Here we are in August, just a couple of weeks to the August Bank holiday and it has been a gorgeous summer so far but Autumn is coming . When we have a change in the season, your body can take time to adjust due to the changes in daylight amounts, am I the only one who feels the nights are a little longer. But before we find our jumpers there is a hopeful chance of an “Indian Summer” to come with those fabulous cool mornings, hot days but nippy evenings, I love them!
So what can we do to help ease our body into the new season? There are many ways to gently boost your immunity,
- make sure you are eating lots of fresh foods, not processed, just good wholesome veg, fruits and fish/chicken
- start using essential oils in your home. try “help me, i’m feeling under the weather” blend from Helpmeorganics to provide a protective environment at home and work. With the children returning to school in the following few weeks, they can bring home coughs & colds as they adjust to school life again. We can return to full time lives after the fun of summer so take a tissue with you to work to place at your work area to fight off the office bugs.
- If you find the change in season causes a shift in your “happiness” level, Bach Flower remedy “Walnut” helps you to adjust to change, this added with using aromatherapy will protect you whilst you get used to Autumn.
- Getting outside as much as possible enjoying fresh air and daylight to get a good dose of Vitamin D, otherwise known as the “sunshine vitamin”.
- Enjoy holistic treatments, all will boost your serotonin levels, ease achy muscles and keep your sinuses clear. Reflexology is a brilliant therapy to create a balance within your body and on an emotional level too, it has been a beautiful summer so far and there can be a sadness that “it has gone now, just winter to come” feeling. Embrace Autumn, think hot chocolate, great piles of leaves, the fantastic colour show by the trees, all this is to be enjoyed.
- In Mindfullness, we are encouraged to enjoy the “here and now”, not to worry about the past or the future, it is a wonderful way to control your feelings. Simply get comfy, place your hands on your stomach and notice your breathing without the need to change anything, just allow your breathing to slow in its own pace, your mind will calm and you will feel relaxed. If you struggle with anxiety, try using “help me have a Mindful of calm” blend by Helpmeorganics. It is a blend of Frankincense, Lavender and Geranium essential oils and will help ease your thoughts.
- Make a mood board of all the things you enjoyed during summer and what you have planned for Autumn and Winter. Pack it full of all sorts, the fuller the better and the colourful the better so that on a cold frosty winters day, you will have your own patch of summer in your kitchen.
At Simply Relaxing, we are busy getting ready for Autumn, I love this time of year its so busy. To help you embrace Autumn, we have devised our special Autumnal Offer……
MALAY NAVAL CANDLING AND ABDOMINAL DETOX MASSAGE
Malay (Indonesian) Navel Candling & Abdomen Detox Therapy is an extremely effective treatment. This abdominal and navel therapy belongs to the oldest form of therapy within the traditional Malay Medicine. The aim is to work the entire body by combining different manual techniques such as Urut (massage) , herbs (applied externally) to abdomen, and navel candling in order to achieve a flow of Qi and blood along the meridians and organs and regulating them. By the help of this stimulation and regulation the functioning of the 4 elements (Malay organic system) is being restored
Traditional Malay Massage helps rid the body of excess ‘onion’ or wind helping to release negative energy. The abdomen houses vital organs and is a very important part of the body. The abdominal cavity comprises of the stomach, diaphragm, colon, small intestine, liver, pancreas, and gall bladder. The health of the abdomen lies with the stomach, the digestion process and reproductive organs.
- Abdominal massage is best for problems related to constipation.
- It promotes elimination, and secretion of hormones.
- It stimulates liver and gall-bladder.
- It strengthens weak and relaxed abdominal muscles.
- It breaks down adhesion’s.
- It helps in aligning the pelvic bones.
- It adjusts the uterus to its proper position in case of problems.
- It releases muscular armoring in the trunk and enhance circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids.
- It releases deep muscle tissue spasms in the entire abdominal area
- Abdomen massage produces heat, which melts adipose tissue or fat.
- It releases deep muscle tissue spasms in the entire abdominal area
- Abdomen massage produces heat, which melts adipose tissue or fat.
- General improvement in blood circulation benefits the blood vessels in the abdominal cavity.
- The liver, the gall-bladder, and the pancreas receive a large share of oxygen and nutrients and release their metabolic waste products.
- Abdomen massage helps open the abdominal cavity and release the fascia so the organs can lay unrestricted in their natural positions in the abdominal cavity.
