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Cancer Safe Spa Treatments

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With statistics showing one in seven women in the UK being likely to develop breast cancer in their life, spas today understand the need to diversify their treatment menus to suit all clients.

As breast cancer is the most common amongst women in the UK, with one woman diagnosed every 10 minutes, spa menus should be inclusive to all, especially those who are facing difficult times and in need of a wellbeing break most.

Ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, we’ve rounded up the top UK spas offering treatments specifically for those who are suffering from cancer or undergoing cancer treatment.

Be Nurtured Massage at The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel, Newmarket

Having recognised the need to be inclusive and help support people during and post-cancer treatment, The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel has proudly completed training with ‘Wellness for Cancer’ a world-leading provider of cancer therapy training.

Their treatments include the Be Nurtured Massage (60 minutes for £90) a unique experience delivering just what body and mind need, this personalised massage concentrates on areas of concern to gently soothe tense muscles, relax the mind, boost spirit and help restore balance to body – while gentle yet rich oils leave skin feeling nourished.

Hands on Heart at Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa, Lake District

Armathwaite Hall is the luxury spa resort set within 400 acres of private deer park and woodland in the Lake District. Peacefully situated beside Lake Bassenthwaite, Armathwaite Hall is a truly serene spot for rest, recuperation and relaxation. Having qualified its spa team with the Made For Life Foundation, Armathwaite Hall’s spa treatment menu is complete with a selection of indulgent Cancer Touch Therapies that are well suited to those living with or recovering from cancer.  

Their treatments include the Hands on Heart Back, Face and Scalp treatment (55 minutes for £80 | 85 minutes for £120) which is a nurturing and calming experience designed to drift clients away into a meditative state of relaxation. Slow Tui Na Chinese movements rebalance and calm the upper body while the facial replenishes, nourishes and revives. The ritual uses slow, soothing and rhythmic techniques providing complete tranquillity and deep relaxation.

Beautiful Hero at Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat, Staffordshire & Wave Garden Spa, Snowdonia

Offering guests a tranquil oasis and luxurious sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Moddershall Oaks is located in the serene Staffordshire countryside. The small retreat is home to 10 rooms making the stay intimate and quiet.

Nestled within the Snowdonia mountains and located on the grounds of the Adventure Parc Snowdonia in the Conwy Valley, The Wave Garden Spa is the perfect place for an escape and a chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Both spas have partnered with product house Tribe517 who offer a comforting spa treatment Beautiful Hero treatment (50 minutes for £70). A full body gentle touch massage of warmth to comfort the soul, treat the skin and lift spirits. Suited for those with sensitivity, fragile conditions and those living with or recuperating from illnesses. The expertly trained therapists will use a blend of natural butters which are fragrance free and gentle on the skin.

Touch Therapy at The Spa at Carden Park, Cheshire

Located in the stunning Cheshire countryside, The Spa at Carden boasts one of the largest Spa Gardens in the UK which is equipped with outdoor hot tubs, swimming pools and sun loungers.

Offering its guests comforting treatments, this includes the Touch Therapy experience (45 minutes for £90). Soothing touches define this exceptionally calming experience, inducing a deep sense of reflection and inner bliss. The front of body sequence of touches created by Made for Life Organics is tailored to spa-goers needs and will transport guests to a state of deep relaxation.

Comfort Zone Sacred Nature Face and Body Ritual at Titanic Spa, Huddersfield

Ultimate escapism is easily achieved at the UK’s first Eco spa, Titanic Spa. Set in the secluded Linthwaite Valley in the heart of Yorkshire, the award-winning destination spa offers a luxurious experience in a relaxed atmosphere.

The Comfort Zone Sacred Nature Face and Body Ritual is an organic, all natural treatment for face and body which provides deep nourishment and anti-ageing protection. This treatment combines body exfoliation, massage and a taster facial to deeply relax and renew. Comfort Zone sacred nature range is formulated according to Ecocert guidelines and is safe for the most sensitive skin and for guests suffering from or recovering from cancer.

Rose and Honey at Rena Spa at the Midland, Manchester

As Manchester’s very own multi-award-winning city-centre spa escape, Rena Spa at the Midland is perfect for city-lovers who wish to escape the hustle and bustle for a while. With their wellness treatments led by skincare product house, Germaine de Capuccini, the experiences ensure the ultimate comfort for guests despite health conditions.

The Rose and Honey experience (£50 minutes for £80) uses soothing pure rosehip oil, known for its healing properties, combined with a de-stressing royal jelly elixir to revitalise dull tone whilst helping the skin regain its natural immunity against daily aggression. The facial is complete with a 5 rose petal mask which soothes skin prone to sensitivity brought on by emotional and physical stress from medication. A luxurious gentle touch and healing massage with obsidian and onyx stones will help to restore peace to the mind and soul.

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