Organic brand partners with college for cancer care training

White Rose Beauty Colleges have partnered with Made for Life Organics face, body and wellbeing products and the Made for Life Foundation to offer Cancer Touch Therapy™ to Level 3 students or those studying Complementary Therapy, a first for students in the UK.

By undertaking the Cancer Touch Therapy™ course, students will be empowered with the skills, expertise and knowledge to undertake body and facial treatments for people living with cancer. Students will gain 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. 

Cancer Touch Therapy™ training was developed with advice from trained oncology massage teachers and advisors from the oncology team at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust and Macmillan. The course is approved by the Standards Authority for Touch in Cancer Care (SATCC ) and accredited by the Complementary Medical Association. 

Training across White Rose Colleges' nine sites will commence in January 2021, once students have completed Anatomy and Physiology modules and have developed the appropriate level of knowledge. Each student will be provided with a Made for Life Organics Touch Therapy kit to enable them to effectively carry out treatments immediately after successfully completing the Cancer Touch Therapy™ course.

Commenting on the partnership with White Rose Colleges, Made for Life Organics Managing Director, Amanda Winwood, says:

“The stories from women with cancer who have been turned away from spas has been heart-breaking. However, we believe that our joint initiative will see the start of a shift across colleges providing education in the UK who cover wellness and beauty sector. I cannot express how grateful and delighted the Made for Life team are to be working with White Rose Colleges to create a wonderful shift across the wellbeing industry.”

Karen Lee-Cooke, Principal of White Rose Beauty Colleges, adds:

“We are passionate about introducing Cancer Touch Training into all of our Level 3 training programmes, allowing skilled therapists to be able to treat clients living with or in remission with cancer. Currently, our industry's awarding organisations recognise cancer as a condition usually contra-indicated to massage therapies. We are committed to pioneering and changing these practices ensuring all clients, especially clients living with cancer, are able to access spas and salons.”

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