I've been back at work for a couple of months now. When I first returned, I wondered if my business would survive. Would people feel confident to come back and see me after being at home for so long. I told myself I would wait a few months to see how things went and would decide then about my future. In my heart I knew how much people would need the service that I offer, but from experience, I know that people do not always do what is best for them. I was also well aware that the rising fear about this pandemic had awoken anxiety in even the calmest of characters, since we were warned that we may need to change our lives to control the virus in March.
I am pleased to say that most of my clients did return to the salon and I have had many new enquiries and new faces booking in too. People are loving their treatments, even with a mask on. This gives me hope. Before lockdown much was written about stressful lives taking their toll on our health. A huge percentage of the population were trying to find time for themselves, time to do things they enjoyed because work was taking up every waking moment. Self-care was a buzzword that busy people half acknowledged but then made excuses about when the time came to be pinned down. "I just don't have time!" was heard again and again. Family, work, commitments.
Don't get me wrong, I know that there were many who were at breaking point trying to work and educate their children in lockdown and I know that some still working at home, in front of a screen all day would say they still have little time to do much else, even getting out for a walk in some cases. I do however think that the forced lockdown has made a lot of us stop and think about what we want to change and from what I have seen, prioritising self-care is on that list. Regular reflexology sessions (I recommend coming once a month), helps your body find it's balance and enables all of the systems in your body to work more optimally. It gives you a feeling of mental wellbeing and can often leave you feeling energised. In these times, when there is so much uncertainty, our bodies go into survival mode. This can have a negative effect on the way we function long term. Regular reflexology can help provide clarity when we are losing direction. Don't take my word for it, give it a try.