National Massage Day on Friday 16th May.
To raise awareness of my Manifesto for a Pro-Touch Society, I have declared it ‘National Massage Day’ on Friday 16th May, where everyone in the UK is encouraged to reach out and touch someone they care for.
Touch is part of our daily language “keep in touch”, “that video touched me”, It is instinctive and natural. It is part of human nature and yet as a society we often remain inhibited about touch and perceive massage as a luxury rather than a necessary treatment for a healthy lifestyle.
So what are the likely consequences if on a national scale our institutions advise against touch? With media impressing on us almost daily the negative effect of inappropriate touch we are failing to recognise the negative effects of not touching.
Invitation to be part of this momentous day
I am inviting Massage Therapists, massage schools and professional massage organisations in the UK to be involved and would love to invite you to be part of the Essentials for health team on this momentous day.
On National Massage Day, Friday 16th May 2014 at 1500 hours please join me to form a conga line of people from St Thomas’ Hospital to The Houses of Parliament to bring awareness that touch is not something to be feared, not a luxury but a necessary part of preventative health care. Conga photo You don’t have to be a massage therapist, you just have to believe that the world would be a better place if we all get involved.
If you can organise something in your region let me know your plans so that we can help promote it.
Thanks and looking forward to meeting you there X