Standards Authority for Touch in Cancer Care (SATCC)
Ethos, Standards and Quality

The SATCC has been created by professional experts from the industries of health, wellbeing and SPA. From education, training and products it is made up of a varied group whose goals and ambitions are the same for the industry.

Our intent is to act as an industry governing body that promotes and supports the needs of individuals touched by cancer and to engage and empower therapists and employers with a quality education standard that is nationally recognised.

Our mission

To create a national standard enabling those touched by cancer access to appropriately qualified therapists.

Advisory Board members

Chair and Founder Sue Harmsworth is an inspirational and visionary leader who over the past 45 years has shaped the spa industry as we know it today.  She founded the global brand ESPA in 1993 and sold it in 2017.  Sue is responsible for the design of over 500 award winning spas in 65 countries and for creating ground breaking products, treatments and wellbeing programmes globally.  Read more here

Kush Kumar’s career background has been diverse in nature, reflecting versatility, spanning Education/Training, Retail, Health, Wellbeing and SPA therapies sectors, combined with experience of business ownership, leadership and management. He has written and delivered qualifications for Universities, Awarding Organisations and worked with Ofsted participating in inspections. Read more here

Christine Clinton has been in the health and wellness sector for 30 years. Trained at Memorial Sloan Kettering in NYC and a member of The American Society of clinical oncology, Christine has decades of experience working with cancer patients in hospitals, at home and in 5 star spas. She has been teaching her award winning cancer care program internationally for over 15 years, has trained hundreds of therapists all over the globe from the America’s to Europe and Asia. She is dedicated to the belief that knowledge is power and delights in the opportunity to share that knowledge to benefit clients with compromised health. Read more here

Kim Ford is a Global industry expert and owner of Beauty Enterprise Solutions, Consultancy, and Training, specialising in education, business start-ups, business turn around by training developing and motivating individuals and lead multi-skilled teams to achieve their full potential, quality assurance checks and expert witness services. Read more here

Diane Hey Chief Executive, employer, practitioner and educator. Diane Hey founded Armonia Health & Beauty and Armonia Training Academy, in 2000, government approved to provide specialist apprenticeships to the sector across England.  Read more here

Marian Hook, worked with ESPA for 23 years, firstly managing the ESPA Global Design Division and latterly as Director of Training, managing a team of internationally recognized training managers and heading up new treatment development. Here, she worked with Wellness for Cancer developing and adapting massages and facials for spa guests living with cancer, as well as designing the therapist training to support this. Read more here

Marc Innes owner and Principal of the School of Natural Therapies – a massage and holistic therapies academy, which has grown into one of the busiest training academies in London. Marc began his career in the NHS, working in several managerial and training roles within the Ambulance Service – culminating in the role of Superintendent at London Ambulance Service Control Centre.  During this time, he looked after patients suffering from cancer and receiving medical treatment. Read more here

Debbie Moore has worked in the beauty industry for 29 years. Director of Cedars Health and Beauty Centre and the International Beauty and Holistic Academy (IBHA) and also a co-founder of the Amethyst Trust, a charity that developed a training course for therapists to learn how to confidently and competently massage people living with cancer and to be able to welcome those clients into their salons and spas. Read more here

Julie Speed has worked in the beauty industry for 35 years, including working in education and being salon based. Julie held the position of General Manager of BABTAC for 4 years and was also previously a board member for the UK Spa Association. Read more here

Amanda Winwood, Made for Life has been instrumental in opening doors to people with cancer.  It has been a life changing experience – for us, the therapists we have trained and above all the women and men who have been able to walk into a spa and receive a treatment, having been turned away.  Read more here

Jennifer Young has a BSc (Hons) in Biology, is an experienced microbiologist, a nutritional therapist, an associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine, a qualified aromatherapist, beauty therapist and product formulator. She has two post-graduate qualifications one in a health-related field and the other in Law, has been accepted by the Courts as an expert witness for occupational health cases, has taught internationally and has been active in medical research. Has a BSc (Hons) in Biology, is an experienced microbiologist, a nutritional therapist, an associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine, a qualified aromatherapist, beauty therapist and product formulator. Read more here

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