A Touching Gift Idea (Pun Intended)

I’m not going to use the C word. Or the other C word. Or any C word at all! But we all know the festive season is shaping up to be a bit different from usual this year…


With shops closed, and socially-distanced Post Offices queues growing longer all the time, I’ve got an idea which might just help: If you want to get a gift that gives the recipient something to look forward to in 2021, have you considered a massage voucher?

Somewhere between Lockdown 1 and Lockdown 2.0, I was lucky enough to get a treatment from Lindsay at her new independent business Bradford on Avon Massage in return for this review*

Many months without being touched by anyone except my immediate family made me truly value the power of therapeutic touch. For people who live alone, the gift of a massage – conducted in a safe and relaxing environment – could be a lifeline.

With a medical grade air filter, recyclable masks and plastic-free hand sanitiser, Lindsay has taken a huge amount of care to make her massage business safe and ethical. You can read her safety policy here.

The pure coconut oil she uses is 100% natural and helps her hands glide smoothly and work their magic. Saying that, although it feels like magic, Lindsay trained at BCMB and is a MTI registered, holistic massage therapist. She has a great understanding of anatomy and physiology – perfect for working out all those nasty knots! She also specialises in pregnancy and postnatal massage, so a voucher would make a great gift for a new mama.

In these unusual times it’s vital that we support small local businesses where we can. The timing of this lockdown means that most are being forced to close their doors at what should be their busiest time of year. So, instead of turning to the internet shopping giants and lining the pockets of billionaires, seek out your local independent gift shops and massage therapists online. Get your loved ones a voucher to give them something to look forward to in 2021!

It’s super-easy to order a Bradford on Avon Massage Gift Certificate online here: https://bradfordonavonmassage.co.uk/gift-certificate
*All views are completely my own and I would never recommend a product that I wouldn’t happily buy myself – I have previously paid to see Lindsay and I’m sure I will again! I’ve also agreed to work with Bradford on Avon Massage as a sustainability adviser to help make the business as green as possible – yippeee!

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