Mothers Day is Sunday 27th March, are you struggling to decide how to make a big fuss of your Mum, Nan, Wife , StepMum and all the other maternal people who you love? Dont worry, pop in and buy a gift voucher, while you are in our shop, add a Helpmeorganics Gift Box too!
If you are calling into the shop, please wear your mask, thank you. I have gift vouchers which are blank so you can choose what you would like to give, they are valid for 6 months (Christmas vouchers will be valid until 30th June 2022)
We have been very busy filling our Gift Shop with beautiful organic aromatherapy gifts for you to treat yourself to or someone special at any time of year.
With Christmas coming, why not have a look at our Helpmeorganics products. From soy candles, reed diffusers, room sprays, essential oil blends and massage oils, each product has been carefully created in my little workshop to help you relax, sleep better, feel less anxious, be less achy and more motivated.
We can deliver your gift in Winsford for free (minimum order value £20), we can deliver outside of Winsford for a small fee. You can either contact me directly or order through Helpmeorganics website (www.helpmeorganics.com) and leave the rest to us!
The special offer for November is the Holistic Facial with Reflexology (£55). The treatment begins with a back massage then you will enjoy all the levels of treatment including Ridolki rollers to stimulate your circulation, natural facelift massage, jade rollers to smooth and decongest, collagen masks and lots of lovely massage to ease the tension from your face and scalp. Did you know that your face can show your tension, so its important to soothe and calm your facial muscles? The treatment ends with reflexology to help rebalance your energy.
Have you seen our Christmas Treatment Packages, all available now for you to book in. I still have to leave gaps between appointments so I would suggest booking early so you get to choose your time! You can read about them on the Special Offers page.
I work hard to keep my prices steady but I am sorry, there will be a small price increase on January 1st 2022.
It is very important to keep getting as much fresh air and daylight as possible to keep your body functioning really well. If you struggle with sinus congestion, have you considered an ear candle treatment? The candles remove excess ear wax so that your sinuses can drain naturally. You can also use Helpmeorganics “help me, I’m feeling under the weather” essential oil blend, we have blended antibacterial, antiviral and antiseptic oils to decongest your sinuses and fight bacteria.
Look out for our longer newsletter coming very soon with our Top Ten Tips to enjoy winter naturally!
Take care xx
Simply Relaxing, as the name suggests if all about helping you relax and let go of everything for a little while but it is becoming clear to me that the last 18 months has taken its toll in many ways and I want to help. Here are my Top Ten Tips:
1 – Spending time outside with nature is very calming, many of you know that I am a big fan of hugging a big old tree but actually there is a little science behind my mad suggestion! A tree is anchored to the earth, therefore it creates a “grounding” effect which helps to release oxytocin, which is the hormone that help calm and relaxes you. Simply the action of hugging releases serotonin and dopamine which are feel-good hormones into your bloodstream. Did you know that if you struggle with upper body muscle tension, this act of hugging a tree stretches the upper body muscles. I am a Reiki therapist and believe that a tree is also anchored into the Universal Life Force, not religious at all, pure natural energy, it can only do you good.
2 – Enjoying a bath eases muscular tension, the warmth of the water soothes and calms nerve endings. Set the scene, light your candle (Helpmeorganics soy candles of course!), and put a little Epsom Salts. This is not a salt but a magnesium compound, Magnesium is very calming. Double-check on the packet if you have high blood pressure first.
3 – Back outside again, walking is very soothing and allows your brain to switch off even just for 15 minutes. You will find you start striding out then as you walk, your pace will slow as will your thoughts. Try walking in a natural surroundings to hear the birds and see the trees.
4 – I am a big fan of Mindfulness meditation. This doesn’t have to be crossed-legged on the floor, simply sitting still, noticing your breathing but not attempting to force anything allows your brain to switch off as all the focus is on your breath. This is a practise so try to do it regularly and you will look forward to your little bit of quiet.
