Lincolnshire Lockdown V2.0 With #LincsConnect

Lincolnshire Lockdown V2.0 With #LincsConnect

Lincolnshire Lockdown

Lincolnshire Lockdown V2.0 isn’t what we want but we can work together to turn it to our advantage. If you work with #LincsConnect we can get results together. As the country enters its second Covid-19 lockdown on Thursday 5 November we need a plan. Lincolnshire has been in this situation before and as a result we’re better prepared now. Do you have a plan for Lincolnshire lockdown V2.0?  Your first round of plans may have worked well and as a result you’re just needing to make some minor adjustments to keep trading. Perhaps the first lockdown was a disaster for you? As a result you’ve tweaked and manipulated your plan to make it work this time. Good for you, that’s exactly what is needed to keep going.

Free Advertising

We all like something that’s ‘free’ but we probably also know that nothing is truly free! Twitter – that’s free! Facebook and Instagram are also free too so where’s the catch? Simple! If you want ‘free’ advertising you’re going to have to invest your time. By investing your time your posts are more likely to be seen and acted upon. Would you like to know how to do it?

Social Media Interaction

I’ve said it many times before; the clue is in the name. ‘Social’ media should be exactly what it says in the title. Actually ‘talk’ to your followers.

There’s a TV advert for a room freshener implying that the character has gone ‘nose blind’.  In social media terms, if you post, post, post with no interaction your followers will see your posts but they won’t register in their mind.  However, if you ‘talk’ to your followers they’ll remember you as that nice person/business who takes an interest.  Obviously talking to your followers doesn’t mean telling them how good you are and what you have to sell them.  Instead, you need to show an interest in other people to let them know you care about them. Given time they will ask you what you do and what you have to offer.  As a result, you don’t need to do the ‘hard sell’.

 

Lincolnshire Discount Scheme

Would you be interested in joining a local discount/special offer scheme?  A scheme where ‘you’ set your discount level or special offers.  As a result it could lead to more people visiting your social media pages and/or shop and buying your products. Shopping in your physical store, website or virtual store could suddenly be more appealing.  What if the logo is readily downloadable from social media platforms to be stored on a mobile device ready for use when shopping? Matching the downloaded logo from a smart phone with the logo displayed in your window, on your social media page or website to claim a special offer sounds appealing.

What if the download is free? Surely that would make it even more appealing to the shopper. As a result they try your shop over others because they know there is something in it for them. Store cards sound great but often don’t live up to expectations! What if you offered a 5% discount to customers who present the logo? Perhaps you might prefer to have a special offer on selected items rather than all of your stock. It’ll work for service providers too of course.

Feedback Please

Does this discount/offer idea sound good to you?  I really need your feedback (positive or negative) before I decide to take the idea forward so please do let me know your thoughts.  You can leave a comment at the bottom of this blog or email me at martin@lincsconnect.co.uk

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Help Me, Help You

To help me help you please add a link to this blog in your social media advertising.  If you’re talking about Christmas, Christmas gifts, Christmas offers and postage you can add a link to this blog to help explain that you’re trying to compete against ‘the big boys’ but at the same time you’ll be increasing readership of this blog.  With that achieved I’ll be able to reach out to more people to help advertise your business.  We really can help each other.

Incase You Missed It

Local Shopping

Below is a list of some local traders taking part in the #LincsArtCraftHour on Monday lunch times. Please take a look to see what they have to offer. After all, Christmas ‘is’ coming and I’m sure that you’ll agree that it’s good to support our local traders:

Twitter, Facebook & Etsy/Folksy          

Twitter:      @MelLangtonArt Facebook:                       Mel Langton Art

Twitter: @BurtonWardCraft Facebook: BurtonAndWard      Etsy/Folksy          BurtonWardStudio

Twitter:      @origartprints Facebook:        fiduncart

Twitter: @elliestreasures Facebook:     elliestreasures     Etsy/Folksy:    elliestreasuresuk

Twitter    @chrisdobbinart Facebook:     watercolourportraits    Etsy/Folksy:   ChristineDobbinArt

Twitter: @Amanda_Schonhut Facebook:          aschonhutphotography

Twitter:  @jpbphotography Facebook:                 Light And Dreams Photography

Twitter: @Scarletimpress1 Facebook:                    Scarlet Impressions Art                      Etsy/Folksy Scarletimpressions

Twitter:    @EnglandCreate Etsy/Folksy:            Create-England

Twitter:         @ShaliniAustin   Facebook:      Shalini.Austin

Twitter:       @Blackbird1976 Etsy/Folksy:   HDArtandIllustration

Twitter:      @KcbraidsBeads Facebook:                       KC Braids And Beads   Etsy/Folksy:     KCBraidsandBeads.

