Chi Yu is Open!

Chi Yu is Open!

We are very pleased to announce that chi yu is open!

To make an appointment please call our main number on 02074860304. Our reception is back and ready to take your call (in business hours). Or alternatively, email info@chi-yu.co.uk or use the enquiry form on the website here as usual. (We hope to be able to take WhatsApp enquiries soon, watch this space).

As you may know, we actually reopened on 12th April but we didn’t want to announce it fully until we had a chance to get back into the swing of things after such a long hibernation. Needless to say, all the team of therapists is glad to be back and looking forward to seeing their clients and, of course, to welcoming new ones.

As is becoming the norm, we continue to exercise the necessary precautions to ensure that your visit will be as safe as possible. You should not visit us if you have COVID-19 symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days. As per guidance, you are still required to wear a face covering (we can provide one) at all times and santitise hands and even the bottom of your shoes just to be sure. As before, all the team will be wearing the appropriate PPE and all contact surfaces will undergo extra cleaning and sanitising after each visit (even more than usual!). Despite these necessary measures, we do hope your visit will be a beneficial and pleasant experience.

Kindest regards,
Mami & chi yu team.

We are celebrating our 10th anniversary with a PRIZE DRAW!

We are celebrating our 10th anniversary with a PRIZE DRAW!

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.

Roadmap Out of Lockdown

Roadmap Out of Lockdown

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.

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Chi Yu CLOSED under Tier-4

Chi Yu CLOSED under Tier-4

Sadly, we have had to close again under Tier-4 restrictions. Hopefully, we can re-open again soon. Please check back later for an update, In the meantime, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.

Kindest regards, Chi Yu Team

New Normal @chi yu

New Normal @chi yu

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.

Message to Clients During COVID-19 Pandemic

Message to Clients During COVID-19 Pandemic

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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.

For more information contact the NHS on 111 or go to https://111.nhs.uk/

For further information on risk management: GOV.UK: Guidance on charities and risk managementZurich: Organisational resilience guidance on pandemic planning

For updates and information as the situation develops for the public and health professionals: gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-publicgov.uk/government/collections/wuhan-novel-coronaviruspublichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

For travel advice: GOV.UK: COVID-19 travel adviceGOV.UK: COVID-19 specified countries and areas with implications for returning travellers or visitors arriving in the UK

Open & Closed Dates at Chi Yu over the Holiday Period 2019

Open & Closed Dates at Chi Yu over the Holiday Period 2019

We are open & closed on the following days over the Christmas period:

Closed from Tuesday 24th to Thursday 26th December
Open from Friday 27th to Monday 30th December
Closed from Tuesday 31st December to Thursday 2nd January
Open as usual from Friday 3rd January

We wish you all a healthy and happy holidays and look forward to nurturing your well-being in 2020.
Kindest regards Chi Yu Team

Chi Yu Reopen Date

Chi Yu Reopen Date

We are pleased to announce that (if all goes to plan) the reopening date of chi yu wellness centre will be Tuesday 4th June and should be business as usual by the end of that week.

In the meantime we are still able to take appointment enquiries through all usual methods.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Refurbishment Closing Dates

Refurbishment Closing Dates

Chi Yu will be closed from Monday 13th May 2019 for 2-3 weeks for essential maintenance and refurbishment works to the premises.

We cannot be exact on the reopening day but we hope to reopen fully by the end of May. Please check back here for updates.

The Healing Power of Water

The Healing Power of Water

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Article by: Jane Sandwood, freelance writer

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


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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


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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.

Chi Yu is OPEN! We are taking appointments as usual. Please call 02074860304 or email info@chi-yu.co.uk to book. (some restrictions may still apply)