Hello and welcome to February’s blog.

 

I’m not sure about everyone else but January seemed so long this year it’s great to be able to welcome February with its promise of longer days and spring not too far away.

 

As I am sure you are all aware, February is National Heart Month, the month during which British Heart Foundation try and increase people’s awareness of heart disease and also encourage people of all ages to wear as much red as they can on February 7th.  

There is a lot you can do to help your heart health, being mindful of what you eat, keeping fit and watching your blood pressure. A lot more information can be found on the British Heart Foundation website.

 

Keeping on the red and heart theme I don’t suppose there is anyone who does not know what February 14th is!

So, who was St Valentine?

From the BBC newsround website we are told:

The day gets its name from a famous saint…..The popular belief about St Valentine is that he was a priest from Rome in the third century AD.

Emperor Claudius II had banned marriage because he thought married men were bad soldiers.  Valentine thought this was unfair so he broke the rules and arranged marriages in secret.

When Claudius found out, Valentine was thrown in jail and sentenced to death.

There, he fell in love with the jailer’s daughter and when he was taken to be killed on 14th February he sent her a love letter signed “from your Valentine”.

 

The first Valentine’s day was in the year 496! Thought to have originated from a Roman festival called Lupercalia which was celebrated in the middle of February, officially the start of their springtime.

Whatever your thoughts as to the whys and when, it can be said that Valentine’s Day has been around a while.

Is this your first valentine’s day or are you keeping romance alive and continue to celebrate years of being together?

Are you a flowers and chocolate person? A bottle of fizz? Their favourite meal cooked lovingly? How do you show your loved one that you care?

What are the best gifts this Valentine’s day for her?  The lovely people at Lockhart-Meyer state that in a recent survey spa treatments were third on the list of what women would like to receive – numbers one and two were a holiday and a car so if those are out of your budget, let me help you with number three!

How about Valentine’s day for men? What modern man doesn’t like a bit of pampering?!

I have a couple of amazing luxury treatments that will earn you brownie points and delight that special someone in your life!  

There is a bespoke Champagne and Roses treat combining a stress relieving back massage with a rose facial using the wonderful, highly effective Charlie Locks aromatherapy products. More details on this package or to purchase click on the Champagne and Roses link.

Or how about Valentine’s Rocks? A top to toe luxurious treatment using LaStone techniques; this one will leave you completely relaxed and feeling a little fuzzy.  Find out more or purchase Valentine’s Rocks here.

Finally, how about the gift that keeps on giving….a Couple’s Massage Workshop.  During this hands on session you will learn the tricks of the trade and you and your partner will give, and receive a full body massage.  These workshops are really popular, why not book your Couple’s massage workshop here.

 

It’s Random Acts of Kindness day on 17th of this month. As we are frequently reminded, self-care and self-love are both vitally important so I would like to spread the love a little this February and offer you 25% off a 30 minute Holistic massage; just £18 instead of the usual £24! Book your treatment here using code Valentines to receive your discount…but hurry, this offer ends 28/2/2019.

If you would like to be the first to know about the latest offers they are posted first on the Facebook VIP group; you can sign up here.

 

I hope to see many of you in the red on 7th February and may the love flow for you throughout February.

 

See you soon x