Twitter: @Anitas_Cards_4U Etsy/Folksy:  HeCraftsAndSheCrafts

Twitter:         @TuluDraws    Facebook:                                Tulu Draws 

Twitter:    @JaneHaighArt Facebook:                         Jane Haigh Country Art

Twitter:     @2021VisualArts Facebook:                            20-21 Visual Arts Centre

Twitter:    @MadeWithMud Facebook:                           Made With Mud Etsy/Folksy:               Made With Mud

Stay Safe

Look after yourselves and you neighbours.  I’ll be back with another blog very soon.

 

WhatsOnLincs After The Coronavirus With Mandarin Therapies

WhatsOnLincs After The Coronavirus With Mandarin Therapies

#WhatsOnLincs After The Coronavirus With Mandarin Therapies

WhatsOnLincs After the coronavirus with Mandarin Therapies. Mandarin Therapies provides mobile complementary therapies including bespoke Aromatherapy massage.  Treatments are in the comfort of your own home, hotel, care home or nursing home. A bespoke Mandarin Therapies treatment truly is something to look forward too.

#WhatsOnLincs After the coronavirus with Mandarin Therapies home massage

To order your massage vouchers email massage@mandarinleisure.com or call 07966 174878. Click on the picture to go to the Mandarin Therapies website.  Click here to view the video

Stress Buster

#WhatsOnLincs – After the coronavirus what have we got to look forward to? Following months of lockdown, stress levels certainly reached a peak for many people. For some those stress levels are still very real.  Many of us were confined to our home while others have been working at heightened levels of pressure, stress and anxiety.  As a result we’re really looking forward now to some form of normality. Hopefully the stress levels experienced by our emergency services and key workers may well be levelling off.  However, where some stress levels are lowering, others may be finding that their stresses are really only just beginning.  The latter is a reference to the teachers and shop owners who’ve had to make big changes to the way they work.  In order to keep themselves safe as well as the pupils, staff and customers around them adaptations have had to be made

Massage For Stress

WhatsOnLincs After the coronavirus with Mandarin Therapies. It’s well documented that massage helps to reduce stress and anxiety levels.  The physical touch and deep relaxation experienced during a massage can last for a long time afterwards.  Researching this subject is difficult, if not impossible!  I recommend you take a look at this post by Prof James Lake which is really useful:  Massage Therapy for Anxiety and Stress

STRESS – Let Mandarin Therapies melt away your stresses and anxieties with a bespoke massage from the comfort of your own home. Tel 07966 174878 to book

Emotional Benefits

Touch can certainly help to improve your emotional state but unfortunately during the recent lockdown human contact and touch has been severely restricted.  Humans are naturally ‘social’ so these restrictions are bound to have had a detrimental affect on our wellbeing.

Massage sessions can help to improve our wellbeing. The massage effect can certainly be enhanced with the use of essential oils too.  Essential oils have been used with massage for thousands of years and the benefits can be quite extraordinary. Each essential oil has its own unique properties but you can be forgiven if you thought they are ‘just’ about the smell. Over the years Mandarin Therapies has witnessed some remarkable outcomes with my Aromatherapy treatments.  Essential oil have been used them to treat headaches, insomnia, PMS, fluid retention, back pain, anxiety, stress, depression, and many other problems including pre & post cosmetic surgery treatments.

Home Treatments

WhatsOnLincs After the coronavirus with Mandarin Therapies. Treatments range from 1 to 2 hours and are all conducted from the comfort of your own home.  Are they relaxing? “Oh yes! I have clients who leave the massage treatment and go straight to bed leaving me to pack up, put the cat out and lock up before I leave”!  The last treatment of the day is around 9.00pm so a 2 hours massage will be finishing at 11.00pm.  That’s the perfect time for those who, for whatever reason, have problems sleeping at night.  The salon experience really does come to your home – a professional couch, towels, pillows, oils, relaxing music and over 30 years of experience.

What more could you ask for?

