Amethyst Trust

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Spa Voyage has joined alliance with the Amethyst Trust to deliver its highly regarded Specialist Cancer Massage Course.

Spa Voyage partners (including La Sultane de Saba and Akwaterra spa partners) are now able to have their dedicated trainer come to train this course onsite. Providing the theory, tools and techniques to enable therapists to safely perform these massages, with confidence and competence, on guests who have, or are currently undergoing cancer treatment. Enabling these guests to enjoy the benefit of massage, bringing comfort and relaxation during their spa day.

The Amethyst Trust was set up in 2010 as a registered charity aiming to change the perception of cancer as a contra-indication to massage. By educating therapists and clients alike it is now possible to carry out massage treatments on clients with or recovering from cancer at a time when they most need to be pampered and cared for.

The course is accredited with FHT and approved by the industry standard agency Habia. The course is endorsed by Michael Connors, Director of Services and Dr Catherine Zollman, Oncologist and Clinical Lead, of Penny Brohn UK.

Course details:

This is a specially designed training course for qualified massage professionals, covering theory and practical considerations of offering massage therapies to clients who have either experienced or are undergoing treatment for cancer.

This one day course will cover:

  • Dispelling the mythsaround massagingclients who have either experience or are in treatment for cancer
  • The benefits of massage therapy for clients with cancer
  • Extending consultation skillsto ensure safe treatment planning, appropriate
  • contraindications of the specified treatments
  • Traditional massage; considerations and adaptations – practical and theory knowledge over and above the normal massage qualification specifications
  • Practical massage applications
  • Practical ‘Comforting Touch Massage Ritual’ – approved massage protocol by Spa Voyage
  • Exceptional standards on client care and communications
  • Medical terminology
  • Commercialism and professionalism
  • Reflective practice
  • Insurance requirements