Thank you!

It's been an amazing whirlwind week for us at the clinic, but I wanted to drop a quick note to say Thank You to everyone who has supported us through our Living Social deal that ran on Monday. We were pleased with the results and hope that each of you who participated in the deal enjoys the service you receive.

We still have plenty of availability for both Bathgate and Edinburgh Locations, and welcome your calls to book your appointments, or answer any questions that you may have.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Branching out to Edinburgh

We are pleased to announce that as of Monday August 22nd, Wee Sally's Therapeutic Massage will now be offering treatments at Daybreak House Health and Wellbeing center.

 
Daybreak House aims to make as wide a range of therapeutic services accessible to as many people as possible, within a community environment which is inclusive, welcoming and nurturing of all, including the therapeutic practitioners who form such a central part of it.

Daybreak House is situated at Marchhall Crescent on the South side of Edinburgh, approximately 1 mile from the city centre - a 25 minute walk or 10 minute bus journey.  There is a regular bus service to and from the city centre - Lothian Buses No.s 14, 30, 33, 48 and 86 are most suitable, and their website has a journey planner to help plan your route.

 

Sessions will be available between 12pm and 8pm every Monday, and will continue to use the same structure, and price that is available at our Bathgate clinic.

We are booking appointments for sessions at this location NOW so please call 01506 238366 or Email  to secure your time slot.

We look forward to servicing our new clients in Edinburgh, as well as continuing to go above and beyond at our Bathgate clinic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow Friday:Rockabye Baby Music

I've decided i'm going to use fridays to highlight some people, products or things that I love or use in the clinic.

My first Follow Friday is going to go to Rockabye baby Music, on twitter they are @rockabyebaby

I was introduced to their albums about two years ago not long before I started my massage training, and soon discovered how much I LOVED listening to their music while working on clients.
The lullabye style of music is soothing, and light, and I find that I feel more calm and grounded when I'm working while listening to the music.
This my friends is not the best part of  this story though, the secret behind Rockabye Baby's success is that the albums they produce, are all of popular rock bands and artists.

Who wouldn't love listening to lullabye versions of Black Sabbath, The Beatles, Metallica, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana,  No Doubt, Kanye West and so much more.

I've slowly been collecting their albums as we go along, and can't wait until I have the full collection, you should check them out.
Here is a sample of their Lullabye rendition of  Def Leppard's Pour some sugar on me!
Pour Some Sugar On Me by rockabyebabymusic

Commit to your health and Save Money.

Purchasing block bookings for massage, will not only allow you to schedule several massages in advance, making sure that you make a commitment to your health, but you will also pay less than you would if you pay for your massage session each month.

Our clinic currently offers two Massage blocks for purchase:

5 x 1 hour appointments £140 a saving of £35
10 x 1 hour appointments £270 a saving of £80

There is no expiration on these packages, and you can add on extra time to an appointment for a discounted rate.

The benefits of massage are extensive and include the ability to reduce stress, relieve muscle tension and evoke feelings of calmness and relaxation.

Growing evidence suggests that if you allow regular periods of massage in your schedule you will gain a sense of wellbeing be fitter and be healthier in mind and body.

The benefits of massage include:

o Enhanced flexibility and circulation

o Encourages lymphatic flow

o Assists venous flow of blood

o Reduces edema

o Stimulates sensory receptors of the skin and subcutaneous tissues

o Improved self-esteem

o Provides gentle stretching of the tissues

o Encourages endorphin release

o Stimulates or soothes nerves

Massage isn't capable of curing any serious or life-threatening medical disorder. The benefits of massage however, can provide welcome relief from back pain, muscle pain, headache and symptomatic relief of some psychological disorders.

How often?

I am sometimes asked by new clients, how often should they schedule for another massage.
As a therapist, this is a really tough question to answer, however I will share my views on the subject, and allow you to decide for yourself.

In an ideal world, one I certainly wish I could afford to live in, we would all get massages about once a week.
What a great way to reduce stress and help maintain good health, and physical fitness.
Sadly this is seldom possible for most people, so my thought is this:
Come as often as your wallet and your schedule will permit!

This may be once every two weeks, once a month, once every two months, the goal is to make you feel good, and to make Massage a regular part of your healthcare routine.
If you are suffering from an Injury that is being treated, the first few weeks of treatment are most important, so 1-2 sessions a week for the first week or two of treatment is ideal, but again, its not always possible or financially viable for people to do this, so as long as you take care of yourself between sessions and follow any recommendations for aftercare, you should still do well in your recovery.

