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After keeping a close eye on all of the daily Covid-19 updates, looking at the new case numbers and trends, and having a few difficult discussions, it’s with a heavy heart that I have made the decision to close Pura Vida for the time being.
Although as a solo mobile therapist, I’m not on the list of enforced business closures yet and my work is largely on a one to one basis, it’s not a service where social distancing can be adhered to (that would require taking hands free massage to a whole other level! 😉). And while I ensure neither myself or my clients have the symptoms and have stringent hygiene and cross contamination measures in place, with more information coming out each day, I can no longer be sure that one of us hasn’t been exposed and are carrying the virus, or that the virus isn’t being transmitted via our clothes and my equipment carry cases and bags etc.
After spending many years working so hard, day and night, to build up what is now a very busy and successful small business, to have to close it virtually overnight is a very hard pill to swallow. However, it is the right thing to do in order to protect you, me, and our families at this difficult time.
To all my amazingly loyal clients/friends who have supported me over the last six years and who have continued to support me over the last couple of weeks, I cannot thank you enough. Over the next few days, I will be contacting everyone who is still booked in over the coming few weeks.
If anyone would like to purchase Gift Vouchers for the treatment that they had booked in ready for when I reopen, you are more than welcome, but this is not a necessity. The expiry dates of any Gift Vouchers people already have will be extended by the length of time I need to close. Obviously I have no idea of the time scale on this and how long I will need to remain closed. It’s a very odd feeling to say the least.
I should just add that during this closure, I am currently still able to sell both Tropic Skincare and Neal’s Yard products and can get them delivered direct to your door. 🙂
So to end, normal service WILL resume as soon as it is safe to do so, and I hope you lovely lot will also return to support Pura Vida when this time comes.
Stay safe, keep well and let’s all follow the guidelines so we can get through this nightmare quicker.
See you on the other side
I’ve managed to put this off for a couple of years and, in fact, many of you will know that I haven’t really changed my prices since starting the business in 2014. However, as of 6th April 2020, a new price structure will be introduced.
Unfortunately, the costs of running a small business are ever increasing. These include running a car at high mileage each month (fuel and many tyres consumed!), rising skincare product prices (this is an area I’m not willing to compromise on as the quality and ethicality of my chosen massage oils and skincare products are of great importance to myself and my customers), and laundry costs – 4 loads of washing per day on average!
Understandably, a lot of time and consideration has been put into developing this new price structure in order to maintain affordability, whilst also covering the rising costs. In a change from the current pricing, this new structure aims to simplify things by standardising the prices by treatment duration across the majority of treatment types, and sits around average for the current industry standard.
As ever this price still includes travel (unless outside of a 10 mile round trip); all equipment, towels and products required; any subsequent follow up telephone and email advice; and full treatment records being written and stored securely after each session. These notes are vital for tracking changes in symptoms and conditions, so as to ensure follow up treatments can be tailored specifically for your individual needs (strictly no massage ‘routines’ at Pura Vida).
New Price Structure
Holistic Massage and Deep Tissue and Advanced Massage
45 mins £35.00
60 mins £45.00
75 mins £50.00
90 mins £60.00
60 mins £45.00
90 mins £60.00
60 mins £45.00
Pregnancy Bundle (4 treatments booked in advance) £160.00
Hot Stone Massage
30 mins £30.00
60 mins £50.00
Indian Head Massage
30 mins £25.00
Seated Acupressure Massage
30 mins £25.00
Holistic Facials (Tropic Skincare and Neal’s Yard Remedies)
30 mins £30.00
60 mins £45.00
Pamper Parties (minimum of 4 people)
Choose from a range of holistic massage, Indian Head Massage, Hot Stone Massage and Holistic Facials.
30 mins per person £25.00
Multiple Person Discount
You’ll be pleased to know that the multiple person discount will also continue, with 10% being deducted off of every full price treatment booked when two or more people are treated at the same location (excluding Pamper Parties).
I’ll also endeavour to run the very popular special offers at times throughout the year. These however very much depend on the capacity I have to fit the extra people in that these offers generate. Further down the line, it may be possible to employ additional therapists to accommodate the increasing demand.
If you’re located outside of the free travel zone (10 mile round trip from our nearest HQ address – BA20HY or BS84YF), any additional mileage will be charged at 45p per mile.
Payment can be made via cash, bank transfer or cheque at the time of, or prior to the session, unless otherwise agreed in advance.
It’s inevitable that on occasion you’ll need to change your appointment and sometimes this will be unavoidably last minute. However, aside from these unforeseen circumstances, if you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, I ask that you give as much notice as possible so that your slot can be offered to another client, otherwise a cancellation charge may be applicable. The full cancellation policy can be found in the ‘Terms and Conditions’ on the website, www.puravidatherapies.co.uk.
As always, you can book via text, messenger, phone or email and I advise that you book as far in advance as possible. Obviously if you require an emergency treatment or find yourself with an unexpected day off, please do pop me a message as cancellations do occur. However, if you’re a client who books a regular treatment and you have a preferred day and time of the week, I now recommend booking two treatments in advance to avoid disappointment.
Thank you for your understanding, ongoing support and much valued custom. It really does mean such a lot to me.
It’s been a labour of love but it’s finally here and the very first blog has been published! You can check it out here. The blog is about our quest for a ‘Pure Life’ and we’ll be blogging about all things natural and holistic, from complementary therapies to natural skincare, and health and wellbeing to diet and nutrition.
Whatever the occasion – birthday, anniversary, Mother’s Day – our parties are a great way to celebrate. All you need to do is gather your nearest and dearest together and sit back to enjoy a massage or two, we’ll take care of the rest. Take a look at our Pamper Party Treatment Menu here.
After surpassing our expectations and reaching the final five businesses in the category of Best Complementary Therapy Centre in Somerset of the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017, we’ve now been crowned the overall winners! With over 40% of the total votes, Pura Vida is officially the Best Complementary Therapy Centre in Somerset! And it’s all thanks to our amazing clients, friends and family and the readers of the Muddy Stilettos Blog who have been voting over the last week. Thank you so so much!
We’re now a Tropic Skincare Ambassador! The introduction of our Holistic Facial range could only mean one thing…the introduction of some amazing skincare products! We’ve spent a lot of time researching these over the last six months to make sure the skincare products we chose lived up to the Pura Vida name (‘Pure Life’, for those who hadn’t guessed) and our philosophy of natural, chemical and cruelty free health and wellbeing. Tropic are a 100% vegan and cruelty free skincare company, with a naturally derived range that is free from parabens, synthetic fragrances and toxic chemicals. These ethically sourced, freshly handmade products have absolutely knocked our socks off and we can’t wait to let you all experience them. Not only do they smell divine and leave your skin feeling silky smooth and soft, they really are what they say…absolutely chemical free! We’ll certainly be promoting Tropic’s #CleanGreenBeautyRevolution! You can find out more or shop the Tropic range here.
Not content with offering just one amazing skincare brand, we’ve also become a Neal’s Yard Remedies Consultant! Neal’s Yard not only offer a wide range of skincare products, massage oils and make up, but they also offer health and beauty from the inside out with their range of supplements, herbal remedies and tasty teas. You can find out more or shop the Neal’s Yard range here.