As a Complementary Therapist there is nothing I like more than to visit holistic fayres and health shows – they provide a fantastic chance to explore different therapies, meet other therapists and chat about potential business opportunities. For anyone who is interested in holistics and just wants to find out some more information they provide perfect scope as the therapists exhibiting will be only too happy to chat – and many will offer taster treatments for a minimal amount so you can try a treatment and see if it is for you. At the very least you will you will have your eyes opened and your senses stirred from the range of exciting talks on offer to all the holistic products available.
The 33rd Cardiff Natural Health Show was no exception for me – brought to us by – ‘A vision for living’ – it certainly was! Held over 2 days on the weekend of the 20th October at the Parc Hotel in central Cardiff it spread across three large rooms with therapists offering taster treatments and a number of interesting free lectures. Many stalls were selling products such as crystals, organic cosmetics and salt lamps to name but a few. Therapists were also offering taster treatments from shiatsu to reflexology and of course there was the spiritual element with tarot readers and psychics – so something for everyone.
I attended on the Saturday and bumped into the lovely ladies at Gaia Lifestyle who I know well through training and who provide therapies in both Pontcanna and Roath and so was a good chance to catch up with fellow practitioners. I also helped a colleague with her stall for her new venture young yoga warriors – an absolutely brilliant idea of offering yoga for children aged 3-18. The show was great for her to get her leaflets out there and start promoting the classes. Another colleague of mine had a fantastic shiatsu treatment from the Bristol School of Shiatsu – the treatment was only 10 minutes long but left her feeling refreshed and rejuvenated after a late night – five pounds well spent we agreed.
The atmosphere at the show was very friendly and relaxed – it was well worth the visit – both for therapists and non practitioners. I’m looking forward to next year’s show and who knows – maybe I’ll be exhibiting!