Spring feels like it's starting to spring yet the cold wind gives that gentle pull back to remember our winter hibernations. I've had a cold recently and it gave me 2 days of bedrest and really weird dream. Not sure whether these viruses are getting more 'mental' and so glad to have nutritious food to support better health. At Prime Wellbeing we host events and offer support for suppliers to delivery high quality products through locally global supply chains.
With that in mind I've recently joined Natural Cumbria, a group set up by Hatti who lives in central Lake District, pulling together businesses and services with more conscious consumerism in mind. They have had a couple of markets recently, Keswick and Windermere and one of their suppliers has started a box scheme.
For those of us who don't grow our own, a box scheme is a great addition and something I am looking forward to signing up for now it's being offered by a local producer.
Anyone else wanting to sign up? If we get a few people they will delivery to Grange, otherwise deliveries can be left at a central location in Kendal. If you apply to them directly please do mention that we met David at Windermere and it's to support the 'Grange Pose'.
Next SUMA (food cooperative, delivering whole food health products monthly to Grange) order 18th March if anyone is wanting and look forward to seeing you soon. If you would like to join i can email you login details and how to place your order.
Next DEJA Vue Cinema Club - to be confirmed, thanks for all the recommendations for films - we missed having club last month, Michael is working on a date for those still wanting to see 'Water' and from now, instead of 3rd Tuesday we are looking for people to 'host' a film, suggesting a date and location for everyone to attend if you would like. Drop me an email and i'll pop an invitation emails out to everyone on your behalf.
Next NOURISHMENT for the Soul - 3rd Friday - 1-3pm, Room 6, Victoria Hall
called a Chat Cafe as that is what it is, good chatting in a supportive environment, no topics, no talks - just turn up - we ask for £3 donation to help with room costs and you're welcome to join us for lunch from 11.45 either Butterfingers or The Coffee Pot for pre event refreshments
***to confirm we do not serve cake, it's not that kind of cafe ***
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On a recent Spa Day I booked an hour body massage followed by 30 minute facial, my favourite combination. It's like ice cream, definitely wanted more than 1 scoop but 3 might have been too much for this occasion.
During the consultation which felt rushed and a bit awkward, I was invited to get myself onto the couch while I was left alone. Now I'm not sure if it's part of the care package of this particular establishment, but it really doesn't take 5+ minutes to get undressed and lie down, although I still haven't perfected the 'get the towel delicately over your back side' trick without nearly falling off. I tried the 'batman's cloak' approach but then the what seemed to be weighted blanket spoilt any success I had triumphed trying to secure my feet under it.
After what seemed like a very long time, which I wouldn't have minded if I'd be told, the practitioner returned and the massage started and man, how does oil being warmed make it so much more pleasurable. One thing we did agree was the amount of pressure and if it feels it needs it, go deeper, otherwise ease off.
Well I wasn't sure if she'd understood what I mean't however while i was relaxing into the blissful sense of touch, breathing into the places that were starting to tense up from the amount of deepening pressure I realised one very vital difference with my technique and that which is taught to practitioners in most Spas.
Less force really does create more ease. Body work that heals through the process of intention. And it's not overly woohoo for those who want the non spiritual approach to massage.
For instance, working around the shoulder blade can be a sensitive yet so rewarding area to go deeper, and forcing any tension out leaves the muscular system fighting against the intrusion. Whereas if you ease into the muscle, deeper as you slowly apply the pressure it's like reassuring the muscle it's Ok to let go. I call it the Avalanche effect, you aiming to loosen the lower levels of tension, not apply pressure on top.
Overall the massage was very good and the facial was sublime, no lasting effects from any nasty ingredients and I drifted off for a planned afternoon of relaxation to really benefit from the effects.
So to all you massage fans out there I ask you one thing, talk to your practitioner about what and how you like your sense of touch, and answers on a postcard for any top towel tips please. I always stay in the room and help clients onto the couch by placing a warmed towel over them as they glide onto the couch. Maybe next time you visit if you would like all the fun of nearly falling off the couch and wrestling with the blanket please let me know.