PRESS ARTICLES

Our team at the SATCC is committed to spreading the word about how the spa and wellness industry can support individuals throughout their cancer journey and beyond.  Here are a few of the articles that are making headlines.

An Essential Beauty Directory For Women Going Through Cancer Treatment

This Breast Cancer Awareness month, British Vogue spotlights the beauty products, treatments and services to know about if you’re going through cancer treatment.

An Essential Beauty Directory For Women Going Through Cancer Treatment

When living with cancer, a massage or beauty treatment can offer a small window of relaxation and TLC when it is needed most. However, high insurance rates, coupled with a lack of training for therapists, mean that cancer patients are all too often turned away.

World Cancer Day: SATCC announces Irene Forte Spas collaboration

As part of today’s World Cancer Day, the Standards Authority for Touch in Cancer Care (SATCC) has announced a new collaboration with Irene Forte Spas, part of Rocco Forte Hotels, that will make its spas and spa treatments more accessible to people living with cancer.

How Sue Harmsworth is bringing the spa industry together to support cancer patients

In early 2020, Sue Harmsworth, a spa industry leader best known as the founder of ESPA, launched SATCC (Standards Authority for Training and Cancer Care).

The industry’s approach to serving those touched by cancer has been fragmented for many years

Sue Harmsworth, industry influencer and founder of ESPA, has brought together a group of leading training providers in the UK and Ireland to create the Standards Authority for Touch in Cancer Care (SATCC).

Does your spa care for those with cancer?

Sue Harmsworth, MBE and made for Life Organic's Amanda Winwood talk exclusively about a new initiative that is set to revolutionise spa access for those living with cancer.

New safe spa therapy for people living with cancer

Cancer patients can enjoy the benefits of spa treatments in future, knowing they are in safe hands.

The woman who is changing old spa attitudes

LOCKDOWN has been a challenging time for us all but especially for those with existing life-threatening conditions such as cancer sufferers.

Over 220 spas register for new industry standard for cancer touch therapy

Sue Harmsworth, industry influencer and founder of ESPA, has recently announced the launch of the Standards Authority for Touch in Cancer Care (SATCC).

New Spa Standard for Cancer Patients includes Essex Retreats

Until now it’s been difficult for cancer patients, whether undergoing treatment or in remission, to easily book spa treatments, either being turned away because therapists lacked the necessary training or simply not knowing which spas could treat them.

Sopa special for escaping Big C stress

Cancer patients will be able to enjoy spa treatments without any stress thanks to a new industry standard.

It’s ridiculous to think that massage can spread cancer – so why do spas still believe it?

Imagine arriving at a spa, robed up in a fluffy hug, ready for an hour’s worth of relaxation only to be told that you won’t be receiving your much needed massage because you have cancer.

How spas can help those dealing with cancer

A kind massage can be a psychological boon for those affected by cancer. So why are so many spas unwilling to treat us, asks Catherine Turner.

Sue Harmsworth pioneers new training standard in massage for those touched by cancer

ESPA founder Sue Harmsworth MBE is collaborating with a number of spa industry leaders to create the Standard Authority for Touch in Cancer Care (SATCC).

Sue Harmsworth launches Standards Authority for Touch in Cancer Care

Sue Harmsworth, industry influencer and founder of ESPA, has brought together a group of owners and founders of leading training providers in the UK and Ireland to create the Standards Authority for Touch in Cancer Care (SATCC).

Four Seasons Bali resorts launch Cancer Care Massage with guidance from Christine Clinton and SATCC

Following intensive training with certified specialist Christine Clinton, Four Seasons has launched a Cancer Care Massage at its two Bali spas: the all-new Healing Village Spa at Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay, and Sacred River Spa at Four Seasons Sayan.