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It’s That Time of Year Again…

Good afternoon!

I hope you are all enjoying the weather as much as I am; it has been uncharacteristically warm for this time of year.

Speaking of ‘uncharacteristic’, September has been one heck of a month. Around this time of year people are gearing up for school and getting back into normal routines, so usually September slows down for us at the clinic.

In previous years I have found myself giving this little spiel near the middle of October, but as September has been busier than ever before, I believe it is safe to assume that there is no turning back now – “the busy season” as I often refer to it has officially arrived.

That being said, I would like to take a moment to remind you all to please book your appointments well in advance. There are only so many hours in a day, and fewer days in the coming months than we need.

As in previous years, in order to accommodate existing clients who need to continue treatment plans, we will not be accepting new clients at the clinic during the month of December.

During this time of year where the world both hastens and slows, your patience and understanding is always appreciated. We look forward to seeing you in the coming months!

Randi Nowicki RMT

Summer Deal

Happy Wednesday!

Have you been thinking about trying Reflexology but haven’t taken the plunge yet? Now is a good time to try it!

For the months of July and August, Jenna will be offering 50% off the first appointment to new Reflexology clients at the clinic – that is to say, regardless of whether you’ve received massage treatments with any of us, anyone who has not tried Reflexology with Jenna can take advantage of this awesome deal.

If you have any questions about Reflexology, visit Jenna’s website.

To book a treatment, call the clinic or talk to your therapist at your next massage appointment.

Wishing you all a lovely summer!

Randi Nowicki RMT

Happy New Year!

Hello from Okotoks, AB!

I just wanted to take a moment to reach out and thank you for your trust and support in 2016. I look forward to seeing you all –under ever-improving circumstances, of course–in 2017.

Wishing good health and happiness to you and your loved ones throughout the coming year.

Stay safe and enjoy the celebrations,

Randi Nowicki RMT

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow…

Good afternoon everyone,

It seems that the first real blizzard has finally hit, and what a blizzard it has turned out to be.

As beautiful as the snow looks from the comfort of home, it can wreak a lot of havoc upon those who must venture out into its midst. I just wanted to take the time to remind everyone to take it easy and be safe.

For those of you who have appointments with us in the following days and throughout the remainder of winter, I encourage you to leave early to ensure that you arrive on time and to book appointments with a longer commute in mind. If you are running behind schedule, please do not feel the need to rush; I would much prefer that you arrive safely.

For those who live or work farther away or do not feel safe driving through such conditions and wish to cancel an appointment, please give us as much notice as possible. If you avoid driving during blizzards as a general rule, keep an eye on the forecast and call the clinic ahead of time to cancel or reschedule. A little communication goes a long way and we always appreciate it.

Stay safe and enjoy the snow,

Randi

 

Cold Weather, Warm Hands

Good afternoon,

I hope you are all having a lovely Tuesday.

By Winnipeg standards, we have been lucky to experience such beautiful weather thus far, but winter is sure to creep in eventually.

That being said, I have some good news. Paraffin wax hand treatments are now available at the clinic with both Jenna and myself! Not sure what that is? No worries.

Paraffin wax treatments are a form of thermotherapy which involve dipping or coating the hands in warm liquid wax and then wrapping them in a towel to contain the heat.

Some of the benefits of paraffin wax treatments include improved circulation to the hands and fingers, relief of arthritic pain, relief of tension in soft tissues such as muscle, tendons and ligaments, and softening of the skin. However, you don’t need to be suffering from pain to enjoy a paraffin wax treatment; it is also a great way to warm up during the cold winter months.

If you are interested in giving it a try, simply ask while booking your next massage or reflexology appointment!

Taking the Plunge

Happy Monday, everyone!

I am a little nervous because tomorrow is my first Infant Massage class, and to be honest I don’t feel very ready. Of course I have been preparing for this day for quite some time, especially after finally finding a venue, but I suppose it’s likely that no matter how much studying I do, I will never truly feel ready. I must simply take the plunge and learn to teach by just teaching.

Nerves aside, I am very excited. Teaching the art of Infant Massage is something that I genuinely believe will bring a lot of positivity to the world by improving communication and bonding between infants and their families — skills which they will later develop and share as they grow.

It has been a long time since I felt so excited about and driven by an idea. So while I am feeling nervous, my excitement to share such wonderful knowledge easily outweighs it.

I can not imagine for a moment that it is easy to be a teacher, but I am excited to give it a shot. For those of you who are interested, I fully intend to document my learning experience as I go. Please feel free to share any teaching tips that you may have! I would greatly appreciate them.

Once my practicum is complete in the next few weeks, I will begin to book proper classes. In the mean time, keep your eyes open for updates!

Wishing you all a wonderful week,

Randi

A Not-So-New Addition to the Team

Good afternoon everyone!

I just wanted to take a moment to touch base, as I (obviously) have not posted much in recent weeks.

Currently I am in the midst of working on my taxes, which has had the majority of my focus for the past while (it is tedious work). In addition, I have been helping a friend put together her wedding invitations, which has taken up the remainder of my focus.

Alongside treating clients and searching for rental space to begin my infant massage classes, I’ve  unfortunately had little time to do much else, let alone sit and write. However, I was determined to do so today because I have some exciting news.

While I am saddened to say that our Reflexology Therapist, Andrea is moving on to other things and will no longer be working at the clinic, I am happy to announce the we will still offer Reflexology at Munroe Massage Therapy, provided by none other than the friendly face you know from the front desk — our receptionist, Jenna.

Jenna has been practicing Reflexology since August 2015. She will be working part-time and sharing the room which I currently rent, therefore we will coordinate our work schedules to best accommodate our clients. In addition, she will be retaining her position as our receptionist.

For most information , visit Jenna’s website. You can book an appointment with her by calling the clinic at 204-415-1587 — it is likely that she will be the one answering the phone.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Wishing you a lovely week,

Randi

“Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.”

~Ernest Hemingway

The Sun Shines Despite the Snow

Happy Monday everyone,

Apologies for my absence. Last week was a whirlwind.

Every couple of weeks I find myself engulfed by a weekend packed with work and events and errands, which passes so quickly that it has gone before I’ve had a chance to sit and relax and before I know it Monday is upon me once again.

Today is one of those Mondays. To my advantage, it is not a busy work day, so I have set aside time to sit, relax… and do paperwork.

I am not tasked with such work often, so when I am it is actually an enjoyable change of pace. It’s still pretty cold outside anyway, so I don’t feel too deprived of the fresh air.

I would like to share a song today that, despite the chill outdoors, emits the essence of a summer day’s drive through the prairies; fitting, as the artist hails from our very own Winnipeg.

I stumbled upon Del Barber at the Winnipeg Folk Festival back is 2010 and have clung to his music ever since. It is unique in ways that I cannot explain; Love is Just A Wrecking Ball in particular was not a favourite of mine right off the bat, but has definitely grown on me in recent months and worked its way up to become one of my favourites.

Wishing you a lovely afternoon,

Randi