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BABTAC launches guide to support beauty pros treating clients with or recovering from cancer

By Chloe Randall | 28 October 2023 | Movers & Shakers, News

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BABTAC (British Association of Beauty Therapy & Costmetology) has launched a new Best Practice Guide to support beauty therapists treating clients with or recovering from cancer.

Along with the wellbeing benefits that salon treatments can bring to clients with or recovering from cancer, the disease can present certain contraindications, whether it be through physical or reactionary changes to the body as a result of medical treatment. If this occurs, adaptation of treatments by therapists may be required.

To coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, BABTAC has launched its Best Practice Guide to ensure that therapists feel confident in offering the best service to clients on a cancer journey.

The guide includes information on client’s rights, insurance considerations, training recommendations and clarification around non-invasive and invasive treatments.

“As a professional association, BABTAC continuously seeks ways to support our members and further the industry. Taking into account all of the information provided and researched, we have developed our stance for treating clients who have or are recovering from cancer which provides the best practice tools needed to support a client emotionally and physically through what can be a traumatic experience,” comments Lesley Blair MBE, chair & CEO of BABTAC.

“Our guidelines are reviewed yearly and updated in light of any new information or research and are also endorsed by both Cancer Research and Macmillan.”

The BABTAC Best Practice Guide on treating clients with cancer is available now to all BABTAC members.

For more information on how to become a member of BABTAC, click here