Keen to avoid the barrage of posts about resolutions? Tired of the “new year, new you” theme that can dominate at this time of year? Read on to find out how this photo inspired In Touch to have a different type of new year message to share.
Milly, mindfulness and getting back to nature
Milly, this very relaxed bundle of fluff, has taken to regularly chilling out in amongst the Buddha’s, candles and plants. When I took this photo last night I realised that this image, was the message I wanted to share at the start of 2019.
Milly has only been with us 3 months and has taught me so much already about living in the moment. Enjoying the little things and the benefits of regular walks in nature.
She has managed to keep me very busy. Whilst also getting me to stop and enjoy the view, the weather or just take some time out to get a doggy hug. Milly has made sure I am getting time away from work. She has also reintroduced me to walking as exercise and a time for thinking things over and problem solving.
I’m not suggesting everyone should get a dog or puppy or playing down the huge responsibility and lifestyle change that comes along with being a dog owner. But Milly has reminded me of the importance of playing, resting and taking the time to enjoy the little things. A valuable lesson for me at the start of a new year.
Resolve to relax more!
Hopefully this brief shaggy dog story encourages you to think of your own ways to rest, relax and take some time out for you.
Complementary therapies offer similar benefits, creating time and space for relaxation that can bring health and wellbeing improvements. This includes the focus and energy we all need for goal setting and planning at the start of a new year. From individual treatments in your own home to workplace wellbeing sessions, In Touch can support you with your plans for 2019 through the benefits of reflexology or indian head massage.
A very happy new year from In Touch Therapies and Milly the very relaxed Golden Doodle.
Summer 2018 is the first full tourist season that In Touch has been located in the beautiful East Neuk, with it’s own treatment room, and mobile services too.
The lovely sunny weather we have all been enjoying has brought lots of holiday makers and day trip visitors to the East Neuk and In Touch has been fortunate to benefit with an increase in bookings from people who are enjoying their holiday in the area.
There is so much to see and do here with the picturesque fishing villages, arts festivals, food events, golf courses and distillery tours to name a few, and thats before you consider the coastal path and the countryside options for walking, cycling or running.
With all these activity options it’s not surprising that visitors are also looking for ways to totally unwind and are booking indian head massage or reflexology treatments as part of their stay.
The In Touch treatment room is on Colinsburgh Main Street, just two miles from Elie.
It’s handy for Pittenweem, Anstruther and Crail, and St Andrews is also nearby. So it is well placed to offer further opportunities to enjoy your well earned break. Dont forget that In Touch can also offer mobile treatments in your holiday accommodation, including caravans and cabins.
The equipment in the pictures below sets up easily anywhere!
Here is some feed back from Sarah who is lucky to have her own holiday accommodation nearby and now makes sure she books in as part of her time in the area.
” Now had 3 amazing treatments by Fiona over the past few months. I found the treatments both relaxing and beneficial in reducing areas of tension in both my jaw and shoulders. Fiona is very professional and put me at ease quickly. I would highly recommend Fiona for a treatment tailored to you. Even if you aren’t aware you have any problem areas ..she will find them and work on them. Already looking forward to my next treatment. Keep up the good work Fiona 👍”
Why not join Sarah and take that holiday feeling one step further and book a relaxing treatment as part of your visit to this lovely part of the world👣
It’s that time of year when we are bombarded with lots of information and advice about what we should or could be doing to improve our health and fitness.
How about taking a breath this year and resolving to take better care of yourself?
This will mean something different to each and everyone of you.
For those of you who want to give complementary therapies a try as a way to look after yourself, In Touch still offers home visits, pamper sessions for small groups of friends, as well as individual treatments at the recently opened Colinsburgh treatment room.
Putting aside a little time for yourself in this ways sends powerful messages to your brain and nervous system and helps give you the focus and energy to tackle the new goals of a new year. So why not ease yourself into 2018 and all it’s opportunties by booking an appointment with In Touch.
In Touch is delighted to be opening a treatment room at Main Street, Colinsburgh.
Appointments will be available there from Friday 15th December.
The first person to try out the room was a new client and she has booked two more appointments since then!
Liz said “Absolutely delighted to have been the first to experience your new treatment room. Thoroughly enjoyed the session and will definitely recommend.”
Don’t forget that In Touch also does home treatments, pamper sessions for small groups of friends and workplace wellbeing sessions too.
Stuck for present ideas?
Give the gift of relaxation this Christmas. For a unique and thoughtful present, In Touch vouchers are available for 30 minutes or an hour.
Vouchers can be used at the treatment room or towards a home treatment or pamper session.
Just contact Fiona for a voucher or use the In Touch Facebook shop.
To celebrate the opening of the treatment room In Touch is giving away three one hour treatments.
The prize draw will be announced on opening day, Friday 15 December.
All you have to do to get your name in the draw is:
Check out the In Touch Facebook page now!
In Touch is marking National Stress Awareness Day this year by offering free taster treatments at Kingdom Housing Association.
As well as offering reflexology and indian head massage to reduce stress levels, Fiona will be providing leaflets, information and showing employees how to use hand reflexology techniques when they are feeling under pressure or stressed.
Taking a half hour out of your busy work day might feel indulgent but even a short period of relaxation can provide the benefits of increased energy and focus.
Fiona uses calming music, aromatherapy balms and oils to promote relaxation. A short break like this can revitalise, and slowing down can actually assist thought processes by creating time and space to think before tackling the next item on the to do list.
Reflexology and indian head massage use pressure and touch to calm and relax the parts of nervous system which are responsible for the stress response. These benefits continue after the treatment.
The impact of stress in the workplace can be far reaching with over 11 million working days lost to stress in 2015/2016 (AoR, 2017). Long term studies have indicated links between stress and chronic conditions such as anxiety, depression, heart disease and and musculoskeletal problems. In Denmark, studies have shown that offering workplace reflexology has reduced absenteeism and sick days as well as increasing wellbeing, motivation and satisfaction within the workplace.
Suddenly that half hour of time out doesn’t feel so indulgent after all, but a healthy and natural way to reduce your stress levels and improve your general health and wellbeing. As well as the studies and statistics, the last words go to Patricia from the NHS
I had foot reflexology and it was fabulously relaxing as well as amazing how ‘problem’ areas in your body can be spotted and managed through your feet! Would definitely pay to have this again.
All the staff who did have a session yesterday are of the same opinion – they would love for Fiona to come here on a regular basis.