Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Closed Until Further Notice #stayhomesavelives

The sharper rise in coronavirus / Covid-19 cases and death rate than the government and its advisors expected; the bringing in of further measures, ie the closure of schools; and the advice of a trusted friend and colleague who used to work in Public Health, brought me to the point this week where I could no longer in good conscience stay open and make any contribution at this crucial time to people being in contact with others more than absolutely necessary. 

No matter how good my hygiene measures, I cannot do my therapies from the 2 metre / 6 1/2 foot distance that avoids this extremely infectious virus being passed on - and we now know it is at its most infectious before people develop symptoms and some people do not develop any symptoms at all. 

I am sure you have been following this on the news and seeing the governments announcements, but just to reiterate - please restrict physical contact with others as much as you can, keep washing your hands, and avoiding touching your face, in order to slow down the spread of this disease, which has crippled the capacity of health services in Italy and Spain. The slower it spreads, the less people will die due to lack of ventilators for post-viral pneumonia. 

Find ways to look after your physical and mental health, to deal with stress and anxiety and keep your immune system strong. I am sorry my services won't be available to support you in that. As difficult as it is, I feel this is the best thing I can do for the health and safety of my clients, our whole community, and all the people our community is connected to all over the world.

PS On Friday 20th March, 2 days after my decision to close on Wednesday 18th March,  the government asked all 'spas, wellbeing centres and massage parlours' to close. Not the clearest wording but my professional association the FHT confirmed tbat meant all of us, sports, complementary and beauty therapists. 

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Availability 2020 and how to contact me

Having been so booked up last year that I had to close to new clients for a few months, things have now settled down so my availability is much better - I usually have a weekday daytime appointment available within 3 weeks, occasionally within 2. However, if you need an evening or Saturday appointment it is likely to be a month or more.

The best ways to contact me are by text or by email (including using my contact form) - you will get a quicker reply.

However I have now sorted out the phone signal issues at my premises, (by buying a Mobile Wi-Fi router that can pick up network data by my door, and send Wi-Fi to my phone, which I can use via Wi-Fi calling which is enabled on my new phone!!) so if you leave me a message, I will call you back.  

Thursday, 3 October 2019

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Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Price Increase of £2

Due to increased costs at my new premises, from today my prices have gone up by £2. My prices now are:

45 mins = £34
Hour = £42
Hour 1/4 = £50
Hour 1/2 = £58

Prices are for the length of session - so whatever you have in that time, the price is the same. Keeps it simple.

Saturday, 28 September 2019

Holistyx 'Housewarming' for move to White Cross

To celebrate the new home for Holistyx, I had a 'Housewarming party' on Saturday with clients and wellwishers, with some drinks and nibbles. It was a lovely gathering. 😁πŸ₯³πŸ€©πŸ’«

I got some cards, some contributions to the buffet, and some lovely gifts: some purple candles, an elephant candle holder and gold shopping bag, some crystals (one green, one blue, in beautiful boxes), a box of chocolates, some flowers from someone's garden, and a large bunch of gladioli. Here are some photo's.

Monday, 8 July 2019

Moving On and Moving In: Goodbye East Road, Hello White Cross!

Also, check out my new Location page, which includes videos of how to get to my new premises, whether driving or on foot (or bike).

Friday, 21 June 2019

8 Years at Christ Church Vicarage, East Road, and Getting Ready to Go...

Today is the 8 year anniversary of Holistyx moving in to the Christ Church vicarage at 1 East Road with Rvd Phil Hudd and his family.

I have always said I felt so blessed to find such a wonderful place to work from - I couldn't have asked for better. But all good things must come to an end.

Phil is shortly moving on from his position at Christ Church and out of the house. So Holistyx has needed to find a new home.

This week I got the keys to 604 Alston House, White Cross Business Park, Lancaster. Its a large room, with a sink, and big enough for me to divide up with curtains and have a waiting area, a consultation and treatment area, and a back storage and working area for myself.

Its very close to where I am now, right next to the canal between Quarry Road (think White Cross Pub) and South Road (opposite the Hospital).

My last day here with clients is in less than 2 weeks, on Tuesday 2nd July. I will be moving and getting all set up in the new place from Weds 3rd to Monday 8th and then first clients at my new premises are booked from Tuesday 9th July.

I am going through so many feelings, from sadness about so many things I have loved and will miss about this place, to excitement about a new, bigger place and new possibilities there.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Now Accepting New Clients

Over the last 10 days I have worked my way one at a time down my list of people who contacted me when I was closed to new clients, giving them first chance to book in. Having done that I still have 2 spaces in May and 13 in June. So get in touch if you would like to book in with me. 

A heads up - I am not sure how long I will be open to new clients - if I again start to get so booked up its difficult for my regulars to get appointments I will close again and go back to having a waiting list.  

