Saturday, 9 April 2022

What can Holistyx do for you?

Feel stressed out, tired, tense? 

Stiffness, tightness, aches, pains?

 Feeling low, anxious or not sleeping well?


Take time out to relax, unwind, and be more balanced and at ease.

Relieving tension, discomfort or pain. Reducing stress. 

Feeling more looseness and freedom of movement. 

Improving or supporting your physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing.

Book in for a professional and effective treatment session with Ceri Turner, a caring and intuitive therapist with knowledge and skills from 14 years of experience in Massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology.

Opt for Swedish / Holistic Massage, Stone Therapy (Hot and Cold Stone Massage), Aromatherapy Massage, Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, or Pregnancy and Post-natal treatments.

Holistyx provides a comfortable, accessible therapy room in Central Lancaster with free parking. 

With a high standard of protection from Covid-19, so you can feel safe to relax.

Thursday, 10 March 2022


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Price Rise - from 6th April 2022 - and Extra Reflexology Time

 My prices haven't gone up for 2 1/2 years, since 1 October 2019. I knew a lot of people have had either reduced income or less financial security due to the Covid-19 pandemic, so wanted to avoid putting my prices up.

 I've got though so far with the help of the Self Employment Income Support Scheme and other Grants to help businesses affected by Covid-19, when forced to close, and through reduced work and increased costs. 

But recently I have had to re-evaluate, as not just business costs but the cost of living has also increased, and so I will be increasing my prices from 6th April, ie at the start of the next tax year.


These are my new prices:



If you have booked in with me online previously, you need to use a new booking link to book sessions from 7th April. 


If you opted in to my email mailing list, you will have been sent this. Please email me if you need the new booking link. 



Extra Reflexology time! 


Reflexology or Massage & Reflexology bookings, are £45 for an hour session, the same as most massage sessions. However you will now be able to add an extra 15 minutes of Reflexology for +£8, ie £53 for a 75 minute session.
 
Sessions longer than an hour were removed as a Covid precaution. However, we are less close to each other during Reflexology, and a HEPA air filter can be placed very close by without getting in the way of the treatment, so I have decided to reintroduce 75 minute sessions where this applies.


Monday, 4 October 2021

Illness, Covid Risk, Pregnancy, Vaccination, New Meds... When Should I Cancel or Reschedule an Appointment?


If you have booked, and since then something has happened and you are not sure whether you should still attend... this may help. 

I cover cold, flu, Covid and stomach bug symptoms, contact with Covid-19, test results, concern of Medical Provider, Post-Covid conditions, pregnancy, vaccination, and other new medical conditions or medication. 

Friday, 1 October 2021

Holistyx Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology in Lancaster: Appointments Available



Appointments are booked via an online calendar and Intake forms. Please email Holistyx@gmail.com to be sent full information. Or use the contact form in the sidebar if you are on a desktop computer. 

I offer Swedish / Holistic Massage, Stone Therapy (Hot and Cold Stone Massage), Aromatherapy Massage, Indian Head Massage, Reflexology, and also Pregnancy and Post-Natal Massage, Aromatherapy and Reflexology.

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Professional Associations: APNT Dissolved, still a BCMA Member

Unfortunately, the Professional Association I joined in March, the Association of Physical and Natural Therapists, because of their fantastic support for therapists during the pandemic, has been dissolved, as of 31st August 2021. While this was originally with the intention of starting a new organisation with a different structure, such as a Limited Company or Community Interest Company, very sadly for a respected organisation founded in 1986, financial irregularities discovered during this process have lead to a criminal investigation. 

I do however remain a member of the BCMA - the British Complementary Medicine Association, which is a member of the General Council for Soft Tissue Therapies (GCMT),  and a founder member of the Integrated Healthcare Collaborative (IHC), bringing together professional associations and stakeholders within complementary, traditional and natural healthcare​.

Thursday, 26 August 2021

New FFP2 Equivalent Reusable Mask

 

I have upgraded from the Type IIR surgical mask I was wearing previously, to a better fitting and higher filtration Cambridge Mask Company mask, reusable up to 340 hours, which is equivalent to a FFP2 mask.  

The filter technology is designed by the British Ministry of Defence, filtering out nearly 100% of all harmful air pollutants, gases, allergens, smog, and pollen; 99.7% of bacteria and 99.6% of all viruses - including Sars-Cov-2, the virus which causes Covid-19. 

As this is much better protection for me from aerosol transmission, particularly in combination with clients wearing face coverings as well, I am now able to spend more time on close up work around the neck and shoulders.   

Monday, 26 July 2021

Phase 4 - What Covid-19 Measures have Changed? What Is Still in Place?

England moved into Phase 4 on 19th July. 

Thank you to all my clients over the last few weeks who I have consulted on possible changes. 😀

I am aware that the vaccination programme has greatly weakened the link between infection and hospitalisation and death and that the government has reduced requirements on that basis. However I am also aware that:
- only 52% of the population is vaccinated
- we have the highest rate of infection in the world
- I have Clinically Vulnerable and Extremely Clinically Vulnerable clients that are very concerned for their risk
- there is no evidence that vaccination reduces the risk of disability from Long Covid

Guidance from the government is here. Further guidance support from my Professional Association, the APNT is on Facebook here and on their website here

"While England moves to step 4 of Covid-19 restrictions from 19 July that removes the mandatory wearing of face-coverings and social distancing, therapists are reminded that, as they work in a close contact setting, there is a higher risk of viral transmission. Therefore, the APNT does recommend the continued wearing of face-coverings for all clients and therapists and asks that you seriously consider the continued use of type II masks and eye protection as the alternative to a face-covering, particularly when treating the high-risk zone." - APNT. 
Read on for details of what has changed and what has remained unchanged in my infection control measures. 

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Re-Opening

I am now available for appointments from Monday the 12th of April. 

Those on my mailing list have received information on how to book and a link to my online booking service. If you are not on my mailing list, please contact me for booking information.

Here's some links which go through the changes that are in place to keep you and I safe:

Summary of Holistyx Covid-19 Infection Control Measures

Summary of Holistyx Safety Procedures for Clients

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Changing Professional Association from FHT to APNT

I will be able to re-open when England goes into Phase 2 of the 'roadmap' out of lockdown. The government has told us that will be at the earliest, from the 12th April. We will hear on Monday 5th whether that has the go ahead, or if it has to be put back. So, watch this space!
 
Meanwhile, as part of preparing to re-open Holistyx... I have changed my Professional Association.
 

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Re-Opening after Lockdown 2.0 and Availability, Including Christmas and New Year

I am available for appointments from Wednesday the 2nd of December. Those on my mailing list have received information on how to book and a link to my online booking service. If you are not on my mailing list, contact me and I will email this to you.

Despite having reduced our infection levels to half the National average, Lancaster District will be, with the rest of Lancashire, going back into Tier 3 - the highest Tier of restrictions. However Close Contact Services / Personal Care - which Holistic Therapies are classed as - will be permitted in all Tiers in all areas of the UK, so I will be able to open for all treatments, as previously adapted to be compliant with Government and Industry Covid-19 Guidance and my Risk Assessment.

I hope you will feel confident to come for a treatment if you need one in December, and that it will still be a relaxed and enjoyable experience. Here's some links which go through the changes that are in place to keep you and I safe:

Summary of Holistyx Covid-19 Infection Control Measures
Summary of Holistyx Safety Procedures for Clients

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