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Summer 2021 Newsletter

Where has this last year gone, since the previous Summer Newsletter?!…….. Here is this Summer 2021 Newsletter …….
I hope this post finds you and your families and friends well. An exhilarating ‘Freedom’ time for some, an anxious lifting of restrictions for others. I have to say, I ere on the cautious side of restrictions and will continue to practice in my clinic as I have done since lifting of lockdown 2020.

I want you, as a client visiting Holistic Therapy at Captain’s Den, to feel as ‘safe and comfortable’ as you can possibly be during a pandemic! If I feel confident that you are as safe as can be, then you will feel that confidence through my practice. Your time in clinic will be at a minimum with consultations continuing virtually. There is the ongoing routine of reporting a NEGATIVE Lateral Flow Test and replying to the Covid triage prior to your appointment. Wearing of a face mask, hand sanitising and temperature recording on entry to the clinic will continue.

To bring all the important information together, I have posted some links from previous blogs on this Summer 2021 Newsletter. For my regular clients, there is no change but a refresh of the information won’t harm! New clients and returning clients (post pandemic) will need to sign to acknowledge they have seen this information.

Terms and Conditions / Opt In / Security /  Cancellation Policy / Fire safety

Client Compliance

Loyalty Scheme

A healthy work life balance will always be good practise. While you sit at your desk reading this Summer 2021 Newsletter, be aware that your desk ergonomics are set up correctly for you! If you desk share, this check will need to be daily! Don’t be tempted to alter settings half way through the afternoon – It will be your posture that needs ‘resetting’! Take time to shuffle, move and even get up out of your chair to maintain a healthy working environment. Some stretching routines are available in my link here which I compiled from good sources back in February 2019! Incidentally, did you know that your seat in your vehicle needs to be ergonomically correct for good posture too! Check your seating before driving off! Oh and watch your posture when you are lifting, especially heavy items!

I qualified to KORE Therapy Consultant the day before we lockdown, Winter 2020. I have so many different options of treatment, ranging from Cupping, Amno Fu, Qi Gong, Tui Na Massage. These treatments are not for client personal choice but for necessity if your assessment warrants them! Let me explain through the Summer 2021 Newsletter; booking yourself in for a KORE Therapy session will start with a virtual consultation of your medical history and conditions of concern. You will be assessed in clinic and it is from the assessment, that certain treatments will be applied. Your KORE Therapy appointment is very much a bespoke session as your body receives exactly what it needs in terms of treatment to look for the root of the cause and not just treating symptoms! One example of treatment required is Cupping, which you can find further information at this link

I have recently received a new order of essential and carrier oils; the stock is back up and a good selection of aromas await you. (Don’t forget to renew your patch test if it is more than six months since your last aromatherapy massage! New clients will automatically require a patch test prior to their treatment appointment.) I have recently made a herb garden after hauling a couple of empty half whiskey barrels from Cornwall! (Marjoram to the right, going clockwise, chives, oregano, thyme, basil and lavender, which of course is a flower!)

I look forward to catching up with valued clients when they feel more confident to rebook and welcome new clients along the way. For those clients receiving regular treatment, stick with it, ‘KORE is Law’ and your body will relearn and rebalance itself!

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Massage as Part of Well – Being.

The Business

I focus my work on your well – being from home at Holistic Therapy at Captain’s Den, so there are numerous days I do not ‘leaving the building’! I felt it was important for my wellbeing to ‘get out more’. I started walking on a regular basis, ensuring I continued to eat a well balanced diet and socialise. There I feel I have achieved a life time achievement of having a good work / life balance!

The benefits of being outdoors working became apparent to me after an invite to my first ‘race’ (I say in inverted commas, as I was not a runner). I wanted more of this experience as I felt enthused by the energies of the runners, their commitment and motivation. 2017 was a year of increasing my experience with being an events masseur. I was very grateful to Matt, my nephew for the initial push I required to steer me in this direction. I was proud to be supporting Joe and Craig; JC Race Solutions and meeting Mark and Ash, from Mash Running. My experience was beginning to unfold.

The Article

I now refer to an article in one of my Massage World Journals. It focuses on the professional skills required, the sense of humour and the ability to work under pressure. The opportunity to be part of a much bigger team (this, I feel is very important to remind oneself of respect and discipline.) The article refers to motivation, communication, learning and educational skills and mentorship.

I have, up until this year, worked alone since my business venture started. I have now taken my skills and knowledge out in the field and built up on my resources. This year, 2018, I will be shadowing and working along side other professionals. A great way to follow mentorship values. As the article states; extend, understand, question and consider how different scopes of practice merge together.

Up until last year, I had little experience in the sports world but from this article it seems massage is not a term used to describe their service. I use massage as a basis for my service but from my back ground experience of nursing, teaching and a massage therapist; there is a lot more to my service.

The Treatments

Holistic Therapy at Captain’s Den is the umbrella name for the services available. I advertise for aromatherapy massage, myofascial release massage, sports therapy, assessment, consultation and after care advise. In a nut shell, a lot goes into your booked appointment. A lot of skills, including communication, basic counselling skills, signposting, teaching, life long learning and much more. You, the client are looked at ‘holistically’. You may book for a certain treatment but the outcome will contain a great deal more for your health and wellbeing, physically and emotionally. Look at my reviews either on Google, FreeView, Facebook or by word of mouth to see what my clients think.

So, if you are a walker, runner, cyclist, climber, a club secretary, race director or have interest in massage as a tool to wellbeing, get in touch with Jan.

The Reference

Continual Professional Development; taken from reading. Massage World; Issue 98, 2017. Pg8- Massage as Pat of Medicine, Earle Abrahamson.

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New base in Stone

Hello, I have lived in Stone for over 5 months now, loving it and adjusting to living in this lovely town. Its great because its so close to many areas, especially Stafford, Eccelshall, Newcastle & Barlaston.

Thanks to everyone who are still following Holistic Therapy at Captain’s Den, Stone. There are now many reviews found on FreeIndex (link available on my website). There are also reviews on Google Maps.

If you are interested in Holistic Therapy and would like to relax, take a look at the treatment page and contact me to arrange. Her in a warm friendly environment with a trained professional.

Contact Captain’s Den by phone call, text message, emil or on social media. Find me on Google Maps, I am located near the centre of Stone town, near Stafford.

I am also available for advise on aromatherapy.

Look forward to meeting you.

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Long time no see!

The Holistic room is now decorated and awaiting to treat you. Aromatherapy massages are on offer with £5 off any treatment between January – February 2013.