UK spas cater for clients with cancer

A growing number of UK spas are offering services and packages specifically developed for clients receiving treatment for or recovering from cancer. One of these is Grayshott Spa in Surrey, which is introducing a four-night post-cancer package in June, developed in partnership with skincare brand Espa

Elaine Williams, director of natural therapies at Grayshott, said of the decision to introduce the offering: “We already had many clients who had been through cancer treatment, and we felt that we could do even more for them than we already were.” Many spas feel that the calm and peaceful environment they can provide can be just the right atmosphere for someone dealing with cancer. Williams added: “It’s about creating a safe space when someone has been ill, a recuperative space to get your energy back and start to feel better again.”

Lifehouse Spa in Essex offers two-night and day recovery breaks for clients with cancer or in recovery, with 10 of the spa’s therapists trained by cancer research centre The NHS Christie Trust to work with the guests who come on the breaks. Echoing William’s view, Sue Davis, resident naturopath at Lifehouse, said: “When you’ve been through cancer and the horrible medical process that entails, you want to be treated as a normal person, and you want to receive touch.”

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