Cancer Touch Therapy™ training

Cancer touch therapy


Cancer Touch Therapy™ (CTT) allows therapists to perform safe and nurturing spa treatments on those being treated for, living with or in remission with cancer, a condition usually contra-indicated. Now available at Ellisons Academy, CTT offers a fantastic opportunity for guests to benefit from a variety of treatments using 100% certified organic products, to disconnect from daily stress and re-connect with nature and stillness. 

Training materials will be provided including manuals and hand-outs. Relevant health and safety principles are covered together with contra-indications, aftercare and business advice. Ongoing support is also provided following the training course.

The CTT training course covers wellness treatments which allow the body to access the parasympathetic state. This is a period of time which allows rejuvenation of all levels – mind, body and spirit. You will learn how to perform treatments akin to a period of meditation, which allows a natural boost of immunity.

The course is three days comprising:

  • Day one – Theory of cancer and touch therapy practical to arms
  • Day two – Theory of Lymphoedema and practical back, head and facial
  • Day three – Re-cap and MCQP, practical assessment on case study models


The following treatments in the course will be demonstrated by tutors, with expert medical training and spa experience. 

 Hand on Heart™ – back, face and scalp treatment

  • 85/55 minute protocols
  • Nurturing and calming treatment for head, face, back and shoulders
  • Using slow Tui Na Chinese techniques to calm the upper body
  • Facial will replenish, nourish and revive the skin using 100% certified organic products
  • Suitable for people diagnosed and recovering from cancer

Catch the Breath® – back and head treatment

  • 25 minute protocol
  • Nurturing and gentle treatment for head, back and shoulders using 100% certified organic products
  • Using slow, soothing Tui Na Chinese techniques to rebalance the upper body
  • Suitable for people diagnosed and recovering from cancer

Soothe & Nurture™ – organic facial

  • 55/25 minute protocols
  • Restores natural luminosity to the skin, leaving it looking radiant
  • Uses 100% organic balms and oils to nourish, cleanse and eliminate congestion
  • Deeply relaxing face and scalp massage to calm the mind and soul
  • Suitable for people diagnosed and recovering from cancer

Touch Therapy – deeply relaxing touch

  • 55/25 minute protocols
  • Relaxing sequence of touch to full or part body to induce a deep sense of relaxation
  • Allows patients to switch off and enjoy the present moment
  • Suitable for people living with cancer

Course specifics

Duration  3 x 8 hour (consecutive days)
Certification  Practical and theory assessment with certificate upon completion, accredited by the Complementary Medical Association (CMA). Refresher training suggests a one-day course every two years.
Equipment required  None
Pre-requisites  Anatomy and physiology Level 3 or equivalent and massage Level 3 or equivalent
Course reference code  TNG82
Course dates  28 – 30 October 2019
 20 – 22 January 2020
 30 March – 1 April 2020
Course location  Coventry Academy, Grovelands Industrial Park, Longford Road, Coventry CV7 9NE
Price  £598.80
Kit price  £60.00

Book course

You can contact our Academy team to book your course place or to find out more information. Get in touch via email, phone, or by completing the form field below to request a call back. 

Book your place on Cancer Touch Therapy™

Phone lines open Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm, Friday 8.30am to 4.00pm. 
24 hour answerphone also available. 

T +44 (0)24 7636 9516
E [email protected]
*Please note: a percentage of profits from training is donated to the Made for Life Foundation (registered charity 1138846) which supports people going through cancer.
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