I am sure that I am not alone in hoping that 2021 will be a kinder year. 2020 has thrown us a myriad of challenges and has reminded us that we sometimes have little control over what happens to us. But as hard as it has been, maybe we can reflect on what we have learnt about ourselves. Maybe it’s resilience in the face of adversity. Or that we need our family and friends much more that we realised, or conversely, that we are happy with our own company. Or a new appreciation for the nature on our doorstep. Mine is that prioritising my own mental and physical wellbeing has been critical to my response to the pandemic and my ability to support those around me. Whatever it is for you, I hope that we can all find a positive to take from this last year.
Massage in 2021
We are currently in national lockdown and close-contact services are required to stay closed, with some exemptions for suitably trained therapists delivering health care treatments, of which I am one. However, I have decided to not to do any hands-on work until the Covid rates are significantly reduced. I do not anticipate being able to resume hands-on until mid-February at the earliest, and only then in accordance with Government guidelines. Instead I will be offering self-care advice (online or on the phone) should you have any urgent problems, as well as a new ‘Mind and Body Wellbeing’ programme of monthly online workshops.
I’ll also be using this month to undertake further professional development, starting with a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course. Meditation and mindfulness is proven to help tackle anxiety, stress and other emotional and physical problems and I’d like to be able to offer a more holistic service to complement my hands-on treatments.
What is online self-care?
- You will get a video, phone or even doorstep consultation and assessment of your needs, plus supervised self-massage, stretch and relaxation techniques.
- One-to-one or groups, including workplace teams
- Self-treating your aches, pains & injuries
- Simple breathing & meditation exercises for stress and anxiety
- Seated partner massage – I can teach someone else in your household
- Super stretches for desk bunnies or couch potatoes
First 10 minute consultation is FREE. Additional time is £20 per 30 minutes, or whatever you can afford if you have lost or have a low income.
Please do contact me firstname.lastname@example.org if you need some support.
Please do get in touch if you’d like to make a booking for when I plan to reopen in February (subject to review), or should you need any advice or support in advance of this.
Vouchers for 2020 will still be valid until such a time that we can treat you safely. Just let me know when you make your booking and be sure to bring the voucher with you.