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Sam Colverd

Sam Colverd

Samantha Colverd is a Remedial & Sports Massage Therapist and also holds a growing list of qualifications including Swedish Massage, Massage for Pregnancy, Indian Head Massage, Hot Stone Massage and Systematic Kinesiology. Passionate about holistic healthcare and well-being, she is a Consultant for Neal's Yard Remedies Organic and a Distributor for Nature's Sunshine supplements, products she believes in and uses frequently herself!

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Feb
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Health & Beauty Club

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January saw the launch of the On The Bench Health & Beauty Club and I'm proud to say it was a big success!

What's the big idea?

I have established the club as a way of sharing information and products relating to health, beauty and wellbeing with my clients through a free 90-minute interactive seminar. Each event also includes a workshop relevant to that month's theme. The Club allows you to find out more about specific topics, sample products and discuss different themes with like-minded individuals.

Winter Wellness

Our January meeting covered the subject of Winter Wellness. We discussed natural alternatives to cold and flu treatments, supporting the immune system with a healthy diet, the importance of Essential Fatty Acids for general health as well as their role in healthy skin and looked at some Essential Oils to lift our spirits through the dark and dingy winter months.

We also enjoyed some pampering with a Winter Skin Survival Workshop which involved each guest giving themselves a nourishing facial treatment using products which help combat the harsh conditions our skin has to deal with in these cold, wet and windy months. Everyone left looking radiant and feedback included a guest describing the evening as "a very uplifting experience" and another saying it was, "just what I needed in this miserable weather". Each guest went away with a free product sample to review for the next session.

It's Not Too Late!

If you missed January's club and feel you would like to know more, you can still book your own Winter Wellness Workshop with me. Just gather a few of your friends and family together and I will come and present the workshop, including the pamper session, in the comfort of your own home. Alternatively, you may book to attend at On The Bench's premises (subject to availability). To find out more, please call 01329 280944 or drop me an e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What's Next?

The date is set for this month's club: Wednesday 26th February at On The Bench. Due to demand, I am offering 3 sessions throughout the day - 10am, 4pm and 7pm. As space is limited, booking is essential so please call 01329 280944 or e-mail sam@on-the-bench and let me know which time you would like to book in for and if you will be bringing a friend.

This month's theme is "Everything's Coming Up Roses!" We will explore the amazing healing properties of Wild Rose and Rosehips, the therapeutic properties of Rose and enjoy a deeply nourishing Wild Rose Beauty Balm Facial and learning some of the many other uses for this wonderful multi-purpose product. Rose is a popular scent and as a result is a popular choice when choosing gifts for Mother's Day (30th March). A discount will be available on the night for products ordered so it's a great opportunity to find the perfect gift!

Can't Make it?

If that date doesn't suit you, then why not book your own event for you and your friends and let me come to you! Please contact me for more information and availability.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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31
Dec
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Happy New Year!

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I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous New Year and thank you for your continued support throughout 2013!

Reflecting on 2013

It has been a great year for On The Bench starting with the move to Fareham in February, seeing the addition of Holistic Facials to the treatment list and ending with me completing my Foundation Level training in Systematic Kinesiology and achieving my goal to reach Team Leader status as an Independent Consultant for Neal's Yard. And it's been a fantastically busy year in the clinic too with many new clients added to the ranks of the loyal customers who have stuck with me through the years. Thank you again!

Looking Forward to 2014

The New Year is already looking rosy with plenty of pre-bookings in the diary and more courses lined up to develop my existing therapies and hopefully add a few new skills to the list! My Neal's Yard team is growing which means if you would like to book a Pamper Event I now have additional consultants available giving greater flexibility on dates. Please contact me for more information on 01329 280944 or visit my Neal's Yard website.

Price Rise

After 6 years, I have finally had to put my prices up by a small amount. Please look out for the newsletter with full details and the website will be updated very shortly too.

Once again, Happy New Year to you all and I look forward to seeing you in 2014.

 

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28
Aug
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SPECIAL OFFER!

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To celebrate the launch of the AMAZING Frankincense Intense from Neal's Yard Remedies Organic, I am giving away a FREE Fabulous Frankincense Facial to one lucky person who orders a pot of this new age-defying moisturiser from me before the end of this month!

Independent clinical trials have shown just how effective this natural, Organic product is at reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in just 30 days! In fact, the entire Frankincense range is brilliant at delaying or diminishing the signs of aging, as you can discover if you win the Frankincense Facial!