- Can lift the spirits and increase the energy of the receiver by stimulating the nerve endings in the abdominal plexus
- Improves immune system & Metabolism
- Improves irregular menstruation & Pain
- Reduces Water Retention
- Helps in gastric problem
- Helps in Bloated Stomach
- Improve Blood pressure
- Helps Constipation
We have added reflexology to complete this immune boosting treatment, perfect to bring balance and a deep level of detox.
Today is the 1st of June, we are nearly half way through 2018, it seems to be going really fast or maybe thats just me!
The days are alot longer than the evenings which is excellent for our moods and feel good factor, make the most of the outdoors if you can, feel your body with vitamin D, fresh air and movement. June is the perfect month to eat fresh foods, drink water and get active. Walking is the best way to build a strong body without putting too much pressure on joints but the experts recommend weight bearing exercises to build strong bones.
In the salon, we are excited to offer you the fantastic Tibetan Acupressure Head massage with Express Facial this month, perfect if you struggle with hayfever, headaches, anxiety, back ache but it is also a lovely way to give yourself a treat. If the weather is hot, this is the perfect treatment to have as there is minimal contact from me so that you do not overheat!!! We have added an Express facial as your skin can become dry in the sunshine, all this for just £38.
As this June is the Football World Cup, we are having abit of fun, simply pop into the shop and draw a raffle ticket and if your team wins, you win the Tibetan massage, Just £1 and all proceeds go the The Donkey Sanctuary.
We have changed the Gift Vouchers. We have noticed that alot of vouchers go unused which we feel is a shame. From now on, you can still buy a voucher but also book them in too, they can change their appointment as long as it is within 30 days of your purchase.
Our shop/salon is “upforsale” but Simply and Helpmeorganics are moving. I want to reduce my hours to 2/3 days per week with 2 maximum evenings, the reason being I am getting older and really want to work less. Helpmeorganics was born from the recipes I have developed over nearly 30 years of holistic therapy and I would like to build on the last 2 years. I also plan to teach therapists all the wonderful treatments that i have learnt over the years. There are new therapies I plan to learn to so its not the end of Simply Relaxing, infact i will have more energy. I will keep you informed as it goes through to moving day but i will be closing for 3-4 weeks once moved to get the new therapy room set up and for me to have a holiday.
Enjoy June, it is a wonderful month xx
It has been a very busy time at Simply Relaxing, we have been spring cleaning our price list, updating our email address and phone number to make things easier for you.
Firstly, we are no longer able to offer lava Shell treatments as they produce too much waste and the Warm Bamboo massage is much better with zero waste.
Our email address has changed : firstname.lastname@example.org has now replaced the btconnect address but dont worry as the btconnect address is still live for months yet so I will still receive your emails but hopefully in time you will get used to the new one.
Our phone number is changing to 01606 550773 as I have two business lines and it makes sense to only have one, again please dont worry as 862282 will continue to be used for the next few months.
I have been in business for nearly 24 years and love every minute but i have been thinking of my next 24 years (!!) and would love to start to train to teach holistic therapies, over this year there will be changes to Simply Relaxing as I need to make room for my training and also for Helpmeorganics which is growing steadily, hopefully this will not impact onto your treatments but my Dad always told me to make a change every 7 years to keep fresh and I think that i need to slightly change things to energise Simply Relaxing, Helpmeorganics and myself.
In May, there are new Data Protection laws (GDPR) coming in, Simply Relaxing does not send regular emails so I do not need to ask you to “opt in”, our new Privacy Statement is available for you to read but please be assured that no personal information, payment information or medical information gets passed on. I use a commercial shredding company to dispose of credit card slips and all medical information is kept under lock and key for 6 years then shredded. Simply Relaxing uses Paypal and Worldpay for payments as they are very reliable.
That’s all the news in the salon, our special offer for May is the fabulous Mongolian Hot Milk Koyashai Massage. This is an Ayurvedic therapy which in Mongolia is performed by women for women on the eve of a celebration. It begins with a back exfoliation treatment, then following a shoulder, neck, eye and scalp massage, you will experience the best hot foot massage i have every learnt, just wonderful to ease tension within your feet. the effect following the Mongolian massage is pure energy, happiness and relaxation. Just £38
Each season we highlight a treatment which compliments the season, in Spring we have chosen a body exfoliating treatment. This is a full body treatment, which includes Body Exfoliation, shower, full body massage, application of rich argan oil cream and Express facial. Perfect to say goodbye to winter skin, before a holiday or just as a treat, just £45.
