Welcome to Pro-Touch Awareness Month

by admin on October 1, 2021

Friday 1st October is National Massage Day, which marks the beginning of Pro-Touch Awareness Month. Co-ordinated by the Pro-Touch Movement, Pro-Touch Awareness Month is about the promotion and sharing of positive touch across a wide range of settings and for all ages and abilities. The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated existing issues of widespread loneliness in the developed world, creating a touch-starved lifestyle for many people. The Pro-Touch Movement are campaigning to bring consensual touch to all those who need it, raising awareness of the many wonderful touch therapies available, and celebrating touch around the globe via local fundraising and volunteering.

Here at Bellenden Therapies, we are big believers in the power of touch. Our practitioners Jane Tilton, Vanessa Afful and Dorothy Smith offer a number of touch therapies, including Aromatherapy, Aromatherapy Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Holistic Massage, Kinesiology, Osteopathy and Reflexology. If there’s someone in your life who you think might benefit from some touch therapy this Pro-Touch Awareness Month, consider buying them a Bellenden Therapies gift voucher to spend with Jane, Vanessa or Dorothy.

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