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Hot Topic

MPs launch investigation into value of complementary therapies

A cross-party group of MPs has launched an investigation into the value of complementary therapies in supporting physical and mental health, as well as reducing pressure on the NHS. Here’s what you had to say:

Maxine Bridges, sales manager, Affinity Therapy Division:

“Complementary therapies can offer relief from so many conditions. Social prescribing is on the rise, and quite rightly so. GP time is hard pushed so anything that helps to relieve the burden has to be a good thing.”

Geraldine Spensley, owner, Escape Cosmetic Therapy, Bridgend:

“We are an integral part of the community, helping people with their everyday struggles. Whether it be looking after a diabetic’s feet because they can no longer reach them or reducing a person’s stress levels through massage and reducing anxiety and overall tension levels as a result. Before the pandemic we did a reasonable amount of massage. After the pandemic our massage is second most popular treatment with a huge shift towards people’s mental wellbeing as the reason they have sought it.”

Kathleen Birch, owner, Kathleen Birch, Chiswick:

“I agree completely with other comments about complementary therapies helping achieve good health. But pay, training and qualifications are not a high enough standard. This needs to be addressed.”

Hot Topic

Sephora to relaunch into UK with website and London store

Sam Blake, founder and owner at The Safer Salon Geek: “Sephora was in Merry Hill Shopping Centre in my teens – one of my first beauty experiences.”

Lucy Smith, international sales director, Stylpro: “Great news! The UK market will be good as they’ll get it right this time.”

How the September mini-budget will affect beauty businesses

Veronica Shepherd, owner, Veronica Beauty and Laser Clinic, Howden:

• “It is reassuring we are having some support in our industry after having gone through the past few lockdowns. We all need reassurance in these unprecedented times.”

This month we asked you…

Has the cost-of-living crisis caused you to make changes in your business?

58% Yes

15% No

27% Not yet, but considering it

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This article appears in November 2022

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