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Body in Harmony Training

Principal Jan Trewartha, the director of the British Fascia Symposium, is an experienced tutor of over 25 years’ experience.  She is passionate about educating therapists across a diverse selection of training modules to help them develop their skillsets, tissue awareness and ability to ‘read’ their clients’ bodies.  These include the flagship Sharon Wheeler ScarWork course and the Body Realignment diploma.

www.bodyinharmony.org.uk

Event offer: we will be offering 10% discount on some of our unique light touch courses.

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MELT Method

The MELT Method® (MELT®) is a simple self-treatment designed to help you stay healthy, youthful, and active for a lifetime. Just 10 minutes of MELT three times a week is all you need to become a Hands-Off Bodyworker® and reduce the effects of accumulated tension and stress caused by daily living. This full-body method of self-care can be customized to your particular needs – from improving performance and decreasing the risk of repetitive stress injuries to eliminating chronic pain, regardless of what’s causing your pain in the first place.

MELT is also an education system that simplifies established and new neurofascial science into an adaptable Living Body Model® that self-empowers and self-educates laypersons in a manner that is fun and engaging to encourage lifelong self-care.

MELT hands-off development initially began in the 90’s with the tinkering of PVC pipes wrapped in variously changing padded layers in an effort to create results akin to light-touch hands-on therapy, such as osteopathy. By the time MELT was introduced in group environments in 2004, it was called M.E.L.T., an acronym for Myofascial Energetic Length Technique.

All MELT techniques and protocols were built upon key aspects of these major hands-on therapies and influencers: Neuromuscular Therapy (Chaitow), CranioSacral (Upledger), Manual Muscle Testing (Kendall and McCreary), Lymphatic Drainage (Chikly), Visceral Manipulation (Barral), Anatomy Trains (Myers), Structural Integration (Rolf), the World Fascia Congress (Vleeming, Pollack, Hedley, Stecco et al.), and others.

www.meltmethod.com

Event offer: Delegates will be given a discount on the standard shipping of MELT Products if purchased at the MELT Method booth.

Hand Spring Publishing

Handspring Publishing

Handspring Publishing is a dynamic publishing house based in Scotland and specialises in professional level books for manual therapists, bodyworkers and movement teachers including, massage therapists, physiotherapists, sports therapists, yoga therapists, osteopaths, Pilates teachers, and other professionals who use touch or movement in clinical practice. Our books combine attractive and accessible presentation with a practical, evidence-based approach including latest research findings. Our authors represent the leading lights in research, practice and teaching in their area of expertise. Browse our book list and sign up for our enewsletter, Springboard, at www.handspringpublishing.com.

Event offer: We will be offering delegates 10% off our books.

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Natural Bodies

Myofascial movement trainings, anatomy movement courses and anatomy courses for yoga and Pilates teachers, London, U.K.

At Natural Bodies, Gary Carter teaches, trains and encourages kinaesthetic awareness, ease of movement, and efficient body use in exercise, sport and many movement disciplines, which can bring a renewed sense of health and vitality into everyday life through revolutionised personal training techniques, yoga, Pilates, Gyro movement, martial arts and fascial movement practices.

www.naturalbodies.co.uk

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Susan Findlay

Do you want to know more about Oncology Massage, or how to improve your existing hands on skills, or even get a bit of business advice? Susan will be on hand to answer your questions at stand…. if you cannot catch her there please feel free to chat with her at any time, actually, best not when she is on the podium!  Have a great time at the event, may it enrich your practice.

www.susanfindlay.co.uk

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Blend Therapy Training

After teaching all over the UK and Europe for almost 15 years Tracey set up Blend Therapy Training a bit nearer home, in the North of England.

Dedicated to delivering inspirational high quality hands on advanced training, passionate about all things bodywork, and fascinated by fascia, Tracey brings her own blend of extensive expertise and good humour to all of her courses.

All of Tracey’s courses contain her own particular ’Blend” of hands-on bodywork, assessment techniques and rehab to give a fully rounded approach to the resolution of pain and restriction.

20 years experience as a Dental Nurse combined with 20 years as a therapist, led to the creation of her Original TMJ Therapy®. Her unique approach to this confusing problem has been helping people out of pain and restriction for almost 20 years. If you would like to know more about Blend and our innovative courses please do come and chat to us at our stand. See you there!

www.blendtherapytraining.com

Event offer: 10% discount on all Blend courses booked at BFS 2019.

