As an organisation, we support the Healing Hands Network. This was set up 21 years ago by three therapists who were deeply moved by the horrors of the Yugoslav wars in the 1990s, and wanted to offer healing to help the people there rebuild their lives.
Every year they send two therapists a week to their clinic in Sarajevo, between May and October. The therapists stay for two weeks and fundraise to cover the cost of their stay. As well as massage, the therapists offer workshops in relaxation and breathing techniques, basic massage, and Reiki to help empower the local people to take care of themselves and their communities.
You can find out more on the dedicated Healing Hands page. It's £35 a year to join the network, which includes induction training and invitations to social events. The network also runs a project in the UK to help members of the armed forces returning from war.
Email Director Sue Stretton if you are interested or please forward the information to anyone who you think would like to help.
Member supported charities
These are charities our members support through their businesses:
- Wayne Ghosh, Body Advance Massage Therapies: Willow Wood Hospice
- Grania Naish, Grania Holistic Massage and Wellbeing: Action on Pre-Eclampsia
- Anna Glowacka and Cassandra Allen, The Green Well: London Wildlife Trust and Alexandra Wylie Tower Foundation
- Sally Morris, On the Spot: Harp Southend.