Happy time had by all at Holistic Health 2016

We’d just like to say a very big ‘Thank you’ to all those members who attended this year’s Holistic Health show, and a warm ‘Welcome aboard’ to those who joined FHT at the event! It was great to meet you all at our stand.

Happy time had by all at Holistic Health 2016

Held on Sunday 22nd and Monday 23rd May at the NEC, the show offered professional therapists the opportunity to learn, shop, network and relax, all under one roof.

The FHT CPD Zone proved a huge hit, with many talks sold out long in advance of the show and remaining tickets getting snapped up on the day.

Happy time had by all at Holistic Health 2016Delegates were able to choose from more than 20 seminars and workshop demonstrations, presented by leading industry experts. Topics included cancer care, aromatherapy and emotions, reiki for stress release, massage and dementia, reflexology in pain management, holistic skin care and facials, ear acupuncture, beauty with crystals, being in balance, building a successful salon, building a tribe on Facebook, and more.

Delegates also had the chance to shop at the adjoining exhibition in between talks, and learn about the latest products and training. And with self-care being a very important element of therapy practice, it was good to see the ever-popular Chill Out Zone busy throughout the two-day event, helping therapists to relax and unwind with a range of taster treatments.

The addition of a small but busy careers fair this year also provided FHT with the opportunity to meet therapy students and tutors, eager to learn more about the UK’s largest and leading professional association.

Happy time had by all at Holistic Health 2016

We’ve already received some terrific feedback from those of you who were kind enough to fill out and return a form at the event. Congratulations to Hinna Kausar-Bashir, who won our feedback prize draw and will receive a £25 One4all Gift Card.

If you didn’t have the chance to provide feedback on the day, we’d still welcome your comments, as this will help us improve future FHT events. Please email these to events@fht.org.uk

What you had to say about FHT’s CPD Zone speakers…

“Such fun but also so relaxing and informative”
– Facial reflexology, by Teresa Rich

“Nicolle was truly inspirational and gave me confidence that I was on the right track treating people with dementia”
– Benefits of massage for people with dementia, by Nicolle Mitchell

“Knowledgeable speaker. Very interesting material”
– Introduction to pain management with nerve reflexology, Carol Samuel

“Very clear, informative, well paced and not full of jargon. Excellent”
– Building a tribe on Facebook and Twitter, Alison Battisby

“Excellent speaker and presentation on a topic that needs more awareness”
– Dispelling the mystery of the ME, CFS and fibromyalgia recovery process, Elaine Wilkins

“Very good product, good demos, nice small group”
– An introduction to the WaveStone, Adrian Jenkins

“Just right – what I needed at this time”
– Building a multi award-winning holistic salon, Maria Mason

“All seminars have been brilliant and I will join some of the course in the future to enhance my learning”
– various talks

Have you booked your FREE show ticket?

FHT at Holistic Health

Holistic Health Show
NEC Birmingham
22-23 May, 2016

If you’re learning from leading experts in the FHT CPD Zone or simply having a browse in the adjoining exhibitions, make sure to register for your FREE Holistic Health Show entry ticket.

Holistic Health Show

Featuring more than 600 leading brands across three neighbouring shows (find us at stand W5), you can really make a day of it. Plus, enjoy some ‘me time’ in the Chill Out Zone, where therapists will be offering taster sessions to raise money for the Healing Hands Network.

Simply visit www.holistichealthshow.co.uk to claim your FREE show entry ticket or, if you’re a college lecturer bringing a group of students, visit www.holistichealthshow.co.uk/registercollege.jsp

There are still some seminars, workshops and lecture-demonstrations available in the FHT CPD Zone, see below, but make sure to book now to avoid disappointment.

Sunday 22nd May

  • Adapting your therapies for cancer care – Marie Duggan
  • An introduction to the Wavestone – Adrian Jenkinson
  • Aromatherapy and emotions – Penny Price
  • Beauty with crystals – Jackie Winters
  • Being in balance using The Balance Procedure – Jenny Cox
  • Benefits of massage for people with dementia – Nicolle Mitchell
  • Building a tribe on Facebook and Twitter – Alison Battisby
  • Creating your own skin care – Jeni Broughton
  • Holistic facials – Kerry Baxter
  • Integrating MTAT ear acupuncture with reflexology – Anna Venables
  • Introduction to pain management with nerve reflexology – Carol Samuel
  • Reiki for stress relief – Penny Quest

Monday 23rd May

  • Aromatherapy for pregnancy – Penny Price
  • Boosting business with Instagram and Pinterest – Alison Battisby
  • Building a multi award-winning holistic salon – Maria Mason
  • Dissolving the mystery of the ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia recovery process – Elaine Wilkins
  • Facial reflexology – Teresa Rich
  • Helping those affected by cancer – Jennifer Young
  • How dementia affects the brain and its impact on your approach –
    Nicolle Mitchell
  • Living with reiki principles – Penny Quest
  • Male grooming – from niche market to global mainstream – Robert-Sylvester Coleman
  • Reinforced reflexology – Jennifer Wayte, FHT President
  • Story massage for children – Mary Atkinson and Sandra Hooper
  • Vagus stuff: reducing stress and anxiety with MTAT ear acupuncture protocol – Anna Venables

For further details and to book your tickets visit www.fht.org.uk/CPDZone

New to the FHT CPD Zone!

