"Love what you do. Enjoy listening to people. ...........the potential for helping people is tremendous."
"Aromatherapy is a caring, hands-on therapy which seeks to induce relaxation, to increase energy, to reduce the effects of stress and to restore lost balance to mind, body and soul."
Susannah Sparrow (BScPsych(Hons)), (M.F.H.T.)
Who I Am and What I Do
I have been a massage therapist for over 20 years. Working around the Greater London-Hertfordshire borders, I have had the tremendously good fortune to meet and treat a wide variety of wonderful people, who all had the same thing in common: they recognised that massage treatments enhanced their health, physical fitness and clarity of mind to such an extent, that they were able to start to improve their own quality of life, to make choices they were previously unable to make and to focus upon what makes them stronger and happier; rather than the stress, tension and chronic pain which can so easily be all-consuming.
With constantly developing massage techniques and the addition of the wonderful essential oil extracts provided by plants and trees from all corners of the world, I have been able to provide deep and soft tissue treatments that are specifically crafted to individual needs, adding their anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, along with the relaxing/rejuvenating/refreshing qualities that makes aromatherapy an essentially exceptional addition to the already vital treatment that is massage.
The incredibly effective Indian Head Massage is always popular and as a low maintenance treatment without need for oil or couch, is a perfect introduction to these therapies. It is wonderful to see relaxed and content faces, after having had their first treatment, and being told, “I really should have tried this before now!”
It is an amazing thing to be able to do something that makes people feel so much better when you have finished, than they did before you started. I am indeed tremendously lucky to be able to practice massage and aromatherapy, and now I have relocated from London to the Fakenham area.
Following government and FHT guidelines, I have made adjustments to my practice so we can all remain c-safe and confident, and I would love to share these therapies with you.
This policy outlines some of the key measures I have taken to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus (COVID-19). Please note the content may be subject to change.
Adhering to guidelines
Throughout the pandemic, I will be following guidelines issued by the government, NHS, other relevant authorities and my professional association, the Federation of Holistic Therapists, regarding safe and hygienic practice and the use of any personal protective equipment (PPE).
COVID-19 Risk Assessment
I have carried out a full risk assessment, in line with guidance from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), in order to:
identify what work activity or situations might cause transmission of the virus;
think about who could be at risk;
decide how likely it is that someone could be exposed; and to
act to remove the activity or situation, or if this isn’t possible, control the risk.
Prior to seeing any of my clients, I will be:
monitoring my own health and deferring treatments if I have COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19.
contacting my clients 24 hours in advance and deferring any treatments if: they have COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19; are clinically extremely vulnerable and shielding; anyone in their household has COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19; they have been in close contact with someone who has symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days; they have been contacted by the NHS Test and Trace Service and told to self isolate.
asking my clients to call and cancel and defer treatment on the morning of their appointment if they have a temperature or other symptoms of COVID-19.
Enhanced cleaning and hygiene measures
I have introduced enhanced cleaning and hygiene measures between clients, which includes washing and disinfecting any non-porous surfaces and therapy equipment, such as chairs and couches, and replacing any porous or single-use items, such as towels and couch roll. Strict personal hygiene measures will also be adhered to, including regular hand washing/ sanitising.
Adapting or restricting treatments
It may be necessary for me to adapt or restrict certain treatments, in order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 and/or protect my clients’ health and safety. Any clients likely to be impacted will be advised as soon as possible.
Maintaining social distancing
Please note that while many treatments involve close contact, I will be observing social distancing measures wherever possible. This might include, for example, maintaining an appropriate distance during the consultation process, and when arriving and leaving for an appointment.
If a treatment is cancelled or deferred at short notice because my client has COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID-19, any standard cancellation fees will be waivered. The client will be asked to kindly confirm in writing that their appointment has been cancelled or deferred because they have COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19.
For more information…
I am happy to be contacted to discuss any aspect of your treatment during this time. Please contact me at:
Name: Susannah Sparrow