FHT 2017 Training Congress launched!

2017 FHT Training Congress

We’re thrilled to reveal that this year’s 2017 FHT Training Congress will be held at the Holistic Health show, 21 – 22 May, at the NEC Birmingham.

Featuring 32 educational sessions of CPD training over the two day event, the Training Congress is a fantastic opportunity to network, learn the latest therapy trends, grow your business with informative business talks and contribute towards your annual CPD quota.

We’ve organised a variety of different speakers to attend, giving sessions on a range of therapy subjects, with both hands on and theory sessions available, this year’s Training Congress is not to be missed!

Make sure you follow the latest updates here.

FHT Members’ Lunch and Excellence Awards roundup

FHT 2016 Members' Lunch and Excellence Awards
26 October, 12-4pm

One Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2EJ

We’ve got so much going on at our 2016 FHT Members’ Lunch and Excellence Awards, it’s set to be a fantastic event.

Get ready to join us for a stylish afternoon amongst your fellow therapists, FHT dignatories, special guests, and more.

The event will include:

  • a sparkling drinks reception
  • a luxurious three course meal
  • the 2016 FHT Excellence Awards, celebrating your fellow therapists
  • a presentation by our host and best-selling author, Janey Lee Grace
  • special guests, including David Tredinnick MP
  • networking with like-minded therapists

… all taking place in the prestigious One Whitehall Place.

Tickets are just £75 for FHT members! Discounted group tickets are also available, but spaces are limited – book now to attend this exciting event at www.fht.org.uk/awards

FHT Annual Training Congress  

19th and 20th July 2014 
East Midlands Conference Centre, NG7 2RJ 

Join us at the FHT Annual Training Congress for two full days of seminars and workshops from leading experts in the therapy industry. We know our members take great pride in maintaining the highest levels of therapy excellence, so we’re offering you all the opportunity to learn new techniques, develop new skills and discover new therapies. Why not also visit our exhibition or drop in for some advice on a variety of hot topics.

On offer this year are eight different learning streams with seminars and workshops in each:

Children and young people
Holistic beauty
Therapist well-being

Plus, seminars and workshops on social media, abdominal massage, hands-free massage, Korean hand acupressure and reflexology lymph drainage! 

Speakers include:

John Brazier
Dr Peter Mackereth
Mary Atkinson
Penelope Quest
Jane Johnson
Dr Jane Buckle
Jong Baik
Sally Kay
and many more…

Book now at www.fht.org.uk/2014

Entry now open for the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Swimathon 2014

November  2013, London, UK: Take the plunge and enter the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Swimathon from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd March 2014 as part of the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games. The Swimathon will take place in over 600 pools across the UK including the Aquatics Centre in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the very first time.

The Swimathon is the UK’s biggest fundraising swimming event with thousands of people jumping into pools around the country. You can choose from 1.5k, 2.5k or 5k individual distances.  For those who prefer a team challenge, you could also form a relay squad to tackle the 1.5k and 5k distances with your water-loving friends and lap up the glory. Alternatively, if you are unable to take part in one of the 600 Swimathon pools, try SimplySwim, which lets you choose your distance and complete your challenge at any pool. 

To really make your swimming challenge count, don’t forget to get sponsored.  The money you raise will go to Sport Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives both here in the UK and around the world.  

To help guide swimmers while training for their chosen distance, Olympic gold medallist and Swimathon President, Duncan Goodhew MBE, is on hand to offer his expert advice and encouragement to swimmers of all levels. 2012 Paralympian and four time Paralympic gold medallist, Ellie Simmonds, is also backing the event and encouraging the nation to take a dip.

Paralympic gold medallist Ellie Simmonds OBE commented: “I’m really keen on making swimming accessible for everyone and there is a challenge to suit all levels of expertise at the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Swimathon. I’d encourage people to take the plunge and make every length count by being sponsored to take on a challenge and do their bit for Sport Relief!”

Duncan Goodhew commented: “Swimmers of all ages and abilities can take on a challenge in the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Swimathon. Whether it’s a length of their local swimming pool or the Team 5k – every length counts. With 600 pools taking part this year, there is even more opportunity to train early for your challenge, while raising much needed cash for Sport Relief.”

Enter the Swimathon today and benefit from limited half price entry* at www.swimathon.org.

*Terms apply, see sportrelief.com/terms

Global Skills Championship 2014, Malaysia – Industry Competency Excellence Awards

FHT Malaysia is proud to support the 2014 Global Skills Championship (GSC) in Malaysia, organised by the Malaysian Association of Cosmetologists.

Taking place at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, on 25th and 26th March, 2014, the aim of the GSC excellence awards is to introduce the concept of global skills sharing, to help recognise and develop the standards of vocational education and practice within the holistic beauty and well-being industry.

There are two skills categories available: Detox and Relax (Stress Releasing Body Therapy) and Facial Skin Lifting Therapy. 

Both awards involve creating treatment plans, as well as practical and theoretical sessions. 

Entrants must be aged 21 or above, and have a minimum of three years’ experience in the relevant skill set.  A registration fee for each category applies (approximately £60).

A certificate, medallion and cash prize will be presented to the winner and those coming second and third place in each skills category, with a top prize of 15,000 Malaysian ringgits (approximately £2,960). 

Closing date for registration:  31 October, 2013.

GSC 2014 Detox and Relax Skills category information » 

GSC 2014 Facial Skin Lifting Therapy category information »

GSC 2014 registration form »

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It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Breakthrough Breast Cancer has organised The Great Pink Bake Off

This October, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re asking you to put your pinny on, roll up your sleeves and show breast cancer what you’re made of. On 18 October an army of bakers will hold their own Great Pink Bake Off in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer – why not join in?

Every year, 50,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer; 12,000 die. Breakthrough funds almost 25 per cent of the UK’s breast cancer research. We can only continue our life-saving work with your help. Raise dough, save lives.

More info »

We look forward to seeing you at Camexpo this weekend!

Come and say hello at stand 2131, near the middle of the hall, where we will be on hand for membership and insurance queries. There will also be savings on FHTonline products.

We are sponsoring four expert speakers over the weekend; seminars are being given by Dr Jane Buckle (The M Technique), and Penny Quest (The Spirit of Reiki), workshops are with Sheila Crouch (An Introduction to Vitaflex) and Dinah Pickering (Thai Massage). The seminars are free on a first come first served basis, the workshops can be booked in advance and there are still some spaces left.

Members, log in to the Members Area for your camexpo discount.