FHT’s International Therapist magazine shortlisted for excellence award

The FHT is thrilled at today’s announcement that International Therapist has been shortlisted for the Best Association Magazine category of the Association Excellence Awards 2018.

The awards, organised by GCN Events, aim to ‘recognise and reward the hard-won achievements of UK trade bodies, professional membership organisations and associations [and] highlight excellence in how these operate and serve their members’.

Karen Young, FHT’s Editor and Communications Manager, said: ‘We’re all incredibly excited that International Therapist has been listed as a finalist in these prestigious awards. It’s a real testament to everyone involved in producing the magazine, not least our members, whose contributions and feedback helps us to shape International Therapist, ensuring it remains topical and one of the most highly respected publications for professional therapists.’

Fingers crossed for 12 October, when the winners will be announced! We’ll be sure to keep members informed.

International Therapist Issue 125 (Summer 2018)

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This issue includes:

  • The physical and emotional benefits of scar massage, by Emma Holly, MFHT;
  • A new model for complementary therapy within the NHS, by Jane Sheehan, MFHT;
  • Introducing feng shui to your therapy premises, by Judith Hadley and Sara Pearson;
  • The benefits of manual therapy using the Maitland concept, by Katie Campbell;
  • A look at how the arts can tackle some of today’s healthcare priorities;
  • An introduction to walk and talk therapy, by Lara Just;
  • A look at active beauty, the use of skincare products used alongside exercise;
  • Marma massage with a self-help routine, by FHT Vice President Mary Dalgleish;
  • A first look at the 2018 FHT Conference, supporting the integrated healthcare agenda.

Plus an essential oil profile on Roman chamomile; the latest FHT local support group news; an insight into helping an anxious horse with crystal therapy, by Jackie Winters, MFHT; the latest research; medical A-Z; a day in the life of Nicky Gee, Blackpool FHT Local Support Group Coordinator, crystal therapist and reiki teacher; an interview with Gill Morris, director of commercial development at Sterex; and lots more…

Don’t miss the opportunity to win an FHT Business Pack, worth more than £50 and a £20 Amazon gift card and Born to Walk, by James Earls, in FHT spiral no. 27.

Landing from Thursday 19 July. You can also login to read this issue (from Thursday 19 July) and past issues online at fht.org.uk/membersarea

International Therapist Issue 124 (Spring 2018)

The Spring issue of International Therapist is on its way to members…

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This issue includes:

  • Researching reflexology for pregnancy and labour, by Dr Julie McCullough, MFHT;
  • Bite-size business advice from FHT’s Governing Council;
  • Case studies on challenging skin, by Cristina Coelho, MFHT;
  • Treating leg length discrepancies with myofascial release, by Ruth Duncan;
  • Mindfulness and therapist health and wellbeing, by Seán Collins
  • A look at the benefits of entering industry awards and some top tips;
  • Results of the 2018 FHT member Survey;
  • The benefits of laughter for good health and wellbeing, by Lotte Mikkelsen;
  • An introduction to snapping hip syndrome and techniques to help, by Dawn Morse.

Plus an essential oil profile on German chamomile; the latest FHT local support group news; an insight into an Everest trek, by FHT Vice President Maria Mason; everything you need to know about the 2018 FHT Training Congress and Holistic Health Show; the latest research; medical A-Z; a day in the life of Ingvild Skodvin Prestegård, a holistic therapist and yoga teacher, and lots more…

Don’t miss the opportunity to win a Highland Wax range of massage oils, worth more than £78 and a £20 Amazon gift card and Zone Facelift – Face and Spirit Lifting Elixir (30ml), in FHT spiral no. 26.

Landing from Thursday 26 April. You can also login to read this issue (from Thursday 26 April) and past issues online at fht.org.uk/membersarea

How do we maintain professional boundaries when clients become emotional after treatments?

In the first of a new series of videos offering business advice for therapists, FHT Vice President, Maria Mason, talks about why it is important to maintain professional boundaries if clients become emotional after treatments.

Look out for more business advice from Maria in the Spring issue of International Therapist, published from Thursday 26 April 2018.

