Your valuable time and feedback is greatly appreciated - this should only take a few minutes... honest!
For anyone new to these particular public awareness events, here is a quick history/concept behind it all:
National Massage Day was re-launched in 2018 on 1st October - with Gill Tree handing over the co-ordination to me, Lizzie Badger. I wanted to take the opportunity to broaden the reach and impact - so also introduced a new Pro-Touch Awareness Month, running through all of October.
The aim is to raise awareness and celebrate not only the wonders of massage, but ALL hands-on, touch and connection therapies out there! This first year saw the creation of a new open facebook group (now over 1100 members) and a free online platform of expert information - hoping to broaden awareness of such therapies to other practitioners and the public alike. Over 50 videos, blogs, articles, specific benefits and client testimonials were included - and this will keep growing.
By way of celebration, the new sponsors (the Therapist Business Club) provided free digital facebook graphics, logos, images, banners and posters to download as well as tips, marketing ideas and ways to celebrate by "paying it forward". This was not only to create PR opportunities for all therapists taking part - but to collectively be a force for good at the same.
We already have grand plans for the 2019 campaign, such as taking it outside of the UK - but this is of course an all-inclusive, non-competitive public event - so we want you to be fully involved and have your say! Everything will be treated in confidence and rest assured we will be reading every response and suggestion.
There is also an opportunity to be involved with the new 2019 Steering Group - so please do let us know (at the end of the survey) if you want to get for fully involved as a "Champion" or know more. Exciting times ahead!
Very many thanks again - let's really put "NMD/PTAM 2019 on the map!