October Inspiration – We are inspired by touch, for our craft and our teaching is through its mode and constant conversion into complementary treatments. Wether it be massage, reflexology, aromatherapy or more. This months social media explores the big talking point of touch and how we should reflect upon it.
With it, we also bring the news that it is a significant step to recognise a collective ongoing mission to celebrate massage. On 1 September, in particular, we celebrate National massage day, designed to raise awareness of the many hands-on touch and contact massage therapies that are in our amazing complementary industry. How they can be used to support clients with a multitude of needs. The general approach to this is offering information through media, affiliates and more. In a relaxed, introductory level of resources that reaches as broad an audience as possible, from members of the public to therapy students and to existing therapies expanding their portfolios. Please do join in and look and share. At Brighton Holistics we are committed to making massage and its benefits as accessible and sustainable as possible. To this end we offer a one day workshop in intro to body massage for safe home use, so that family members or carers can give short, safe treatments to maintain the positive effects of massage and touch.
National pro-touch awareness in the month of October is an offering and marking of ideas, tips and tools on how therapists can consider what it means to hold a space for someone. How touch affects all, in particular often many whom have touch deprevation. It is anchored by a national campaign found at www.protouchawarenessmonth.co.uk with many resources to download and become involved in. If you are interested and wish to nurture and support this wonderful campaign. Kickstart the process by following some of the campaigns ideas and manifestos:
- Volunteer, giving an hour of your time to volunteer your therapies for people in the care of local charities, community schemes or a Hospice/Hospital in your area.
- Run a ‘TOUCH ME’ competition to encourage client interaction on social media, rewarding a voucher for those that reply with why they enjoy complementary therapy.
- Pay what you can afford day; consider dedicating one day in October where income doesn’t matter. Advertise that any treatment or from a list provided is free to anyone whom is feeling the pinch, or clients putting forward friends/contacts whom are going through tough times to have a treat.
- Fund-raising, launch a just giving campaign in October via your business. A super way to get your clients and friends behind you to support something in your local community (rather than a national charity). Giving back to the community and too promoting the ethical side to your business. For example, use the wording ‘to celebrate, we are raising funds for ….’
Here at Brighton Holistics we are proud to support the pro touch awareness campaign, therefore please do support us with this message and continue the good word on.