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:

Parking

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!

BOOK NOW

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Food: The Future Medicine

Food is one of the most important means of preventing disease and can be an important adjunct to medicine, when we are ill. The College of Medicine is holding an informative conference entitled ‘Food: The Future Medicine’, which will build upon their previous year’s conference, ‘Food: The Forgotten Medicine’.

The conference will look at hot topics such as whether we should eat no meat, some meat or just different meat.  What is the role of intermittent fasting?  When should we eat our food raw and is bread healthy or should it be eliminated from our diet altogether?

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There will be a demonstration on how to prepare and cook healthy food and a presentation on what we can learn from India and China.  The conference will explore how we can detect, treat and prevent poor nutrition in the community and hospital and hear about a Co-Op project in London that is aiming to bring better food to its local population.

Finally, the conference will hear about first thoughts from our College of Medicine “Food Forum” that brings together farmers, food suppliers and retailers and experts to see how we can change things so that better food is available – especially to those who need it most.

Book early to avoid disappointment!

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine
Address: 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0LZ
Date: Thursday 14 Sep 2017, 8am GMT

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

Missed the last Pedal for Parkinson’s event? Two more around the bend

Calling all qualified sports massage FHT members. Parkinson’s UK is looking for volunteer massage therapists to support their series of cycling events across the country this summer – can you help?

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There will be approximately 250 cyclists taking part to raise money for Parkinson’s UK. But it takes more than pedalling to keep the wheels turning!

What’s involved?

  • Providing post-race leg massage to cyclists to aid their recovery from the ride. Ideally approximately 20 minutes per cyclist.
  • Congratulating cyclists on their achievement and speaking to them about the ride, including any injuries they may have sustained.

What skills do you need?

  • Level 3 Sports Massage

Where and when is it?

  • Dates: 2 July and 6 August, 2017
  • Venues:
    • 2 July – Ripley Castle, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 3AY
    • 6 August – Torbrex Farm Road, Stirling, FK8 2PA
  • Schedule: The event starts at 9am, with 3 distances; 19, 40 and 57 miles. Shifts will last for 5 hours – commencing at 10.30am and ending at 3.30-4pm.

They are committed to ensuring that no volunteer should find themselves out of pocket because of expenses incurred when carrying out activities on their behalf. As a volunteer, you can claim out of pocket expenses in line with Parkinson’s UK’s Volunteer Expenses Policy. They will also provide a sandwich lunch.

For more information and to take part please contact : Julia Selby, Events Project Manager – Cycling, Parkinson’s UK. T: 020 7963 9312 E: jselby@parkinsons.org.uk