More big-name spas join cancer treatment initiatives

More big name spas are partnering with the Wellness for Cancer initiative that allows spas to offer safe treatments for those undergoing treatment for or recovering from cancer.

The Bannatyne Group announced last week that its spa therapists have received training and been accredited by the organisation, having seen an increase in the number of clients recovering from cancer over the past few years.

The health club operator is now the largest company working with Wellness for Cancer. Executive director Julie Bach commented: “Bannatyne spas will be our largest individual client within the United Kingdom and will be a global leader in showing other large-scale enterprises what is possible when we set our minds on our clients’ needs, and invest in staff to ensure that they are prepared.”

The Spa at The Midland in Manchester is another recent partner for Wellness for Cancer and the first in the city. The spa will offer a Wellness for Cancer spa experience package and offer an introductory tour of the spa for local cancer support groups and charities.

In July last year the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa in Bath adopted fully accredited Cancer Touch Therapy from Made for Life by Spiezia Organics, a course developed to allow spas to offer healing massage therapy to cancer patients. One of the specialist treatments on offer is Relax & Rejuvenate, a back, head and facial massage using fluid-draining and soothing techniques.