Lorem ipsu dolor sit amet, consectetur elit. dictum felis eu pedeLorem ipsu dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Lorem ipsu dolor sit amet, consectetur elit. Lorem ipsu dolor sit amet, consectetur elit. dictum felis eu pedeLorem ipsu dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Lorem ipsu dolor sit amet.


  • usto duo dolores et ea sum dolor sit amet, consectetur no.12345 nvallis egestas rhoncus
  • phone : +( 1 )-123-456-789-0
  • Email : dnnskindev@gmail.com


Specialist Massage for Clients with Experience of Cancer

Specialist Massage for Clients with Experience of Cancer

Julie Speed and Debbie Moore are thrilled to have been involved with the development of specialist training for massage therapists in the UK. Previously Cedars established the Cedars Amethyst Trust to raise money to be able to offer free beauty treatments at Cedars to cancer patients referred by the Cheltenham Oncology Department. Realising that more could be done Julie and Debbie embarked on a new project using their International Beauty & Holistic Academy and re-inventing the trust to the now brand new Amethyst Trust...

The Amethyst Trust has developed a new approach to treating clients with experience of cancer in salons and spas, through the creation of a specialist training course. The course is one of the first to be approved by a leading insurance provider, which offers a bespoke top up policy for individual therapists and beauty salon and spa businesses. The course has been endorsed by Penny Brohn Cancer Care in Bristol and each course will make a charitable donation to support those affected by cancer.

The charitable trust brings together industry pioneer, John Holman and his unique Hydrotherm Massage Therapy along with Julie Speed and Debbie Moore, directors of the International Beauty & Holistic Academy, a high-calibre training school. The Trust will work specifically to dispel the myths surrounding massage in cancer sufferers, teaching good practice with clear guidance and providing accredited training that is safe, effective and insurable.

Julie Speed, trustee of The Amethyst Trust and Director of International Beauty & Holistic Therapy says "There are a plethora of myths surrounding whether massage is safe whilst undergoing cancer treatment and the reality is that it is perfectly safe if adaptations are made. Recent research is showing that by 2016 1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer, rising to 1 in 2 by 2050 so it is really important to the Trust that we are able to help therapists competently treat those clients safely and effectively, whilst also providing appropriate insurance cover"

Michael Connors, Director of Services at Penny Brohn Cancer Care says "We are pleased to offer our endorsement of the course that Amethyst Trust has created. Dr Catherine Zollman, Senior Clinical Lead and I have reviewed the course content and are satisfied that the course is both educational and informative. The course supports therapists to allow them to gain initial confidence and competence when working with clients who are currently being treated for cancer or who have a history of cancer."

Training courses will take place at the International Beauty & Holistic Academy in Gloucester. If you are a therapist and would like to welcome clients with experience of cancer into your business simply visit www.amethysttrust.co.uk to find out more.

If you are interested in knowing more about massage therapies for yourself or someone you know with experience of cancer please call the salon reception and our friendly receptionist will be able to assist you.


Treatments, News

What Our Clients Say

  • "Had another neck and back massage with Sam today - she is amazing. I could barely move when I arrived, but when the massage was finished I felt amazing, she is a magician. I highly recommend it."

    May, 2017

  • "Just had the most beautiful pregnancy massage... Well needed! It’s nice to go somewhere the staff are friendly, actually want to talk and are genuinely interested in what you have to say! Well recommended, I’ll definitely be returning soon."

    February, 2017

  • "This relaxing salon is complemented by fabulous, professional and friendly staff who offer helpful advice when choosing treatments. A must to visit when in need of a boost or just fancying a treat!"

    October, 2016

  • "I've been a client for over 20 years and they just get better and better."

    February, 2015

  • "Such lovely, skilled therapists. Very professional, all whilst making you feel super relaxed!"

    July, 2016

  • "Just wanted to thank you for the great time recently when my mother and I visited you for a manicure and pedicure. The atmosphere was friendly and professional. My manicure was not a gel type but it lasted 9 days - very impressive! We had a relaxing time and felt well and truly pampered."

    September, 2014

  • "Excellent customer service; very personal and relaxed. Definitely going to be a regular customer now."

    October, 2015

  • "I bought a facial and massage treatment for my mum's birthday and she came in to have her treatment on Saturday. She said it was the best massage she has ever had and asked me to buy her the same for Christmas! Reception team thank you for your advice on what to buy."

    October, 2016

  • "Lovely staff and great treatments. Thank you, Cedars."

    February, 2016