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Lotus Publishing

Since 2003, Lotus Publishing has specialised in beautifully produced, illustrated books, which represent a fresh, eclectic take on anatomy. Insightful on all themes based in movement and exercise, we have grown to embrace subjects as varied as fascia, trigger points, reflexology and the fitness industry.

As our catalogue of titles broadens and our list grows, we are expanding into new territories and gaining a broader audience around the world. Through this we stay true to our founding principles; to produce books that educate, maintain high production values with an authoritative content for healthcare professionals and unqualified individuals alike.

The company has a well-established international presence through our US-based co-publisher North Atlantic Books with physical distribution throughout North America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa by Random House

www.lotuspublishing.co.uk

Event offer: All books will be for sale at Amazon prices or less!
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Zephorium Soul Tonic

Our unique award winning aromatherapy skincare and fragrance collections, based upon energy attraction and positive thinking, contain only the finest natural and organic ingredients.

The beautiful colours of the glass bottles are linked to the body’s energy (chakra) system making the link between mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. High quality oils, aromatherapy, powerful affirmations and potentised crystal add to the vibrational mix, culminating in a wonderful blend of beauty and positivity. We use only the finest aromatherapy oils and blends to bring you outstanding quality products. Zephorium oils are now being used globally by individuals and therapists alike, as powerful catalysts for profound change.

Coconut wax candles, uplifting aura sprays, massage/body oils, nourishing organic face serums, organic essential oil blends, luxury body lotions and natural perfume rollerballs, plus our  new holistic facial range, formulate Zephorium’s collection of beautiful natural products for the mind, body and soul.

www.zephorium.com

Event offer: We will be offering 30% off all our products, as well as starter pack and training offers.

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Songbird Naturals

Songbird Massage Waxes, Reflexology Waxes, Fascial Release Waxes, Liquiwaxes and Balms are a unique blend of Beeswax and Natural ingredients for a supreme massage experience. They present as a semi-solid formula which melts immediately onto the skin and provides a working surface that delivers control, smoothness and a perfect finish - without spills, mess and waste. Our Fascial Release Wax and new Fascial Release Wax Super Grip are well established within the remedial massage establishment and provide a stronger grip for deep tissue and Myofascial techniques.

www.songbirdnaturals.co.uk

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Flexxicore

FlexxiCore supply affordable exercise equipment for professional and home use. The FlexxiCore Challenger combines the sophisticated technology of the specialist Whole Body Vibration Training (WBV) equipment used in Gyms with an accessible and versatile design. Trial results (42 participants, age range: 39 – 85) demonstrated a broad range of improvements within 60 days including:

• Energy levels and stamina
• Fitness/performance levels
• Posture
• Muscle & joint stiffness
• Strength
• Stress release
• Toning
• Pain & Headaches
• Sleep patterns
• Improved balance
• Motivated to exercise more
• Core muscle strength.

The FlexxiCore Passive Exerciser utilises an advanced design that has evolved over 12 years to effectively combine the benefits of Continuous Passive Motion (CPM) with the principles of a simple home exercise machine developed in Japan that swings the feet to provide thorough mobilisation of the back, gently releasing tension, boosting circulation and energising the system.

www.FlexxiCore.com

Event offer: 20% discounts available on both FlexxiCore products during the Symposium.

Scott Medical

Scott Medical

We provide a wide array of products and support across many disciplines in the medical and therapy worlds. Our product
knowledge has enabled us to source and supply products that are complimentary to you as a therapist and also at the right price.
With staff that our knowledgeable and helpful we are delighted to offer our services.

www.scottmedical.com

Event offer: Special offer on the 3Tool massage device.

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Aquatic Rehabilitation and Exercise Academy (A.R.E.A)

We at A.R.E.A are committed to delivering high quality evidence based aquatic education. AquaStrech is one of our courses at A.R.E.A; written and delivered by Lynda Keane, top UK aquatic tutor.

AquaStretch is a holistic hands on myofascial release technique for assisted stretching in water using weighted resistance and a prescribed methodology to trigger the stretch reflex and produce outstanding results from athletic performance to rehabilitation.

www.aquaticacademy.co.uk

Event offer: 10% on booking on to AquaStretch course
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L.A.S.T.

Ligamentous Articular Strain Techniques (LAST) taught by Robert Libbey RMT (Canada), is a reconceptualization and a revitalization of a classical Osteopathic Manual Technique. Robert brings his experience from practicing over 25yrs and from instructing and updating LAST for the past 10yrs into his courses.

