Amethyst Specialist Cancer Massage

The Amethyst Trust signature training course designed to enable individual therapists, salons and spas to welcome people with experience of cancer into their business and to enjoy the amazing benefits of massage therapies

Course Outline

This FHT approved course is a specially designed training course for qualified massage professionals, covering theory and practical considerations of offering massage therapies to clients who have either experienced or are in treatment for cancer.

This course will cover:

  • Understanding cancer
  • Cancer treatments and possible side effects
  • Medical terminology
  • Dispelling the myths around massaging clients who have experienced cancer
  • The benefits of massage therapy
  • Extending consultation skills to ensure safe treatment planning
  • Massage; considerations and adaptations - for clients who have experienced cancer from the point of diagnosis, through treatment and after they have recovered
  • Practical massage application building confidence and competence
  • Resilience for the therapist
  • Case studies, reflective practice

Assessment Methods

Students will be continuously assessed by the tutor during the practical training to ensure competence; health and safety, consultation, managing client's expectations, communication, adaptation of massage techniques and aftercare.

A short written assessment will also be undertaken.

Pre-Requisite Requirements

Level 3 in Body Massage or equivalent*.
Qualification certificates must be shown on enrolment.
*If you are not sure that you have the necessary pre requisite then please contact for confirmation.


Online home study precludes a practical training day and is followed by further study in the form of case studies. 


All training and course materials:

  • Individual therapist £300 -  (see buy now button below)
  • 3-6 therapists from the same business £240 each
  • 7+ therapists from the same business £210 each

Terms and conditions apply.

Dates and Locations

If the following dates and locations are not suitable please email us to help you find something more suitable. 

Tuesday 21st May 2024, Cheltenham

Wednesday 3rd July 2024, Cheltenham

Sunday 7th July 2024, Truro

Sunday 1st September 2024, Truro

Onsite training available for a minimum of 6 therapists, please enquire by emailing 

Online Amethyst Specialist Cancer Massage E-Course

Now available if you would like to learn in your own time and at your own pace. The course will take you about 10 hours to complete and includes a 1 hour live assessment by Teams Video Call.


All training and course materials: 

£285 per person  



£499 for two therapists from the same business



Please enquire by emailing