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Time to Relax, Restore – and Re-plan your Business!!

Time to Relax, Restore –  and Re-plan your Business!!

Sun 22nd March 2020

There has been much debate this last week about whether to keep salons and wellness centres open and it has been difficult for many to decide the right thing to do.

Your clients have chosen YOU to help their physical and mental wellbeing and they trust you to help them keep well and healthy.  This includes doing the right thing at this time of global crisis, the like of which we have never seen in our lifetimes.

We know you all have fears … the main two being:

  • How do I keep myself/my clients/my family fit and healthy?
  • Will I survive financially if my business has to close down temporarily?

Many of us feel alone in making these decisions, and the Govt guidelines have seemed confusing at times.

Please remember that you’re NOT alone : and social media can assist to connect us all.

As a Therapist you are part of a select group which, by its very nature, has natural compassion and a caring attitude to others.

Please feel free to use this page as a means of contacting other Therapists, connecting us all over the UK and abroad, to support and guide each other through the difficult times ahead.

 

One dilemma is now out of our hands – the decision whether to keep our businesses open. 

Due to Friday’s advice from our Government we at Gentle Touch feel we have no option but to postpone all courses currently booked, and not rebook face-to-face training until this situation resolves.

It will give us some time to Rest, to Review our courses, and Write new courses, to Research new and exciting ways of providing therapies to help you and your clients through this difficult time – so we all emerge from this Refreshed and Raring to go!

We know you will want to keep in touch with your clients and help them, even though you are unable to see them face to face. We are working on ideas to help you do this.  You could even earn an income during this difficult time with some of our ideas  J

Until then, do not stay isolated and alone. Take positive action to keep your spirits up – if you are happy it boosts your immune system !!

Discuss with your circle of friends, family and your fellow therapists how you can support each other over the coming weeks.

What background work can you do on your business?   Maybe this is the time to :  Set up Social Media accounts and get them working for you – Update your Website (or get one organised if you don’t have one) – How about an email newsletter?  Watch this page and our newsletter for advice and assistance with all of this J

It is time to consider how will you RELAUNCH yourself once this is all over!!  It will be much easier if you have kept in touch with your clients that’s for sure.  We have lots of ideas for you to start implementing RIGHT NOW! so your diary is already full of appointments when you are able to see clients again.  Again, there are ways to keep an income coming in during this down-time.

Does that all sound positive and exciting?  Of course it does!!!   We can get through this!!!

We need to keep a connection with you and your therapy friends and colleagues to pass this knowledge on to you.  Check you have “Liked” our Facebook page and Subscribed on our website to join our Newsletter, and invite your friends to do so too.

I know we can be strong if we remain united, supporting and guiding each other through this.

Stay Safe – Stay Optimistic – Stay Positive

Love and all our best wishes – Ros and the Gentle Touch Tutors