Body in Harmony Training - Gold Sponsor:

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

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.

Melt - Gold Sponsor:

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.

Functional Fascia - Silver Sponsor:

Functional Fascia, led by Julian Baker, one of Europe's leading experts on connective tissue function and dissection, run hands-on Integrated Anatomy classes for allied health professionals where you do the dissection.  Our outstanding classes will give attendees a greater understanding of the functional anatomy of the human body and how this translates into every day, hands-on therapeutic treatment approaches, transforming your practice.  This dissection process is completely different to the standard anatomical approaches used in medical schools and universities, as it is specifically designed with manual and movement therapists in mind.  Focusing on functional movement, these game changing classes will ‘fast track’ your understanding of the body, filling in anatomical blanks and blending seamlessly with your everyday practice.

Susan Findlay - Silver Sponsor:

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.

Blend Therapy Training - Bronze Sponsor:

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!