The trains going past the Beambridge Inn last Thursday evening had some competition from inside the hotel. Wellington WI formed a ‘massage train’ to try out on each other some of the massage techniques demonstrated by Laura and Stacey from Nurtured by Nature during their talk.
Massage is the oldest method of medical treatment, and was used in the First World War to treat nerve injury and shell shock. Whilst most people today use massage to relieve stress and improve wellbeing, it does have some very specific therapeutic uses, such as the lymphatic massage for which Stacey has had specialist training. This type of massage is particularly beneficial for people who have had cancer treatment which has caused swellings known as lymphedema.
During members’ time there was the opportunity for members to hear about what the various interest groups do and put forward any ideas they have for future activities.
The Outdoor Group is looking forward to having a go at trying new experiences such as scuba diving and paddle boarding, and if you have ever wondered what Segway is, you can find out on one of the activity days.
After a summer break, the Craft Group will meet again in September. Members can bring craft projects they are working on, or come along to learn a new craft, helped by other group members.
Creative Writing Group members have recently written letters to the Unknown Soldier, and for their next project will write about an ancestor, filling in gaps in information with creative writing. A book of pieces of writing produced by the Group during the year is in development.
The Book Group is returning to the classics for its next book- Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy.
Keen quizzers take part in a monthly quiz at the World’s End, and were very pleased to come first this month.
As well as these regular activities, there is a full programme of outings and social events.
On 18 September, Alla Sellick will be talking about Sewing- from pattern to cloth. Monthly meetings start at 7.30, and visitors are very welcome.
For more information, please look at our website – Wellingtonwi.org.uk, or our Facebook page – Wellington Women’s Institute.
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