Monday, 24 November 2014

Winter Closing 

I close at the end of Wednesday 17th December and open again on Friday 2nd January.

Festive Gift Vouchers

Are you looking for gifts for Christmas?
Or perhaps for Winter Solstice, Yule or Hannukah?

Do you know someone who would really enjoy, appreciate and benefit from a treatment? Do you sometimes find it difficult to find the right thing for a special person? Or perhaps there's someone who has all the 'things' they want already?

How about a Holistyx gift voucher?
More info...

2015 Schedule

The main changes are:

- I will not be taking appointments on a Monday morning. That will be admin time, like Wednesdays.

- Tuesdays I will be closing early, so I can take a Pilates class in the evening.

- I will only be available till 7.30 on 2 evenings a week, usually Monday and Thursday, not 3 as previously.

- Fridays I will be normally be available till 6, this may be extended till 7.30 if I have needed to close early on a Monday or Thursday.

- Saturdays I will be taking morning appointments as well as afternoon appointments, but only working 2 or 3 Saturdays a month.

2015 Prices

These prices will come into effect from 1st January 2015. As you can see its just a simple £1 increase across all treatment sessions.

So when looking at my detailed price lists just add a pound for 2015 prices. 

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

World Reflexology Week Special Offer

Photo: I am taking discounted bookings for Reflexology appointments all this week, World Reflexology Week, 22-28th Sept.  People that have had Reflexology with me before can have £5 off, people who haven't had Reflexology with me before can have £10 off.

E.g., An hour and a 1/4 session, usually £37 - the offer price for a returning client is £32, for a new client is only £27.

You must make the appointment this week, but the appointment date can be made up to and including Friday 17th Oct - that gives you 4 weeks to book into. 

Ring 07888 692803 or email

Not had Reflexology with me before? 
An initial session of consultation and treatment is an hour and a 1/4, usual price £37. Offer Price - £27. 

More information on Reflexology, what is it, what happens in a treatment, what are the benefits and the evidence for them, plus testimonials and time and price options here

Had Reflexology with me before? 
You can choose to have 45 minutes (usually £25) for £20
Or an hour (usually £31) for £26
Or a full hour and a 1/4 (usually £37) for only £32

Ring 07888 692803 or email now 
to make sure you book in time to get your £5 or £10 off!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Pregnancy and Post-Natal Massage and Aromatherapy

What, no Aromatherapists around here trained for Pregnancy?

Last year, I got this message by email:
"I am currently pregnant and want to find out more about aromatherapy in pregnancy and also for labour and birth, I'd like to find out what safe and what is not and also how me and my partner can learn to use oils etc. properly, I was wondering if you would be able to help me or point me in the direction of someone who could?"
I said I would try and find someone who had training and experience in this area of work to pass her on to.

Now, I know of many professional and experienced massage therapists in Lancaster and nearby areas who are providing massage for pregnancy. But - having spent a long time searching online, and having asked other therapists, I was unable to find anyone providing Aromatherapy for pregnancy anywhere remotely near here. Also, I found an awful lot of conflicting information and advice about the safety and efficacy of different essential oils around online - not a reassuring experience for any pregnant woman looking to benefit from Aromatherapy! So, I decided I should do something about it.

There is now!

In March this year, I attended a 2 day course in London with Jo Kellet of fromtheseed in massage and Aromatherapy for pregnancy, labour and post-natal care accredited by the IFPA - the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. I now provide pre-natal and post-natal massage and Aromatherapy. I can't be there for the labour but I can offer some advice for you and your birth partner.

So ... if you know of anyone who is pregnant or trying for a baby, or someone who has just had a baby, who you think might be interested in the many benefits of massage and Aromatherapy - please tell them about me. :) 

Why would someone want to use Aromatherapy or have a Massage during Pregnancy, or Post-Natally? 

Pregnancy is a time of enormous physical and emotional changes that come with the amazing process of growing a new human being inside you.

Some of these changes can be challenging. Aches and pains in muscles joints and nerves, swollen ankles, varicose veins, nausea in the first trimester, heartburn in the last, tiredness, perhaps some anxiety, particularly for new mums-to-be.

Massage as part of ante-natal care can give you more comfort and ease in your body, and look after your mental, emotional and physical health. Regular massage during pregnancy can help you to be more relaxed when you give birth, and even lead to less labour complications and better health for your baby.

After giving birth, your body needs to recover from the labour, and adapt to not being pregnant any more. You'll be dealing with hormone shifts, heightened emotions, and new challenges such as lifting, holding and carrying your baby, feeding, and interrupted sleep. Many women experience some baby blues, or some difficulties with establishing breastfeeding. Massage and Aromatherapy can help with these issues, and give mum some important support at a demanding time.

Want to know more? Check out my full page dedicated to explaining the many benefits of massage and Aromatherapy during pregnancy and post-natally, with a testimonial and photographs, some information about comfortable positioning, reassurance about safety issues, and also session times and prices.

Friday, 14 March 2014

The FHT Accredited Voluntary Register + Private Health Care Coverage


I am listed on The FHT Complementary Healthcare Therapist Register. This has recently been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA), a body accountable to Parliament, under its Accredited Voluntary Register (AVR) scheme.

The AVR quality mark gives extra peace of mind for anyone looking for a practitioner, letting them know that anyone who holds the mark is committed to the high standards of the organisation holding an Accredited Voluntary Register. 
For the FHT this means you can rest assured of the highest standards in the areas of education and training, ethical and professional conduct, governance, skill, competency and public safety. You may click through to the register and search for my name to verify I am on it, or to read more about this
There are also some good information pages for the public including:
What makes a good therapist?
What is complementary healthcare?
Which therapy?
For information on research and evidence on complementary healthcare therapies


As a result of this recent accreditation, Bupa Cashplan policy holders may now be able to be reimbursed for Holistyx Reflexology treatments. It has also come to my attention that you may be able to be reimbursed for Reflexology from Health Shield, LAYA Healthcare, Paycare, UK Healthcare and Westfield Health.You may be able to be reimbursed for Indian head massage from Health Sheild or Westfield Health.

Insurance policies may vary, please confirm eligibility with your insurance provider before treatment, I am happy to provide information e.g. about my qualifications if required.

Health Shield
Laya Healthcare
UK Healthcare
Westfield Health

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Facebook Prize Draw

Post by Holistyx.

Would you like to enter a prize draw for a chance to win a half price treatment of your choice?

On Tuesday 18th March 2 people will win a half price session of Massage or Reflexology. 

1. Like my Holistyx Facebook Page
2. Like this photo on my page.

You are not required to make a comment or to share in order to enter but if you choose to do so I would very much appreciate it. Thankyou so much to the people who have posted such lovely comments and those who have shared so far. :)