Entries for the 2021 FHT Excellence Awards are now closed.
Our 2021 finalists for Complementary Therapist of the Year are:
- Malminder Gill
- Basma Gale
- Caroline Purvey
- Stephanie Quigley
- Alexandra Skanderowicz
- Angela Vigus
Last year’s winner for FHT Complementary Therapist of the Year was Mary Atkinson:
In 2013, Mary co-founded the Story Massage Programme, which is based on ten massage strokes used to illustrate the words of a story. As we entered the first lockdown, Mary immediately looked to find a way to continue sharing this simple form of nurturing touch with as many people as possible. She produced a free booklet of 36 new massage stories and was overwhelmed by the initial response from over 2,000 people in schools, family homes and community groups. A teacher then approached her about starting live Facebook, Instagram and You Tube sessions, and so Mary and her trusty teddy, Emmanuel, took to the screen on a regular basis, to share different follow-along massage stories. For many, and especially those with children with profound and multiple learning difficulties, her live sessions provided a focus for the week, bringing them connection, fun and relaxation in an uncertain world.
Finalists: Malminder Gill, Sal Hanvey, Andrea Lambell, Joy Shaw and Alexandra Skanderowicz