Private hospital and gym provider Nuffield Health has launched a range of spa treatments for people living with or recovering from cancer.
Treatments are offered by specially trained therapists, doing away with the need for a doctor’s letter.
Current regulations prohibit therapists from providing traditional massage techniques on people living with cancer without specialist training and many spas require a letter of approval from the GP before therapies can be offered.
All Nuffield Health therapists providing the treatments have been trained on a three-day course provided by The Made for Life Foundation, a charity providing holistic support for people diagnosed with and recovering from cancer.
The Relax & Restore treatments use organic products which are already approved for use on people living with cancer.
Dr Davina Deniszczyc, charity and primary medical director at Nuffield Health, said she hopes the preferential prices will make the services accessible to more people, who may find that living with cancer puts a strain on personal finances.
Relax & Restore will initially be available in 10 Nuffield Health Beauty Suites across the country: Guildford, Wolverhampton, Oxford, Didsbury, Bishops Stortford, Cambridge, Tunbridge Wells, Bridgend, Newbury and Weston-Super-Mare.