Sports Massage at HM Health & Well-being

As some of you will know, I have been back completing a number of KIT days in the clinic offering Sports/Deep Tissue Massage. On my true return to work this is the service I will be focusing on the most.

I will be streamlining my treatments and services concentrating on providing the best possible care and attention to each of my clients. I will also be looking to improve my skills through more advanced certificates and diploma courses.

Should anyone will to make an appointment for any other services that you may have had with me previously please don’t hesitate to drop me a message to see if I can book you in – worst case scenario I will be able to refer you to someone who will be able to help you out.

Thank you for your patience over the last six months and more, I hope to see you all very soon.

I am still available to book for hours outside of those showing as available on my booking system (childcare allowing) so please email, text or Facebook me for alternative time appointments.

July 2020 – Update on mat. leave & the pandemic

Good Afternoon Everyone,

Firstly I would like to apologise for being very quiet on my website, social media etc. With lockdown, a husband working away much of the time and two little people to keep entertained it’s been a bit of a roller coaster!

I just want to update everyone with what is happening with HM Health & Well-being at the minute and what my plans are going forward from here.

In line with my maternity allowance I could stay off work until October should I wish (or need) to. I still have Keeping In Touch days that I can use during this time on leave – these days allow me to come into work and complete up to 10 full days of regular working activities. As there are still restrictions on the sector; sports massage therapists are yet to be allowed back to work (insurance won’t cover it either). HM Health & Well-being is situated within a gym therefore it is most like we will not only need massage to be allowed but also for the gyms to open.

I will shortly be looking at going into the clinic and making all of the necessary changes to work inline with the guidance for whenever it is we get give the green light to go back. I will be removing any sort furnishing – thinks like the extra blankets, heated couch cover, any additional towels etc above what is absolutely necessary. I will be putting additional cleaning and sanitising procedures in place, this means I will require additional time between clients; Upon being given the go ahead to get back to the clinic it will be just that, very clinical. I will also only be offering appointments of around 45 minutes (tbc).

I will be limiting my treatments upon reopening with sports massage being my main focus.

Many clients have already been in touch expressing interest in getting booked in for an appointment as soon as possible. I thank you all for your patience at this time and, although we may be in very different boats, we are all in the same sea.

If you have any questions or would like to get in touch please visit the contact page.

One Month On

Saturday 7th March marked Fynn being one month old and what a month…

Isla has had a cough for what seems like forever and since getting home from the hospital with Fynn it has had her up EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT. Some nights have been worse than others but it has meant that even if Fynn has been asleep, Dan and I have been awake – all the time! On top of that she now has chicken pox so I can’t even get her out in the day time to play as she’s fully contagious; thinking it’ll be about 2 weeks and Fynn will have them too. Love a good incubation virus!

Anyway, other than the illness, life with two is interesting but now I can’t judge what is normal transition for Isla going from only child to sharing Mummy and Daddy and what has been caused by the development of the chickenpox. She has been a diva, and she has been misbehaved but it’s a huge change for her and a lot for her to deal with all at once. I think Dan and I would probably deal better with her tantrums if we were getting decent sleep but hey ho, this is real life.

I have had one KIT day back at work and it was wonderful to see some of my regular clients, catch up with them and have some adult, none child related, conversations! I’m not sure Dan would agree that the day was quite so enjoyable as it was his first time home alone with the two kids. There was wine that night. Ha.

I’ll be putting another KIT day in at the end of this month (a regular work day I am able to do whilst on maternity leave). If you are interested in an appointment for sports or deep tissue massage on this date please message me via the contact page or text 07771522312. I look forward to these dates coming up I feel a little lost being off work even though I know that this time will fly by!

So there’s my little update to everyone. I am hopefully going to get back into producing some regular content sometime soon too, lets just get the pox and viruses out the way first and back to a bit of normality. Whatever that is!

Introducing…

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone. I hope your day is filled with love all of all kinds. I know mine is…

At one week old today, I introduce to you all Fynn Daniel Pickering, born on 7th February 2020 at 10.10am weighing in at 7lbs 140zs (just 2 ounces more than his sister was at birth).

As many of you know, our baby boy was due on 30th January but it would seem that I created too cosy a home for him in my belly and so we were admitted for forced eviction via induction on 6th February at 6pm before Fynn eventually arrived at 10,10am on Friday 7th February. Though not straight forward the birth was fine. We were to stay in hospital through until the Monday though as Fynn had a temperature and the hospital advised a course of antibiotics for him. It was a long 4 days and a long time from saying bye to Isla as she went off to the childminder on the Thursday morning until I saw her again on the Monday evening – I’ve never been away from her for that long before.

We got home to be greeted by the animals and had an hour before we collected Isla from the childminder. When she came in and saw Fynn I’m not sure that she even knew what to think. After a short while and the realisation that her little brother was now home to stay she has already proved herself a most excellent big sister. She is helpful and attentive towards her brother and very loving with him. It’s a pleasure to experience.

Fynn is now one week old (already!) and it’s coming to the end of Dan’s time off with us in our little bubble. Next week brings new challenges of being able to get a toddler and a baby up and ready to go to the childminder on time as well as keep them both clean, fed and watered whilst it’s just me and them! I’m sure it’ll be fine…

As my labour didn’t result in any surgeries (after Isla’s birth I had no idea how this one would make it out) I will be looking to come back to work to do KIT days as soon as possible. I’ll be sending a message out to those of you who asked to be added to the list regarding appointments on these days shortly. If you would like updated on the days I will be working whilst off on maternity leave please drop me a text or whats app to my mobile number (on the contact page). I’ll be offering the appointment times on a first come first served basis.

Thanks for your time folks and i look forward to seeing you all soon. Xx