Massage for cancer patients

Nov 21, 2019

Discrimination against those not diagnosed with cancer and other sad news

We are all familiar with the concept of the spa industry discriminating against cancer patients. We therapists are all taught not to touch those affected by cancer, insurers refused to insure spas and therapists carrying out touch therapies on those affected by cancer, all driven by good intention and a large degree of ignorance. We […]

Aug 29, 2019

Did you see us in the Daily Mail? Specialist skincare to alleviate the side effects of treatment for cancer

Menopause is a hot topic  – The Daily Mail were kind enough to feature the Hot Beauty Collections, our skincare for those experiencing the symptoms of menopause,  earlier this week. In another title I noticed that a well-known celebrity (not Chris Eubank) thought she was going insane when menopause struck. She is just going through her third […]

Aug 28, 2019

Discrimination against cancer patients – spas and therapists – what is next?

‘I was led from the spa like a leper’ ‘I was told that massage could spread cancer – it wasn’t very relaxing’ ‘I was left in reception whilst all of my friends had their spa day – I wasn’t allowed beyond the front desk’ Times are changing. When speaking to groups of cancer patients and […]

Aug 28, 2019

Are you discriminating against cancer patients in your spa, clinic or therapy rooms?

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress- Mahatma Ghandi The industry is reeling after hearing of a client feeling discriminated against when being turned away from a Centerparcs spa treatment. The wish of those living with and beyond cancer to feel ‘normal’ is the reason I developed our accredited oncology qualifications for spas […]

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