I have also tried Frankincense Intense and it has a very luxurious feel on the skin, is easily absorbed and a little goes a long way! It has a subtle fragrance which is slightly citrussy and I find it very uplifting.

So, if you would like to order a pot for yourself, or perhaps as a gift for a loved one, give me a call on 01329 280944 or e-mail me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

All orders will also receive a FREE 50ml bottle of Frankincense Facial Wash and don't forget, every order will earn you a place in the draw to win a FREE Frankincense Facial at On The Bench worth £40.

I look forward to hearing from you before the end of the week!

 

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14
Jul
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The Benefits of Being an Independent Neal's Yard Remedies Organic (NYRO) Consultant

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My love affair with Neal's Yard Remedies began over 20 years ago when, as a teenager in search of a moisturiser that wasn't tested on animals and that would suit my sensitive skin, I discovered their Covent Garden store. Little did I know at the time how this first visit would go on to shape my career as a Holistic Therapist!

Neals Yard Covent GardenAn introduction to Complementary Therapy

In the middle of the store was a table filled with little bottles of aromatherapy oils. I asked a member of staff what they were for and she explained to me about the many and various uses for these beautifully scented substances. it was the first time I had heard mention of "Complementary Therapy" and I was very interested to find out more! The seed had been planted and now I am a fully qualified Remedial, Sports and Holistic Massage Therapist.

The other revelation to me on this first visit was their use of natural ingredients. As a child obsessed with everything to do with the natural world, and having just recovered from a particularly nasty reaction to a moisturiser sample given out to me in a department store from one of their expensive cosmetic counters, I felt an immediate confidence in the range of products on offer in the Neal's Yard store. 

Becoming an Independent Consultant

So imagine my delight when I discovered that there is now a way I can work for Neal's Yard Remedies whilst still running my own therapy business! As an Independent Consultant for Neal's Yard Remedies Organic (NYRO), the home selling side of the business, I am fully supported by Neal's Yard with training opportunities and a massive online resource of information, and yet I am still my own boss! I can pick and choose how much or how little time I spend on the NYRO side of my business because there are no monthly sales targets. And yet, there are excellent rewards and incentives when I do place orders for myself and my clients or from a party or event. It also enables me to buy ethical, natural, quality products for myself and, perhaps more importantly, for my business, at a discount.

So much support! 

Almost as soon as I had registered online as a consultant, I was contacted by my Upline Manager who introduced herself and provided me with some initial pointers to get me started. I was amazed at how much information is available through the consultants area of my NYRO website! If I'm honest, I was actually a little overwhelmed at first thinking perhaps I was expected to know ALL of this! However, another chat with my Upline (think Mentor rather than Manager!) and my fears were laid to rest - the information is there for us as and when we need it. Everything about the company is set up to offer so much support and advice and when I attended my first (FREE) training session and at every subsequent meeting and training day I have since attended, that support has grown. And the enthusiasm of everyone involved with the company, from fellow consultants right up to the very top, is totally infectious!

Ethical Products that sell themselves!

I was first drawn to Neal's Yard Remedies products because they were cruelty-free. This was very important to the teenage me. The fact that they are natural and contain organic ingredients was, at the time, a bonus. (Now it is equally important to me). I'm so pleased to be involved with a company who have not "sold out" in the decades since I first discovered them. Although the company has changed hands, it is still a family-run independent British business - it has not been swallowed up by any of the big multi-national pharmaceutical/cosmetic giants. You won't find any harmful chemicals such as parabens and phthalates in any Neal's Yard Remedies products - the company policy on ingredients is, "If in doubt, leave it out!". Ingredients are ethically sourced and the company supports a variety of Fair Trade and environmental projects. The organic credentials are certified by the Soil Association and the products are hand-made in the company's own eco-factory in Dorset. When I first became a consultant, I found it quite hard to "sell" the products to my clients, simply because many people had never heard of Neal's Yard Remedies. But what I've found is that actually, I don't really need to "sell" the products, just encourage people to try them. And then the quality of the products and the fabulous results most people receive from using them means that the products sell themselves! And although I initally shied away from having parties, since taking the plunge (by popular demand from my clients!) I have found it an incredibly rewarding experience, not only in the increased earnings but in sharing the products and enthusiasm for them and the company, the social aspect of giving a party and the opportunity to increase my client base through meeting new people at each party.

