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How are you?

Firstly, I hope that you and your families and friends are well. No doubt you will be having a range of emotions and experiences at the moment and, naturally, your ‘fight or flight’ instincts may be on high alert right now.

What can you do?
Whilst we cannot control the forces around us, we do have some control over our inner world.

So I’d like to invite each of you to find 10 minutes a day without any distractions (so no TV, radio, internet, phone, kids, pets). For those in a busy household, head for the garden, the shed, a locked bathroom, the cupboard under the stairs!

Take those 10 minutes to: check in with how you feel mentally and physically; breathe; stretch and move; or simply stare out of the window.

What can I do to help you?
That’s easier said than done, right?  So I am offering a free 20 minute call (or video call) to each of my clients to offer some 1 to 1 advice, tips on self-care or simply some space in these testing times. The call might include:

• A chat – just talking about how you feel is extremely beneficial
• Guided breathing and meditation exercises
• Self-treating your aches and pains
• Stretches for desk-workers or couch potatoes!

I will be available for your free 20 minute chat every Monday to Friday 10-11.30am and 2-3pm, and Thursday evenings 8-9pm. We can use the phone, or video calls through Whats App, Duo, Google Hangouts or Zoom. I am developing a low-cost support service should you want regular sessions. If you would like to book a slot please text or call me on 07817 202516, or email louise@therapeuticmassage4you.co.uk.

If you have serious concerns about your own or someone else’s physical or mental health do seek medical help. NHS 111 online, your GP and the Samaritans (call 116 123) are all good starting points. Know that you are not alone.

I look forward to hearing from you and wish you all well during this tricky time.
Louise x

UPDATE: Coronavirus response

Hi lovely people

‘Building resilience’ was my new year intention for 2020 – I have to say this is not quite what I had in mind!

It is with a heavy heart to advise that my ‘hands-on’ massage clinic will be hibernating until such a time that this Coronavirus outbreak has passed.

But my business remains open – I can provide support and advice about health and wellbeing, so should you have any aches or pains that we would normally deal with through a massage, do contact me. I am also acutely aware that this is a worrying and isolating time, so I am very happy to just have a chat. Watch this space, I will be sharing some tips over the coming weeks for maintaining our physical and mental wellbeing.

Vouchers are still available to purchase for Mother’s Day, birthdays etc, all with expiry dates until the end of 2020 (or beyond if necessary).  I know many of you will be financially constrained during this time and I will be considering how I can offer massage therapy at an affordable rate for those people, once we’re the other side of this outbreak.

I wish you, your families and friends good health. Know that this will pass, and I hope that we may find inner resilience to guide us through this tough time.

Namaste,
Louise

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Having a massage during the Coronavirus (Covid 19) outbreak

I am committed to ensuring that you feel safe and comfortable whilst having any massage treatment with me.  As such, I am sharing with you the precautions I am taking to ensure that I can continue to offer you massage treatments during this period.   As a  small, private practice I am able to carefully monitor clients and allow adequate time between clients to properly clean (as outlined below).

At all times I will adhere to the latest advice from NHS UK www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/, respecting any enforcement periods of isolation etc that may be imposed. This information may change to reflect latest governmental advice.   If you are in any doubt as to whether it is appropriate to have a treatment do please give me a call on 07817 202516.

As always I will maintain a high standard of hygiene and request that all clients:

• DO NOT come to appointments if you are ill, and in particular if you are currently experiencing any respiratory/ flu like symptoms –cough, fever, shortness of breath, or if you have been in self-isolation.
• Consider carefully whether you have a treatment if you are in a high risk category e.g. have a suppressed immune system or serious underlying health issues.
• Wash hands on arrival for a minimum of 20 seconds. Professional grade hand gel is also available.
• Use and bin tissues to catch any coughs or sneezes.

To protect your health I will:
• Not run my clinic if I have any of the cold, cough, respiratory or flu-like symptoms as advised by NHS
• Wash my hands as per the guidelines, before and after each treatment and use hand gel during treatments should it be necessary
• Change all linens/covers that have been in contact with the client
• Clean the areas of the massage couch, hot stones etc exposed to clients, using hot soapy water and cleaning gel/spray
• Keep the treatment room clean, in particular high use surfaces such as door handles and common areas.
• Restrict handshaking & hugs – a difficult but necessary measure, sorry!

