Volunteer therapists needed for Holistic Health Show’s Chill Out Zone


FHT members are invited to volunteer for the Chill Out Zone at this year’s Holistic Health show. 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, Help Harry Help Others and the Healing Hands Network.

To date, the Chill Out Zone has raised more than £30,000 for charity.

Taking part

The Chill Out Zone runs from approximately 10am to 5pm on Sunday 19 May and Monday 20 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. On application, volunteers are asked to specify if any additional items or plug sockets are needed.

Therapists also usually find it useful to bring their own watches, 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.


To volunteer for the Chill Out Zone, members are asked to contact Lucy Self, by email at lucy@beautyserve.net or by phone on 01332 227 684.