ABOUT THE TRUST

 

Welcome to the Amethyst Trust; a charity established in 2010 to meet the needs of people who have experienced cancer and are seeking massage, relaxation and pampering therapies in spas and salons throughout the UK.



We teach therapists of all disciplines how to be able to provide professional massage therapy safely, with confidence and competence and ensure that they are fully insured to do so.

John and Sandra Holman of John Holman Therapy Solutions and Julie Speed and Debbie Moore of the International Beauty and Holistic Academy, were instrumental in the set up of the Amethyst Trust.  They bring over 70 years of combined industry experience and expertise to the charity, which we are able to use to support therapists across the UK.

Our experience has shown that regular massage for people with experience of cancer can:

  • Lead to improved physical and emotional confidence
  • Help people to express their emotions and deal with anger
  • Help people experience a new sense of hope and positivity
  • Help develop a greater acceptance of their emotional and physical circumstances
  • Reduce isolation and reduce fear
  • Reduce nausea
  • Restore a sense of balance and wellbeing
  • Provide a sense of calm
  • Reduce symptoms of pain and discomfort
  • Improve sleep
  • Help people feel special

The benefits of massage are well known and documented going back 4,000 years in ancient China. It is the main component in the majority of Salon and Spa services.

The Beauty Salon and Spa industry is all about making people feel great, giving a sense of wellbeing, helping to reduce stress and to revitalise. We believe everyone, including people who have experienced cancer, should be able to access the benefits of massage.


For Clients...

If you are wishing to experience the wonderful world of massage and have experience of cancer then the Amethyst Trust provides a list of reputable therapists, spas and salons that can offer you treatments safely, with confidence and competence and ensure your experience is exactly what you need.

Find out how the Amethyst Trust can help you... 

For Salons and Spas...

If you are a therapist or business owner and would like to welcome clients with experience of cancer into your business the Amethyst Trust can provide quality training to learn massage techniques and adaptations in a confident, caring, safe and effective way and a comprehensive 'bolt on' insurance package to make sure you are fully covered. All training is delivered by industry experts:

Find out how you can be trained by the Amethyst Trust