FHT at Holistic Health

 

 


FHT CPD Zone
Holistic Health Show
NEC Birmingham
22-23 May, 2016

The FHT is pleased to announce an additional speaker for the FHT CPD Zone, in partnership with the Holistic Health Show.

Helping those affected by cancer with Jennifer Young

Jennifer YoungDoes cancer change your client and do you need to adapt your skills in order to help them? Learn about the biology of cancer, it’s medical treatment and side effects, and the positive power of adapted complementary therapies to support those undergoing treatment. In this interactive and engaging workshop Jennifer Young, founder of www.beautydespitecancer.co.uk will help you to understand the challenges faced by those affected by cancer. More importantly, she will show you how you can use your skills to help.

Find out more and book today

We have an exciting assortment of seminars, lecture-demonstrations and workshops covering a wide range of topics. You will also have plenty of time to shop in the adjoining exhibition, featuring more than 600 leading brands – find us at stand W5!

FHT CPD Zone

FHT CPD ZoneSunday 22nd May

  • Adapting your therapies for cancer care – Marie Duggan
  • An introduction to the Wavestone – Adrian Jenkinson
  • Aromatherapy and emotions – Penny Price
  • Beauty with crystals – Jackie Winters
  • Being in balance using The Balance Procedure – Jenny Cox
  • Benefits of massage for people with dementia – Nicolle Mitchell
  • Building a tribe on Facebook and Twitter – Alison Battisby
  • Creating your own skin care – Jeni Broughton
  • Holistic facials – Kerry Baxter
  • Integrating MTAT ear acupuncture with reflexology – Anna Venables
  • Introduction to pain management with nerve reflexology – Carol Samuel
  • Reiki for stress relief – Penny Quest

Monday 23rd May

  • Aromatherapy for pregnancy – Penny Price
  • Boosting business with Instagram and Pinterest – Alison Battisby
  • Building a multi award-winning holistic salon – Maria Mason
  • Dissolving the mystery of the ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia recovery process – Elaine Wilkins
  • Facial reflexology – Teresa Rich
  • Helping those affected by cancer – Jennifer Young
  • How dementia affects the brain and its impact on your approach –
    Nicolle Mitchell
  • Living with reiki principles – Penny Quest
  • Male grooming – from niche market to global mainstream – Robert-Sylvester Coleman
  • Reinforced reflexology – Jennifer Wayte, FHT President
  • Story massage for children – Mary Atkinson and Sandra Hooper
  • Vagus stuff: reducing stress and anxiety with MTAT ear acupuncture protocol – Anna Venables

For further details and to book your tickets visit www.fht.org.uk/CPDZone

Have you booked your tickets?

Learn from leading experts in the FHT CPD Zone at the Holistic Health Show, NEC Birmingham – 22-23 May, 2016

Learn from leading experts in the FHT CPD Zone

The FHT, in partnership with the Holistic Health Show, is bringing you an exciting assortment of professional speakers in our exclusive programme of seminars, lecture-demonstrations and workshops covering a wide range of topics. Tickets are selling fast, so make sure to book now to avoid disappointment.

You will also have plenty of time to shop in the adjoining exhibition, featuring more than 600 leading brands – find us at stand W5!

Sunday 22nd May
Monday 23rd May

Prices start from just £10 per session! Find out more at www.fht.org.uk/CPDZone

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Male grooming: from niche market to global mainstream

A recent industry report by Salon Services, which surveyed more than 2,500 salon owners and employees, stated that 9 in 10 salons experienced an increase in takings from men in 2014 and that a quarter of customers are now men.

 Male grooming: from niche market to global mainstream

In the International Therapist article, ‘Breaking the mould‘, Robert-Sylvester Coleman MFHT shares his experience of working within the male grooming industry.

Sylvester runs Tranquilstate, a professional male grooming and skincare studio offering a wide range of holistic, well-being and personal grooming treatments. He was awarded Highly Commended for Client Service in FHT’s 2015 Excellence Awards, and holds Dermalogica Expert status.

Why did you decide to focus on male grooming?

When I initially trained, I found the industry to be closed to male therapists, and as a black male therapist, it felt impossible to break into the beauty/grooming side. I was directed towards massage treatments such as sports, remedial and deep tissue, and despite consistently excellent feedback at various trades’ tests, none of the upmarket salons and major spa companies would take me on.

From my own research too, I found that many men felt that the mainstream high street market did not welcome them and often restricted the range of treatments that men could access. I discovered that many men felt uncomfortable with female therapists but in the absence of any market alternative had no choice. I turned what initially had been a barrier to me getting into the industry into a positive asset, and so Tranquilstate was born.