Robert has incorporated current evidence informed research supporting and explaining the physiological effects of treatment and has redefined the narrative of LAST to align with our current understandings of pain science.

Ligamentous/fascial injuries are no longer seen as just simple local musculoskeletal peripheral joint injuries, but as systemic dysfunctions affecting a patients biotensegrity and neuropsychophysiology, influencing all aspects of their life.

In the courses (Live and Online) we discuss the influences that ligamentous injuries and conditions have on the fascial system and the CNS. We discuss how LAST influences the changes that occur with treatment, we review the peripheral neurological innervations, specific mechanoreceptors and the Ligament Pain Referral Patterns for each joint of the body. We also discuss the importance of incorporating a biopsychosocial perspective into treatment.

https://www.lastsite.ca

Event offer: Delegates will receive from 25%-50% off online courses and pain posters.

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Moving Fascia

An embodied fascial anatomy programme designed to educate and inspire movement teachers and bodywork practitioners.

Ana Barretxeguren developed Moving Fascia® embodied anatomy courses through self-enquiry, her passion for anatomy and her extensive work helping people recover from injury. The course is packed with self-release techniques, movement and embodiment tools informed by her studies on anatomical sciences, her extensive career as a Pilates teacher, myofascial release and visceral manipulation therapist.

Ana's understanding and appreciation of movement has been shaped by her experience of living with Catamenial Pneumothorax, a rare condition where a woman suffers repeated lung collapses during menstruation. Ana has repeatedly explored the fascial relationships in the body, focusing her research on the visceral space and its connections to breath and movement.

All Moving Fascia® courses, hosted in Brighton, London and now online, are dedicated to the study of fascial anatomy and its influence on our movement.

 

www.movingfascia.com

Artefact Pro

Artefact Pro

It has been found that any architectural life on the planet - virus to vertebrates - share the same underlying structure at the molecular level . This is called the tensegrity matrix and it forms an incredibly strong and flexible fabric continuous throughout the body. It is this matrix that makes possible such exploits as the mobility of a giraffe's neck, the soaring flight of an eagle and the contortions of an acrobat.

 

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College of Bowen Studies

College of Bowen Studies

The College of Bowen Studies has been providing outstanding practitioner training for over 20 years in Europe. Our accessible courses allow students to explore this gentle and non-invasive, hands on technique in a fun, informative educational environment.

Over the years we have trained over 4000 practitioners who have enjoyed using the Technique either as a part time or full time career or as a way of helping their friends and family. Are you looking for a change of direction to help people become more comfortable in their bodies, relieve their pain and increase their mobility? Then Bowen could be for you.

Our fresh approach to the anatomy of the human body has been the reason for the popularity of the Bowen Technique. We have also made the training process very accessible financially, fitting neatly into busy lives supported by excellent tutors and backed up by continuing study into the way that Bowen works.

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FASCIQ

THYSOL Group headquarters are based in Enschede, the Netherlands. THYSOL Group acquired and successfully maintains the role of the number one kinesiology tape supplier in Europe, which sell under the brand name CureTape®. THYSOL Group cooperates with state-of-the-art manufacturing and R&D facilities in South Korea that complies with all of the internationally required certificates. Additionally, THYSOL Group BV expanded the brand family with CrossLinq® (Acupressure cross tape), VetkinTape® (veterinary kinesiology tape), FASCIQ® (IASTM tools, myofascial massage tools, silicone cuppings, and floss bands). Due to the fact that THYSOL Group is closely cooperating with the production facilities, THYSOL Group is able to partner with leading multinationals enabling THYSOL Group to distribute and supply the products worldwide as “class 1 medical devices”. THYSOL is active in over 80 countries worldwide via dealers or own local companies.

www.fasciq.com

Event offer: 15% off the total FASCIQ portfolio.

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ISMETA

The International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA) is a collaborative of individuals and organizations dedicated to evolving the field of Somatic Movement Education and Therapy. We ensure that training programs uphold high standards of education and practice, and maintain a professional registry of qualified practitioners. We are committed to building the professional community of Somatic Movement Educators and Therapists worldwide and advocating for the profession in legal and governmental arenas. We work to educate the general public about our work and help our colleagues in Integrative Healthcare, Human Services, Education and the Arts understand the benefits of Somatic Movement Education and Therapy.

https://ismeta.org

Event offer: 20% off for new member registration.