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Annual General Meeting 2020

  • 22 Mar 2020
  • 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar


  • Non-members are welcome to attend the workshops in the afternoon.
  • Members are welcome to attend the full day and encouraged to attend the AGM & members meeting in the morning.
  • For members wishing to renew their membership on the day. Places are limited.



Registration for this event opens 1st February.

Date & Time

Sunday 22nd March 2020

10.30am to 5.30pm


Venue: Bloomfield House Hotel

Address: Belvedere, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland N91 HP8E

Phone: +353 (0)44 934 0894

Email: info@bloomfieldhouse.com


09:30 Registration opens, vendor stands open

10:30 AGM meeting

12:00 Members meeting with Q&A

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Session 1: Des Canning - Self-Care for the Massage Therapist

15:30 Break

15:45 Session 2: Lindsay McLeod - Body Harmony

17:30 Close


The AGM and afternoon workshops are free to members but we would ask you to register your attendance by responding to this event, so that we can confirm numbers and room size.

Morning - members only

AGM President's address, Executive's reports, annual appraisal

Members meeting with Q&A discuss issues of importance to you about the Association.

Registration from 9.30am, begins 10.30am.

Open to members only.

Lunch - members only

A complimentary lunch will be provided for all attending members in the dining room.

Afternoon - open to non-members

Session 1: DES CANNING Self-Care for the Massage Therapist

Learn valuable strategies on how to:

  • Prepare yourself before the client arrives
  • Ground yourself during the session
  • Protect yourself when you sense negativity or hostility
  • Processing when the client leaves
  • The aftermath, namely when the day is done

About Des

Des Canning is a Psychotherapist & Hypnotherapist working in private practice in Longford Town since 1998. He works with both adult and teenage clients on topics of emotional, mental and social influence in a unique approach, combining analytical and person-centred counselling. His calm and positive attitude naturally encourages personal growth by the depth of his understanding of humanity in its many and challenging varieties.

Originally from Co Leitrim, Des is married with 2 grown up children and was co-founder of the local LGBT Group, acting in the formative years of the group as its voluntary group facilitator.

Session 2: LINDSAY MCLEOD - Body Harmony

Body Harmony is a hands-on model of bodywork, unique in its approach in that it recognises the innate wisdom within each person’s body, and the unique pathway each body follows to unwind and use that wisdom. The invitation that Body Harmony offers is of re-connecting with that knowing, with your body’s natural intelligence. It involves speaking, listening, observing, applying physical touch and then supporting integration.

As an Introductory module for Massage Therapy students and practitioners, its largest single benefit is in the impact and insights that it brings to bear on the level of skill of practitioner touch.

About Lindsay

I'm an irreverent and life-loving Body Harmony practitioner and teacher of over 25 years experience in the embodied arts, I help groups and individuals discover and use the wealth of wisdom inherent in their own bodies.

I’ve now traveled in over 44 countries and lived in several for anywhere from six months to ten years. I have two grown sons and one Andaluz cat, fluency in Spanish and English, and an ability to laugh in French and German too.

Embodiment, obviously, is both my work and my whole life, and I like to infuse it all with curiosity, appreciation and fun.


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MEMBERS: If you plan to renew your membership on the day, a limited number of appointments will be available in order to facilitate you. To book your place please register via this event or contact the General Secretary.


Bloomfield House Hotel

Delegate rates of €100 single occupancy for Saturday 21st March or

€140 for double/twin occupancy.

Contact details above.

Mullingar Park Hotel

Dublin Road, N91 A4EP Mullingar


Glenmore House B&B

Dublin Road, N91 Y526 Mullingar


Keyfield House

Mullingar Lynn, N91 P7VO, Mullingar


Fairways B&B

Bloomfield, Fairways, N91RC92 Mullingar


Other useful websites:




Irish Massage Therapists Association

Email:  info@massageireland.org

Phone:  +353 86 377 3801

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