With statistics showing that one in seven women in the UK are likely to develop breast cancer in their life, spas today understand that their facilities, offerings, and treatment menus need to be more inclusive and diversified to suit all clientele, especially for those needing extra TLC.
When going through cancer, treatments need to be specially tailored to each guest, so as we enter Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, we’ve rounded up the top ten UK spas offering treatments specifically for those who have been touched by cancer or undergoing treatment, which each offer relaxation, pampering and hopefully, a little escapism.
UK Spas with Cancer Safe Treatments – Be Nurtured Massage at The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel, Newmarket
Having recognised the need to be inclusive and support people during or post-cancer treatment, The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel has proudly completed training with ‘Wellness for Cancer’, a world-leading provider of cancer therapy training. With three cancer safe treatments available, the Be Nurtured Massage (60 minutes for £90) is a calming experience which gives both the mind and body just what is needs, while concentrating on gently soothing tense muscles, quietening the mind, and boosting the spirit. As a personalised massage, the body will be left feeling restored and the skin nourished, thanks for the gentle yet deeply nourishing oils.
As a luxury spa resort set within 400 acres of private deer park and woodland in the Lake District, Armathwaite Hall is a truly serene spot for rest, recuperation, and relaxation. With a qualified spa team who have trained with the Made for Life Foundation, the treatment menu is complete with a selection of indulgent Cancer Touch Therapies.
Nestled within Warwickshire in the heart of England, the recently developed Spa at Ardencote is located within a former Victorian Coach House, combining countryside tradition with contemporary design. Its 5-Bubble rating by the Good Spa Guide has firmly positioned it as a leading destination Spa in the UK, with its philosophy of exercise, relaxation, health, and vitality.
Suited to those living with or recovering from cancer, the Hands on Heart Back, Face and Scalp treatment (55 minutes for £80 | 85 minutes for £120) is available at both spas and is a nurturing experience designed to drift clients away into a meditative state of relaxation. Using slow Tui Na Chinese movements to rebalance and calm the upper body during the massage, the facial replenishes, nourishes, and revives skin. As a whole, the ritual uses slow, soothing, and rhythmic techniques providing complete tranquillity and deep peace.
UK Spas with Cancer Safe Treatments – Beautiful Hero at Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat, Staffordshire, Wave Garden Spa, Snowdonia & Manor House Alsager
Offering guests an intimate and tranquil oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Moddershall Oaks is located in the serene Staffordshire countryside. With just 10 bedrooms on site, the spa has always offered an exclusive and peaceful feel. Limited guests and its secluded countryside location make it the perfect spot for escaping the hustle and bustle of the city for some much-needed R&R.
Meanwhile, nestled within the grounds of the Adventure Parc Snowdonia lies the award-winning Wave Garden Spa. Having been carefully designed to make the most of its natural resources and the magnificent surrounding landscapes of Snowdonia, the Wave Garden Spa is the perfect spot to get close to the best Mother Nature has to offer.
Making the most of natural light and fresh air, the newly refurbished Spa at Manor House Alsager is inspired by its picturesque rural location and offers a cosy break. Embracing the English countryside, the garden combines quintessential landscaping with modern wellness facilities. In between treatments, guests can make their way through the spas facilities which features a large Vitality Pool, Sunken Tabletop Hydrotherapy Tub, a Pavilion containing a panoramic Laconium, and the Summer House where guests can find a Light Relaxation Lounge.
All three spas have partnered with product house Tribe517 to offer the comforting Beautiful Hero Treatment (50 minutes for £70). As a full body gentle massage which brings warmth to the soul, treat the skin and lift spirits, this comforting treatment is suited for those with sensitivity, fragile conditions and those living with or recuperating from illnesses. The expertly trained therapists will use a blend of natural butters which are fragrance free and nourishing on the skin.
UK Spas with Cancer Safe Treatments – Touch Therapy at The Spa at Carden Park, Cheshire
Situated within Cheshire’s stunning countryside, The Spa at Carden boasts one of the largest Spa Gardens in the UK complete with outdoor hot tubs, swimming pools and sun loungers. With an all-round comforting spa menu, many of the treatments incorporate herbs from the spas garden to naturally nourish the mind, body and soul. With a handful of options suited to those undergoing cancer treatment or recovering from, the exceptionally calming Touch Therapy experience (45 minutes for £90) induces a deep sense of reflection and inner bliss. Created by Made for Life Organics, the front of body touch sequences is completely tailored and will transport guests to a state of deep relaxation depending on their needs.
UK Spas with Cancer Safe Treatments – Comfort Zone Sacred Nature Face and Body Ritual at Titanic Spa, Huddersfield
Ultimate escapism is easily achieved at the UK’s first Eco spa, Titanic Spa. Set in the secluded Linthwaite Valley in the heart of Yorkshire, the award-winning destination spa offers a luxurious experience in a relaxed atmosphere. The Comfort Zone Sacred Nature Face and Body Ritual (£125 for 1 hour 25 minutes) is an organic, all-natural treatment for the face and body, and provides deep nourishment and anti-ageing protection. Combining a body exfoliation, massage and taster facial, the spa-goer will be left feeling deeply relaxed and renewed. The Comfort Zone sacred nature range is formulated according to Ecocert guidelines and is safe for the most sensitive skin, including those suffering from or recovering from cancer.
UK Spas with Cancer Safe Treatments – Back, Face and Scalp at Aztec Hotel & Spa
Designed as a haven for the senses, the multi-award-winning Aztec Hotel & Spa offers a serene space for those wishing to be transported to an oasis of calm. Nestled between the rural idyll of the Cotswolds and the buzzing city of Bristol, it’s a great escape for pampering. Aztec is proud to have their therapist trained with Amethyst Trustensuring they can deliver specialist treatments to those who need it most. With a selection of their Caudalie treatments suitable to those who’ve had treatment for cancer or other illnesses, the Back, Face, and Scalp Treatment (85 minutes for £95) brings calm to the mind, hydrates the skin, and gently eases tension. The ritual features a soft cleanse and exfoliation of the back followed by a massage, an expert facial, and a Cranial Scalp massage to quieten thoughts and ground the body.
UK Spas with Cancer Safe Treatments – Drift Away at The Spa at Breedon Priory
One of 2022’s newest spa opening in the UK comes in the form of The Spa Breedon Priory. This stunning day spa has a beautiful garden and its own large pond which encourages wildlife to visit all year round. Guests can watch the leaves turn from the outdoor vitality pools, or warm up from the inside in the expansive thermal suite. With therapists trained to adapt a couple of the spa menu offerings to be suited to those going through, or recovering from cancer, the Drift Away Full Body Massage (60 minutes for £77) is a deeply relaxing top to toe ritual. Incorporating a dreamy blend of Mediterranean essential oils, this is the ultimate treatment for soothing frazzled nerves and helping an active mind to unwind.