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.

Here’s What A Gemstone Face Roller Can Do For Your Skin

Here’s What A Gemstone Face Roller Can Do For Your Skin

Article by: Jane Sandwood, freelance writer

Recently, celebrities like K-Pop’s Somi or Akb48’s YoshidaAkari have taken to Youtube to share the best-kept secrets of their skincare routine. It’s not uncommon to use gemstone rollers in the holistic beauty kit. Are they really effective? The answer is yes! Not only are these convenient tools all natural, but they are a quick and easy way to infuse some positive energy into your beauty routine. The cooling effect of the roller helps reduce redness and inflammation of your skin (helpful if you tend to exfoliate often), while the soothing pressure of polished gemstone helps stimulate collagen production deep within your skin. The result is tighter, firmer skin with a natural glow.

Ancient jade for inflammation

Of all the gemstones used to make face rollers, jade is one of the most popular among skincare enthusiasts. The use of jade in skincare and beauty dates back hundreds of years. It’s said that the women of the elite noticed how the prized gemstone always stayed cool to the touch, which made it ideal for refreshing the skin during seasons of hot weather. Today, jade rollers are fantastic for naturally reducing puffiness and inflammation. Those with acne prone skin or redness will appreciate the cooling factor of jade rollers.

Rose quartz for younger-looking skin

The vibrant pink hue of rose quartz makes it an attractive option alone. But on a deeper level, quartz is made of a network of oxygen atoms and silica. It polishes especially well, hence why it is used to create a soft and smooth roller that glides across the skin. The rose quartz roller rejuvenates the skin, smoothing the surface as well as reducing fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also a great roller for a variety of different skin types, so if you’re new to caring for your skin, it makes a wonderful pick. It’s especially beneficial for individuals who hold a demanding outdoor job as their skin can get damaged. To remedy sun damage and other skin ailments, they should use this tool on a daily basis. 

Amethyst for brightening

Not many people know that amethyst is a type of quartz. However, it receives its ultraviolet colouration from the natural iron deposits within, which, when exposed to sunlight, cause a stunning colour to form. Although some associate the deep purple colour of amethyst with night, it truly embodies the sun, having gently blossomed under thousands of years of sunlight to capture this wonderful colour. The amethyst roller is a great choice for brightening the skin, helping ease blemishes or fine lines, as well as keeping an even texture for that youthful glow.

Finding the right gemstone face roller for you

Before picking out a face roller, consider your skincare goals. Are you looking to reduce redness or minimize your pores? Are you looking to firm your skin or get rid of those fine lines and wrinkles? If you’re new to skincare, you really can’t go wrong with any of the gemstone face rollers on the market. That’s because they’re all natural and incredibly effective, containing only natural materials from the Earth. They last a lifetime and even look stunning on your vanity. And if you pick up a face roller, don’t forget to look into gua shas or facial stones as well.

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.

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.

Stop Smoking Today: Strategies to Stay on Track

Stop Smoking Today: Strategies to Stay on Track

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Article by: Jane Sandwood, freelance writer

There’s never a better time to quit smoking than the present moment. New data from the University of College London found that the UK has seen its highest smoking quit success rate in decades, a figure partly attributed to new efforts to offset nicotine withdrawal symptoms with holistic wellbeing therapies for mind/body relief. If you’re about to make the leap, holistic well-being will keep your prepared for the challenges with a fresh perspective at mind.

Know What To Expect

It’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with the mechanisms of nicotine withdrawal at every stage in the process, especially if this is your first major attempt to cut out smoking from your daily routine. Even though your body will crave nicotine initially, you should start to see improved oxygen levels and improved taste/smell within two days of quitting. Nicotine cravings reach their peak at day three, but begin to subside shortly afterwards. That’s why it’s important to push yourself in the first few days: each day grows easier as you start to see the positive effects quitting has on your health and body.

Consult Your GP

This step is particularly important if you have diabetes, or another long-term medical condition that complicates efforts to quit smoking. Your GP will be able to advise you on treatment and medication options relevant to your condition. For people looking for added support networks, GPs can also connect  you with a local NHS stop-smoking service, which offers resources and advisors to coach you through the process.

Manage Your Stressors

Most people start to see increased levels of anxiety within eight hours of quitting nicotine, which means it’s key to minimise stress during the transitional period. Several peer-reviewed studies suggest that acupuncture is effective for lowering anxiety levels during nicotine withdrawal. This is thought to be the case because acupuncture promotes blood circulation without the side effects of conventional anti-nicotine medications. Other popular stress-reducers for nicotine withdrawal include increased exercise, yoga, and deep-pressure massages to relax tensed muscles in the body.


Quitting is daunting, but any ex-smoker will tell you that the future really is bright. It’s important to take stock of the physical benefits you notice in your body as you quit: changes such as increased taste, oxygen circulation and oral health are permanent, and will leave you feeling healthier for life.

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)