Wellbeing through cancer and beyond – I have trained with the registered charity Amethyst Trust who has developed a new approach to treating clients living with cancer, through the creation of a specialist training course. The course is one of the first to be accepted by a leading insurance provider, has been approved by the industry standard Habia and endorsed by Penny Brohn UK.
I realised “There are a plethora of myths surrounding whether massage is safe whilst undergoing cancer treatment and the reality is that it is perfectly safe if adaptations are made. Recent research is showing that during 2016 1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer, rising to 1 in 2 by 2020 so it is really important to my business that I am able to embrace the amazing benefits of massage therapy and to treat those clients safely and effectively.
Michael Connors, Director of Services at Penny Brohn Cancer Care says “We are pleased to offer our endorsement of the course that Amethyst Trust has created. Dr Catherine Zollman, Senior Clinical Lead and I have reviewed the course content and are satisfied that the course is both educational and informative. The course supports therapists to allow them to gain initial confidence and competence when working with clients who are currently being treated for cancer or who have a history of cancer.”
There has never been any reason behind the exclusion of people with cancer for massage therapy, and anyone who has been affected by cancer will know that all of the hospices throughout the UK, and now a lot of hospitals, provide massage therapies to the benefit of the patients. We also know that there is a strong desire when we are ill to be treated as ‘normal’, to be able to choose where, when and what treatments we would like to have.
All my treatments are suitable for people with cancer except for on-site chair massage. £35.00 per hour or £45.00 for 90 minutes.
I have trained at Mount Vernon Hospital, and I am also on their accredited therapists list.
We have now started fundraising so my clients affected by cancer can have a free complementary therapy and access to exercise programmes, nutrition/gut health, yoga, meditation and mindfulness
Please go to my events to see my latest fundraising events. I would love to see you there!