Access for all at Lancaster’s new hub of well-being

Co-Founders of the Well-Being Hub, front from left, Alice Grayson, Jay Fletcher and Sam McCormick
Co-Founders of the Well-Being Hub, front from left, Alice Grayson, Jay Fletcher and Sam McCormick

A new centre aiming to provide affordable help to improve people’s well-being launches in Lancaster next month.

The Well-being Hub was created by Jay Fletcher, Alice Grayson and Sam McCormick, all qualified practitioners specialising in healing and movement practices.

Photo: David Hurst'Alice Grayson, right, leads the movement based therapy class at The Well-Being Hub, Unit 843, Harpers Mill, White Cross Industrial Estate, Lancaster.

Photo: David Hurst'Alice Grayson, right, leads the movement based therapy class at The Well-Being Hub, Unit 843, Harpers Mill, White Cross Industrial Estate, Lancaster.

Their passion is in providing high quality well-being activities that are accessible to everyone across diverse communities.

The hub’s ethos is to embrace clients as whole individuals, rather than viewing them according to only their health conditions.

The sessions and therapies on offer enable physical, emotional and spiritual health, and will include massage, movement and stretching classes, core stability, and core stability and relaxation sessions.

There will also be one-to-one, couples and group work on breathing patterns, efficient movement, posture and dance.

Photo: David Hurst'Movement based therapy at The Well-Being Hub, Unit 843, Harpers Mill, White Cross Industrial Estate, Lancaster.

Photo: David Hurst'Movement based therapy at The Well-Being Hub, Unit 843, Harpers Mill, White Cross Industrial Estate, Lancaster.

The Well-being Hub is a not-for profit organisation, run by volunteers, who are all practitioners based at the White Cross. The space is also available for hire to other practitioners.

The team expects to offer a rich choice of activities, ranging from yoga, pilates, nutrition, arts and crafts, music, counselling, mindfulness, gatherings, training workshops and more.

Alice Grayson is a dance and movement practitioner based in Lancaster, who has worked in community dance and dance education for 10 years. She is a qualified sports massage practitioner and offers remedial massage for conditions such as chronic back and shoulder pain.

Samantha McCormick is an independent dance artist who has been working in dance education and facilitation for 10 years.

She has extensive experience in working with young people and children, particularly those with special needs.

Jay Fletcher is a qualified holistic massage therapist.

She said: “Working holistically involves treating everyone as a unique combination of mind, body and spirit – rather than just a specific health condition. I carefully consider your body mechanics, lifestyle and goals, to tailor massage treatments just for you.”

A launch event is being held on Sunday January 31 at The Well-being Hub, Harpers Mill (behind The Adult College), First Floor, Unit 8-4-3, White Cross Business Park, South Road.

The day will include free taster sessions and opportunities to find out about all of the exciting things on offer.

It is also an opportunity for practitioners and therapists interested in hiring the hub to see and experience the space in action.

People can turn up at any time between 10am and 3pm and take part in any of the sessions. Classes will then officially start on February 1.