Friday, 27 March 2009


I thought it would be useful to provide details on the location of the clinic where I hire a room -
Healing Hands, The Bridge Clinic, 14 Owen Road, Lancaster, LA1 2AR.

Here it is, marked on a map, and what the front of the shop looks like -

Can you see the skeleton in the window?!

If you've driven into Lancaster from Morecambe you might have noticed it on your left just before you cross the Lune River over Skerton Bridge.


Driving - From Morecambe is straightforward From Lancaster you just need to go over the Greyhound Bridge, circle round to your right into Morecambe Road, past Our Ladies High School and Ryelands Park, and right again into Owen Road, and there is car parking on your right, where there is a bay of shops directly opposite the clinic.

Bus - The clinic is right on a main bus route between Lancaster and Morecambe.

Walking - You can walk there over the Skerton Bridge, or the rather nicer Millenium Bridge from Quay Road which takes you straight into Lune Street, which comes out on Owen Road and the clinic is just across the road on your left.

Train - You can see the train station on the map. Either walk from there - or walk to the bus station which is just off the near side of Cable Street, and get a bus from there.

If you need any more help working out how to get there,
try using multimap. You get a choice of 4 different types of map, you can zoom in and out, and if you look at the tabs across the top, there is even an option to 'get directions' from the location of your choice!

Or of course, feel free to contact me. :O)

Thursday, 19 March 2009

A busy day!

I wasn't sure how successful my taster treatments would be at the Complementary Health Fair on Saturday. Well, I needn't have worried, I was rushed off my feet! I sure was tired by the end of the day, but it was wonderful to be so busy, and in a short space of time take people from feeling tense, achey, stressed, anxious, or just a bit blah, to feeling released, relaxed, or in the words of one client, 'like a different person' afterwards! My apologies to anyone who I didn't have time to give a treatment, and to anyone who would have liked to have a chat but didn't manage to catch me between tasters (which were running back to back most of the afternoon). Please feel free to give me a ring or drop me an email if you had anything you wanted to ask me, as well as for anyone who wants to make an appointment for a treatment. If you haven't got one of my leaflets with my contact details, my email is on my profile page and is Holistyx(AT) Replace the (AT) with the @ sign (sharing it this way is supposed to mean I get less spam!)

The day started off quiet - I had my treatment couch set up ready and my information out for when the fair opened at 10.... but only a trickle of people through the doors at first, and other stallholders coming round or a chat. Then, my very first prospective client at 10.40, turned out to have a medical condition which meant I could not treat her without doctors permission! It was such a disappointment for both of us. She only wanted a hand or foot massage 'taster', but I had been advised by the Federation of Holistic Therapists that even when doing that, we have to stick to the same professional cautions as we do when offering a full treatment. The same happened again later with a pregnant lady. So my regrets again to both of you if you are reading.

I was surprised at how many people wanted a foot rub and a bit of reflexology from me, when there were about 4 or 5 of us offering reflexology in the room, including people on either side of my couch. I wonder if it as becuase I emphasized the foot rub part?? Saturday afternoon in town after a mornings shopping, lots of achey feet! Mind you, when I did my first client wanting the back rub part of Indian Head Massage, at 2.15, I got a crowd of people watching, and more people booked in for back or head. I was told so afterwards. I had noticed a couple of people watching but was too absorbed in what I was doing to realise how many there were!

Right, time to get ready for an appointment...