Have a lovely May and fingers crossed for some warm sunshine xx
Well here we are, a brand new year to do whatever we choose to achieve and enjoy!! This year instead of the usual resolutions of “lose weight”, “get fit” and “learn a new hobby” I have decided to appreciate what I have and take time to enjoy them. I am very lucky to have a wonderful family, do a job I love and meeting lovely people every day. Yes i always hope to be thinner, fitter but I know what to do and hopefully I will get my act together but I will not allow it to become a pressure on 2018, instead I pledge to myself to be mindful, to be happy with now and not worry about what “may” happen.
New Years Day is my favourite day of the year, all is fresh and I feel invigorated. In past years I have booked courses on this day, deep cleaned the house and cleared anything that should have been recycled or sold months ago!! This year is no different, I hope to learn a “cupping therapy” which will be another Helpmeorganics massage, more details to follow later this Spring and also complete my teaching training. In 2017 my discovery of Mindfullness began and it has taught me already to stay in the present, be happy with now and I fully intend to further my practise in 2018.
Our special offer for January is the Lava Relax massage and reflexology to help ease you back into work after this lovely time off, warm up your muscles and energise you after the Christmas slump!! Just £45
We have had to increase our prices slightly and the new price list is available in the shop and we have updated the prices online, we have also put shorter and longer course prices on there too if you have a regular treatment, there are savings to enjoy.
January can be a tricky month but getting as much fresh air and daylight helps to keep your mood and energy levels up so that we can appreciate every month this year, use aromatherapy in your home and workplace to protect you from coughs and colds. We have lots of organic essential oil blends and products in our shop or online at www.helpmeorganics.com , have a look and give them a try in a bowl of water on a windowsill or burn a candle in your kitchen after cooking, in your bathroom whilst you relax or in your living room. A room spray is an excellent way to give a burst of essential oil fragrance in a space and of course we are great fans of using a massage oil each night on your abdomen to help ease you into a restful nights sleep, calm and soothe or relax your muscles after exercise. We are passionate about using organic, vegan ingredients without any microbeads, parabenes or sulphates, all of the packaging is either recyclable, reusable or compostable . We design and make all of our products fresh and active for you to enjoy at home.
I wish you a wonderful happy 2018 full of laughter, love and excitement.
This year is going so fast, here we are in October, the month of Halloween! We have been very busy changing over our seasonal special to introduce our latest addition to the price list “help me, i’m feeling under the weather” massage, this is based on a Lymphatic drainage massage and features Helpmeorganics massage oil which compliments the massage. Lymphatic drainage helps to clear toxins, boosts your immune system ideal to fight coughs and colds and we can sculpt your body by clearing fluid trapped in your tissues. The Autumn offer costs £55 or you can include reflexology for the price of £70.
We always change over our essential oils range to include more immune boosting, warming and energising oils which help you enjoy Autumn and Winter, we find that you feel the benefits of using more Eucalyptus, TeaTree, Lavender, Ginger, Sweet Orange, Pine, Juniper and Marjoram oils than in the summer when the need for lighter scents. We also find that you prefer a different massage too from the spring/summer, during autumn and winter, you need more warming, soothing and hydrating treatments, spending time helping you to relax with the longer nights and shorter days. We adjust our treatments to focus more on mood boosting, soothing muscular aches * pains, rehydrating your complexion and exfoliating your body. More customers book in for a Seaweed bodywrap which cleanses toxins from your body and rehydrates your skin leaving it smooth and soft.
October sees the arrival of another new massage “help me, it’s way past my bedtime” which uses Lomilomi massage techniques and Helpmeorganics massage oil to lull you into a sleepy state ready for a good nights sleep. We focus on easing your thoughts, relaxing your muscles and soothing your nervous system. Just £55. This is ideal for when you are stressed or have problems sleeping as the combination of Melissa, Ginger, Eucalyptus and Lavender help us.