#WhatsOnLincs After the coronavirus with Mandarin Therapies mobile salon

A Mobile Salon could be on its way to you. Call 07966 174878 to book your appointment

WhatsOnLincs After The Coronavirus With Mandarin Therapies…

Advance Bookings

WhatsOnLincs After the coronavirus with Mandarin Therapies. Treatment restrictions have been lifted so appointments are open once again. Advance planning has been a lesson learned during the Coronavirus pandemic and there is no reason to change our new habits.  Personalised gift vouchers are available for 1, 1 1/2 or 2 hour treatments from £60.00.  Perhaps now, as we can see a more permanent end to the Coronavirus restrictions it’s time to purchase your vouchers for a treat for yourself or as a gift for someone special in your life.  It really is the ideal gift with Christmas just a short while away.

#WhatsOnLincs After the coronavirus with Mandarin Therapies Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers can be personalised with your own message or you can order eVouchers to be delivered straight to your inbox

Truly Inclusive

The Mandarin Therapies & Mandarin Mothers treatments really are truly inclusive.  Nursing and care home visits are included as well as end of life care.  Everyone deserves the gift of touch and the luxury of a bespoke massage.

#WhatsOnLincs After the coronavirus with Mandarin Therapies Home, care home and antenatal massages

Home visits, Care Home visits, Nursing Home visits…. Everyone deserves a massage

WhatsOnLincs After The Coronavirus With Mandarin Therapies…

Book Now

If you would like to book your massage or order your vouchers please feel free to call 07966 174878 or email massage@mandarinlsiesure.com

Charity Events

Mandarin Therapies is always happy to support local charities wherever possible especially at this difficult time where many charities have been hit quite hard with reduced income.  With that in mind, Mandarin Therapies will donate 20% (split evenly) of the price of the massage to YMCA Lincoln and #teamleonie  if you quote this blog when ordering your treatment.  Don’t forget that a discount of 20% is also available for our emergency services and serving military members.  This offer has been available for 30 years and has no end date.

WhatsOnLincs After the coronavirus with Mandarin Therapies – it’s time to look forward to something nice while helping charities at the same time.

#WhatsOnLincs - after the coronavirus - 20% discount for Emergency services and military by Mandarin Therapies

#LincsConnectDiscount – 20% discount for all emergency services staff, military personnel and Veterans with a services discount card. You have put yourselves in harms way for us so this is a small ‘thank you’ from Mandarin Therapies

Click on the Discount link below to print copy for your crew room:

Discount

WhatsOnLincs After The Coronavirus With Mandarin Therapies…

Luxury Is A Mandarin Therapies Massage

Book yours today by email massage@mandarinleisure.com

For Everyone

“Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to meet some genuinely nice people who have kept a special place in my heart.  I used to visit one dear lady who, following a car accident, suffered with fluid retention in her legs. I visited her twice weekly to perform Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) massages.  We had a routine where I would leave to wash my hands while she got undressed and climbed onto the couch.

The routine worked well until one day when I came back into the room I sensed something wasn’t right.  Hazel was on the couch as usual but her arms were by her sides instead of on the cradle. During the 30 seconds conversation that took place about her arm placement I realised that something was seriously wrong!  Hazel had suffered a stroke.  I immediately dialled 999 and the paramedics and ambulance arrived within minutes.

Being with her at that moment, having the immediate attention that she needed and the follow up care that was provided by the Stroke Unit at Lincoln County Hospital made all the difference.  Hazel made a full recovery and was soon back home doing her daily The Times crossword.  Her brain was as sharp as ever and her mobility was no worse than it was before she suffered the stroke.  There is no doubt in my mind that my quick phone call and the rapid response by the emergency services saved Hazel from suffering irreversible damage.

Hazel died of old age at 92.  I still miss you Hazel X”

Knowing what to do is crucial if we are to help someone who has had a stroke. As a result of FAST, Hazel was spared the devastating consequences that a stroke can cause.

Stroke 

#WhatsOnLincs After the coronavirus what've we got to look forward to? What to do in the event of a stroke

“Still Here, Still Safe, Still Open”click on the picture to view the Lincolnshire Stroke Unit video 

F, A, S, T.

  1. Face (first check for facial weakness. The face may have drooped on one side.  The person may not be able to smile.  Mouth or eye may have drooped)
  2. Arms (check for arm weakness.  The person may not be able to lift both arms)
  3. Speech (check for impaired or garbled speech)
  4. Time (dial 999)

Stay Safe