During this period there will be no cancellation fees charged for cancellation or postponement due to illness. Voucher expiry dates may be extended if treatments cannot be taken within the stated period, due to Covid-19 restrictions.

I am aware that many self-employed people (such as myself!) may be struggling financially.  If you need a treatment during this period I am happy to consider an appropriate skills-trade, so do ask!

Thank you for your continued support at this tricky time, and I hope that you and your family stay healthy.

Special Mother’s Day Massage Treat… £10 off all 90 minute treatments

worn out mumRecognise this woman?!

Help restore her with the gift of a deeply relaxing 90 minute massage this Mother’s Day.

Relaxation massage    £57
Pregnancy & Post-Natal   £57
Hot Stone Fusion Massage   £67

£10 OFF all 90 minute treatments

Click here to buy a voucher


FREE NOM NOM MINI BABY SET (worth £18)  for the first person to buy a Mother’s Day voucher for a pregnancy or post-natal massage.

Nom Nom organic skincare products make lovely gifts for expectant and new mums.   You can order via me and receive a 10% discount.
See www.nomnomskincare.com


Gift cards or e-vouchers must be purchased by Saturday 21st March and are valid until 30 June 2020. Home visits can be arranged at additional cost of £20, does not include Hot Stone treatments, sorry.   Price shown above includes the £10 discount. Gift vouchers also available for any treatment or amount.

 

Do you know that I now offer onsite workplace massage?

IT’S A CONVENIENT WAY OF HELPING STAFF REDUCE STRESS LEVELS AND MANAGE BACK PAIN, RSIs AND HEADACHES, WHICH ARE WIDESPREAD IN MANY WORKPLACES. MASSAGE IS A GREAT WAY TO THANK STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS TOO.

Successful companies and organisations know the importance of supporting their staff to stay healthy and valued. In 2018/19 6.9 million working days were lost in the UK to musculo-skeletal disorders. In the same year, stress, depression or anxiety accounted for 44% of all work-related ill health cases and 54% of all working days lost due to ill health. Whilst massage therapy is not a magic cure, many people find that it can help them manage stress, and to relieve back and other musculo-skeletal pain.

Workplace packages can be tailored to suit your requirements and budget, inclouise_massage_photosHR-0234luding fully funded by the company, subsidised treatments or paid for by staff.   Seated treatments range from 10-20 minutes, are fully clothed and ideally require only a small quiet space. I bring all equipment.

I also offer couch-based therapeutic massage, pregnancy and Indian Head massage, which allows me to treat a wide range of clients within a workplace setting. Therapy can also be extended to service users, customers, volunteers and employees’ families through well-being days or events. I also collaborate with other trusted therapists to provide onsite yoga and reflexology.

If you think that your colleagues and workplace might benefit from massage therapy, please contact me  for further details.

Share the love this February: Buy one massage, get a second half price

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Treat a loved one and yourself! Perfect Valentine’s gift or to share with a friend.

 

 

Choose from a luxurious and deeply relaxing Hot Stone Massage, a pain-relieving Therapeutic Massage, soothing Relaxation or Pregnancy massage, or invigorating Indian Head Massage.

Hot Stone Fusion £55 for 60 mins/ £77 for 90 mins
Therapeutic/Relaxation/Pregnancy £45 for 60 mins/£67 for 90 mins
Indian Head Massage £25 for 30 mins

For example: two 60 minute Therapeutic Massages will cost £67.50 rather than £90, saving you £22.50

Home visit upgrade: I’ll treat you both in the comfort of your own home for an additional £20

Offer ends Friday 14th February 2020.

T&Cs:

  • Vouchers for two treatments will be issued to be used by Friday 1st May 2020.
  • The 50% discount applies to cheapest treatment.
  • One offer per person; each valid for two people.
  • Home visits Monday & Thursday evenings and weekdays 9.30am-3pm only; max 20 min drive & subject to available working space and parking

Do give me a call if you have any questions about the right treatment for you. I look forward to hearing from you.