For anyone who prefers to spread their Christmas shopping out, we are delighted that our Christmas gifts have arrived in the shop, this year we have Facial care boxes, bath & shower care boxes, Foot & Hand baskets, Bath bombs, Goats milk crackers and lots more. Plus dont forget to buy your “help me get into the festive spirit” candle, Room spray or Aromatherapy Blend with essential oils of Sweet orange, Lemon, Fir Needle, Clove Bud and Ginger your home will be filled with the pure joy of Christmas and Winter time. This year we have a 300g candle which will look wonderful on your dining table, big enough to last the whole festive period or we have a 75g travel candle so that if you are visiting family, bring them some festive joy.
We are now taking bookings for Christmas and the diary is filling up rapidly, please have a read of our Christmas packages and treat yourself. This year Christmas Day is on a Monday so more than likely you will finish work on Friday 22nd December, we have devised a special collection for the @ChristmasWeekend, including Christmas Eve, what could be nicer than running round getting all presents delivered, food shopping in, house cleaned, then spend a couple of hours in the quiet of our salon. Last year customers brought their pyjamas so that their Christmas started there and then!!!
I began my training with Mindfullness this month and although it is just a foundation course, I am really enjoying it. I hope to continue my training next year so that I can bring to you the wonderment of Mindfullness . To beable to bring calm to yourself or a situation is achievable and I have noticed that situations that would normally have me flustered or stressed, I have been able to control. But I am still learning.
Now that we have entered autumn, fill bowls with water and pop 3-4 drops of “help me, i’m feeling under the weather” aromatherapy blend with organic essential oils of Eucalyptus, Lavender, Teatree, Peppermint and Tangerine which will protect you from the seasonal viruses. Just £10.50 for 10ml and they work, customers last year did not get colds, simply by bringing these fabulous oils into the rooms of their homes and workplaces. Place 2-3 drops on a tissue under a pillow to keep your sinuses free so that you can sleep well.
Dont forget our latest Helpmeorganics product, massage oils, they are blended with provide “homecare” for you to extend your treatment with us, please ask for help to find the best one for you.
Our Christmas Shopping Event this year celebrates Helpmeorganics 1st birthday, its been a busy year but we have loved it, to be able to bring all the recipes into life is truly wonderful. Please join us on Friday 1st December 5pm – 8pm or Saturday 2nd 10am – 1pm for the launch of Three new scents. Come and enjoy a glass of bubbly or a cup of tea/glass of water and a mince pie and enjoy a time to browse our gifts. Its always a fun event and this year extra special .
Next month we have highlighted the ever popular Hot Stone Massage as our offer, just £45. Perfect remedy for cold November days, the warmth from the batu stones radiates deep into your muscles and leaves you on cloud nine. We would recommend having a look at your diaries and getting yourself booked in to make sure this autumn and winter you can stay healthy and happy.
Have a lovely October, enjoy the most colourful time of the year, embrace the outdoors and make sure to include organic essential oils into your home. We are committed to being organic, ethical and in Helpmeorganics care, Vegan. Our values are very important to us and we are sure they are to you too!
As the season changes to Autumn it is very important to prepare your body as the shortening days, cooler winds can lower your immune system and tighten your muscles . We recommend spending time getting you body ready.
Firstly, fill your home with the protective aromas of Lavender, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Peppermint and Tangerine (Help me, i’m feeling under the weather range ), fill a saucer or bowl with a little water and pop 3-4 drops of our blend, the natural warmth in your home will encourage the oils to diffuse and gently give protection against colds and viruses throughout the autumn and winter months.
Hopi ear candles help to balance and clear your sinuses as they remove wax plugs which cause an increase in pressure, you can choose to enjoy our Sinus massage which comes with reflexology to boost your Lymphatic drainage system. We offer Reflexology Lymph Drainage which is a wonderfully protective treatment, pumping and draining your lymph which naturally filters toxins and waste from your body and transport lymphocytes to areas of infection.
In September, we are very excited to introduce the first Helpmeorganics treatment and it is our Season Special offer, we have developed help me, I’m feeling under the weather massage. This is a new approach to massage, lymph drainage and body sculpting.
Lift your mood, boost your immunity, relieve fluid retention and sculpt your body with our specialised massage using a unique blend of movements alongside our exquisite detoxifying protective oil blend.
We begin with a hot foot cleanse, deep foot massage to unplug your body and then reboot with a light body brush from head to toe which really get the circulation going and improve lymph drainage. Using organic unrefined oils of avocado, jojoba and camellia, your body will relax whilst we work seamlessly to stimulate natural lymph drainage, smooth uneven skin and release blockages.
