Happy New Year! i hope that 2022 is a wonderful year for you, full of happiness, health and excitement xx

2022 has a wonderful feeling about it, I hope you agree, we have all been (and still going) through so much, with spring on the horizon, it is a time to feel optimistic.

My hours of work have slightly changed:

I am open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am until 7pm

I will be closed the last Friday afternoon of the month to allow me to catch up with the other parts of Simply Relaxing

I am not open on a Wednesday as this is my day to focus on Helpmeorganics, so if you need to contact me, I may answer the following morning unless I see it’s an urgent message.

“Smile, happiness looks good on you”

Christmas Opening Hours 2021

Here we are, the week before Christmas, if you need to pop in for a gift voucher, here are our opening hours. If you have an appointment, please let me know as soon as possible (I need 48 hours notice minimum) if you are unable to keep your appointment, thank you xx

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)

A little bit of housekeeping!

UPDATE ON THE T&CS

To keep you covid safe, I have to leave a ventilation gap between appointments. Recently, too many customers have failed to come for their appointments even though I send a reminder/covid appliance email, text, message which is causing lots of issues. So from now on, if you fail to let me know you cannot make your appointment or give me less than 24 hours’ notice, I reserve the right to charge you 50% of the cost of the appointment. I am so sorry that i have to do this but it has got to the point that I have to.

PRICE INCREASE

I have managed to keep my prices stable during the last 2 years but, due to everything costing more, there will be a small price increase on the 1st January 2022. I have a new price list in the salon and the prices will be updated on the website on the 31st December 2021.

GIFT VOUCHERS

Don’t forget that if you were given a gift voucher before and including Christmas 2021, the voucher is valid until 31.12.21. This also includes vouchers bought up to the 14th of April 2021. If you are unsure, please ask me but please keep your voucher safe as you will need to bring it with you.

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

To keep everyone feeling safe and relaxed about coming to have a treatment or visit The Aromatherapy Shop, I am opening on the four Saturdays before Christmas, not for treatments but so that you can pop in to buy a gift or gift voucher.

DONT FORGET ABOUT SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY ON THE 4TH DECEMBER #shopsmall #shoplocal #supportsmall

Have you seen our Gift Collection?

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

How to get ready for autumn

The biggest change to your body and mind happens in September. We love the long sunny days, the feeling of the sun on our faces. As we progress through August, there is a change coming that we need to prepare for and I have some helpful tips for you….

  • Enjoy the morning sunshine as much as possible to allow your body to absorb vitamin d. they say the hours between 7am and 9am are when its best to do this, the sun is not too strong so you can sit outside without sun protection on. Your body needs magnesium, vitamin k and zinc to absorb the vitamin d. I like to eat my vitamins and minerals. Good sources are: Green leafy veg, eggs, meat especially turkey, nuts, seeds, shellfish, dairy, chickpeas, peas, beans.
  • Take photos of your days in the sun and make up a board of sunny days to lift you up through winter
  • get active to boost your lymphatic flow. Dancing, running, cycling, walking are all good
  • improve your diet by reducing the pre made foods and cook your meals from scratch. Freeze your leftovers
  • its a good time to lose weight and get fitter
  • learn a new past time which stimulates your brain
  • body brush to get your circulation
  • meditating is very helpful for anxiety. I love mindfulness and spend time just allowing my body to calm down
  • Fill your home with the scent of essential oils, they are little pockets of plant therapy to clear your sinuses, boost your mental wellbeing, calm and soothe you to sleep, rebalance and recharge.

Reflexology is superb at getting your body through this change of season, its helps to rebalance.

At the end of the day, if we embrace everything wonderful about each season, this will have no impact but if we worry about whats coming in the winter, this will make us fear what is a wonderful time of year. Autumn and Winter are times for boardgames, jumpers, cosy movie nights, frosty mornings followed by hot afternoons, long soaks in the bath, Strictly, Halloween/Bonfire night, Christmas and above all family time so embrace it, don’t worry about it xx

An Update on the Restrictions

From the 19th July, as we all know, there is a big relaxing of restrictions. I have been pondering what to do in the salon to make sure we are all safe but ease the guidelines a little. So here are the changes you will notice from next Monday

1 – I will(have to) still wear a face mask and visor but it is up to you if you wear a face mask. I would suggest wearing one to the shop then once in, please remove it if you want to.

2 – I will no longer be taking your temperature on arrival

3 – I will still send out the message the day before asking if you ve been in contact etc. Everyone seems to find it helpful as a reminder and also I get to know if you have a problem with your appointment in time to advertise the slot.

4 – At the moment, I leave a ventilation gap of the same time as your appointment. I am going to reduce this to 15 minutes however long your appointment is. I can easily clean whilst the window and door is open.

5 – I intend to reopen my shop to casual callers on a Monday and Friday. Tuesday and Thursday will stay closed to casual callers but if Monday and Fridays work, then I will review things. Please feel confident that I will sanitise my hands and will leave the shop door open whilst they are in and also make sure to help them as quick as possible. This will start from August 1st so that I can talk to everyone who books in on those days, that they are happy.

6 – Lets hope that it all goes well. If you are worried about anything please let me know. xx