Amethyst Trust - Specialist Cancer Massage Training Course

IBHA partners with the Amethyst Trust

We are proud to present a brand new charitable trust established to meet the needs of the public who have had treatment for cancer and are seeking massage, relaxation and pampering therapies in spas and salons.
We teach therapists of all disciplines how to provide professional massage therapy safely, with confidence and competence and ensure that they are fully insured to do so.
Formed by John and Sandra Holman of John Holman Therapy Solutions and Julie Speed and Debbie
Moore of the International Beauty and Holistic Academy, the Amethyst Trust represents over 70 years of combined industry experience and expertise.

Recent research is showing that during 2016 1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer, rising to 1 in 2 by 2020.
If you are an individual therapist, salon or spa the Amethyst Trust provides high quality training to learn massage techniques and adaptations in a confident, caring, safe and effective way.
This training course is endorsed by Penny Brohn UK and is fully insurable training. There is
also the opportunity to learn more and to remain current with developing trends through regular
Continued Professional Development with the Amethyst Trust.

Course outline:
This is a one day comprehensive course covering theory and practical considerations when offering massage therapies to clients who have either experienced or are in treatment for cancer.
This course will cover:
· Dispelling the myths around massaging clients with cancer
· The benefits of massage therapy for clients with cancer
· Extending consultation skills to ensure safe treatment planning, appropriate contraindications of the specified treatments
· Traditional massage considerations and adaptations - knowledge over and above the normal massage qualification specifications
· Practical massage applications
· Introduction to the Hydrotherm and Wavestone Massage System
· Exceptional standards on client care and communications
· Medical terminology
· Commercialism and professionalism
· Insurance requirements
· The next steps – should you want to progress further

Pre requisite requirements

  • Level 3 in Body Massage or equivalent. (Please enquire if you are not sure what this means).

Qualification certificates and/or evidence of commercial experience must be shown on the day.


Including training and course materials:

  • Individual therapist £258

  • 2-6 therapists from the same business £192 each

  • 6-10 therapists from the same business £172.80 each

  • 10 therapists from the same business £162 each

For larger groups and colleges please email or if you would like the Amethyst Trust to train your staff at your location please email

*Please note all course fees are inclusive of VAT after the removal of the £30 donation to the Amethyst Trust.


A ‘top up’ insurance policy is available to trainees of the Amethyst Trust to enable them to carryout massage on people with experience of cancer.

Fee: £77.25 for an individual therapist and £52.25 for each therapist thereafter. This includes Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) at a rate of 9.5% and an initial administration fee of £25.  If you would like to insure for more than 10 therapists please call our insurance brokers, JMP, directly on 01242 898387.


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International Beauty & Holistic Academy (IBHA), Cedars, 26 Station Road, Gloucester GL1 1EW

International Beauty & Holistic Academy (IBHA) at Skinfirst, 96 Wilderspool Causeway, Stockton Health, Warrington WA4 6PU

If you would prefer us to visit your business then please email:

To Book

Book your training course today and share the positive experiences that our amazing industry has to offer email or call our Head Office on 01452 414770.