Bannatyne’s most skilled therapists received training from tpot (The Power of Touch), a cancer-focused training organisation for the spa and wellbeing industry, to give them an insight into what clients with the illness may be going through, both physically and emotionally.
Over recent years, Bannatyne’s Spas have seen a rise in clients recovering from cancer, and it is hoped that the new services will offer an invaluable resource for many people.
Karen Wilkinson, group spa director, said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer selected treatments for our clients who are living with cancer, that are both safe and relaxing.
“The training that our therapists received gave them a greater insight into the mind and physical condition of clients living with cancer, and has allow them to adapt their services accordingly.
“We already support Look Good, Feel Better, a charity that helps female cancer sufferers to look and feel their best, but this training will allow us to take our spas to the next level and help clients approach recovery from a more holistic angle.”
Michelle Hammond, founder of tpot said: “Living with cancer can be a very challenging time and turning people away can create great stress and unnecessary suffering.
"By investing in the training and enabling its therapists to become more comfortable and confident to welcome clients with cancer, Bannatyne will undoubtedly make a huge difference to the community around each club, the individuals living with cancer and of course all of their supporting family and friends”.