Charity massages at Brainbow event

Salus @ Brainbow eventProfessional therapists from Salus Wellness volunteered their time and expertise at a charity event last week, during the celebration party that Brainbow organised for their first year in operation.

Brainbow is a partnership between three independent charities – Anna’s Hope, Camille’s Appeal and Tom’s Trust, working with Addenbrooke’s Hospital – to fund and provide a pioneering rehabilitation service in the East of England for children with brain tumour.  The Brainbow service provides co-ordinated specialist neuro-rehabilitation (physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and clinical psychology) assessment and some treatment for children with brain tumours.

134212H_IMG_6835As part of their celebration, which was excellently organised in a beautiful park just outside Cambridge, Brainbow wanted to offer head and shoulder seated massage to help their attendees to release some stress and tension accumulated over time.

At Salus Wellness we love to be involved in these community events and we were very pleased, in this occasion, to be very busy from the very beginning to the last minute of the party. We are very thankful to both Elke Hausler and Julie Taylor-Allan for their precious contribution.

Practitioners Workshop July 2013

Massimo GaetaniLast week Salus Wellness run another practitioners workshop aimed at helping practitioners in complementary health to build and grow their private practice.  Workshops are organised as business clinics where practitioners have the opportunity of discussing new approaches to market their business they would like to try or what is currently not working in their practice that needs adjusting.

Using a coaching approach Massimo Gaetani, (in the picture above) managing director of Salus Wellness and professional business coach, facilitates the meeting and helps attendees to achieve results in a swift and effective way.  Topic discussed during the latest workshop included:

  • Marketing via social networks like Twitter and Facebook
  • Keeping in touch with clients
  • Monitoring client’s satisfaction
  • Guidelines about pricing for sessions and packages
  • How to ensure regular and returning clients
  • Best way of getting consistent referrals

All practitioners’ workshops are free for practitioners at Salus Wellness but available to others for a fee; please get in touch with us if interested in more information.

Salus Wellness collect £87 for charity at the PACT Summer Event 2013

2013-06-22 13.31.20Last Saturday 22 June 2013 PACT was running the traditional Summer Event and we at Salus Wellness run a charity day where members of the public had the opportunity of enjoying short taster sessions in massage, reflexology other treatments and accepted donations to be paid to PACT itself.

A total of 7 of our practitioners attended the event and offered their services to the local community; people treated during the day included 3 fire fighter which were officially attending the event with their fire engine parked in front of our premises.  The day was a great success and we also managed to collect £87 in donation from nearly 20 member of the public. Salus Wellness has also donated 4 massages for a total value of nearly £200 to PACT’s blind auction and tombola.

Petersfield Area Community Trust (PACT) was founded in 1997 and aims to organise supportive structures to foster local community spirit in the Petersfield area of Cambridge. We are a forum which seeks to further the interests of residents and to fulfil community needs. As Salus Wellness is located in the heart of Petersfield we are more than happy of getting involved and helping PACT ib any way we can.

Two years of successes

Building a business from scratch can be challenging and, at the same time, very rewarding when results are outstanding. Salus Wellness recently celebrated its second  anniversary; the complementary health centre is now a totally established business that fits well in the local community, offering a rich variety of top quality complementary health services to a broad range of members of the public.

In two years Salus Wellness managed to build an impressive team of 27 practitioners all with top qualifications and substantial experience: together they are offering a wide variety of complementary health services that ranges from osteopathy and sport massage to counselling a psychotherapy.

Salus Wellness was initially founded by Massimo Gaetani [centre in the picture] and Luca Senatore [right in the picture], who have a combined experience of over 50 years in Business Coaching, Marketing, Sales and Business Management.  Earlier this year a new co-director joined the management team: James Stacey brings extra customer care and business development experience and he is now the first point of contact for Salus Wellness.

All practitioners working at Salus Wellness receive hands-on coaching, consultancy and training, in areas such as sales, marketing and customer service; this allows them to grow their practice and ensure a steady flow of new clients are generated on a regular basis.

“Most our practitioners decide to qualify in NLP, ostheopathy or massage because they either have a passion for helping people or they received a treatment that changed their life; many of them enter the profession  without any previous experience in running a business and they soon realise the strong need of entrepreneurial spirit that is necessary to succeed”

comments Massimo Gaetani marketing director and co-founder. Massimo continues:

“when they start their private practice they realise that clients are simply not queuing outside their door and the phone is not ringing constantly; that’s a normal but a very de-motivating way of starting up”

People who are not used to running small businesses are simply not ready or trained to deal with the new challenges and they often struggle to make a decent living for months or even years. In many occasions they give up and go back to full time occupation which, now more than ever, is not always a practical or easy thing to do.

Salus Wellness offers, apart from the newly decorated and well maintained therapy rooms and full time reception, a comprehensive range of business development and practice management services for all practitioners working at their premises; this increases the chances for everybody’s success and creates the win-win-win situation which Salus Wellness is known for.