Wellness for Cancer Training
Bellus Academy is partnering with Wellness for Cancer, a 501c3 organization that trains and equips spa professionals to provide safe, nurturing massage therapy services to individuals who are undergoing treatment for cancer or are recovering from cancer.
As the first beauty and wellness academy in the nation to offer the Wellness for Cancer curriculum, Bellus Academy is preparing estheticians and massage therapists to serve a very significant segment of the population—the National Cancer Institute has reported that one in two men and one in three women will develop invasive cancer during their lifetime.
Today guests who are undergoing cancer treatments are turned away from spas for services because there has not been an approved “safe” protocol. Our certificate training program will address this problem and provide professionals and students with the knowledge and practical training to treat cancer patients.
Treatments that must be avoided include all peels, wraps, any type of heat or steam and any detoxifying treatment. This training will instruct students on safe touch protocols and ingredients that will relax and pamper the guest.
50-HOUR PROGRAM WILL INCLUDE:
- Ten, 1-hour study modules online
- Two-day, onsite training with a certified instructor at Bellus Academy in Poway, CA (see below for dates)
- Knowledge and techniques to safely, confidently and compassionately offer comfort-oriented massage therapy to clients with various stages of cancer or who are recovering from cancer.
- Learn pressure restrictions, site restrictions and position restrictions as well as modalities beyond touch massage.
- The psychology and physiology elements of cancer are also addressed along with the side effects and emotions that may accompany cancer treatment.
HOW YOU CAN TAKE THIS PROGRAM:
- Massage students at Bellus will have this training added to their current curriculum in September
- Bellus alumni can take the training for $550 (Normally retails for $1,199)
- Current Bellus Massage students can take the training for $550 (Normally retails for $1,199)
- Online portions can be done at home. Two-day, onsite training must be done at Bellus Academy in Poway on select dates (schedule to come)
ONSITE TRAINING DATES & TIMES:
*Space is limited to 20 in each program.
- January 30 & February 1 (9am – 3:30pm)
- January 31 & February 1 (5pm – 10pm)