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Wednesday, 18 July 2018


We would like to welcome new massage practitioner Debbie Parsons to our team here at Chandos Clinic. With more than 12 years experience, using a variety of massage techniques, Debbie is fully equipped to help with a specific injury or chronic ache. She is qualified in sports and remedial massage, and also offers reflexology. 
As an introductory offer, Debbie is offering a 40% discount off her treatments until the end of Sept 2018.
Please ring Pat or Deb on reception for further details of her times and prices, and they will happily book you in to see her.

Violette Aubry
Giles’ Sabbatical 

Dear Patients! 
From 3rd. September 2018 Violette Aubry will be returning to the Chandos Clinic.

She will be acting as Giles’ locum until the end of December 2018 while he is on sabbatical.

Violette trained at the same school as Giles: The European School of Osteopathy. She qualified in 1995 and worked at Chandos Clinic from 2008 to 2013. We are delighted that she has time to re-join us this autumn. She is a French national, resident in the UK and has bilingual skills. 

She has a special interest in children and is completing a diploma with The Sutherland Cranial Osteopathic Collage in Paediatric Osteopathy.

She has similar skills and training to Giles, which is why she has been asked to come and cover for him. 

Monday, 25 June 2018

                    PLAYING OUT!

I have written about "Playing Out" in the past. If you are the perfect fit for them, or know anyone else who might be, please contact them. They are an amazing organisation who do so much for the physical and emotional well-being of our young folk, near and far.

Dear friends

Please help us find the perfect (or close to perfect) Company Administrator for Playing Out. 

This is a great part-time job for someone highly organised, who loves facilitating others to do things as well as possible. It is a really crucial role for Playing Out going forward, as things are starting to take off in a big way across the UK (and beyond!) and we need this ‘rock’ at the middle of it all to keep us grounded, effective and enable us to make a massive impact. It would be a really big help if you could share this with your networks and in particular anyone you think would fit the bill.

Deadline is 9th July.

The full job ad and application information is here:


You can also share it on Facebook from here: https://www.facebook.com/PlayingOut

Thank you!!

Alice Ferguson
Director, Playing Out CIC 

BankSpace, 145-147 East Street, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 4EJ 
Tel: 0117 953 7167
Mobile: 07896 957141
Twitter: @aliceplayingout

I normally work Monday-Thursday

Playing Out CIC is registered in England and Wales. Company Number 07694294

Monday, 11 June 2018

'Tis the season to be sneezy.

So many of you have been coming in to the Chandos Clinic with eyes and nose streaming. The pollen count has been unbearably high these last few days. Here are some very useful pointers from the BBC. Anyone who suffers from hay fever, myself included, know we can't ever completely eliminate it, but there are some tips here that will certainly help dampen it down.

And we always have tissues in reception!


As an unrelated aside, I have just read that we should all be washing our hands for 20 seconds, which is how long it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" twice!

Monday, 21 May 2018

Chandos Clinic.... a few changes!

The Chandos Clinic door is wide open so a sunny hello to all our patients.
There are a few changes coming up, so if any of you have not been to see us recently, here is an update of what's happening at Chandos.

We are saying a fond farewell to our wonderful osteopath Xavier, who is returning to live full-time in France. Xavier is recommending his existing patients see Davina, so rest assured you will remain in her very accomplished and capable hands. Both Davina, and Barbara especially, are very experienced with babies and children.

Likewise Anne Brunton, our long-standing reflexologist, will be leaving us at the end of this month. We will still be able to offer reflexology at the clinic, with both Gosia and Emilie.

We wish Xavier and Anne our very best wishes for their futures.

Giles has slightly reduced his hours so please be aware that appointments with him will require a slightly longer wait than usual, although we are always happy to put you on his cancellation list. Otherwise, Barbara, Mala, and Davina, will always be happy to see you. Until further notice, Giles is no longer taking on new patients.

Thank you to everyone who has signed our data protection update. The form is on the reception desk and Deb or Pat will advise you if you still need to do it.

Our fees will go up on July 1st. This is the first increase since January 2017.

Giles will increase from £67 to £70.50 for existing adults and children.

Existing adults for Barbara, Mala and Davina will go up from £48 to £50.50
New adults for Barbara, Mala and Davina will go from £53 to £56 (first appointment only)

Existing children for Barbara and Davina will go up from £44 to £46.50
New children for Barbara and Davina will go up from £49 to £52 (first appointment only)

Until you come to see us next, we wish everyone good health and happy days in the sun!

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Two rather wonderful Bristol women!

Last night I met Caroline Gilmartin, who is "everything good". She runs fermentation workshops in Cliftonwood, teaching how to make sauerkraut, kimchi and kefir. She has an amazing website which is well worth meandering http://everygoodthing.co.uk

Then Andrea, who told me about "91 Ways", (named after the 91 different languages spoken in Bristol) which has another splendid website. http://91ways.org

Even though I've lived in Bristol for over 20 years, organisations like this continue to surprise and gladden me. Respect and admiration for all involved.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Donating your air-miles to charity.

Yesterday I donated 6000 about-to-expire Finnair points to Unicef. I had no idea this was a thing until the good people at Finnair alerted me to the fact that I could. Now I can see that most airlines are affiliated to charities and you can donate your unwanted air-miles to them. It's so easy, so why not do same. Read more...