On the 5th Day of Christmas, Wee Sally's gave to me...

On the 5th Day of Christmas, Wee Sally's Gave to me......
...A Free Paraffin Hand treatment and Hand Massage.

Join us today, Wednesday December 17th for a luxurious paraffin hand wrap, before your 30 or 60 minute massage, followed by a lovely hand massage.

Just ask for this treatment at the time of booking and it's yours. Absolutely FREE!

You can book your appointment by calling the clinic on 01506 238366, or visiting our website and clicking on Book Online

 

On the Second day of Christmas, Wee Sally's gave to me...

On the 2nd Day of Christmas, Wee Sally's Gave to me......
...a great guide to make heat bags so I can stay warm and cosy!

 

Instead of using electric heat pads & blankets or hot water bottles for your aches and pains, these microwaveable packs are just the ticket!

 

They're known by a few different terms such as: bed buddies, stress busters, rice or magic bags, corn cosies-but they're basically all the same thing.

 

These serve a dual purpose as you can also keep them in the freezer to use has a cooling pad or freezer pack when needed.


 

If you'd like to learn how to make them, you'll find a tutorial below along with tips for different kinds of fillers to try and directions for using them.

 

Introduction:

No Pattern is necessary, simply cut two pieces of cloth in the size or shape you wish (leave a seam allowance of about 1/2 inch). More detailed instructions are found below.

 

Some prefer regular square shapes, others prefer tubes or more rectangular shapes. Experiment, whip up a few different sizes and shapes to try.

These are really easy to whip up as well as cheap!

 

Filler Options
  • Uncooked rice
  • Wheat
  • Feed corn
  • Buckwheat hulls
  • Barley
  • Oatmeal
  • Beans
  • Flax seed
  • Cherry pits

You can also add the following to the above for a soothing, fragrant sack:

Spices, herbs, essential oils.
  • Ideas: lavender, rose petals, ground cloves, nutmeg, ginger, rosemary, cinnamon, peppermint oil, crushed mint
  • If using: Mix herbs, spices and essential oil with choice filler (such as rice) and let sit in a sealed container for a few days (occasionally stirring). This will help set and distribute the fragrance a bit.
Fabric Options
  • Cotton: (plain, prints, flannels, denims)
  • Alternate ideas: old socks (sew or knot end closed), washcloths, old towels

You can also make cozy, removable & washable outer pouches, this is especially nice to do when giving as gifts.

  • Fabric Ideas: use old towels, fleece, velour knits, pretty fabric prints and flannels (don't microwave anything other than cotton fabrics). The softer & fluffier & better!
Instructions
  • Cut and sew the fabric in the size and shape you want (usually a large washcloth size works well).
  • Leave an inch or two open on one side so that you can fill pouch with your choice of filler (about 1/2 to 3/4 full, more or less as you prefer). You don't want it too full though, the sack should be able to mold itself around your body when you apply it.
  • Once it's full, sew opening closed either by hand or machine (keeping filler pushed to the opposite side of bag while sewing).

If wanting a removable cover, just sew a "pillowcase" idea with your soft, plushy fabric by making it a little larger than your pad and leaving an open end (make sure to finish off ends by sewing a hem). Or you can add a strip of velcro to close it. 

 

Careful: Make sure to never microwave this cover unless its content is full cotton. Remove cover to wash as needed.

 

Filler Suggestion For Headache Soothers

Rice (or other grain listed above) and a mix of:

  • Dried lavender
  • Marjoram
  • Betony
  • Rose petals
  • Cloves
  • Rosemary
Directions For Use

Heat for 1 to 3 minutes, depending on size. Do not leave unattended "just in case" the filler smokes or starts on fire. As a precaution, you can set a cup of water inside along with it to add moisture or spritz sack lightly with water first. If you add spices and herbs, this is a good idea to do.

If You're In a Pinch:

  • If you need something "now" and don't have time to sew one, try filling a freezer bag (use the microwaveable kind) 3/4 full with uncooked rice, seal shut. Zap it for a minute or two then wrap in a hand towel and use as needed.
  • You can also fill a clean tube sock, tie closed the open end, heat and use as needed.

Caution:

These are glorious to use for aches and pains, or just to pamper yourself after a long, hard day-but be careful before applying to body. Shake it first, feel around and check that it's not too hot and won't burn, especially when using on a child.


Join us tomorrow for Day 3, and don't forget to keep an eye on the Daily deals during clinic hours.

Buy One Get One Free for Christmas!


BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!

December is here, and as I am sure you have all been anticipating, our annual "Buy One Get One Free" offer on Gift Cards is now LIVE!
Purchase a Gift Card between now and December 24th and receive a second of equal value for absolutely free.

Don't have time to come to the Bathgate Clinic?
Why not purchase online using the Promotional Code XMAS2013 at our website.
Details on how to purchase Gift Cards online can be found at:

How to buy online!

Terms and Conditions.

Buy One Get One Free!
Use the Promotion Code XMAS2013 online to receive 50% off your online Gift Card purchases.

Quote this code in-store to receive your Buy One Get One Free. 
 
This offer is  limited to two purchases during the offer period. (One visit is considered one purchase).
Maximum Value for each Gift Card is £100.
Offer Expires: December 24th 2013


CAITLINS ABSENCE

Caitlin will be taking 6 weeks off starting December 10th due to a medical procedure and the necessary recovery time.
During this time Sally will be back at the clinic full time to ensure that all your treatment needs are met.
At the moment her scheduled absence will be from December 10th, until January 18th where she will be returning with some amazing offers just from her to you, we will update you as it gets nearer her return date to let you know what she has planned.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

As of Tuesday December 10th, Sally will be working the following hours:
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 8pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm.

We will be closed on the following dates to spend time with our families:


December 25th
December 26th
December 31st

January 1st
January 2nd
January 3rd
January 4th

Wishing you every happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year. Thank you for being our customer. We look forward to continuing our relationship in the coming year.

 

All the best to you and your family,

 


Sally Chamness
Wee Sally Therapeutic Massage