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Saturday 9th January 2021

Welcome to my first blog post.

I’ve thought about doing a blog for a good while and as we are into the 9th day of 2021 and the 5th day since Lockdown 3 was announced, it seems a good time to start.

Researching how to start, what to write about and what was a blog even? I discovered that at the beginning a blog wasn’t a blog, it was a personal log or journal in which someone could share information or an opinion on a variety of topics on the internet.

The first of these was in 1994, by 1997 it began to be known as ‘logging the web’ shortened to ‘weblog’. Two years later, shortened even more by taking the ‘we’ off and finished at ‘blog’. So, there we have it, taking me only 21 years to have a go.

Regularly, I hope to share information of what is going on in my life and my business, sharing my knowledge of the therapies I specialise in, any self help ideas, using my product knowledge on aromatherapy oils, massage and reflexology to stay positive and promote well being. Also, anything that comes to mind, that I think may be of interest.

As the introduction ‘About Me’ on my website states, my holistic therapy course was completed almost 23 years ago. Over those years, I have always had a treatment room at home, (and currently at 2 therapy clinics in Barnstaple also) where I have treated clients reflexology, aromatherapy massage, hot stone massage, Indian head massage and other therapies.

For many reasons, from moving to a different area to life just taking over, I had been working full time in the retail sector for the last 8 years or so, still working as a therapist part time. In August I was made redundant from a managerial position in a large store, as the store closed. Although it seems a crazy time to go self employed and restart my business up again, everything is telling me to work hard and give it a good go – despite Lockdown.

Indeed, I feel that the treatments I can provide, reflexology, especially, will be really helpful to people as we do come through these last months.

I came across this yesterday and have pinched it, as I loved it. It seems fitting -

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." Leo F. Buscaglia

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