Benefits of Being an Independent Consultant

In a nutshell then, here are the benefits of becoming a Neal's Yard Remedies Organic Independent Consultant:

  • Working for an ethical, well-established British company but still being your own boss
  • Low cost start-up with all the tools you need to build your business as you choose including a free website
  • the UK's largest range of certified organic health and beauty products which are so good they practically sell themselves
  • No minimum orders or monthly sales targets
  • Flexible working hours - do as much or as little as you choose each month
  • Great rewards and incentives which extend far beyond just the financial benefits
  • Free training and support 
  • Award-winning products that offer something for everyone
  • the opportunity to make new friends and if you're a therapist to build your client base
  • Discount on products you purchase for yourself or your business

Join my team!

As you can see, I love being an Independent Consultant and I would love to have you on my team! If you would like to join me, you can sign up online right now by clicking here or if you would like to find out more, please get in touch by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01329 280944. 

Just want to shop?

If becoming a consultant isn't for you but you like the sound of Neal's Yard products, you can explore the range and shop online via my website: www.uk.nyrorganic.com/shop/onthebench, by booking a Facial and experiencing the skincare products that suit your skin type or by hosting a party. Just call 01329 280944 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

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08
May
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New treatment: Holistic Facials

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This month sees the launch of a new treatment: Holistic Facials! As an Independent Consultant for Neal's Yard Remedies Organic, adding facials to my repertoire seemed the best way to incorporate the beautiful organic skincare range into my therapy practice. To celebrate this new treatment, I'm offering 25% off all facials in May!

About the Treatment

This is an hour-long treatment which will not only leave your skin looking radiant and feeling velvety soft but will also relax the body and mind. Whatever your skin type, Neal's Yard has a range of facial products that will suit you. But if you don't know your skin type, don't worry - this will be assessed during the consultation. Once the product range that suits you best has been identified, the treatment will cleanse, exfoliate, tone, massage, treat and deeply moisturise your skin. Aftercare advice will also be given so that the effects of your facial treatment last as long as possible and you can also order products used so that you can achieve similar results at home.

PRICE: £40 but 25% off in May 

Why Neal's Yard?

Neal's Yard products are organic, natural, cruely-free, contain no harmful or synthetic ingredients, feel luxurious, smell heavenly and they work! For more information, please click here.

Neal's Yard offer an extensive range so that all skin types are catered for. The products are also rich in antioxidants to help fight the signs of aging and contain beautiful essential oils to uplift the spirits.

But I have sensitive skin...

If you have particularly sensitive skin or have reacted to facial treatments or products in the past, please let me know at the time of booking. I will send you some samples for you to patch test at home so that we use products you are happy with on the day.

How to book

Simply call 01329 280944 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and don't forget, for MAY ONLY there is 25% off (that's a saving of £10)

 

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20
Jan
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Snowy Sunday Stripping

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Work on the new premises is well underway. Building work has been completed to make my treatment room larger and my hubby and I have spent a snowy Sunday stripping wallpaper, filling holes and preparing walls for painting.

There's still a lot to do but it's starting to take shape. Check back regularly to see progress! 

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15
Jan
0

New Treatment and introductory offer!

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Indian Head Massage with 100% Organic Scalp Treatment now available!

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09
Jan
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On The Brand New Bench!

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On The Bench has a brand new bench for you to lie on! And as an added treat, I have also installed a heated blanket for these chilly winter days.

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01
Jan
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January "Detox" Offer

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How are you feeling after the Christmas festivities? Lethargic? Bloated? Skin gone to pot? Over-indulgence in rich food, sweet treats and alcohol can really take its toll on the body causing the pounds to pile on and the symptoms of toxic overload to reveal themselves. So it's no surprise that so many people decide to "detox" as part of their New Year plan.

If this is something you are considering, read on!

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31
Dec
0

2012 - What a year!

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Well, here we are at the end of another year. 2012 has flown by so quickly and what a year it has been! Before looking forward to 2013, I want to pause to reflect on some of this year's achievements.

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04
Dec
0

Winter-proof your skin

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Harsh winter weather, central heating and a diet of stodgy comfort food can play havoc with our skin. But follow these steps and have a healthy glow all year round!

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01
Dec
0

New month, new website!

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Advent seems like the perfect time to launch the new website and reveal the next stage in the On The Bench story. There will be more changes to come in the New Year and I hope you will come with me on the journey!

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