One thing that is important for the wellness industry is caring for those who need care the most.
So, it’s lovely that, as of this month One Spa at the Sheraton Grand hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland is offering a specialized treatment for cancer patients.
According to LeisureOpportunites.co.uk, the Cancer Touch Therapy treatment is delivered in partnership with skincare brand Made for Life Organics and the Made for Life Foundation, a charity created by Made for Life founder Amanda Barlow.
The treatment lasts 80 minutes, and is reportedly designed to induce a state of meditative relaxation through “a sequence of slow, rhythmic Tui Na Chinese massage techniques.”
Amanda Barlow is quoted as saying,
“I believe that all spas should open their doors and embrace the opportunity to provide support to people going through cancer.
“Feedback from guests who have been unable to have spa treatments in the past and the therapists who are now able to welcome them in has been absolutely heart-warming.”
One Spa manager Jo Syme is also quoted:
“We’re so pleased to be able to offer a safe and accessible treatment for those who have been diagnosed with cancer.
“The therapy offers a much-needed respite from everyday life and a welcome addition to our offering.”
Cancer patients may suffer from anxiety, depression, fatigue, insomnia, pain, stress, and other associated ailments. According to the Washington Post, up to 86% of people with breast cancer turn to complementary therapies such as acupuncture, dietary supplements, meditation and yoga.
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