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Bannatyne Darlington & Durham Spa therapists receive Wellness for Cancer accreditation

The Bannatyne Group has introduced specialist training for its spa therapists to enable them to offer a special programme of treatments for spa clients affected by cancer.

Bannatyne’s most skilled therapists received training from Wellness for Cancer, 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, The Bannatyne Group has seen a rise in clients recovering from cancer, and it is hoped that the new services will offer an invaluable service for many people.

Karen Wilkinson, Group Head of Spa, 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 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.”

Julie Bach, Executive Director of Wellness for Cancer is passionate about improving the UK’s knowledge surrounding cancer. She said:  “A person is a human being first, they are not defined by their disease or condition.

“We know that individuals are coming to spas in the UK and many are being turned away because of lack of knowledge by managers and therapists.  Turning people away causes more emotional damage to a client than providing a safe and nurturing treatment.

“I applaud Bannantyne management and staff for wanting to step up in a bigger way for their clients.

“Bannatyne Spas will be our largest individual client within the United Kingdom and will be a global leader in showing other large-scale enterprises what is possible when we set our minds on our clients’ needs, and invest in staff to ensure that they are prepared.”

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