What’s happening at Holisticare

We’re taking a slightly more traditional approach to this week’s blog so we’re letting you know what we’ve been up to when we haven’t been treating patients and looking ahead to the next couple of months.

Best Business Women Awards The whole team had a night out at the national 2017 Best Business Women Awards held at Tewin Bury Farm Hotel this week. It’s rare that we get to go out as a team, and even rarer that we have to dress up so there were sparkles and glitter galore and the female members of the team made an effort too! After the introductory talks of the evening, and a three course meal, we settled down for the awards ceremony. Nikki was a finalist in the Most Inspiring Business Woman and Best Business categories.

We looked at the awards schedule. They were the last two categories of the evening! We had time to relax and enjoy celebrating the successes of all the businesses in the other categories – and time for the anticipation and nerves to build!

The evening’s hosts kept things moving swiftly and all of a sudden we were down to the last awards. Sadly we didn’t win either of them but we’re not disheartened as to be finalists in two of the most popular categories (we weren’t eligible for the Health and Wellness Award as Holisticare won that last year) is a great achievement. You can see our finalist certificates on the wall in the treatment centre.

Kemi Badenoch MP We were very pleased to welcome Saffron Walden MP, Kemi Badenoch, this week with a member of her staff, Toby. She spoke in some detail with Nikki about Myofascial Release, Holisticare, small businesses and the upcoming parliamentary debate about vaginal mesh. Nikki then gave Kemi a taster treatment and as Sally was available, Toby also received a taster treatment. It was great to be able to discuss the complications of vaginal mesh use with a female MP to spread awareness. Similarly it was good to talk about the difficulties that small businesses face in the current economic climate.

Streets2Homes Damian is now taking Holisticare to Streets2Homes on Monday mornings. This is a charity day centre based in Harlow which helps those who are homeless or vulnerably housed. The day centre is a place where they can have a meal, a shower, access health services and receive support and advice in housing and employment. The length of treatment Damian is able to offer depends on the number of people attending that day. Myofascial Release Treatment helps relieve the physical pain of sleeping outside and having nowhere suitable to rest and also helps to reduce anxiety.

Autumn Offer Who do you know who needs our help? Refer a new patient to Holisticare before November 5th and they will benefit from £20 off their first appointment. We will give you a £20 voucher towards your own treatment to say thank you. The referred patient appointments much be taken before 5th November. Call 01279 718331

Christmas Gifts You are now able to start your Christmas shopping with Holisticare. Personalised Holisticare Gift Vouchers are available to the value of your choice from £10 all the way up to a course of your set number of treatments and our Intensive Treatment Programme. Simply tell us the name and address of the recipient, the value of the voucher you would like to gift and your personalised message and we will do the rest. We’ll even post it for you!

Non-attendance Fees We require at least 24 hours notice if you are unable to attend your appointment. We frequently have a waiting list so if you cannot attend please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer the space to someone else in need of treatment. If you give us late notice or simply do not attend you will be invoiced for the full cost of the missed treatment as agreed on your signed Patient Consent form. In rare cases we will waive the fee at our discretion. In extremely rare cases we will consider legal action to recover the debt.

Appointments next week All therapists are full or nearly full next week with a handful of appointments available between them. Jacina and Al will be very happy to fill the remaining slots so give them a ring and if they can’t find a space for you they will put on the cancellation list and call you if a space becomes free.

Don’t Forget We offer late hours appointments on Wednesdays and Thursdays. From 25 October Damian and Ali will be here on Wednesday evenings and Nikki and Sally will be here on Thursday evenings.