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Sunday
Dec142014

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.
Saturday
Dec132014

On the First Day of Christmas, Wee Sally's Gave to me.....

 

On the 1st Day of Christmas, Wee Sally's Gave to me......
...Gift Vouchers that are "BUY ONE GET ONE FREEEEEEEEEEE"

That's right folks, the deal you have all been waiting for, from now until closing time on December 24th you can now purchase a Gift Voucher and receive a second of equal or lesser value ABSO-FRIGGIN-LUTELY FREE!!!!

This is limited to two purchases per person per day, for a maximum of £200 per voucher.*


You must ask for the Buy One Get One Free vouchers at the time of purchase.
We can also take gift card orders over the phone if you are unable to get to the clinic, and these cards can be set aside for pick up, or mailed out as long as you request them to be mailed before Dec 23rd.

*(i.e a person could purchase 2x £200 vouchers totalling £400 paid, and receive £800 in total voucher value).


Wednesday
Dec032014

December News

Can you believe that it's December already?
I know it feels just like yesterday we were celebrating the new year, and it's upon us again in the blink of an eye.
We know everyone has been anticipating what we will be offering this Christmas, we know you won't be disappointed, we just need a little more patience as our offers as always start on December 13th where we will begin our 12 days of christmas extravaganza!

 

If you don't get the opportunity for a visit during the festive season, I hope that you have an amazing time with your friends and loved ones, and we'll see you in the New Year. 
Much love from Sally, Caitlin and Stephanie xxx 
 

 

Hot Stone Reflexology

New to the clinic this month, Stephanie is now offering an amazing Hot Stone Reflexology treatment. 
Spice up your Reflexology treatments with the addition of Hot Stones.  
 
These treatments are available in either 60 or 90 minute sessions and follow our existing pricing structure. Give Stephanie a call and get booked in TODAY!

12 Days of Christmas

We know you have all been waiting on our Gift Card Deals and other Holiday offers. As always our holiday deals will go live on Saturday December 13th. 

We will issue an email, and post the details of each deal every day for the 12 day duration.

Some offers will be long term, some will be available on that day only, so be sure to check your email, or Facebook regularly to find out what is available. 
 
 
Holiday Schedule
In all the chaos of the holiday season, you'll want to take a note of the following changes to our Schedule so you don't miss out on your chance to get booked in.
Dec 24th: Appointments until 5pm
5pm-8pm Gift Card sales only
Dec 25th, 26th: Closed

Dec 27th: Open 10am - 8pm
Dec 28th - Jan 5th: Closed

Jan 6th: Regular Clinic Hours Resumes
Sally will be on Medical Leave December 13th - January 6th

The timing isn't the greatest, but I received word late last week that I will finally be having the Gall Bladder surgery i've been waiting on since July. The surgery is scheduled for December 13th, and as long as all goes well I will only have a 2-3 week recover period.
During this time I will be unable to provide treatments, however I will be attending the clinic from time to time to help the girls out with the reception and managing our 12 days of christmas event.

I want to thank you for all the support you have given over the last few months regarding my health issues, and I look forward to coming back in 2015 with renewed vigour and ready to provide you with the best massage and clinic experience possible.

Have an amazing Holiday Season. 
Tuesday
Oct072014

Why we do #FreeMassageFriday

 

What is #FreeMassageFriday?
Every Friday on Facebook, we offer our friends and clients the opportunity to win a 60 minute massage of their choice. We run this every friday, and sometimes we are even generous enough to pick two winners from the entrants. It's a fun little way to start the weekend, and it allows the internet to join in on a little competition.
But people have questioned my sanity in offering this week in and week out.

The truth is that one of my core beliefs when opening my clinic was to make massage accessible and affordable to everyone and anyone who wanted or needed the service. With the economy struggling to recover, and families feeling the pinch there are some people who could really benefit from a treatment, who may not be able to afford one, so this is my way of giving them that chance.

It also allows someone who may not have received a massage before, or who may be a little nervous about trying massage for the first time, the chance to check out our services without handing over their hard earned cash for something they aren't sure they would enjoy in the first place.

So I give everyone the opportunity to take part, and potentially win a treatment.
They can choose from any of our available treatments, and the session is a 60 minute session.

What do I get out of it?
I discovered the term for this was the "Give to get" system, when I took some training with Eric Brown at BodyworkBiz  learning how to get the word out about my practice, and really share my message with the community.
After all community is important.
The effect of a massage won't only benefit the recipient, but will also spread like a ripple effect to those who surround the client. The sense of calm, and contentment will spread to friends and family even coworkers that they come into contact with. Who then also share those feelings with others around them. That is a huge pay off for me.
If my client enjoys the treatment they receive, they will share that experience, it may get me a referal, it may not. But someone has said something nice about the experience they had at my clinic. That is reward enough for me.
...and for that reason alone, I will continue to act like Oprah, and offer my #FreeMassageFriday each week. 

Friday
Sep192014

National Award Nomination for Local Mumpreneur Press Release

Press Release

19.09.14

For Immediate Release 

National Award Nomination for Local Mumpreneur 

Being a parent whilst juggling a business is a hard task, and nobody knows this better than Sally Chamness, a mother of 1 from Fauldhouse, West Lothian, runs Wee Sally Therapeutic Massage in Bathgate.  The business was launched in 2010 as a way for Sally to have a flexible career with her young family. She has been nominated for an award at The Mumpreneur Awards 2014 in association with Amazon, a national award scheme for parents who run their own enterprise. 

The Mumpreneur Awards 2014 in association with Amazon are the UK’s first national business awards dedicated solely to parents in business. Now in its sixth year, the awards have been a platform for many mumpreneurs to enhance their business, and continue to grow even through this uncertain economic climate.

As well as being nominated in the Courage category, Sally is also in with a chance of winning The Inspirational Business Award, which will be awarded to the parent who proves to be an inspiration to all Mums and Dads in business. 

Sally now has to wait until October, when she will find out whether she has made the finals, which will be taking place on 8thNovember 2014 at The Heart of England Conference Centre in Warwickshire.

The Mumpreneur Awards 2014 in association with Amazonare still open for entries, with nominations closing on 19th September 2014. An entry form, and further details about The Mumpreneur Awards, can be found on the Mumpreneur UK website. 

Mumpreneur UK is the leading support network for mums in business, and provides online resources and support as well as an annual conference and awards ceremony. Visit www.mumpreneuruk.com to discover more.

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