A Series of Natural and Spontaneous Changes 

Lao Tzu, the founder of Taoism, said, “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them…Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like” and we are certainly embracing changes which flow naturally forward here at Holisticare.

You may have noticed that, sadly, one of our receptionists, Ali Bradby, has left. She had been working with us since February 2016, was a very popular member of the team and has moved on to a change of career and we are very sorry to see her go.

In rather better news we are all very excited to announce that we will be moving into our new Treatment Centre at the end of this month. If you haven’t been to see us for a while, don’t worry, we are still in the same location but our new centre is bigger and better! All treatments from Tuesday 30 May will be in the new building and there will be sign-posted parking in front of the Centre.

As we are expanding our centre we are also expanding our therapy team. We have taken on another Myofascial Release practitioner. We asked our new therapist a little bit about herself.

What made you decide to train as a Myofascial Release Therapist?
It was amazing seeing the results that were achieved by the therapy – patients coming in with pain or limited movement then leaving with a smile.

Did you have to do anything to prepare to be an MFR therapist?
Yes, to be able to access the specialist MFR training I had to obtain a Level 3 Bodywork qualification including Anatomy and Physiology. I chose to complete this on a fast track 13 week course which was hard work but well worth the effort. After gaining that qualification I began the Myofascial Release treatment training.

What was the training like? Which courses did you do?
It was amazing. It was everything I thought it might be, and more. I was trained by Ruth Duncan at Myofascial Release UK in Glasgow. Again, the training was intense but extremely enjoyable, not only learning the techniques but having the opportunity to experience what the techniques feel like from a patient’s perspective.
The courses I studied were Myofascial Release Levels 1, 2 and 3 and Myofascial Release Assessment & Integration.

What are you most looking forward to about being an MFR practitioner at Holisticare?
Helping people. I’ve seen the sense of achievement that therapists experience when they see the results that MFR produces. I’m excited about feeling that sense of achievement when I’m making a positive difference to patients’ lives.

Have you had to move far to join our specialist centre?
No, I live locally with my husband, daughter and Jack Russell and know Nikki and the Holisticare team very well.

AliTherapistThat sounds familiar…is that you Ali?
Of course it is! Having successfully completed my training in Glasgow I’m back at Holisticare and raring to go as a therapist.

Is there anything else we should have asked you?
(laughs) When you said you wanted to interview me for the Holisticare blog I thought you were going to ask me what is my favourite food. It’s squid by the way. Being serious though, I’ve really enjoyed my first week as a Holisticare MFR practitioner and look forward to treating many more patients.

So there you have it, we didn’t lose Ali at all! We’re sure that you will be as thrilled as we are that she is our new therapist.

Diary
Saturday 3 June: Essential Skincare & Allergy Relief Workshop 1.30 – 4.30pm Led by Tara Whittle using DoTerra Certified Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. £25 per person. Limited places so call 07985 751059 or email tara.naturallyattuned@gmail.com to book your space. This workshop will be held in our new Centre.

Wednesday 7 and 21 June: Workshop for Horse Riders, Attridges Equestrian Centre, High Roding, CM6 1NQ. Part 1 only £20, both parts £35. Call us on 01279 718331

Friday 16 June: Closing date for Helping Hands competition. If you haven’t joined in yet you still have time to get creative. It’s open to everyone from pre-school age upwards, there’s no limit to how many times you enter as long as you pay a minimum of £1 per entry. Each of the 4 age categories will have a winner PLUS there will be an overall winner too. Return your entries to Reception or any Holisticare member of staff.

Friday 30 June: Holisticare Quiz Night for St Clare Hospice. Limited table numbers so book now. Teams of up to 8 people. £8 per person. Licensed bar & raffle. Bring your own snacks. Call us on 01279 718331 asap.