Friday, 1 February 2019

Closing To New Clients For A While

Apologies for any disappointment. I am fully booked for February and March and have ongoing clients I need to prioritise as I start taking bookings for April.

If you would like me to text or email you when I reopen to new clients, just text me on 07888 692803 or email me at saying "Inform when open to new clients please".

Thursday, 29 November 2018

🎁 Gift Vouchers

With Christmas coming up, a few people have been asking me if I do gift vouchers. Yes I do.

However please be aware that appointments will not be available immediately. A 5-8 week wait is usual. However, vouchers are valid for 4 months. Also, if you give me the recipients phone number or email address, if they haven't contacted me after a month I will contact them to remind them to book in.

In order for the person you are sending it to, to receive your gift voucher in the post by Christmas Day, please pay and give me details required (see below) by 3pm on Wednesday 19th December. ✉

They receive a voucher, full info on my services and treatment options, my schedule, and advice and information about what to be aware of before, during and after a massage or Reflexology.

Sessions include consultation and treatment time.

An easy pay option is now available through PayPal Me.

Contact me if you would prefer a different method of payment.

To pay now on PayPal click the appropriate link:

For a 45 min session (eg back massage) £32. PayPal.Me/CeriTurner/32

For an hour (eg Indian head massage or extended back massage) £40. PayPal.Me/CeriTurner/40

For an hour and a 1/4 (eg Reflexology) £48. PayPal.Me/CeriTurner/48

For an hour and a half (eg full body massage) £56. PayPal.Me/CeriTurner/56

Then, email me on or Messenger /FB message me please to let me know:

Your full name:

The name of the recipient - the person the gift is for:

The name and address to post the voucher to (whether that be your own or that of the recipient):

Their contact phone number or email address:

Any message you would like to me to include:

If you have not already paid me by PayPal please also let me know what length of session you wish to purchase.

πŸŽ„Thanks! πŸŽ…

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

πŸŽ‰ 10 Year Anniversary Party!

The 1st November 2018 was the 10 Year Anniversary of Holistyx. So I had a party to celebrate!

(The photo above is from mid way through, one person sadly had already left and a couple more hadn't arrived yet, but - apart from my family - we got nearly everyone who attended in.)

I started Holistyx in 2008. To start with I was also doing other work, and only had a couple of clients a week from a room rented from Isobel Hamid at Healing Hands in Skerton. From 2010 to 2012 I was also using a room at the back of Concept Hair and Beauty on China Street with Trish Smiley.

Then June 2011 I was introduced to Rvd Phil Hudd through a mutual friend, and set up the first room entirely my own in his home, Christ Church vicarage, where I have been ever since, and where my business has grown into an increasingly busy full time business.

It was such a lovely occasion.  It was a chance for me to get together with and say thank you to some of the people who have been part of the journey to making Holistyx the successful business it is now.

After all I wouldn't be making a living doing something I love without the people who have supported me as clients.

My apologies to all the clients, friends and supportive colleagues who I didn't invite due to limited space! I invited those who have been coming to me for the longest and a few who are very frequent clients - but you are all appreciated. ❤️

I put on some drinks and nibbles, and some of my clients brought more nibbles, drinks, and even vegan chocolate cake and vegan orange and cinnamon cake.

Sadly my 'landlord' Phil wasn't around to join us - nor his 2 lovely collie dogs, who many of my clients are very fond of! But I did have my family there to support me, and it was lovely to see them meeting my clients and my clients meeting them - my partner, son, step-daughter, and my 8 year old step-granddaughter entertaining people with gymnastics! 

I was given lots of cards (which you can see here) - and even one (in the middle of the top row) which is hand made especially!

A few people surprised me with presents! I haven't photographed all of these (though they were all very much appreciated) but did want to share with people the lovely flowers: 

I had a wonderful time, and lots of those who came (and a couple who couldn't make it) have been asking me when I will have another one! I have promised to do another one if/when I get to 15 years. :) 

Monday, 12 November 2018

πŸ—“️ Appointment Availability - Ongoing Clients - New Clients

December is now fully booked and the first week of January is also not available (though 1 or 2 days may be added nearer the time)  I would encourage ongoing clients who would like an appointment in early January to get yourself booked in now.

Some of my regular clients have missed getting an appointment in December, so I am doing a short closure to new clients to prioritise getting my ongoing clients booked in.

Wanting to book as someone who has been to me before?
- I usually allow bookings up to 2 calendar months ahead. I am for a short time letting clients who have previously been to me stretch that by an extra week. Ie today, 12th Nov, you can book up to 19th Jan.

Wanting to book as a new client?
- Please get in touch again on or after Thursday 22nd Nov, I am expecting to be ok to start adding new people in to my January diary from then.

Hope that all makes sense. If in doubt, just ask!