Tell us about your clients…

Our client demographic is diverse, with regular clients as young as 17 and our current oldest client is in his eighties. We see the entire spectrum of people, from city high-flyers to people involved in the construction industry. We even have regular clients who live in Thailand, Japan and the US, who visit us on their regular business trips to London.

Do you think there is a growing demand for male grooming services?

The past 10 years has seen a significant attitude change and targeted marketing of the male health, well-being and personal grooming market, with a surge in demand for treatments. Increasing male body consciousness has raised the popularity of treatments such as waxing, for cosmetic, religious, cultural or personal hygiene choices.

Read the full article here

Robert-Sylvester ColemanSylvester’s workshop, ‘Male grooming: from niche market to global mainstream‘, will take place on Monday 23rd May, 10.30-11.45am, in the FHT CPD Zone at Holistic Health, NEC Birmingham.

Come along to find out about the many opportunities male grooming has to offer your business – just £10 for FHT members!

Find out more and book today

Additional speakers announced in the FHT CPD Zone

FHT at Holistic Health

 

 


FHT CPD Zone
Holistic Health Show
NEC Birmingham
22-23 May, 2016

The FHT is pleased to announce three additional speakers for the FHT CPD Zone, in partnership with the Holistic Health Show.

An introduction to the WaveStone with Adrian Jenkinson

Adrian JenkinsonProtect your hands and enhance your massage treatments. Adrian Jenkinson, the inventor, will explain the concept of the WaveStone, detail key product and treatment information, demonstrate its use on all parts of the body and then supervise delegates in several highly interactive practical sessions as you familiarise yourself with key moves.

Building a multi award-winning holistic salon with Maria Mason

Maria MasonBeauty Time is an industry-leading salon with over 40 awards / accolades to date, including 2 FHT Excellence Awards in Client Service and Leadership. Maria is a highly respected businesswoman with 20 years’ experience, qualified in more than 12 different holistic therapies and advanced skincare. Maria has a never-ending passion for holistic beauty and will explain to us the journey of her established team, her loyal clients and staying at the forefront of our ever-changing industry.

Facial reflexology with Teresa Rich

Teresa RichThe aim of this workshop is to give an introduction on how to give a practical facial reflexology treatment as either a stand-alone therapy, or as a self-treatment. In this session, Teresa will cover how to carry out a facial reflexology treatment safely, opening and closing sequences, along with facial reflexology points and how to work specific areas for some common conditions.

We have an exciting assortment of seminars, lecture-demonstrations and workshops covering a wide range of topics. You will also have plenty of time to shop in the adjoining exhibition, featuring more than 600 leading brands – find us at stand W5!

FHT CPD Zone

 

FHT CPD ZoneSunday 22nd May

  • Adapting your therapies for cancer care – Marie Duggan
  • An introduction to the WaveStone – Adrian Jenkinson
  • Aromatherapy and emotions – Penny Price
  • Beauty with crystals – Jackie Winters
  • Being in balance using The Balance Procedure – Jenny Cox
  • Benefits of massage for people with dementia – Nicolle Mitchell
  • Building a tribe on Facebook and Twitter – Alison Battisby
  • Creating your own skin care – Jeni Broughton
  • Holistic facials – Kerry Baxter
  • Integrating MTAT ear acupuncture with reflexology – Anna Venables
  • Introduction to pain management with nerve reflexology – Carol Samuel
  • Reiki for stress relief – Penny Quest

Monday 23rd May

  • Aromatherapy for pregnancy – Penny Price
  • Boosting business with Instagram and Pinterest – Alison Battisby
  • Dissolving the mystery of the ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia recovery process – Elaine Wilkins
  • Facial reflexology – Teresa Rich
  • How dementia affects the brain and its impact on your approach – Nicolle Mitchell
  • Living with reiki principles – Penny Quest
  • Male grooming – from niche market to global mainstream – Robert-Sylvester Coleman
  • Reinforced reflexology – Jennifer Wayte, FHT President
  • Story massage for children – Mary Atkinson and Sandra Hooper
  • Vagus stuff: reducing stress and anxiety with MTAT ear acupuncture protocol – Anna Venables

For further details and to book your tickets visit www.fht.org.uk/CPDZone

Learn from leading experts in the FHT CPD Zone

Holistic Health Show
NEC Birmingham
Sunday 22nd and Monday 23rd May 2016

Learn from leading experts in the FHT CPD Zone

The FHT, in partnership with the Holistic Health Show, is bringing you an exciting assortment of professional speakers in our exclusive programme of seminars, lecture-demonstrations and workshops covering a wide range of topics.

See and learn the latest techniques and treatments presented by acknowledged experts over two days. Our longer sessions and single sessions give you the chance to gain valuable CPD points.

You will also have plenty of time to shop in the adjoining exhibition, featuring more 600 leading brands – find us at stand W5!

Prices start from just £10 per session! Find out more at www.fht.org.uk/CPDZone

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