Your body will feel recharged and your emotions balanced.
Our offer is to enjoy the 60 minute treatment for £55 although if you would like to add a Hot reflex massage, you can enjoy that for just £70
We have been very busy getting our Christmas 2017 campaign ready and you will beable to book your Christmas treatment from 30th September, they will be available on our website or you will probably be given a leaflet when you next pop into the salon! Our gifts this year feature Helpmeorganics organic vegan products, delight your family and friends with our Gift tins which smell amazing.
Fill your home with the aromas of Christmas with Helpmeorganics “help me, get into the festive spirit” range of candles, room sprays and aromatherapy blends. They will be in our shop and online from 1st October.
Autumn is a wonderful colourful time, wrap up warm, prepare your body for the years natural spectacle, there is no need to feel low. Plenty of fresh air, good wholesome food, book in for our monthly special offers as we have carefully chosen them to help you through the year.
October will see the second Helpmeorganics treatment “help me, it’s way past my bedtime” is the perfect treatment for those who struggle to sleep, or suffer from sleep deprivation, we will take your mind off your thoughts for a while.
This ritual begins with a hot foot cleanse, gentle foot rocking and deep breathing techniques to allow you to drift off to sleep. By using rythmic long strokes mimicking the ebb and flow of the ocean, your mind will settle whilst you enjoy the dreamy blend of oils. By using specialised lomilomi massage techniques, we work gently from head to toe. The 90 minute treatment comes with a hot reflex massage.
Be prepared to be lost in a tranquil state, ready for a restful nights sleep
The massage lasts for 60 minutes and will normally cost £65, but in October please enjoy for £55
I begin my discovery of Mindfullness from mid September, a complete side step to all my other courses over the years but I am really looking forward to learning to calm my mind and become aware of my thoughts, this will develop during 2018 to be introduced into Simply Relaxing but as I am learning myself I will speak further about my plans.
At the beginning of 2018, there will be a slight price increase over the treatment list, I do try and keep the costs down , the new price list will be available in the shop and online by the end of the year.
Here are a few dates for your diaries….
August bank holiday Helpmeorganics is at Capesthorne Gift & Craft Fair 10am – 5pm
October 28th & 29th Helpmeorganics is at Tatton Park Food & Gift Fair
December 1st & 2nd Christmas Shopping Event & Product launch evening In our salon.
Christmas Weekend Friday 22nd, 23rd and Christmas Eve – the perfect time to treat yourself
August is a wonderful month, we can still bathe in beautiful sunny days but you can also begin the feel a nip in the air and need a cardi to sit outside and watch the stars! It is also the beginning of a change of season which you need to prepare your body for as I honestly believe our immune systems need support during this change and can cause problems if we dont. August and September are perfect times to boost our immunity with good healthy food, getting as much daylight as possible and keeping active so that out lymphatic system is operating well.
This month our special offer is the Japanese Tsuboki Facial Acupressure massage, this works as a natural face lift by gently tapping and draining your facial muscles but its far more than that. By tapping on your meridian lines, we send a surge of energy along the lines clearing any blockages, specialised massage on your back, neck, face and scalp also give a release leaving you feeling relaxed yet energised. We leave you to relax with a collagen mask to replenish and hydrate your complexion, Just £40. Next month, September is the last month to enjoy our “summer ready” collection so make sure you book your treat. If you dont have enough time, we offer a Body exfoliation treatment for just £35.
I have been a massage therapist for nearly 30 years but from time to time I revisit my training for an original therapy that I learnt , this time I decided to retrain on the Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage, I decided to learn the Vodder technique which is World reknown as the best lymphatic massage. Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle but very effective massage, clearing the build up of toxins, excess water and pollutants from your body. Lymph is not pumped around by your heart, it gets pumped around by your breathing and activity but needs a hand at times. I fell in love with this technique as I can work to resculpt and smooth your body, boosting your immunity as I go. It is a 90 minute treatment and there will be a separate post for this marvellous therapy very soon as you can enjoy it from the end of September as our treatments move into the Winter collection.
With Helpmeorganics, we have been super busy getting our Gift range ready for you to treat yourself or your loved ones to for birthdays or Christmas. They will be in the shop by the end of September although please bear with us as Claire is off to University in September and will be very busy settling in. We have a couple of Helpmeorganics treatments available for you to enjoy,. Help me, I’m feeling under the weather will be available for you to book from the end of September and concentrates on boosting your immune system ready to fight off coughs and colds. In November our help me, it’s way past my bedtime massage will be introduced, this will lull you into deep relaxation, a perfect way to remedy poor sleep or if you feel anxious.
