There’s a lot of aspects to life that we’ve found ourselves having to adjust to amid the ‘new normal’.
For many Brits, working from home is one of those aspects.
Companies of all shapes, sizes and industries are looking to embrace the concept of working from home a lot more as we head into the coming months, but when the stresses and strains of uncomfortable working positions just end up getting on top of us, we all deserve to treat ourselves every now and then, right?
Thanks to online gifting retailer Prezzybox, here are some of the best at-home massage products on the market right now to do just that – treat yourself.
Vibrating Body Massager
This fantastic handheld massager means you no longer have to travel anywhere other than your own home when the daily stresses and strains of life have you feeling a little bit uptight at times.
It’s your very own massage assistant at your fingertips.
The vibrating ball-shaped massager has special pads for the right pressure to ease any tension, has soft-coloured LED lights to help on your journey to relaxation and is retailing at just £7.99 on Prezzybox.
You can get your hands on the Vibrating Body Massagerhere.
Vibrating Neck Massager
This vibrating neck massager can help soothe muscle aches and pains in your neck after a long day of working.
The soft and pillow-like massager has innovative therapeutic vibrating technology, can be wrapped around your neck to allow for hands-free pain relief, is the perfect size to carry wherever you go post-lockdown and is retailing for just £14.99 on Prezzybox.
You can get your hands on the Vibrating Neck Massagerhere.
Mini Massage Cushion
This small-but-mighty massage cushion is the ultimate relaxation accessory.
It’s powered by a UK mains adapter, meaning no more pesky batteries, has rotation massage features and four pressure points – plus an optional ‘heat mode’ for aches and pains – and provides deep tissue relief for any part of your body.
It’s also the perfect size for post-lockdown travel too and is retailing on Prezzybox at £29.99.
You can get your hands on the Mini Massage Cushionhere.
This Eyezone Massager has three revolutionary features.
It combines massage therapy, pinhole therapy and magnetic therapy, all in one clever little tool. According to the product description, “a lot of the stresses we feel living in today’s world have a technological cause [and] it’s therefore sensible to approach relieving these stresses and strains in a scientific manner”.
It helps to combat headaches, eyestrain, fatigue and insomnia, and is retailing on Prezzybox for just £9.99.
You can get your hands on the Eyezone Massagerhere.
Lower Back Massager
This portable Lower Back Massager is a handy and efficient way of dealing with the muscle strain and posture issues that are brought on by working from home, because according to the product description, “we often neglect and take for granted the way that the body copes with strains and tension”.
It’s easily attachable, can be worn around the waist or across the chest, helps to ease pain by releasing heat in soothing waves and is retailing on Prezzybox for only £9.99.
You can get your hands on the Lower Back Massagerhere.
Body found at Bolton restaurant and suspected cannabis farm days after fire
A body has been found at the site of a fire in Bolton, days after a blaze ripped through a restaurant.
It’s believed that the fire started on the first floor of the property, with early inquiries suggesting it may have been used as a cannabis farm.
Human remains were found at the premises on Bolton Road in Farnworth.
A criminal investigation is now underway and Greater Manchester Police are appealing for information and footage relating to the incident.
Emergency services had first been called to the area at around 1pm on Monday 27 November, to reports of a fire.
Earlier today, Saturday 2 December, a body was found during a search of the restaurant building, days after the fire.
Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Naismith of GMP Major Incident Team said: “Work is ongoing to identify the deceased and we are committed to ensuring the potential family members are fully supported and informed of updates in this investigation.
“The loss of life is a tragedy and I understand the upset this news will cause in the local community. I can assure you on behalf of the investigation team that we are determined to get to the bottom of what has occurred and establish the circumstances surrounding the fire.
“I can confirm this fire is being treated as suspicious and if there is any criminal responsibility, it will be brought to light and dealt with appropriately. We are particularly interested to hear from anyone who knows how this building was being used in the lead up to 27 November 2023.
“I would also like to appeal to anyone with information about the fire itself – including if you have any footage (such as CCTV, mobile or dashcam) – to contact GMP’s Major Incident Team.”
You can make a report by calling 0161 856 1995 quoting log number 1485 of 27/11/2023 or via the reporting function on GMP’s website: www.gmp.police.uk
Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Tameside police officers hailed ‘absolute heroes’ after saving the life of a seven-year-old girl
Two Tameside police officers have been hailed as “absolute heroes” after saving the life of a seven-year-old little girl.
It comes after emergency services were called to an address in the Greater Manchester borough of Tameside earlier this week (29 November), and found a young girl who was struggling to breath and coughing up blood after choking on a sweet.
Police Constables Aaron Kincaid and James Blundell, from Greater Manchester Police‘s (GMP) Tameside division, were first on the scene.
To the huge relief of the girl’s parents, who were said to be “understandably distressed” and concerned for her welfare, PC Kincaid jumped straight into action and was able to utilise his first aid training to full effect by going on to successfully dislodge the sweet from the youngster’s throat, and then helping to calm her down before the paramedics arrived.
Whilst PC Kincaid looked after the little girl, PC Blundell did “everything he could” to help the parents remain calm.
Paramedics then took over once they arrived, and the young girl was taken to hospital as a precaution.
Reflecting on the incident, and hailing his officers “absolute heroes”, Superintendent Mike Walsh, from GMP’s Tameside district, said: “PCs Aaron Kincaid and James Blundell acted without hesitation during the incident, and took control of the situation that they were faced with.
“They deserve every credit for staying calm under extreme pressure and for working together as a team and utilising their training to lifesaving effect, and I’m sure the girl’s parents and family will consider them to be absolute heroes.”
“We’re both glad that we were in the right place at the right time,” PC Kincaid added.
“I have a daughter the same age as the little girl who needed our help, and I cannot tell you how much of a relief it was when she started breathing normally and said she was okay after I had managed to dislodge the sweet.