About

Specialist Training And Restorative Touch

START with touch provides expert massage training in Oncology massage for clients with cancer and other life-limiting health conditions (donating part of the proceeds to charities that offer complementary therapies).

Starting with touch is exactly how we can provide a safe nurturing treatment to everyone and fulfil our mission to:

“Never turn anyone away!”
Help more people
Support our students/therapists to feel confident

START with touch was founded by Maureen Bonner. Ironically, she’s spent the past 20 years of her career, researching and providing treatments to those with cancer and life limiting conditions and complex health needs, resulting in START with touch Oncology massage level 3 vocational training becoming a recognised qualification in the industry, accredited by FHT and ABT and she has taught all over the world.

Now Maureen is advocating from a patient/clients point of view as she applies all her expertise into symptom managing her condition using various complementary therapies, reducing the amount of medication, severity of reactions, and symptoms from her terminal rare interstitial lung disease.

Maureen tells an up to date story here on YouTube why you see her wearing an oxygen canula, and in her own words her “big baw face” appearance has changed because of the life saving medication she is on to help extend her life, enabling her to have even one more extra day joyfully living doing what she loves most. Supporting and teaching others within the complementary therapy industry.

Maureen is looking forward to being your tutor and helping you fulfil your ambitions as she has hers. Also, she welcomes the opportunity to share her knowledge and enthusiasm with you while supporting your journey and helping you to achieve your dreams.

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Expert courses for massage therapists.