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Wellness for Cancer Training

wellness for cancer logoBellus 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.

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  • Ten, 1-hour study modules online
  • Two-day, onsite training with a certified instructor at Bellus Academy in Poway, CA
  • 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.


  • Massage and esthetician students at Bellus will have this training added to their current curriculum
  • Bellus Massage alumni can take the training for $550 (Normally retails for $1,199)
  • Bellus Esthetician alumni can take the training for $425 (Normally retails for $1,199)
  • Onsite training must be done at Bellus Academy in Poway on select dates

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