5 – Of course, I am going to add having a massage, reflexology and/or a facial to this list but any Holistic treatment works on your Central Nervous System, soothing your parasympathetic nervous system which allows everything to calm. I use organic essential oils to help achieve relaxation.
6 – Include essential oils into your daily life. You choose how you do this but I love to use different scents for different rooms. In the bedroom, I suggest using a calming, destressing blend, either “help me, it’s way past my bedtime” or “help me have a mindful of calm”. Both are made with mind calming oils. Whereas in the living room, you want something uplifting but calming, I suggest either “help me feel fresh as a daisy” or “help me, apparently I need to chill out”, the scent is not quite as sleep inducing as the other two. If you are working from home, try using “help me they say exercise is good for you” in your office space, motivating, focusing and energising. You choose how you use the blends whether its a candle, room spray or essential oil blend.
7 – Catch up with friends and family. We have all craved this and realise just how important time with people we love is. So even though the restrictions are lifting, I would still suggest on a sunny day, meeting in the garden so that everyone is relaxed and happy. But, masks on, have a big hug, physical contact is so very important for relaxing us.
8 – Have a good sing. This is one of my favourites, if I’m feeling a little fed up, I pop on some Abba and sing my head off, more than likely completely out of tune but I don’t care. Singing delivers oxygen to your brain, releases feel good hormones and they say helps with memory.
9 – Get boogieing – Dancing is a fantastic exercise, you can go for it and properly move around but simply swaying helps to loosen you up, release tension and gets you smiling.
10 – Our last tip is to realise that nothing in life is perfect (except a snowflake), you can’t be good at everything and sometimes stress can be caused by taking on too much, finding it hard to say no and being a perfectionist. Write everything down to get it out of your head, most times the simple action of writing a list makes you realise that you could delegate most jobs.
I hope these tips help you to relax. I know that lots of my lovely customers have struggled through personal lost, medical shocks and proper battles which cannot be helped by the above completely. I believe that if you talk about what is worrying you, sometimes someone close to you, or a friendly holistic therapist, can shed a different light, help you through it and be your support.
Yesterday we were given the “roadmap” to get open again. Simply Relaxing will reopen (hopefully if all goes well) on April 12th.
I will have all the same Covid safety measures in place ( max 4 customers per day with a gap big enough to properly ventilate and clean between)
If you can keep an eye on this website, I will post all the updates I am given here and on our facebook page.
I cant wait to see you xx
Here we are again in lockdown yet this time it feels different, or maybe thats just me. The first lockdown happened in spring so we could all enjoy the warm sunshine and potter about our gardens, keeping away from contact.
The second lockdown was in November, much harder as we were worrying about arrangements for Christmas but it was short so we coped.
This lockdown, open ended in January, feels much harder. Maybe we are aware of the severity more this time, maybe we are emotionally tired and maybe we are aware that the fabulous key workers are at their end too. Yet this time there is a vaccine, not just one but three coming to our aid. Then why does this feel much harder.
January is the darkest month of the year, the days are shorter, nights longer and its cold. But try and look around, have you noticed the bulbs are poking their heads out, it wont be long before we notice aconites, snowdrops, early crocus. Bumblebees will emerge desperate for food. Life begins to feel positive again, a new beginning and we must grab it with both sanitised hands!
If you are struggling with whats going on, spend time noticing how nature is once again trying to help. If you go for a walk, stop and listen, notice the buds on the trees are swelling. Signs are all around us that Spring is coming.
We must adhere to the rules, im sure everyone who reads this post is, Use essential oils in your home and workplace to protect, inspire, relax and calm you, they are little pockets of therapy and can be used in bowls of water, on tissues and in diffusers. Winter is a wonderful time to enjoy a soak in the bath, close your curtains and snuggle down to watch a good movie. Winter is a time to plan your garden, clear those cupboards now so you can enjoy spring and summer without worrying that is a job still to do.
Go over to www.helpmeorganics.com and download the visionboard (its free) and start adding images which make you happy, images of places to visit, hobbies to learn, flowers to grow and people to see.
Afterall “spring will want to know what we did all winter”
Take care xx