Looking Forward To A brighter Future!
Well, hello! It’s been a little quiet around here recently, but we are so looking forward to everything to be opening again soon so that we can see all our lovely customers! We really miss you!
The team sincerely hope that you are all keeping safe and well and that you are as excited as us to get back to treatments with the Massage and Glow team!
Without a doubt, the last year has been extremely tough for all of us. Not being able to see friends and family for so long has had a negative impact on our mental health. We have all had times where we have struggled this past year, but we have battled through, stuck together throughout this, and made it almost out to the other side! The video calls, long conversations over the phone, and the knowledge that this will all soon be over, have kept us all going! We can’t wait to see you again, so we can all have those long conversations in person with you!
Here is what we have been up to these past few months.
Whilst we haven’t been able to provide massages to our customers for quite some time, it doesn’t mean that we haven’t been busy behind the scenes! The team have been expanding their skill set by using this downtime to get ourselves trained in new and important areas.
The whole team has loved taking these important training courses, as it means that we can provide a more well-rounded service for all our lovely customers that will be very beneficial once we can reopen.
One of the most important training sessions we have had is how to detect the effects that domestic violence can have on the body. The team now have the skills to determine if a client had been a victim of domestic violence, simply when giving a massage, and discretely providing information to the client on how to get the help that they need. We are privileged to have taken this training. The team truly hope that it will never have to be used, but the team feel like domestic violence training was an especially important skill to develop.
We have also been perfecting our bespoke pregnancy massage treatments. Any mum-to-be can be overwhelmed with pregnancy and can bear several problems such as back pain, joint ache and anxious, to name a few. By providing expectant mothers with treatments, we can help reduce, or even eliminate the physical and mental health issues associated with pregnancy.
Although we deal with the physical health of our customers, we recognise that mental health is equally as important, so the team have also been taking training to hone their skills in mental health, providing services like positivity chats!
Several big local companies have also been offered our bespoke treatment packages to help those who are furloughed or working from home, to have access to stress relieving and relaxing treatments. Yoga sessions, mindfulness, positivity chats, massage demos, and just general mental health positivity boosting activities have been conducted virtually for the last few weeks, and we have had amazing feedback from the companies on how much the staff are really benefitting from the treatments, which is music to our ears! We love that we can still make people feel good, even if we can’t see them face to face!
Celebrating the heroes of our community.
Despite the hardships we have all faced this past year; the working from home, home-schooling, and perhaps, like us, having to postpone our usual treatments for customers, there have been so many real-life heroes throughout the pandemic. Postal workers, delivery drivers, supermarket staff, carers, bus drivers, train drivers; we are all so grateful for these hardworking, diligent people. A huge thank you is very much deserved to all the amazing hospital and doctor’s surgery staff around the country. Not only have they treated those who have been ill during the pandemic, but they would help save people’s lives every day before 2020. It is true what they say – not all heroes wear capes!
Even those people you know personally; the neighbour that bought you bread and milk to save you going to the shop, your friend who was just on the end of the telephone for a good long chat, and all our families who have been so important to us all during this, have all been essential to us getting through this past year. By sticking together, we have all got through this, and will get through it until it is fully over!
We are currently putting together a Heroes Award for people who have gone above and beyond during these hard times. These awards will be given out to members of the public, who will have been nominated by our customers and friends. We have been in contact with local companies to put together gift packages to give to these fantastic people! We can’t wait to make people shine and give them the recognition that they deserve.
The team are so excited for everything to be safe to open again! We can’t wait to hear all the stories about the cakes you baked, the skills you learnt, and just being positive about the future!