Positive Touch for ChildrenResearch has shown that positive, nurturing touch can help boost self-esteem in young people and enable them to cope better with anxiety and stress. This lively, interactive session will share some simple touch techniques and suggestions that have been ‘tried and tested’ by therapists, parents and, of course, children.
Advanced Indian Head Massage TechniquesOne of the joys of Indian Head Massage is the amazing variety of moves that can be used to maximise the benefits of treatment for each individual client. This is your chance to learn new techniques, enhance your routine, refresh your confidence and feel re-inspired by this wonderful therapy.
Mary Atkinson is author of Healing Touch for Children (Gaia, 2009) and The Art of Indian Head Massage (Carlton, 2000, 2010). An inspirational tutor, journalist and author she is an FHT Local Support Group Co-ordinator and was the winner of the Camexpo Outstanding Achievement Award 2010 for her contribution to complementary therapies. Mary has recently studied Ayurveda in India and brings some colourful insights to her FHT accredited Indian Head Massage courses. In April 2012, Mary is working as a volunteer in a Tsunami destroyed area of Japan to set up and deliver her Positive Touch for Children training programme. Her lively and informative lecture and workshop are not to be missed. You can find out more about Mary's work and read her blog on her website www.maryatkinson.com