On August Bank Holiday Monday, Helpmeorganics is attending the Family Fun Day and Gift Fair at Capesthorne House, near Macclesfield, it would be lovely to see you. If you have enjoyed our summer collection “Help me bring sunshine to a cloudy day” and we are very happy that lots of you have, they will be available until the end of September (or as stocks last). Our “Help me get in the Festive spirit” range will be available from the end of September, although we are not near Christmas yet (still enjoying sitting in the garden watching the stars i hope!!), we have blended a spicy blend which really fills your home with autumnal scents of citrus, ginger and fir.
It is very important to keep your sinuses clear and calm, having a regular Hopi Ear candle treatment or Reflexology session will certainly help to fight off the viruses. The Helpmeorganics “Help me, I’m feeling under the weather” collection has all the essential oils to fill your homes to provide a protective bubble of eucalyptus, teatree, lavender, peppermint and tangerine. Place 2-3 drops of our aromatherapy blend in a saucer of water on your windowsills which will get to work keeping you and your family healthy, I know if works as lots of customers have been astounded that they have not had a cold all winter last year which is wonderful, just £10.50 for 10ml. Keep the Room spray at work or in your car to protect against workplace viruses, just £6.50.
August is a truly wonderful month, we hope you have a lovely time relaxing and enjoying nature.
Next month, our special offer is the every popular Prescriptive full Body massage, which involves a full body massage, energy balancing and reflexology, ideal to replenish your energy after the summer holidays. Just £40
This month we have focused on relieving tension held within your scalp, face and neck. The Tibetan head acupressure massage combines a back massage with a shoulder, neck, face and scalp acupressure massage, relieving blockages of energy which increase the pressure. By using deep massage, we can release tension in your facial and scalp muscles to relax and calm, boost your energy and leave you feeling at peace. Massaging your scalp also increases the blood supply which not only brings nutrients to your hair, but clears sinus pressure too. The treatment ends with reflexology, the perfect way to reunite your body and rebalance. Perfect for anyone who suffers from tension headaches, sinus pressure, neck and shoulder stiffness or just feeling under pressure.
July also sees the arrival of the first Helpmeorganics massage, “help me, it’s way past my bedtime”. Soft and gentle yet firm enough to release muscular tension, the Lomilomi massage lulls you into a sleepy state by combining techniques which mimic the sea. We use our organic massage blend to complete this wonderful therapeutic massage which will be available from October and is in fact our October special. It is a full body massage using all the energy and muscular work that you expect from one of our treatments. If you struggle sleeping or are feeling under pressure, this is perfect for you!
Next month, August, we go Japanese with the Natural face lift treatment, Japanese Tsuboki facial massage. Always a popular treatment as it combines “facial tapping” on specialised meridian points which send a tidal wave along your meridian energy lines and also stimulate the muscle to tighten. This is a facial treatment but we have added a back massage to help you feel totally refreshed and looking gorgeous for the summer.
In our shop, August also sees the arrival of the next product from Helpmeorganics, our body/massage oils. We have blended organic avocado, jojoba and camelia oils with the essential oils to produce a premium blended oil. Avocado oil is rich in vitamins A, B1,B2,B5, D, E, it is easily absorbed and helps cell regeneration. Jojoba oil helps to rebalance your oil balance. It tricks an oily skin into thinking it has easily over produced on the serum front, so it slow down production. If you suffer with a dry skin, jojoba helps to replenish the sebum. Keep an eye on @helpmeorganics social media for details of the launch of these wonderful blends.
Dont forget our “Summer Holiday Ready” collection, we combine a Body exfoliation, Body massage, Holistic facial and Callous heel peel to get you ready to enjoy the time off . Also perfect Pre-wedding or just as a treat. This is also suitable for Pregnant ladies too as the Callous heelp peel is gentle and safe during pregnancy. Just £85
Well i think we can safely say we are within touching distance of the summer solstice, a time of longer days, colourful gardens bursting with flowers and no reason to stay indoors.
