To continue to hire space to make a provision that allows local people who live on a low budget to gain access to and benefit from the potential physical and psychological benefits of complementary therapies
All funds raised from this crowdfunding campaign will pay for the hire of the space where the therapies are delivered in our local community centre. This will allow the team to keep delivering and far more people in our local community to gain potential health benefits from our wide range of complementary therapies, throughout the next year.
About the project
The idea for The Human Touch was born originally many years ago when the project leader was unable to afford complementary therapies. She went to college to do a reflexology course and was given treatments as part of the course. Her health and wellbeing benefitted immediately.
She became aware that there were then, and still are now, so many people in local communities, who, because of their financial and other life circumstances would normally view complementary therapies as a luxury. She made the decision to always make inclusive space within her therapy practice.
The Human Touch is an extension of that original idea.
The project opened its doors for the first time in February 2014. Since then to the current day The 8 Human Touch practitioners have been providing a wide variety of affordable therapies for all and by February 2015 the project had served 97 clients.
The aims of the project are
To provide 30 minute and one hour sessions of affordable therapies for all
To provide all of the therapies in a local one stop shop shared community space
To provide affordable therapies for all at local well being events, charity fund raisers and festivals
To enable practitioners to give to their local community
To encourage practitioners to look after their own health and well being by trading therapies with each other
Our current therapies on offer are
Animal healing for domestic pets
Deep Tissue massage
Indian head massage
Deep facial cleansing
Homeopathic consultations – acute for seasonal ailments eg hayfever and full consultations, plus remedies
Our current clients have been giving us great feedback. They have been telling us that they like having a choice between short sessions and full sessions. The short sessions of 30 minutes make it really affordable and are very helpful for people with childcare needs. They are also saying that they are definitely noticing a reduction in aches and pains, an improvement in sleep patterns, a reduction in stress and anxiety and an over all improvement in the feeling of well being after treatments.
We are thankful for every penny you can donate and we are offering some lovely rewards in return