We are still closed but we are hoping to reopen on or soon after the 12th of April. With current indications looking positive we are now taking preliminary appointments in advance for dates after the 12th of April. However, depending on the actual guidance at the time, appointments could be subject to a possible last-minute change. While emerging from hibernation, it can take up to 4 weeks to be fully operational again and so availability may be limited at first. We will do our best to fit you in.
Currently, the best and preferred way to book or to enquire is by emailing: email@example.com or by using our enquiry form (click here) because the landline is currently not being fully monitored. Contact us with your requirement, and preferred date and time and we will get back in touch ASAP.
It should be noted that all the safety precautions implemented before lockdown are likely to stay in place when we reopen. As before, we intend to operate in accordance with the prevailing COVID-19 guidelines and beyond – if necessary – to ensure your visit is as safe as possible and comfortable.
We very much look forward to welcoming you back to chi yu soon
The coming of August 2019 marks the 10th year of Chi Yu Wellness Centre. It’s hard to believe that we opened our doors to the first clients 10 years ago! Every client, old and new, is precious to us and we would very much like to thank all of you for your wonderful support and for entrusting us with your continued well-being. We look forward to taking care of you for many years to come.
To help us celebrate and express our gratitude, we are giving away 10 x 1 hour Integrated Therapy treatments in a prize draw. You’ll be automatically entered every time you complete an appointment* at Chi Yu during the months of August and September 2019. So, the more times you visit, the more chances you have of winning! Good luck!
Terms & Conditions: Winners will be notified on 1st October 2019. The prize is given as a gift voucher code and will be emailed to the winners. Only one prize per client will be awarded. There is no monetary alternative. The prize is transferable and must be redeemed before 23rd December 2019. *Only appointments of at least 30 min or longer will be included in the draw.
We are hoping to reopen in April, all being well, on or after 12th April in accordance with Step-2 of the government’s roadmap to take us all out of lockdown. Given the current uncertainty we are not yet taking appointments but, hopefully, we can do so towards the end of March if indications are positive. All the support we have received so far should enable Chi Yu to restart when the time comes. But that is just the start! We thank all our clients for their continued support and we are very much looking forward to welcoming you back to the centre soon. Please stay safe and well.
We just wanted to let you know what to expect when you visit chi yu for your appointment. Since all our services are close proximity we have implemented extra measures to make your visit as safe as possible. We have followed guidelines from the government and relevant trade associations, such as the acupuncture council, to implement best practice – which continues to evolve depending on the risk level.
What we have done
All the treatment rooms have been redecorated and deep cleaned, we have left no surface untouched (except for the ceilings)
Other areas have been cleaned and sanitised
Protective “sneeze” screens have been installed around the reception desk to make payment safer
Increased the time between bookings to allow more time for cleaning/sanitising between treatments
Trained all therapists with additional cleaning and sanitising requirements
Provided the PPE required for the therapists
What to expect when you book
We will ask for your contact details if you are a new client (as usual) but may also confirm your contact details if you are already a registered client (for test and trace)
We will ask a couple of screening questions
We will ask you to fill in a COVID-19 screening questionnaire to determine if it is safe for you to visit and to make you aware of the potential risks. It also includes your consent for treatment.
We may not have the time slot you normally like because we may have to adjust our opening times
What to expect on your visit
We will take your temperature with a non-contact thermometer to check for fever
We will provide you with a mask if you did not bring your own
We may ask you to sanitise your hands with sanitiser at chi yu
Hopefully, your visit to chi yu will be a safe and enjoyable experience. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Chi Yu remains open for treatments until further notice. However, during this pandemic we are even more aware than ever of maintaining high levels of hygiene. To help reduce the risks of infection all therapists and staff will be asked to wear face masks at all times (and not just as usual for some treatments). Hand washing and sanitising will be more frequent even though it is already the norm to wash hands before and after a treatment. All other hygiene practices will be adhered to along with any precautions prescribed in NHS and government guidelines.
If you present with cold or flu like symptoms please follow the current UK guidelines. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment then please do so without concern. During this pandemic we are suspending cancellation penalties such that you will not be charged for cancelling with less than 24 hours notice. If you arrive at chi yu with obvious symptoms then, regrettably, we may ask you to return home for isolation and reschedule your appointment.
Thank you for your understanding and we appreciate your support during this unfortunate time.
Water comprises as much as 60% of our bodies, making it a critical component of health and wellbeing. While we’re often advised to drink six to eight glasses of water a day, or 1.2 to 1.5 litres, we don’t often hear about the health benefits of being in or around water. Just spending time around rivers, lakes, and ocean banks can have just as significant an effect on your mind and body as increasing your water intake.
Using water as a healing element isn’t a new idea. Both the ancient Egyptians and the Greeks used bathing rituals to help cure physical ailments, while Native American tribes believed in the purifying power of sweat lodges. Now, people around the world use hydrotherapy to treat everything from poor posture to anxiety and depression. Here are just some of the benefits of embracing the healing power of water.
Lift Your Spirits
In addition to helping build physical strength and stamina, swimming has been shown to have an overall positive benefit on mental health. Swimming in a pool, river, or ocean can improve mood in both men and women, decreasing the risk of depression. Warm water therapy can also help to reduce anxiety, especially in fibromyalgia patients and for expecting mothers.
Swimming can have a particularly profound effect on aging minds and bodies. Hydrotherapy can be ideal for frail or older adults who are looking to stay active. Regular exercise can help to reduce the risk of chronic illness and disability in the senior population, improving longevity and allowing them to live independently for longer. A routine can drastically improve the quality of life for older adults living across the UK, leading to fewer mental health issues.
Get in Touch With Your Natural Roots
Being near a great expanse of water, whether travelling on the sea, or relaxing next to a riverbank, can help to renew your appreciation for the world around you. Water helps to connect us to something bigger than ourselves, invoking deep feelings of awe and purpose. Spending time around water can also help to feed our creative side, inspiring some of the most iconic art, theatre, and music that humanity has created.
Revitalise Your Skin
Spending time in water doesn’t just help to clear the mind. Saltwater is also good for the skin, helping to smooth and hydrate it. Going for a dip in the ocean, especially somewhere such as the Dead Sea can help to bring a healthy glow to your skin. The salt also helps to kill bacteria, making it an ideal treatment for acne.
Water does much more for us than just keep us hydrated. It helps to sustain us, healing both our minds and our bodies alike. Spending time in and around water can help to improve your mood, reconnect you with nature, and give you softer, more supple skin.