FHT have asked the Government to clarify their position on how lockdown affects therapists, as originally there was a ban on all therapy and beauty treatments; but were unclear concerning clients seeking treatment for medical issues. 

On 5th November I received updated guidance from FHT(see below),  stating that if you have a medical condition and that is clearly stated on your consultation form, then I am able to offer treatments. For example, if you suffer from anxiety or constant pain and find that reiki or aromatherapy is helpful. 

'What the updated Regulations say

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 (updated on 3 November), states that the following businesses are to close:
14. Spas.
15. Nail, beauty salons, hair salons and barbers.
16. Tanning salons.
17. Massage parlours.
But that the following businesses are permitted to stay open:
47. Dental services, opticians, audiology services, chiropody, chiropractors, osteopaths and other medical or health services, including services relating to mental health." (page 32).
Having consulted with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), if you are a qualified member of the FHT and providing a therapy service to support a client who has a physical or mental health condition or injury, and this is clearly indicated in their consultation form, it is the FHT's understanding that this could be defined as offering a 'health service'


Maggie Jennings: Profile

B.A. (Hons); M.A., Cert. Ed., MFHT. 

Member of the Federation of Holistic Therapies.


I have been interested in holistic therapies for some years. I started learning Reiki, as it is a gentle, non-invasive treatment that works by healing the aura. It can help in the prevention and relief of a range of disorders, and works as a complementary therapy alongside more traditional methods.

As a psychology lecturer I discovered how much stress affects all systems of the body and mind and how crucial it is to be able to relax in order to lead a healthy life. For example, did you know that stress raises the levels of cholesterol in your blood as much, if not more, than the food you eat? 

I am now a qualified aromatherapist, Reiki master/teacher and distant healer. 

In my work as a therapist I feel that I can make a positive contribution to healthcare by helping to reduce people's stress levels, as well as giving many other benefits. It has also helped me to lead a healthier life!
My aim is to spread natural healing techniques to everyone, so I also offer lessons in Reiki and aromatherapy. Learning these techniques will help you address health problems, both the symptoms and the emotional source.
I also offer training in Tarot, both for the new reader and for the experienced practitioner. The Tarot is a fascinating subject and can be understood on many levels, both as a system of divination and as a means of personal development. For more information, click the tabs on the left.
The courses on offer here will help you in your spiritual development and are aimed at creating balance and harmony with the individual psyche, thus raing your vibration and helping to achieve a sence of purpose and fulfilment in your life. Trips to the sacred sites of antiquity are also offered.
I am very excited about our new teaching and treatment rooms at The Tudor House Holistic Centre in the Colonnade. Renovations are now complete and show off its unique historical features. This building dates back to the 16th century and has a fascinating story, having been used as a base for a number of businesses including a curriers, threadmakers, dance studio, office equipment suppliers and even used as a rooming house for gentlemen in the 19th century! The rooms contain a wonderful misture of architectural styles and also have 17th century panelling, which is listed. 
Tarot Reader

I have been reading Tarot cards for a very long time, having started when I was 12. After a few years I found that I was getting insights about my friends that did not just come from reading the meanings from the book. Recently I have been training as a medium, which has increased my channeling abilities. Tarot readings are particularly useful for anyone who needs life guidance, to gain more information about a current issue or some idea of where they are heading.

Hope to see you soon