Louise

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Massage Gift Vouchers Christmas Offer Save £10 or more on Hot Stone Fusion treatments

Massage gift vouchers make the perfect present at Christmas, especially for those who need more time to relax and restore, rather than more unnecessary stuff.

Here are two fabulous offers for the seriously relaxing, winter-blues busting Hot Stone Fusion treatments:

A warming, luxurious 60 minute Hot Stone massage
£45 (saving £10)

Or upgrade to 90 minutes, to include deep tissue work, face & feet
£60 (saving £17)

Vouchers also available for:

  • Therapeutic massage from £45
  • Pregnancy and post-natal massage from £45
  • Indian Head Massage, £25
  • Any value and home visits

To buy your vouchers:

email          louise@therapeuticmassage4you.co.uk
text             07817 202516
message    www.facebook.com/therapeuticmassage4you/

Hot Stone offer must be purchased by Friday 20 December.
Offer vouchers are valid until 30 June 2020 will be issued by post or email. Offer valid for West Wickham therapy room only.
All other vouchers are valid for 12 months from issue.

Thank you for your continued support, and wishing you all the best
for
Christmas and 2020.

Louise
Therapeutic Massage for You

p.s if you have a previously received or gifted a massage gift voucher, do check the expiry date!

Christmas break: I will be taking a break between Friday 20th December and Monday 6th January, back to normal on 7th Jan.

 

Get the most from your treatments this Autumn

Regular treatments are the key to maximising the benefit of a massage, particularly if you have a specific problem.  Many of my clients use massage to check in with their bodies, identify any areas of tension that need treatment before they become a bigger problem, as well providing much needed time to de-stress. Keep reading for a great offer…

For painful conditions requiring a clinical massage, a course of 1 to 6 treatments on a weekly/fortnightly basis is recommended. You may need fewer or more treatments depending on the severity and longevity of your problem.  These are generally 60 minute treatments concentrating on the problem area. If you would like a full body massage incorporating clinical treatment, then you will need to book a 90 minute treatment.   

You will also be given self-care advice, such as stretching, strengthening, trigger point therapy or relaxation techniques to continue the healing between treatments. 

For general maintenance, injury-prevention and relaxation, a 60 to 90 minute treatment every 4 to 8 weeks is recommended. 

Autumn offer: Buy 5 treatments and get the 6th FREE!

Commit to a regular massage this autumn and get your 6th treatment free, saving £45 or more.

Treatments must be purchased by 31 October 2019. Treatments are 60 minutes and must be taken within 6 months of your purchase date. They are not transferable to others. 6 treatments cost £225 (normally £270), or £275 for hot stones (normally £330).

Special Mothers’ Day Massage Treat…£10 off all 90 minute treatments

Treat a beautiful woman to the gift of time and relaxation this Mothers’ Day 

  • 90 minute relaxation / therapeutic / pregnancy massage £57.
  • 90 minute Hot Stone Massage                                                   £67.

Each luxurious 90 minute massage includes deeply relaxing work for the head, face and feet.  I use only specialist, natural products including organic Nom Nom relax oil for all pregnancy and post-natal treatments.

FREE NOM NOM MINI BABY SET for the first person to buy a voucher for Mothers’ Day pregnancy or post-natal treatment.  Gorgeous trio of award-winning organic baby bath, baby butter and baby oil (ideal for cradle cap) worth £18!

T&Cs:  E-vouchers or gift cards must be purchased by 31 March and are valid until 30 June 2019.  Home visits can be arranged at additional cost of £20, does not include Hot Stone treatments, sorry.

Gift vouchers also available for any treatment or amount. 

Contact me: 07817 202516; louise@therapeuticmassage4you.co.uk

New location

I am now based in West Wickham BR4, right on the edge of the green belt which is great for lunchtime strolls in the fields. I have a tranquil treatment room, with easy ground-floor access and off-street parking. Also conveniently located for public transport, close to West Wickham station and buses 119 and 194 stop nearby.

I hope you can visit me soon, but if it’s too far, I also do home visits and work at Crystal Palace Osteopaths.