Cancer Touch Therapy training available to salons & spas across Scotland

By Helena Biggs | 21 January 2022 | Movers & Shakers, News

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Skincare brand, Made for Life Organics, has partnered with The Academy of Clinical Training in Scotland to extend its Cancer Touch Therapy courses across the country.

SATCC approved and accredited by the Complementary Medical Association, the Cancer Touch Therapy training is designed to empower therapists with the skills, expertise and knowledge to undertake body and facial treatments for people living with cancer.

In addition, the training enables a deeper understanding of what cancer is, the staging and grading of cancer and how the treatments for cancer can affect the need to adapt spa treatments.

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The training is intended to broaden the horizons of each therapist and ensure that every person living with cancer can access wellbeing therapies in a spa setting when they need them most.

Made for Life Organics trainers, Emma Williams and Nicci Anstey, are working alongside the Academy team in Glasgow to introduce the course. Training will be offered onsite in salons and spas across the country.

“The Academy is thrilled to partner with Made for Life Organics to become its training provider North of the Border to deliver the Cancer Touch Therapy training course,” comments Jenny Storey from The Academy of Clinical Training. “As Scotland’s only CIBTAC registered training centre, it’s the perfect opportunity to offer CTT training and make it more accessible to therapists UK-wide.

“For too long now cancer conditions have been considered as ‘contraindicated’ and therapists have been discouraged from offering treatment. We strive to change these misconceptions and ensure therapists are equipped and prepared to be inclusive.

The Cancer Touch Therapy programme has been developed with advice from trained oncology massage teachers, and advisors from the oncology team at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust and Macmillan.

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Pictured: Jenny Storey and Kate Berry, directors, The Academy of Clinical Training