National Massage last week on Friday 16th May was a huge success.
Many therapists, schools of massage and massage clinics celebrated with discounts/massage congas and other celebrations. The London celebrations culminated after a wonderful party atmosphere on Westminster Bridge with 100's of people celebrating the benefits of massage, with 130 staff from St Thomas' Hospital receiving a massage.
The press coverage included; Evening Standard/Express/interview on BBC Bristol, as well as industry publications.
This is however just the beginning, the rest of 2014 will see Gill Tree campaigning with her Manifesto for a Pro-Touch Society to:
1/ Make Massage and other touch therapies more accessible in a balanced health care system via the National Health Service and Private Medical Health Insurance
2/ Raise the professional status of the massage industry and increase the recognition for the way the industry is contributing to and supporting society
3/ Build a statistical awareness of the economic and therapeutic value that massage has in society and organise a campaign to educate society to demonstrate how Massage and touch are not a luxury
4/ Reduce the limitations and damage caused by 'duties of care' that prevent instinctive and natural touch in our institutions and by service providers
5/ Reduce and prevent inappropriate touch through empowering the receiver to say no
National Massage Day 2015 is Friday 15th May 2015, be there and be part of a much bigger and more nationwide event. If you would like to be part of the planning party let Gill know!