London School of Beauty & Make-Up introduces Made for Life Cancer Touch Therapy course

Private beauty therapy education provider The London School of Beauty & Make-Up has introduced Cancer Touch Therapy training by organic beauty brand Made for Life Organics.

Designed for Level 3 therapists, the accredited three-day programme teaches full protocols for face and body treatments suitable for clients living with cancer or in recent remission. The aim is to leave therapists able to confidently and safely provide treatment and to handle contraindications and restrictions while giving the client an enjoyable experience.

The course also teaches the staging and grading of cancer, how cancer treatments and medications affect the skin and how beauty and massage treatments should be adapted accordingly.

Lead trainer Marc Innes, founder of the School of Natural Therapies, gained accreditation for the course from the Complementary Medical Association, which allows therapists and salons to gain insurance to offer the treatments.

In developing the course advice was also sought from trained oncology massage teachers, advisors within the oncology team at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support.

All proceeds from the cost of training (£450 per person) will go directly to the Made for Life Foundation, a charity founded by Made for Life managing director Amanda Winwood in 2008 to support people diagnosed with and recovering from cancer.

The London School of Beauty & Make-Up is based in the City of London, near Barbican.

“The industry has changed dramatically over recent years, however education has not quite caught up with the needs of our employers or clients. The aim of our partnership with the Made for Life Foundation is to make this much needed skill accessible not just to our students but current therapists, ensuring we are leading the way in education by supporting and inspiring the next generation,” said Jo Harris, general manager of The London School of Beauty & Make-Up.