Getting to know our businesses

As 2019 draws to an end, we have lots of amazing memories to look back on from across the year – thanks to you!

Looking back to our September blog, we asked if you owned a business in the Oakley Vale area and would be interested in being featured on our website. Well, we’re glad to say that in this December blog, we bring you our first contributor – Lisa Tye, Owner of Spirit, Body and Mind!

What’s On…

But first, take a look at some of the events happening in Corby after the Christmas rush and into January:

31st Dec – New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball @ Holiday Inn Corby

Welcome 2020 in style with a Masquerade Ball this New Year’s Eve. Enjoy a three course dinner, a casino table, DJ entertainment to dance the night away and even a traditional piper on the countdown!

5th JanCorby Amateur Theatrical Society: Jack And The Beanstalk @ Corby Cube

Running from 2nd – 5th January, The Noda Pantomime Award-winning team from Corby Amateur Theatrical Society are delighted to bring the magical tale of Jack And The Beanstalk to The Core!

11th JanThe Carpenters Experience @ Corby Cube

The Carpenters Experience brings you an evening of non-stop hits – it’s Yesterday Once More!

23rd Jan An Evening With Sir Geoff Hurst @ Corby Cube

After a highly successful 2019 tour, England’s ‘Hat Trick Hero’ and World Cup-winner, Sir Geoff Hurst, is back out on the road and heading to Corby! 


Introducing Spirit, Body and Mind

Meet Lisa Tye, she owns Spirit, Body and Mind, a calm and welcoming business that offers the highest quality, holistic treatments. When we spoke with Lisa, she told us all about Spirit, Body and Mind and why these treatments can really make a difference in today’s world.

So, Lisa, how long have you owned your business?

I have owned Spirit, Body and Mind for a year and a half, being so new means lots of people are yet to discover me! I currently run my business from home.

How long have you lived and worked in Oakley Vale?

I have been here nearly two and a half years, with a move back from Suffolk. We came back to Northamptonshire for work reasons as my husband worked in Corby previously. When we saw the house and the area, we fell in love with Corby once again.

Can you tell us about your business – what made you start it? What services do you provide?

I know that my life purpose is to help others and I chose to facilitate sessions using different therapies to support clients with their stress, anxiety or depression.

These aspects of mental health are close to my heart as I have experienced all of these at different points in my life.

As a 14-year-old, I experienced Reflexology (working points on the feet or hands to support body, mind, emotional and spiritual balance) by being a case study for someone. I didn’t know anything about it, but I did know that I felt relaxed and calmer after each session and found myself looking forward to the next one.

Later in my life, I felt drawn back to Reflexology and wanted to train. I had already studied Reiki (energy healing) and found a deeper sense of calm and contentment with this, so I offer this to my clients as well.

I also have a deep love of working with children, having worked in education for 19 years, and I offer treatments to support their stresses. It makes me so sad knowing that mental health issues have risen significantly in children. No foot is too small, as babies enjoy my Tiny Toes Baby Reflexology and Massage classes!

How can people find your business?

Well I work from home, so people can find my details at my website – www.spiritbodyandmind.co.uk. I also have a Facebook page too!

What do you enjoy about living and working in Oakley Vale?

I love being in such a quiet location but still near enough to a town for easy access to pubs and shopping. You can take walks to the lakes or to the woods behind us too. People in Corby are friendly and open, it has been a pleasure living and working here.

If you could describe Oakley Vale in five words, what would they be?

Forward thinking, community spirited, home

Do you have a business in the Oakley Vale area and are interested in being featured on our website? Drop us a message on our Facebook page, or through Twitter and we’ll be in touch!


Still time to win £50…

Earlier in the month, we revealed to you our latest photo competition theme, Winter in Oakley Vale! We have received lots of snaps of winter life in Oakley Vale and can’t wait to share them with you.

Please do keep sending them in to us, the deadline is not until the end of February so you still have plenty of time. Did you know, the winner takes home £50? We then match that £50 prize with a similar donation to the Oakley Vale Community Association.

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