diagnosis.

Over half of managers (56 per cent) said they would like to do more to improve staff mental wellbeing but they needed more training and/ or guidance and 46 per cent said they would like to do more but it is not a priority in their organisation

 

http://www.mind.org.uk/…/work-is-biggest-cause-of-stress-…/…;

Painful knotty shoulders? Sore creaky neck?

Posted on May 1, 2016 at 4:15 AM Comments comments (12440)

Painful knotty shoulders? Sore creaky neck?

I was with a new client this morning who was suffering with both of these symptoms. Often when people have neck and shoulder pain they ask for a Back, Neck and Shoulder massage, which is certainly effective to a degree but is it giving the best relief from your tension?

I always,always, ALWAYS, recommend people in this situation to go for an Indian Head Massage. It may (for some people) have a reputation as being a floaty, gentle, relaxing massage - and it certainly can be all of these things - but in my opinion it is one of the most powerful and effective therapies for neck and shoulder pain. The treatment actually focuses mainly on the neck, shoulders and upper back, and the seated position allows me much better and deeper access to your neck and the tops of your shoulders than if your were lying on a massage table. Often tension in one area radiates out to other muscles around it, so by working on your upper back, neck, shoulders, arms, scalp and face an Indian Head massage can really get to the bottom of knots and tension. It can also help to alleviate headaches and anxiety, and work on the pressure points of the face can help with sinus pressure.

So did it help my client this morning? Well he was definitely a lot looser in the shoulders, his neck was less painful ... and he's rebooked for next week. In fact, I find that nearly everyone who tries out an Indian Head massage does rebook for another quite soon afterwards!

If you have any questions at all, or if you're unsure what sort of massage would suit you best , just give me a call and I'll talk you through it all. xxx


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