Summer can also bring with it hayfever, this can upset your sinuses, make your skin sensitive & itchy and get you sneezing past yourself. There are things that you can do to minimise the effect of pollen. Place a bowl with water on each windowsill, this acts as a magnet to the pollen, add essential oils to the water and these increase the protection. We use Helpmeorganics’ Aromatherapy Blend “Help me, i’m feeling under the weather”, this contains Eucalyptus, lavender, Tea Tree, Lavender and Tangerine, all organic oils which clear your sinuses, relax and uplift you. Use 2-3 drops in each bowl (reduce this down to 1-2 if you have babies or small children in your house) It is safe for pets but make sure they cannot drink from the bowl or indeed from children too. Close the windows prior to using the essential oils so that they can peculate around the room. You can also pop 2-3 drops on a tissue and sniff throughout the day.
Itchy eyes? Place a wet flannel in the fridge whilst you are out at work/school, then relax with the flannel on your eyes and let the coolness calm and ease your eyes. Your skin irritation can be eased by Aloe vera gel, this cools and soothes, keep this in the fridge too so that it has an immediate impact.
Treatment wise, we offer a Sinus massage when we combine the Hopi ear candles to remove any wax plug with lymphatic facial drainage, a soothing scalp massage to ease your muscles and reflexology lymph drainage to boost your immune system to fight off any infection and clear your sinuses to, Just £40. The Tibetan head massage concentrates on your back, face, scalp and feet using acupressure points and deep massage to relief any tightness, ideal if you struggle with headaches. Look out in July as its our special offer just £35
Our special offer for June is an Ayurvedic treatment, Mongolian Hot Milk massage. This begins with a back treatment, clearing dead akin cells, hydrating with warmed milk and finishing with a deep aromatherapy massage. You will enjoy an eye massage and the best warm foot massage around, easing tension within your skin and boosting your energy. Just £40
Are you going on holiday or getting married? We have devised a collection of our treatments to make sure you feel ready to enjoy whatever summer has planned. We begin with a body exfoliation, a well-being massage, holistic facial and end with the callous heel peel which removes dead skin from your heels, they will just need your polish! The whole package costs £85 and so far the people who have booked in have loved it that much, they are having it again at the end of summer!!
Summer is a time to eat outside, yet it can be annoying when insects want to join you…Helpmeorganics have designed a Summer range “help me, bring sunshine to a cloud day”, a blend of Citronella, Lemongrass, Peppermint and Spearmint really do make eating al fresco a bit more enjoyable. Pop 3-4 drops in a bucket of water and swill under the table where you will be eating to create a “safer zone”, obviously our products will not last a whole evening but flies and ants really dont like the smell, it wont kill them but they will find another place for a while. A good tip to deter wasps is to buy a false wasps nest, I have them and thoroughly recommend buying one or two.
Simply Relaxing and Helpmeorganics will be at the Darnhall Show again this year, it would be lovely to see you, Sunday 9th July on the field behind Bownes Tractors.
Make sure you enjoy summer, take photos of whatever you do and place them on your noticeboard so that in the middle of January, you can remember that summer comes for us to enjoy and be thankful for. Have a lovely Solstice, make sure you skip around with flowers in your hair, after all what are daisy’s for.
Here we are in May, seems only yesterday we are celebrating New Year and yet the birds are busy making nests, the blossoms are in full beautiful bloom and we are all beginning to lose our layers now that Spring is here. We have designed a collection of our treatments to get you ready for your holiday, a special occasion or just a little bit of pampering to shake off winter.
“Summer Ready” 2 hours £85
Enjoy a body scrub to exfoliate your body leaving frresh, glowing skin to benefit from a Well-being massage which will hydrate, soothe and relax your mind and muscles. We use organic aromatherapy oils within our massage and blend for your requirements. Following the massage, we begin a Holistic facial, this differs from a standard facial as we use organic products which suit your complexion, maybe it needs an extra boost in moisture or rebalancing to even out your skin tone. Whilst you relax with the facial, we turn our attention to your feet to get them “sandal pretty”, we use Callous Peel, a remarkable product which melts away any dead hard skin revealing supple pretty heels. Once we have finished, you will feel light, relaxed and ready to enjoy summer what ever your plans are.
