World Reflexology Week prep package to keep you on your toes

World Reflexology Week is nearly upon us! Are you ready? We are!

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In addition to the marketing materials available for members, our shop now offers a reflexology bundle! It has everything you need to prepare for the events, offers, and other promotions you may be running.

Be sure to get yours now!

Keep an eye out for your retail email, coming out today, for more details. Not a member? Join now to get offers like this and so much more!

FHT board members complement The Ultimate Guide to Natural Healing

natural beauty coverThe FHT was delighted to be given the opportunity to support Natural Health magazine’s Complementary Therapies Special – The Ultimate Guide to Natural Healing – in the September issue. The special includes a page devoted to what complementary therapy is, what to look for in a therapist and what to expect from a treatment. It also highlighted the importance of the FHT’s Accredited Register, independently approved by the Professional Standards Authority, and directs readers to search for an FHT member at fht.org.uk/findatherapist

In addition, the FHT Governing Council supplied expert advice to readers about therapies for specific conditions. FHT President Paul Battersby supplied guidance on acupuncture and massage for back pain, FHT Vice President Mary Dalgleish covered aromatherapy and reflexology for the menopause, FHT Vice President Christopher Byrne looked at Amno Fu and acupuncture for gut and digestion issues, and Maria Mason offered advice on Indian head massage for stress and anxiety.

Read the full Complementary Therapy Special here.

 

Are your plans afoot for World Reflexology Week yet?

World Reflexology Week, which runs from 18-24 September, is a wonderful opportunity to show potential clients and employers the many benefits this complementary therapy has to offer.

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To help spread the word, FHT members can:

  • Download the FHT’s free promotional leaflet/poster, to print and distribute in your local area and a cover/banner image for use on your social media profiles*
  • Contact your regular clients and local businesses, offering a discount of your choice on all reflexology treatments booked, or being carried out, during World Reflexology Week
  • Contact your local newspaper or radio station, or send them a press release, telling them what you are doing for World Reflexology Week – remember to insert your special Accredited Register mark
  • Get together with other FHT members from your Local Support Group to organise an event where taster treatments are available. You might want to consider donating all or a portion of the proceeds raised to a local charity or other worthy cause – it is likely whoever you are supporting will help to promote the event in return, which means more people to treat!

Simply log in to the Members area to access your resources or click here

Please be sure to send in a post-event write-up and pictures of your event to the FHT, so that we can give you a mention in International Therapist and on our website! Please email dralls@fht.org.uk, writing World Reflexology Week in the subject box. Please ensure that the pictures you take are high-resolution, in case we would like to include these in the journal.

Happy World Reflexology Week!

*You must be an FHT Member and hold a Level 3 qualification in reflexology to download the FHT’s World Reflexology Week promotional posters, banners and other support material

FHT Members’ News – August Issue

The August issue of FHT Members’ News is out today!

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Featuring the latest news in the therapy world, job and training opportunities, as well as information about your membership, make sure you don’t miss out. This month’s news includes:

Members, be sure to check your inbox this evening for your newsletter.

Not a member, and want in on this? Contact us today to join the largest organisation for complementary, beauty, and sports therapists.

Volvo is rolling out relaxation

Volvo is looking for yoga and meditation practitioners, across the UK, for a wonderful paid opportunity to engage with the community. Their Escape the City In Your City initiative will see therapists giving treatments to the public to promote wellbeing and stress relief.

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The pop up will be travelling around the country offering complimentary activities (massage, meditation, yoga) throughout the day, as well as coffee. These sessions will be pre-booked apart from the massage. Dates and locations are as follows:

  • Milton Keynes 4–6 August
  • Birmingham 4–6 August
  • Bristol 11–13 August
  • Norwich 18–20 August
  • London 25–27 August

Payment is available for your time, either per day or per session. Each yoga session will be provided with mats, water and towels and each meditation session will have meditation chairs.

If this sounds like your cup of tea, please contact:

Marina Lunn
marina.lunn@tro.com 

0208 2327240
+44 7766056514

FHT Members’ News – July Issue

The July issue of FHT Members’ News is out today!

JULY MEMBER NEWS

Featuring the latest news in the therapy world, job and training opportunities, as well as information about your membership, make sure you don’t miss out. This month’s news includes:

Members, be sure to check your inbox this evening for your newsletter.

Not a member, and want in on this? Contact us today to join the largest organisation for complementary, beauty, and sports therapists.

College of Medicine calls for student essays on sustainable healthcare

The College of Medicine is currently accepting entries from students of all health and social care professions for the esteemed Michael Pittilo Essay Prize 2017.

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First launched in 2010, the Michael Pittilo Essay Prize recognises and celebrates the integration of conventional and complementary approaches to healthcare.

Entries are open to UK students studying any healthcare discipline at degree level or above, including CAM therapies that are statutory regulated or on an Accredited Register, approved by the Professional Standards Authority.

The College of Medicine’s summer conference will this year explore ways in which sustainability is redefining our health system and to correspond with this theme the essay question for the Michael Pittilo Prize is:

‘How can patients, communities, healthcare professionals and governing bodies work together to ensure sustainability of the healthcare system?’

Essays (1,500 words) need to be submitted by 9 July 2017 to lauren.quinn@collegeofmedicine.org.uk

The FHT is delighted to have been a member of the judging panel for eight consecutive years and looks forward to publishing the winning essay in International Therapist.

Read the winning essay from 2016