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Treatments are changing temporarily.

As we try to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, I like many other have taken the decision to cease hands-on treatments for the time being.  I am following government guidelines and will look forward to resuming normal service when it is deemed safe to do so.

Long time coming

However I am introducing some things that have been at the back of my mind for a long time, and now seems like a prudent time to bring out into the daylight.  As a Holistic Therapist, working with the whole person, I feel I must find ways to share the energy work I do with you and offer relief and release from the confusion, uncertainty and possible distress of the current situation.  Please feel free to share this email with friends, family, work colleagues or people in your community who would benefit from the contact and energy.

Meditation Group

As many of you will remember I used to run regular meditation groups in Thurleigh and Northampton but as people’s lives have become busier they became less and less able to commit to regular sessions.  I have often considered creating a way of doing this online and the current situation has really made look into the logistics of this.  It is more important than ever for people to be able to access the beautiful power of meditation and the ability, with practice, that it has for helping us deal with difficult or stressful situations.

So I am delighted to launch my new meditation group – Medulla Meditation Group (there is a Facebook group of this name too) where you will be able to find details of the live sessions I will be holding on Zoom.  Don’t worry if you’ve never used Zoom before, I will post a link up on the events page of this website and also on the Facebook group and you can just click it or copy and paste into your browser.  There is an app that you can download but if you prefer not to then you can use it straight from the web page.  As usual, if you have any questions or queries then please get in touch.

From next week I will run two half-hour sessions a week – on a Monday lunchtime and a Thursday evening, unfortunately I will not be able to provide tea and cake as I did with my previous, but perhaps you can have your own ready and we can still share the same vibe and conversations we used to have around the table, after our online practice.

This week (w/c 23rd March) I have been offering the groups for free whilst trialing software to run the live sessions on but after that will ask for an exchange of £5 per session (if however you are also self-employed or have lost your job or income especially in recent days then please do let me know, as I don’t want anyone to miss out, particularly when you need it the most).

I will publicise them as events on the Events page here on my website and also on my Facebook Page Medulla Holistic Therapies, so if you do not already follow me, please do so and to help me spread the word.  Please would you be kind enough to share the events on your timelines, to friends, on groups or pages?  I truly believe that these sessions will be beneficial to all but particularly to those who are self-isolating or are struggling with limited social contact.  You may well be aware of people in this situation in your village or workplace who are not aware of me and what I do, so please share the details to as many people as you can.

Distance Reiki

With more of us going into self-isolation; a calming, healing energy therapy is a wonderful way to ease the strain and loneliness as well as help us deal with the emotional aspects of our current situation.

Thankfully, Reiki does not only have to be done in the hands-on manner; as an energy, it can easily be sent across any distance.  From one side of the room to the other or across countries and continents, the effects of distance Reiki can be as relaxing and healing as when you’re having warm hands laid upon you.

No, it’s not the same as going to a beautiful treatment room, with lovely music and aromatherpay oils for a face to face treatment, but it can still be very soothing and equally effective.

Distance Reiki is like a concentrated version so sessions do not need to be as long and so I am now offering a 30 minutes session for an exchange of £20.

We would make an appointment and I would ask you to make yourself comfortable for that time either sitting or lying down and not to be disturbed.  We can connect by phone, facetime, Whatsapp video or some equivalent to do the consultation part, then keep the connection whilst you get comfortable and relax and I send the Reiki to you.  I will talk you into a relaxed state as I always do and afterwards we will review your experience, just like in the treatment room.

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March Product of the Month – Organic Echinacea Tincture

I had all kinds of ‘refresh and rejuvenate for spring’ ideas for my March product of the month but with the Coronavirus getting ever closer I felt I should offer some natural and organic ways to try and keep healthy.  Alongside a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables we can take a number of supplements that can help to boost our immune system.  Now I’m not a herbalist or nutritionist and as you know Product of the Month started as my favourite of the moment from the wonderful and wide range from Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic.  So this is me sharing with you what I’m taking and using currently, rather than telling you what you should use or take.

There are many supplements that claim to boost the immune system but my favourites are Echinacea Tincture and Elderberry Syrup (which was my October Product of the Month)

Why is it even important to boost our immune system?  I don’t know about you, but “boosting the immune system” is a phrase I see a lot of online and in the press.  And for me it’s almost become one of those phrases that loses it’s meaning in the constant repetition – a sound-bite or whatever the press jargon phrase is these days!

So let’s go back to basics.  The immune system is the body’s internal defence mechanism which guards against disease-causing organisms – namely bacteria and viruses.  Because it affects the whole body it is also affected by everything that goes on in our lives – good and bad.  We can use vaccinations, a healthy diet and supplements to improve our immune system but as it can be negatively affected by stress, it is also a good idea to make changes to our lifestyle too.  Creating habits that avoid stress such as regular exercise, meditation or time in nature, which are my favourite stress busters, can all be beneficial to helping our immune systems and increasing the likelihood of our remaining healthy.

And finally, one other candidate for product of the month in this little group is the amazing Organic Defence Handspray (or essential oil blend for a diffuser).  A blend of herbs and essential oils with antiviral and antibacterial properties which work together as an effective and oh-so-lovely-smelling hand sanitiser.

Organic Defence Hand Spray 50mlOrganic Defence Aromatherapy Blend 10ml

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What do you love about your treatments?

I would love to know what it is you love about Reiki or reflexology treatments.  I’m putting together a social media campaign to introduce people to the benefits of these therapies and whilst I know what I feel about them I’d really value your experiences.  I hear such a variety of benefits from my wonderful clients and would really like to compile some of the inspirational things you tell me.

I’m not asking for anything lengthy but if there is a word that springs to mind or a phrase or sentence that captures how you feel or what you experience, I would be very grateful if you would give me a minute to fill in the box below and let me know.

Just to get you started here are a few of my own reasons for loving these treatments:

  • I leave feeling like I have ‘twinkle toes’
  • My neck feels so much better even during my reflexology treatment
  • I love the sense of lightness Reiki creates in my body

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February Product of the Month – Geranium & Orange Body Scrub

Perk up dull or dry skin with this delicious smelling Geranium & Orange Body Scrub.  We can all start to feel a little sluggish in February but this body scrub in one of Neal’s Yard’s most popular ranges is sure to put zing back in the body and freshen the mind and emotions too.  I love this in my morning shower as it gives me an energising start to my day.

Mineral salts and creamy shea nut butter combine with a divine essential oil blend to create just a little bit of heaven in a pot.

The Geranium and Orange blend were one of the early fragrances introduced by founder, Romy Fraser, in the early 1980’s and is still one of the most popular today.  The range also includes shower gel, body balm, hand wash and lotion, foam bath and hand cream as well as a gorgeous gift set.

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January Product of the Month

 

 

This gorgeous facial scrub is the perfect way to refresh your skin at any time of year but particularly the start of the new year. At this time of year we have often spent more time indoors than we might usually do and often find we have not followed the usual healthful dietary or skincare regime we might do throughout the rest of the year.

We have probably consumed more rich food and more alcohol than usual; and taken on board less water and fibre.  Late nights and alcohol often mean we don’t cleanse our skin as well as we might ordinarily either and all of this adds up over the days to leave our skin feeling and looking dull and lifeless.

Even if you use a facial scrub as part of your regular skincare regime, this one is particularly refreshing and smells so good – it’s a perfect pep-start to the day in the shower.  The rice powder granules are slightly larger than you might expect but gentle circular movements over the face and neck really feel like this is doing you good and it is gentle enough for sensitive skin (I was worried the first time I tried it, but my skin has never reacted to this product).