After a wonderful whirlwind of a weekend, it’s nice to look back at all the amazing people we met and moments we experienced.
Our thanks also to FHT Fellow Linda Jacobs, and FHT Members Nadeen Buchanan and Carol Brown, for providing much-appreciated taster treatments on the FHT stand. It was great to see so many members and visitors to our stand enjoy a little ‘me time’ at this busy event.
Linda Jacobs, FFHT, giving a taster treatment.
And if you joined FHT on the Sunday or Monday – a warm welcome aboard! You’re all the proof we need that it’s people that make the difference in this business.
The show offered professional therapists the opportunity to learn, shop, network and relax, all under one roof.
Our Training Congress was nestled in among the Holistic Health show, which was held on Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd May at the NEC in Birmingham. We packed the schedule with experts on a wide range of topics, from marketing to massage, with hundreds of delegates enjoying 32 talks by leading therapy and business experts across both days. We had lots of people snapping up the few remaining tickets on the day, and even had to turn some people away so make a note for next year to book early!
Topics included cancer care, Emmett Technique, reiki for beginners, essential oils, reflexology, WaveStone, dry needling, crystal therapy, auricular diagnosis, aquamassage, Ayurvedic facelift massage, supporting individuals with autism, age and exercise, the Chrysalis Effect, building a successful salon, building a tribe on Facebook, and more.
We also offered exclusive deals on shop stock, with many browsing in between talks, and three dedicated therapists working our stand offering Indian head massage and reflexology.
FHT Vice Presidents and Training Congress speakers Mary Dalgleish and Maria Mason.
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What you had to say about FHT’s Training Congress speakers…
[About Nick Flanagan’s talk – Age and exercise]
‘Great session. Loved the dancing!’
[About Jackie Winters’ talk – Understanding crystal therapy]
‘Excellent, inspiring and interesting seminar – very uplifting.’
‘Good workshop to start the weekend with. Jackie is great!’
[About Adrian Jenkinson’s talk – WaveStone cellulite reduction massage]
‘Amazing workshop and fantastic product. Further training now planned.’
[About Martin Thirwell’s talk – Working alongside reiki guides]
‘Very interesting. Good speaker. Incredible insight.’
[About Elaine Wilkins’ talk – The Chrysalis Effect]
‘Very interesting – there is hope for people with fibromyalgia. I will be passing information on, as a nurse and therapist.’
[About Alison Battisby’s talk – Growing your social media audience]
[About Carol Samuel’s talk – Reflexology for stress and anxiety]
‘I have been coming here for years. This is the most informative session I have ever been to – thank you.’
[About Cameron Reid’s talk – Manipulative therapy]
‘Enjoyed the session. Found the content engaging and helpful for my practice. Thank you.’
[About Rennie Gould’s workshop – Release your WOW]
‘Marvellous! Have booked workshop in Birmingham and looking forward to it.’
[About Penny Price’s workshop – Are essential oils anti-ageing?]
‘Excellent presentation. Lots learnt in a small amount of time. Very informative.’