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.

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.

Small Businesses Beware!

I will ashamedly hold my hand up, and admit, that I was not so smart in the first 6 months of doing business.
I heard the word "Advertising" and lots of numbers about how many people would see my Ads and thought "Oh Yes Please, I am a new business and need all the help I can get!".

Sadly as the new year has started, I have been uncovering more and more scams that people have been trying to pull on me, or have unfortunately been successful in pulling off on me.
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After realizing I was the victim of a marketing scam, I did some research and discovered a page posted by the FHT which describes what happens.

As I started reading, I recognized a lot of the names coming up.
The companies which I have fallen victim to, are listed below:
Digital Jupiter
Emergency Services Press
Authoized Publications Ltd
Staff Discounts UK

I have also been contacted toda by MLP Media another company known for false-selling practices.

Also check ou the advice give by Safe From Scams, to make sure that you don't fall prey to these unethical practices.

If you are local to West Lothian, the two marketing resources I have had some success with, is the West Lothian Business Directory, as well as the "Up the Street" Mailer, otherwise my advice to you would be "Don't agree to any advertising deals immediately, tell the sales rep you will need time to discuss the offer, and then DO YOUR RESEARCH!"

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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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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Discounts and new features!

I was grateful to receive my copies of Issue 1 of Whitburn and Armadales "Up the Street" brochure today. This will be distributed over he next week to all homes in the Whitburn and Armadale areas, so keep your eye our for our Ad to receive £10.00 off a 90 Min massage, which is regularly priced at £45.00.
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Laura's List!

One of the Therapists I respect most in the Massage Industry, Laura Allen has recently redesigned her website, and with this has created a list of reputable massage therapists throughout the world, so that anyone visiting her site can find a safe, comfortable massage experience.

I have been blessed with the opportunity to be included in her list, and want to thank her for considering me and putting my site on there.

If you are traveling and looking for a legitimate Massage Therapist, please consider checking out Laura's List.
http://lauraallenmt.com/blog/lauras-list-of-massage-therapists/

Also if you are a Student, or Newly licensed Massage Therapist I highly recommend Laura's excellent books on the Massage Industry and certification, available from http://lauraallenmt.com/blog/books-by-laura-allen/

Clinic Progress

The hardest part about getting my business going, is setting up the clinic and making sure the facilities are good enough for my clients. As I am a bit of a perfectionist, this has often caused me a sleepless night or two, or three.
The good news is that now that it's coming to the crunch, things are finally coming together.
I have the decorating team in this week painting the interior, and this weekend the company who are doing the signage, and window decals will get started.

Once everything has been completed, I am hoping to be posting some before and after shots, and just some nice shots to let you check out the clinic and see what you have in store when you come to visit.

Don't forget that I am now taking appointments for the clinic, call me or email me if you would like to schedule an appointment with me, and remember Tuesday is Lollipop day, and for those lucky few who schedule an appointment for that day (only 4 places left) you will receive a free Lollipop gift.