Marc Innes and Christine Clinton Schedule Oncology Massage Masterclass
Two of the industry’s leading specialists in oncology massage and skincare will host a training masterclass in London, October 24-26.
The Foundation Level in Cancer Care Massage course is run by Marc Innes – a former NHS paramedic and director of the School of Natural Therapies – and Christine Clinton – therapist trainer, cancer care specialist and owner of Christine Clinton Wellness for Life!
The duo are both members of the Standards Authority for Touch in Cancer Care (SATCC) and designed the new course for massage therapists, estheticians and spas.
The qualification costs £495 (582 USD, €583) each and will teach participants how to deliver a full body treatment to clients living with and beyond cancer – which can be tailored to suit all guests, regardless of location or the stage and type of cancer.
Part of the three-day course is also to dispel myths about providing spa treatments for people with or who have had cancer. Innes and Clinton will also share treatments — such as manicures and pedicures — that need to be specially tailored.
“Some spa treatments may be contraindicated, due to pressure and heat, but there’s so much we can offer instead,” Innes said.
The training recognizes both the important role that massage and other holistic treatments can play in healing cancer treatments, as well as all associated medical and clinical treatments.
“Research on massage and cancer has been nothing but positive in terms of the range of benefits it provides,” Innes added.
“Therapists who complete our training will have the knowledge, skills and ability to empathize and understand what their client has been through.”
He said Corporate Spa that the course is accredited, insurable and ensures that therapists can operate independently of medical clearances/letters and GPs.
To enroll in the course, participants must have completed a recognized and regulated UK qualification at level three or above, which must include some form of massage, as well as anatomy, physiology and pathology. Examples include ITEC/VTCT, CIBTAC and CIDESCO.
To learn more about the training and to register, follow this link.