We’re warming up for Therapy Expo!

Next month is the big finale for our 2017 events. 17 November sees us glamming it up at the FHT Excellence Awards at Leamington Spa’s Royal Pump Rooms, and immediately after that is our exhibition at Therapy Expo!

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Therapy Expo, which takes place at the NEC Birmingham on 22-23 November, promises to provide even more tools for therapy professional’s whose workloads and responsibilities continue to increase as they move further and further into front line positions, to support other healthcare professionals experiencing unprecedented pressure from all sides.

Attendees will be kept up-to-speed on the latest treatment techniques, clinic studies and will be able to tailor individual training paths from a comprehensive, cross specialty speaker line-up and hands-on skills training programmes covering sports injuries & biomechanics, neuro rehabilitation musculoskeletal and business.

The world class programme boasts over 50 hours of accredited CPD education which will allow attendees to secure the bulk of their annual CPD requirements in one go whilst catching up with peers and sharing best practice. Your conference pass will also gain you entry to the RockTape UK Movement Summit and the STA Annual Conference.

While the FHT Excellence Awards are sold out, you can still get tickets to Therapy Expo. Just follow this link to secure your place at our final event for 2017!

Fun and Flair at Olympia Beauty

We had an amazing time at Olympia Beauty this year, and want to thank everyone that came out to visit our stand, as well as welcome our new members that joined during the show!

There was so much to do and see at the show, including:

  • Salon & Spa Owners’ Club and Restaurant
  • The New Generation Beauty Influencer Awards 2017
  • Brush Wars Competition & Awards
  • The Lash Games Competition & Awards
  • Holistic Business Awards
  • Nailing Mental Health
  • The Nutrition & Wellbeing live stages
  • Nailympia London & Awards

It was also a great pleasure to sponsor the Nutrition & Wellbeing live stages, which featured a wide range of talks and demonstrations.

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Keep up-to-date with our upcoming events to find out what’s next!

The FHT is set to shine at Olympia Beauty

We’re wrapping up preparations for Olympia Beauty this weekend, and are really excited about exhibiting there!

In addition to our stand, we’re also sponsoring the Nutrition & Wellbeing Live stage. Launched in 2016, the stage was a huge success, supporting the growing trend for beauty from within. This year, offerings are being doubled with both a demonstration stage and a business stage, making sure there’s something for everyone.

Make sure you come and see us at stand D128, right next to the Nutrition & Wellbeing Live stage, grab a goody bag, and enter to win our fabulous prize draw. You can register for your free show entry by clicking here.

Not an FHT member? Olympia Beauty is the place to be. We’re offering 15% off our membership and insurance if you join at the show!

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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!

Leamington Spa: Your guide to an amazing evening

You’ve read up on our FHT Excellence Awards finalists, or possibly are one (in which case, congratulations!). You’ve seen the posts on social media…sparkling drinks reception, three course meal, a winter theme and a dance floor with your name on it. Maybe you’ve even already booked your tickets, to take advantage of the early bird pricing. But now what? It’s time to think about travel, accommodation, dress code, and so much more! That’s where we can help. We’ve got leads on hotels, details on the venue, and parking information, all right here!

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Accommodation

There are a number of hotels easily walkable from the Royal Pump Rooms:

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Many of the above mentioned hotels have their own parking, but may charge a fee. There is limited parking directly outside the Royal Pump Rooms. Parking is reserved for disabled visitors approximately 10 metres from the entrance. There is a drop off point for coaches on Newbold Terrace. St Peter’s car park is 5 minutes’ walk from the Royal Pump Rooms. You can find out more about Leamington Spa’s car parks here.

Public Transit

Leamington Spa is serviced by a well connected train station located just across the River Leam from the Royal Pump Rooms. A ten minute walk is all that separates the two, so feel free to ditch the car and enjoy the fresh air! There are also numerous bus routes to get you around the local area. Check out Warwickshire County Council’s route map here.

Food

While we’re sure you’re going to love our sumptuous three course meal, there are breakfasts and lunches to think about, too. Leamington Spa has over 50 pubs, restaurants and bars to choose from. They also offer a wide range of special offers, which are found here.

Make a weekend of it!

Leamington Spa isn’t just a landmark on the map of therapy history. It’s also a thriving city with plenty to do. So now that you know where to stay, take advantage of our dinner being on the Friday and turn our celebration into your weekend getaway! Rent a boat on the river Leam, take a geological tour, or visit Jephson Gardens. There’s a robust list of twenty things to do in Leamington Spa here.

What are you waiting for?

Now that you know your way around the location of our prestigious evening of therapy achievement, don’t hesitate to reserve your place at the table. Space is limited, and prices are set to increase in just one week, so be sure to get your tickets soon to avoid disappointment.

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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

Don’t let the clock strike midnight on your evening of excellence

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Time is running out to book your early bird tickets for the 2017 FHT Members’ Dinner! There’s only one month left on our special discounted price of £35 per person, so book early to avoid disappointment. Prices will increase on 1 September, 2017, for this glitzy gala of good food and great therapists.

The Royal Pump Rooms is one of the oldest surviving bath houses in the UK, and we’re excited to share with you this unique and striking venue. Opened in 1814, the Royal Pump Rooms was one of the UK’s premier spa establishments of the Regency era, and attracted thousands of people every year to take to the healing waters. With original marble architecture, ancient sculptures, and original features, this venue is truly captivating and fascinating for therapists and non-therapists alike.

Join us in this incredible venue as we celebrate excellence in the therapy industry. Hear inspiring stories from members who have made big changes to others’ lives through their work, help us celebrate all of our therapists’ achievements great or small, and say thank you for their continued hard work in practice. And tables of ten are only £325, so bring along your friends as we party into the night!

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