There are times in life when we're unable to continue with massage practice, such as maternity leave or ill health, but would still like to remain an MTI member. Or perhaps you have recently graduated, and you aren’t sure yet whether you want to go forward with massage practice.
As a non-practising member, you don't need to complete CPD and can still join MTI events at the membership price. However, you won't be able to practice on members of the public or be covered by insurance.
Non-practising membership is £30 per year. When your membership is due for renewal, you can choose it from the list of options on the join or renew page.
The MTI Chair, Earle Abrahamson, is one of the inaugural Fellows of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL). Earle is one of nine educators across the globe to receive this award.
It is given to teachers in higher education who embody the values of community engagement, global citizenship, collaboration and who take a holistic approach.
Earle was awarded this for his work as a senior lecturer in Sports Therapy at the University of East London. Earle said of the award: “I was extremely pleased to learn that I was one of the nine fellows. The application process was arduous, but it was fantastic to receive positive feedback and recognition. The competition was fierce and demanding, but I wanted to put myself out there to test the international waters.”
MTI had a great couple of days at this year's Holistic Health Show at the NEC in Birmingham.
At our stall in the Balens Zone we spoke to hundreds of therapists interested in training with MTI schools, and massaged many weary shoulders with exhibition fatigue!
Some of the lovely comments we received include:
'Very good, feels instantly better'
'Lovely, hit all the right areas'
'The therapist was lovely and friendly and very caring'
'I felt safe with you, thank you'.
Laughter, learning and meeting, the 2019 conference in Bristol
MTI tutor and practitioner, Jennie Parke Matheson, is the new massage therapy representative on the CNHC profession specific board.
This means that she will play a key role in shaping national policy and promoting the value of professional massage therapy in the UK. We are so proud of her, well done Jennie!