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International Therapist Winter 2018, Issue 123

The Winter issue of International Therapist is on its way to members…

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This issue includes:

  • An interview with Dr Rangan Chatterjee from BBC’s Doctor in the House;
  • A look at the growing demand for vegan and halal beauty products;
  • Triathlon injuries and injury prevention, by Lance Doggart and Sarah Catlow;
  • Reflexology for children with autism, by Lorraine Senior;
  • Aromatherapy and the ageing process, by Heather Godfrey;
  • An interview with Reg Hall, co-founder of Cancer Connections;
  • A spotlight on the winners of the 2017 FHT Excellence Awards;
  • Things to consider before the new data protection regulation comes into effect; and
  • An insight into supporting an athlete on a 27-hour challenge, by Nick Gilks.

Plus an essential oil profile on cedarwood; the latest FHT local support group news; an insight into supporting victims of war, by Lynsey McCabe; our all new pull-out training programme; a look at the Reflex Resonance Technique and Ayurvedic kansa wand face massage in Tell me about; the latest research; a day in the life of Michele Hall, a remedial massage therapist, fitness instructor and expert on postural correction, and lots more…

Don’t miss the opportunity to win a £100 Amazon gift card and a year’s free FHT membership, when you have your say in our 2018 Members Survey. One lucky FHT member will also have the chance to win a Living Nature Ultimate Collection gift pack and Manuka Honey Gel, worth £145, in the members’ competition, and a £20 Amazon gift card and copy of Connecting with Cancer, by Reg Hall, in FHT spiral no. 25.

Landing from Thursday 25 January. You can also login to read this issue (from Thursday 25 January) and past issues online at fht.org.uk/membersarea

International Therapist Autumn 2017, Issue 122

The Autumn issue of International Therapist is on its way to members…

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This issue includes articles by:

  • Evan Osar – assessing the psoas muscle;
  • Penny Price – essential oils and skin conditions;
  • Mary Dalgleish – an introduction to Ayurvedic foot massage;
  • Stella Compton-Dickinson – seven ways music can improve wellbeing;
  • Wendy Atkinson – kinesiology taping for a client in myofascial pain;
  • Emma Hague – common reasons why therapists undercharge;
  • Carol Samuel – stress, pain and reflexology;
  • Emily Williams – sustainability in healthcare.

Plus we look at key factors to consider for members interested in becoming a therapy trainer; interview with Dr Katerina Steventon; updates from our FHT local support groups; a day in the life of Victoria Jackson, a multi-disciplined therapist who treats humans and horses; members’ news, looking at FHT members and accredited course providers who competed at this year’s World Championship in Massage; essential oil profile; education matters; research; medical A-Z; news updates; your views; tell me about and lots more…

Don’t miss the opportunity to win a Physique Massage Starter Kit, worth more than £75, in the members’ competition and a £20 Amazon gift card and a copy of Moving Stretch – Work Your Fascia to Free Your Body, by Suzanne Wylde in the FHT spiral no. 24.

Landing from Thursday 19 October. You can also login to read this issue (from Thursday 19 October) and past issues online at fht.org.uk/membersarea

International Therapist Summer 2017, Issue 121

The Summer issue of International Therapist is on its way to members…

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This issue includes articles by:

  • Professor Robert Thomas – protecting nails during chemotherapy;
  • Dr Anjali Mahto – an introduction to acne;
  • Maria Mason – how holistic beauty therapists can help clients with acne;
  • WebHealer – how therapists can attract more clients online;
  • Jane Johnson – tips and tricks for the lumbar spine;
  • Gayle Berry – infant massage for orphans in Malawi;
  • Mary Atkinson – supporting refugees with massage;
  • Nicolle Mitchell – case study on aromatherapy for a client with dementia.

Plus an introduction to social prescribing; interview with Jayn Sterland; information on the 2017 FHT Members’ Dinner; updates from our FHT local support groups; a day in the life of Carolyn Wellington, sports therapist and life coach; members’ news, looking at Theresa Sundt’s role in making colour therapy more accessible; essential oil profile; education matters; research; medical A-Z; news updates; your views; tell me about and lots more…

Don’t miss the opportunity to win a KIH Bed pregnancy cushion, in the members’ competition and a £20 Amazon gift card and a pack of 50 loyalty cards in the FHT spiral no. 23.

Landing from Thursday 20 July. You can also login to read this issue (from Thursday 20 July) and past issues online at fht.org.uk/membersarea