Author Archives: Julie Fox

Coronavirus – COVID-19

With a heavy heart, due to necessary measures advised by the government, for the foreseeable future SERENITY LODGE IS CLOSED!

It has been a very difficult decision to make considering that I know a good portion of my clients rely on treatments to physically keep them moving. In contrast, it has also been a very easy decision to make, because the government is ramping up measures, and this now clearly includes my business. While new guidelines state we are being ‘asked’ to close, the Federation of Holistic Therapist, of which I am a Fellow, has requested that all therapy businesses follow these guidelines and close. We are all responsible for each other and, as such, must take our roles in keeping the spread of this virus to a minimum very seriously. While we may feel well in ourselves, not everyone develops the symptoms, so any of us could be affected without realising and pass it on to those more vulnerable. Nobody wants that on their conscience.
Existing Bookings

As of yesterday (21/3/20) I have cancelled all treatments for the coming fortnight and will decide on future cancellations based on guidelines as they are announced. If you have a booking in place and you have not received a cancellation notice, your appointment remains booked at present, but this could change.
Future Investment Offer

While you will be unable to have treatments for the foreseeable future, if you wish to purchase vouchers as an investment for future treatments, you can do so via the shop page. If you mark the message on your voucher as ‘Personal Future Therapy’, you will receive an additional 15 minutes of treatment as a way of saying thank you for your continued support!
All vouchers purchased during this crisis will be sent by email only. There will be no postal vouchers in order to reduce the need for me to go out and, also, it is understood the the virus can remain on surfaces for a number of days, so this will reduce the number of hands a voucher may have to pass through, if it were printed out. In addition, I am uncertain as to the current state of the postal system and how long postal services will run, at this time.

Please also note that, for now, all new voucher purchases and active vouchers (including those purchased in the past year and as yet not redeemed!) will have a validity of a mighty 18 months!* So there’s plenty of time to book in a treatment.

*Voucher purchases made after Serenity Lodge reopens will return to 12 month validity

I will provide further updates as the situation changes. In the meantime, I wish all my customers, old and new, good health and hope that we come through this soon.

Over the last few years – having previously been the first to get a cold and have it almost continuously from September to March! – I have been using a remedy that really does seem to kill a cold…DEAD… at least 9/10 times! That 1/10 is normally when I have missed the “first signs” window,… Continue Reading

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Show conjunctivitis the door in 48 hours! Last week I had a major panic! Whilst enjoying a favourite TV show with my hubby, I noticed my eye itching. Hmm, something didn’t feel right and I was suddenly horrified to realised I was coming down with conjunctivitis (or ‘pink eye’). In a job like mine, very… Continue Reading

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This year I have been in business for 15 years! I remember celebrating the first 5, but 10 got by me somehow. Probably I was so immersed in life and work, I didn’t notice! However, 15 years feels like quite a milestone for me; through the ups and downs of normal business, maternity leave and… Continue Reading

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I had this epiphany. I suppose it’s actually obvious really, maybe I’m one of the last ones to notice. Life is purely an energy exchange. I know it’s more complicated than that, but also it isn’t. It’s the basis of everything. Think about it. We love, we hate, we fight, we work, we laze about,… Continue Reading

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Well, I have been trying, since my last post, to follow my own rules on Building Meditation. Ha ha! It is easy, but it is also very hard! You know those moments when you think, ‘Oh, I need to do that now but I’ll just finish this first’, ‘Just another minute’ ‘I’ll do it in… Continue Reading

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I’m in stasis right now. I really want to get moving but life is trying to teach me the art of patience, waiting for the moment, waiting for enough time to do the millions of things I need to do. I’ve been really busy lately and, frankly, I could do with an extra two days… Continue Reading

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Well, it’s been a couple of years! What can I say? It’s been uppy and downy. We’ve made decisions to break free, move away, change job, massive upheaval…and then we changed our minds, or they were changed for us! We’re still where we were two years ago, same jobs, same house, same everything! Life has… Continue Reading

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