The Holistic Health Show is currently seeking FHT members who would be happy to volunteer for its Chill Out Zone at this year’s event. Volunteers would donate their time and raise funds for charity.
The Chill Out Zone takes place every year as part of Holistic Health, an exhibition open to qualified complementary therapists, clinic and salon owners and final year students.
Visitors to the Chill Out Zone pay a nominal fee for a taster session of a complementary therapy, and all proceeds raised go towards the show’s nominated charities, Making Space and the Healing Hands Network.
The Chill Out Zone runs from approximately 10am to 5pm on Sunday 20 May and Monday 21 May, at the NEC Birmingham.
Therapists are asked to volunteer for a minimum of one of the two days and can choose what therapies they offer (however they will need to hold a recognised professional qualification in the therapy, as well as adequate public liability insurance).
Volunteer therapists are asked to bring their own equipment where possible; however through sponsorship towels, couch rolls, chairs and small tables can be provided. On application, volunteers are asked to specify if any of these items or plug sockets are needed.
Therapists also usually find it useful to bring their own watches/timers, as there are not always clocks in the exhibition hall to time treatment sessions.
Timetables will be drawn up prior to the event, with an hour allocated for lunch and staggered short breaks between treatments.
As in previous years, treatments will be charged at £10 per 20-minute session and £20 per 40-minute session. Please note that treatments are designed as ‘taster sessions’ of therapies, rather than full treatments, but adequate client consultations should still be given.
On the day, the team will deal with all bookings and take the money on a deposit basis to ensure the charity doesn’t lose out if someone doesn’t make it to their treatment.
Sandwiches and bottled water will be provided.
Making Space is a national charity and leading provider of adult health and social care services. The charity provides Person-centred services and accommodation support to adults of all ages, with a diverse range of needs, including:
- Mental health conditions
- Learning disabilities
- Older people with age-related concerns
Healing Hands Network is a small UK based self-funding charity made up of complementary therapists who offer help to those affected by war and its aftermath. They operate both in the UK and overseas.
Overseas HHN work in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina began in 1996 offering humanitarian aid to those suffering from the effects of the war. Therapists have the opportunity to travel to Sarajevo for two weeks to offer their therapies, between April and October each year.
To volunteer for the Chill Out Zone, members are asked to fill in the following registration form and send it to lucy@BeautyServe.net or by post to Lucy Self, The Chill Out Zone, Guild Press, Macmillan Building, Parcel Terrace, Derby, DE1 1LY