Debbie 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.
Debbie has a passion for developing course materials and helping to raise standards within beauty therapy training.
The Amethyst Trust
The Amethyst Trust is a registered charity that trains qualified therapists of all disciplines how adapt and modify their treatments to be able to provide professional massage therapy safely, with confidence and competence to clients with or recovering from cancer within salons and spas.
Our experience has shown that regular massage for people living with cancer can:
- Reduce nausea
- Restore a sense of balance and wellbeing
- Provide a sense of calm
- Reduce symptoms of pain and discomfort
- Improve sleep quality
The Salon and Spa industry is about making people feel great, giving a sense of wellbeing and helping to reduce stress. We believe everyone, including people who have experienced cancer, should be able to access the benefits of massage and be welcomed into salons and spas.
This is a specially designed training course for qualified massage professionals, taught by qualified tutors and covers theory and practical considerations of offering massage therapies to clients who have either experienced or are in currently in treatment for cancer.
Our training comprises of a small amount of pre-learning, plus one day face to face training (this can be carried out via Teams/Zoom) consisting of theory and practical hands on training to learn techniques and adaptations to your regular treatments, plus case studies for learners to complete after the training.
All learners are required to have a Level 3 massage qualification.
The Amethyst Trust Head Office is based in Gloucester City Centre, making it a central location and easy to access as it is within walking distance from a train station. We are also able to provide onsite training throughout the UK and Internationally, this is subject to travel and accommodation costs; please enquire for details.
As a fully operation training academy we have strict Covid hygiene measures and procedures in place in line with Government and VTCT guidelines, including our tutors having completed the VTCT Level 2 Infection Prevention qualification.
The Amethyst Trust Specialist Cancer Massage is fully insurable and accredited by FHT, SATCC and endorsed by Penny Brohn and Habia.
Tel. 01452 414770