Supporting you to support others

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Self Care Week starts in just five days. Carrying the strap-line, ‘choose self care for life’, the annual awareness week reminds us that it’s important to make time to look after your own health and wellbeing, as well as your clients’.

We know that being a therapist can be extremely rewarding, yet also physically and emotionally demanding. As Self Care Week approaches (12-18 November), we thought we’d take this opportunity to share some articles that will help to give you a little boost.

Top tips to recharge your batteries

Christopher Byrne, President of the FHT, offers six top tips to help you preserve and boost your energy levels, from staying hydrated throughout the day, to tackling that task you’ve been putting off till ‘tomorrow’…

Looking back, moving forward

Back in 2013, Dr Peter Mackereth, former clinical lead for complementary therapy at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, shared with FHT members the importance of reflective practice and supervision, along with two case studies.

DIY marma facial massage

Mary Dalgleish, Vice President of the FHT, provides an introduction to marma massage, along with a short DIY facial routine that will be sure to make a difference to how you look and feel.

Sauna bathing

Frequent sauna bathing is said to reduce the risk of elevated blood pressure, according to an extensive study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland.

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