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A LIVELY AND INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP.

19th May, 10.00am – 12.45pm
FHT Annual Training Congress @ NEC, Birmingham  

Mary Atkinson, FFHT, is author of The Art of Indian Head Massage (Carlton Books) and runs FHT accredited qualifications and short courses in Indian head massage (IHM) from her training school in Chichester, West Sussex. Mary has first hand experience of the benefits of using gentle techniques with a variety of clients.

IHM can be adapted as a gentle, supportive and comforting therapy for elderly and frail people in a variety of settings. This lively, interactive workshop offers the opportunity for qualified IHM therapists to experience the many benefits of both giving and receiving gentle, nurturing techniques. Indeed, many therapists now include these gentle techniques as part of their routine as they have such a soothing effect on clients. There will be time to try new moves, be creative with familiar moves and bring new inspiration to your ‘tool-kit’, giving you a greater choice when considering the most suitable IHM session for each client. 

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Further reading: 

Mary outlines the potential benefits of IHM for relieving headaches.

Read here » 

She also frequently shares her passion for IHM on her blog, along with many other therapy projects, including the COCORO tsunami charity.

www.maryatkinson.com/blog

‘A gentle touch’ will be featured in the next issue of International Therapist (April 2013):

Adapted Indian head massage (IHM) has grown in prevalence as part of palliative care services, aiding symptom management and providing support and comfort for people with advanced, progressive illness, their carers and the bereaved. Mary Atkinson, FFHT, discusses safely and easily adapting Indian head massage techniques in palliative care settings, to provide physical, spiritual and social support to in-patients, out-patients and people in the community.

THIS WORKSHOP = 2 CPD POINTS

THE FHT ANNUAL TRAINING CONGRESS:

  • Over 20 lecture-demonstrations and workshops (1 CPD per hour)
  • A wide range of topics
  • Private training rooms
  • Easy access to venue.

BOOK NOW AT www.fht.org.uk/2013

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