These treatments are designed to relax and support those who currently have, and/or are recovering from, cancer.
Our aim is to provide an escape and an opportunity to disconnect from daily stresses. Cancer touch therapy is a holistic therapy that encourages a meditative state of mind. During the therapy, we focus on healing the mind, body and spirit.
Deep Relaxation – Hydration – Nourishment – Soothing – Protection – Glowing Complexion
- Sooth & Nurture Facial™
A 25 minute treatment.
A beautiful way to restore natural luminosity to the skin, leaving you looking and feeling radiant. 100% organic balms and oils will nourish and cleanse, eliminating congestion and returning natural balance to the skin, whilst the deeply relaxing face and scalp massage calms the mind and soothes the soul.
- Catch a Breath – Express Back and Scalp Treatment
A 25 minute treatment.
Gentle and rhythmic Tui Na Chinese massage techniques on the head, neck and shoulders allow you to drift away into a meditative state of relaxation. Tension is eased and a sense of wellbeing recovered.
- Hand on Heart – Back, Scalp and Face Treatment
A 55 minute treatment. A nurturing and calming treatment for the head, face, back and shoulders that has been created to allow you to drift away into a meditative state of relaxation. Slow Tui Na Chinese massage techniques rebalance and calm the upper body while the facial replenishes, nourishes and revives the skin and eases any tension.
- Hand on Heart + – Back, Scalp and Face Treatment Plus
An 85 minute treatment. A nurturing and calming treatment for the head, face, back and shoulders that has been created to allow you to drift away into a meditative state of relaxation. Slow Tui Na Chinese massage techniques rebalance and calm the upper body while the facial replenishes, nourishes and revives the skin and eases tension.
- Ice Ball Massage
Ice cold glass balls are applied using synchronised movements for 10 minutes in order to stimulate the circulatory and lymphatic systems, reducing any puffiness whilst calming the skin.
- Sheet Maske
Further boost the hydration of your skin through sheet mask add on.
- Hand Massage
Add a relaxing 10-minute hand massage to your treatment. Perfect for tired, stressed-out hands. Hand massages increase your range of movement and improve overall hand strength.
- Facial Brush Massage
This treatment involves light brush touches to stimulate your lymphatic system, which drains excess fluid, clears blockages, increases oxygen flow and releases endorphins, leaving your skin rejuvenated
Cancer patients can have spa treatments, but the treatments may need to be adapted for a number of reasons. For instance, the therapist might need to take extra care or even avoid providing massage or reflexology to areas of the body where surgery has taken place. Also, cancer treatments can affect skin, hair and nails, and some essential oils can affect how well these drugs or therapies work.
That is why it is so important that a therapist has undergone specialist training and that any product used is known to be safe.
People who are undergoing or recovering from cancer treatment can have special needs. Under the current training and regulation of beauty therapists, therapists are not permitted to use traditional beauty techniques on people living with cancer unless that person can provide a letter from their GP approving treatment.
Unfortunately, many people are not aware of this when they book an appointment.
Also, some patients’ GPs are unwilling to sign off the beauty treatments, potentially because they do not have an understanding of the situation or they are aware of some restrictions on massage.
The benefit of Cancer Touch Therapy treatments is that, because they are already approved, people do not need that letter to be treated by a trained therapist.
Cancer Touch Therapy treatments use a range a specifically designed techniques and products for the face, head, body, hands and feet that have been researched and approved for use on people living with or recovering from cancer.
Therapists providing the treatments have been trained on a three-day course by the product’s manufacturers, Made for Life Foundation. This course is accredited by the Complementary Medical Association and was developed in close association with oncologists, surgeons, MacMillan Cancer and cancer specialists. The products used in our treatments have been used with people with cancer for the past 15 years.
Anyone can have the Cancer Touch Therapy treatments, but people living with or recovering from cancer can have the confidence that these treatments have been specifically designed with them in mind.
No. People do not need a letter from the GP to receive Cancer Touch Therapy treatments. Therapists providing the treatments have been trained on a three-day course by the product’s manufacturers, Made for Life Foundation. They will have passed written and practical exams to qualify them to offer these specific treatments without the need for consent from a doctor.
Cancer patients can have spa treatments, but the therapist may need to adapt what they do or provide. For instance, they may need to take extra care around areas of the body if providing massage or reflexology. In addition, cancer treatments can affect the skin, hair and nails, so care needs to be taken with some spa treatments, and some essential oils can affect how well these drugs or therapies work.
Under the current training and regulation of beauty therapists, therapists are not permitted to use traditional beauty techniques on people living with cancer without that person providing a letter from their GP.
Therapists who work with people with cancer have been through specialist training to achieve a qualification of cancer and its treatments.
The course has been accredited by the Complementary Medical Association and has been endorsed by CIBTAC (Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology). Therapists completing the course gain 24 CPD (Continual Professional Development) points.
Some people worry that a massage can cause cancer cells to spread to other parts of their body, but there is no evidence of this.
There are some instances where patients should not have a massage over certain areas of the body. For instance, those who experience lymphoedema after lymph node removal, need to be very careful.
Therapists who work with those customers with cancer have been through specialist training and qualification. They have acquired knowledge of cancer and its treatments.
While there are no recorded medical benefits, clients report a reduction in stress levels, improved sleep patterns, a reduction in pain and an overall feeling of wellbeing after a treatment. Not needing GP consent means people going through cancer can enjoy treatments and experience the benefits of complete relaxation.
We understand that people living with cancer may wish to have these types of treatments, but might find it difficult to access them.
That is what prompted us to invest in the training for our Therapists so that we can offer treatments that people can feel confident receiving, without the need for a doctor’s letter of consent. By doing this we have made these therapies more accessible.
Before your treatment commences, you will be invited to book an in-depth consultation to assess your concerns, and to identify any underlying causes. You are also given a proposed tailored treatment plan and pricing package.
We provide a tailored skin management programme designed specifically to your skin type, photo type and skin concern. Our clients unlock access to a dedicated, client-only support line.
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