Yorkshire spa joins the fight against skin cancer


A Yorkshire spa is partnering with skin cancer charity, Skcin to promote the importance of the prevention and early detection of the disease.

Huddersfield's Titanic Spa has enrolled its therapist team in MASCED, (Melanoma and Skin Cancer Early Detection), the charity's national accreditation programme that trains hair, health and beauty industry professionals to spot the early signs and symptoms of skin cancer and provides them with the confidence to communicate concerns and advise clients to take appropriate action.

The MASCED programme has also been developed to raise awareness of the importance of sun safety to aid the prevention of the majority of skin cancer cases, helping clients to take charge of their own skin health and incorporating key ‘sun safe' recommendations to guests during the summer.

“Our therapist team are skin care professionals, so extending their training to skin surveillance and how to identify suspicious lesions seemed like a logical next step,” says Amy Burton, spa director. “They are perfectly placed to detect the early signs of skin cancer, and if this means they can potentially save client, staff or family lives, then that would be an incredible achievement and reward for us all.”