We have used Callous Peel in our foot treatments for several years now and find it a very effective product to remove dead skin from your feet, although it is a very gentle product, we were not able to use it for Pregnant ladies or people with diabetes. Thankfully Callous Peel Uk is now in a gentle cream form (not the patches) which is suitable for use during pregnancy as when you are pregnant, reaching down to do your own feet is tricky. You can now let us treat your feet, it is the same price but when you book in, please let me know if you are pregnant or indeed diabetic so that I know to use the cream and not the patches. Price for a Callous foot treatment is from £40
We are very happy to introduce our new Gift card or Notelet cards to you. They are made from photographs of local beauty spots for example the Top Flash, Delamere Forest and Newbridge. The photos belong to Kevin and are a stunning way to send someone a note to say Hi or wish them a happy day. Action for Happiness recommends that we begin to send short notes to people to keep in touch, why have we stopped writing letters, somehow sending an email doesnt feel that special whereas receiving a hand written note means so much more. Lets start taking a little time to bring a little happiness. The cards costs £2.35 each and they are beautiful
OUR MAY SPECIAL OFFER
Last months special offer was the Warm Bamboo massage, this is ideal to smooth tense muscles using warmed bamboo sticks, ideal as a post workout massage to encourage your muscles to relax. This month we keep our focus on post workout treatments, the Lava Rescue combines heat and ice therapy to clear toxins from our muscles and bring fresh blood to your tissues which will make you feel energetic and fabulous. Any massage wil relax you and help you to unwind and feel great but the Lava Rescue massage is perfect if you are getting more active or have a sedentary job when you circulation needs a boost. Just £35 and is a full body massage.
NEWS FROM THE SHOP
We have been so busy in the shop, we have a new stock of the wonderfully hydrating Organic Goats Milk soap. Goats milk absorbs into the skin at body temperature which enables all the calming hydrating benefits from goats milk to enter your skin and soothe irritation plus give your skin a moisturising boost. I recommend the “unscented” soap for newborn babies but once over 6 months they can move onto the “Gentle” soap which combines Lavender and Chamomile. There are many scents in the range to suit everyone, at £4.50 per bar they are a hard soap so last longer. Give them a try, you know that you are using a healthy organic soap, no harsh chemicals just pure goats milk and essential oils. Your skin will thank you!
We also have a new stock of Neals Yard essential oils and diffusers in for you to enjoy. We will only be stocking organic items in the shop from now as we are passionate that we should use planet friendly, insect friendly, skin friendly and animal friendly ingredients on our bodies and in our homes. This is why @helpmeorganics was started as I have become more and more unhappy with having to use chemicals which hurt our planet, bees and animals in the making, our products are completely safe and effective yet hurt nothing.
Well its been a very busy but fun time at Helpmeorganics, we have finally got our Aromatherapy Blends on the shop shelves, they are pure organic essential oil blend which feature in our product ranges. So you can now choose how to use the “Help me, i’m too busy for colds” blend of Eucalyptus, Lavender, Tea Tree, Peppermint and Tangerine essential oils as they are in a very handy dropper top 10ml bottle. If you suffer from hayfever, why not pop 2/3 drops in a bowl of water placed on a windowsill which will not only catch the pollen on the water but will infuse the room with healthy protective essential oils to keep your airwaves open. Our “Help me, apparently i’m hormonal” range of Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Lavender and Palmarosa essential oils will bring balance to your day, drop 3/4 drops on a tissue and keep it with you so that you can inhale if you feel emotional or tense. “Help me, it’s way past my bedtime” blend of Melissa, Ginger, Eucalyptus and Lavender essential oils are a perfect companion for bedtime, designed to help you drift off to sleep, try popping 2/3 drops onto a bowl of water and place next to your bed so that you inhale the wonderful aroma whilst you sleep.
We have also launched our summer range “Help me bring sunshine to a cloudy day”, we have blended Citronella, Lemongrass, Peppermint and Spearmint essential oils with either our Natural Soy wax , Organic Witch Hazel or indeed just on their own in the Aromatherapy blends. Use them to enhance your summer evenings, place 4/5 drops in a bucket of water to deter ants or freshen your kitchen floor. Place 2/3 drops in a bowl on your kitchen window to refuse entry to flies or pop 3/4 drops on a cloth and hang in your greenhouse to let the flies know to find another home. Our oils will not kill the insects, just deter them.
Our @helpmeorganics products are available online (www.helpmeorganics.com) or in our shop, we are getting lovely feedback from customers and we would love you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with new products and news.
Have a lovely May, a beautiful month with cold mornings and warm afternoons.