Newsletter September 2009


In my May newsletter, I mentioned the foot massages I gave at a wedding at Ashdown Park Hotel. Within minutes of emailing the newsletter, I received a call from a client and friend Morag Turner offering to put me in touch with some wedding planners in Kent. It instantly struck me that Morag would be a perfect partner for this new venture and Feetivities was born. It has been a busy few months putting together a lovely brochure and promoting the service to wedding planners, bridal shops, florists, venues, bridal magazines and local papers. Now, at the beginning of wedding season, we are bracing ourselves for the rush of excited brides looking for that extra boost for their special day.

We have already caught the attention of both national and local press. Read more about Feetivities and myself in the Jewish Chronicle on September 11th and in the East Grinstead observer by the end of September.

Feetivities will lend its relaxing touch to any special occasion and brings a variety of relaxing treatment to hen nights and the “day before”.

My Practice

My practice is still ticking along well considering the financial climate. July and August were surprisingly busy on the whole and I continue to help clients with a variety of needs.

My Aromatherapy, Lymph Drainage and Reflexology clinic offers relief and help for hormonal imbalances, conception difficulties, stress, digestive problems and all kinds of aches and pains.

I also continue to give very relaxing Facials. Apart from enjoying the plant based products used to nourish, rejuvenate and revitalise their face, my clients also benefit from my long experience in Aromatherapy and Lymphatic Drainage massage. Usually I receive comments with the word “heavenly” at the end of the Facial.

Very recently, after giving a Reflexology treatment the client said “It was so very relaxing:- It felt as if I was soaking in a lovely hot bath with aromatic oils. The hour went by so quickly” (Christine J, East Grinstead 03/09/09)

Christmas Oils and Gift Vouchers

I know that many of you are groaning at the mention of the approaching season….however I know quite a few people who probably have done their Christmas shopping and written their cards! So I have to mention this now for the early planners.

My “Festive Spirit” is bottled up and ready to go. This ever popular festive blend for the burner of Sweet Orange, Cinnamon and Frankincense sells by the 100’s over the Christmas period. It retails at £4.50 for 5ml. You can to buy it directly from me right now or from Perry Hill Farm Shop from the beginning of November or Gaia in Forest Row from Mid November.

Early birds can order it from me for only £3.95 till the end of October. Just call me or send me an email. Paypal payments are accepted. Postage varies according to the size of the order.

I will also have my usual supply of Luxury Therapeutic Foam Baths and Shower Gels. They are only £7.95 for 200ml and are presented in a lovely blue glass bottle. Every year these foam baths / shower gels are so popular as gifts. They last up to 20 baths. They seem to now come up on people’s Christmas lists yearly!

Another very popular gift is the Treatment Gift Voucher. These can be for a specific treatment such as a Full Aromatherapy Massage, Reflexology or Facial or you can specify an amount on the gift voucher and the recipient then can decide which treatment to choose for that money.

Enjoy a generous 15% off all gift vouchers bought before October 15th. For deals on courses of treatments (and people do buy courses for presents), please call me to discuss.

Gift vouchers can be snail or emailed to you.

Aromatherapy Parties

Would you like to host your own Aromatherapy Xmas Shopping Party and earn yourself a treatment or free products?

Last year some hostesses earned up to £40 in treatment vouchers and had money left over for free products.

The hostess packages includes a surprise booking gift plus a choice between 10% of the sales towards Aromatherapy Products or 20% towards a complementary therapy of your choice (listed on my website)

From now leading up to Christmas your friends and family might appreciate a relaxed sales environment away from the hustle and bustle of the shops.  I will give them an informative talk on Aromatherapy and Essential oils and they can benefit from my expert advice.

My products will include hand cream, bubble baths and shower gels, Essential oils and Essential oils blends for the bath, burner and to mix for a massage and of course Festive Spirit.  And they will be able to purchase quality gifts at great prices.

Call me now to book a date. The evening is fun and no pressured hard sell! The products usually do that for me.

Facebook & Miscellaneous
  • I am getting more involved in my Aromatherapy association this year. As requested, I have been managing their facebook page since February and subsequently have been asked to stand for council on the PR committee, the elections are in October. Whether elected or not, it has been rewarding managing the Facebook page, encouraging discussion and communication between IFA members and Aromatherapy enthusiasts all over the world.
  • Lorraine Doron Aromatherapy and Reflexology also has a Facebook page, as does Feetivities. You are invited to support both me and Feetivities by joining and spreading the word to your friends. If you already are on facebook, just click on the links in this paragraph to join.
  • I am looking forward to a day workshop on “Baby Reflex” in the beginning of November. Reflexology could be so useful to parents with babies.

Baby reflex is a calming and relaxing treatment of Reflexology for babies and toddlers which was developed by Jenny Lee, herself a Chartered Physiotherapist and Qualified Reflexologist, following fifteen years of her research into the application of Reflexology to asthmatic children.

Part of this long period of research was supported and funded by THE FOUNDATION FOR INTEGRATED MEDICINE (FIM) and took place over twenty different regions all over the UK.

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