Ask me about ways to treat yourself at home, or for suggestions on stretching after your workout routine. I love sharing this type of information with people.

Affordability is the biggest concern, especially when things in the economy are as tough as they are right now. Massage is viewed as a luxury, and one of the first things to go when people start living on budgets. However when you consider how much longevity you can receive in your health from regular massage, it may pay to keep up those appointments. Research has shown that people who receive regular massage often take less "sick leave" from work, and are generally happier employees. Your Immune system benefits, so you become less reliant on medicines to treat things like viruses and infections.

I have tried to ensure that I have priced my massage at a point where it doesnt break the bank.
Think of all the ways you could save that £35 a month to put towards your massage*?

Remember your body is the only you'll ever have, treat it with love, care and attention and it will take care of you and carry you for a long, long time.


*60 minute massage

After your massage.

A client recently reminded me how important it is to follow any recommendations made to you by the therapist after your session.
Generally I will offer my aftercare advise to the client at the end of their session while they are checking out, but I realized that I didn't really have anything available in print, or online to reinforce this information.

I have posted a new page which outlines this information, and also lists some possible after-effects of massage:
Aftercare

As your therapist, I care deeply about the results of our sessions, and want to ensure that you receive the best care, so please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how you feel post-massage.

Service Industry Discount Day!

Having worked in the Service Industry myself for many years, I know how much of a stressfull and thankless job it can be. So to honor those who deal with this type of work day in and day out, I am introducing "Service Industry Discount Day".
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Special Offer: Limited Time Only

For a limited time only, receive a Hot Stone Therapy massage for the same price of your regular massage.

A hot stone therapy can:
    * boost your circulation
    * release stored tension
    * recharge your energy levels
    * relax you.

Hot stone therapy can offer health benefits for people with:
    * muscular pain
    * poor circulation
    * rheumatic and arthritic conditions
    * fibromyalgia
    * multiple sclerosis (MS)
    * back pain
    * stress
    * insomnia
    * depression.

As with all massage therapies, you should never underestimate the feel-good factor. Hot stone massage will make you feel nurtured, pampered and special.

New hours for 2011

Now that 2011 has arrived, the Massage Clinic in Bathgate has changed it's hours of operation.
The new hours for 2011 will be:

Tuesday - Friday 12pm - 8pm
Saturdays 10am - 6pm

Walk-ins are welcome during these times for Chair Massage, which is offered at £5 for 10 minutes.

Appointments outwith these hours may be available upon request, but please call to check availability.

I look forward to seeing you this year, as we introduce several new modalities to the clinic and hopefully offer services to meet your needs.

To schedule an appointment please call: 01506-238366

Hot & Cold Stone Therapy now Available

Over the last few months many clients have asked about the availability of Hot Stone Massage.


I am pleased to announce that we now offer Hot and Cold Stone therapy treatments eithehr as a stand alone  service, or in conjunction with our regular massage.


There are several different methods of using stones in a Massage treatment.

Placement: Placement involves positioning the stones on certain areas of the body, and resting them there to allow the heat to penetrate the muscle tissue and assist in relaxing the muscles to allow deeper penetration when massaging those areas.


Gliding and massage: Effective hot stone massage  uses tthe stones as tools to deliver effective tissue and muscle masage at a pressure level that the client is cmofortable with.


The heat from the stones relaxes muscles andincreases blood flow to the  area beeing worked, assisting in the acceleration of the healing process.


Call now to book your next massage session, and why not ask for Hot Stones to be incorporated into your session.

As a warm up for winter, why not have a relaxing hot stone massage to help fight off those winter chills and the stressors of the holiday season.


Caught in the rain?

Now that rainy season is here, the chances of you getting caught in the rain while out running errands in Bathgate is pretty high. Why not pop into the clinic on North Bridge Street, warm up, dry off and enjoy a relaxing 10 minute chair massage for just £5??
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West Lothian Business Directory Savings Card

This is an amazing deal, that won't ever be offered again, or with any other savings card scheme or promotion. The West Lothian Business Directory has just been published, and there is an amazing offer from Wee Sally Therapeutic Massage on page 12.
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