For anyone going through cancer treatment, a spa break can offer a sense of positive wellbeing and restoration for the mind and body while it’s going through so much. It can also be a welcome opportunity to spend time dedicated to loved ones, away from the clinical setting of treatment and hospital. However, finding a spa experience that is both safe and meaningful whilst undergoing cancer treatment hasn’t always been straight forward. Now, thanks to Safe Hands for Cancer, the process of finding a spa that’s right for you is simple, meaning you can focus on the joy of a spa break and not on the red tape caused by cancer. Here, we talk about Ringwood Hall Hotel and Spa and what makes it so special as well as safe…
A 19th century manor house hotel, Ringwood Hall is surrounded by 29 acres of parkland and six acres of formal gardens, which really set the tone for your experience. The views from each corner of the hotel are joyful and peaceful, while the hotel itself is all about historic grandeur fused with modern comfort – including a number of rooms with four poster beds.
The spa really is the piece de resistance at the hotel. A feast of facilities, beautiful products and excellent service, it is a contemporary space with a touch of vintage throughout. Facilities include (but are not limited to) a hammam, a kidney shaped vitality pool with infinity edge looking into woodland gardens and a vitality section for up to eight people, making it perfect for groups. The whole theme of the spa taps into the hotel’s history, with a Victorian garden theme. There’s a distinctly botanical style throughout and features such as a blossom steam room with a rose essence for calming and a herbal sauna that uses herbs from the garden. Meanwhile, The Treehouse relaxation room gives the impression of being up amongst the treetops.
In 2018, The Garden Secret Spa launched Jennifer Young ‘Beauty Despite Cancer’ treatments allowing cancer patients the opportunity to enjoy a full spa experience. Jennifer Young is one of the leading training providers and product manufacturers, enabling therapists to provide safe and adaptable spa treatments for cancer patients at all stages of their cancer journey. Her products are luxurious and indulgent whilst minimising any reactions on skin that’s become sensitive due to cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiotherapy. In particular, the spa offers Jennifer Young’s Glowing Facial, Indulgent Massage and specialist manicures and pedicures.
The Jennifer Young spa treatments available at Ringwood Hall Hotel and Spa are just as joyful as any other spa treatment, the difference is knowing that the products and movements are safe for the sensitivities caused by cancer treatment. So you can have a spa experience that’s just as meaningful as anyone else, but tailored to meet your particular nurturing needs. To give you an idea, here’s what you can expect:
As with all of the Jennifer Young treatments, this relaxing facial is blissfully adapted to bring the glow of health and harmony to even the most sensitive skin. Soothing massage techniques help you to drift to a place of rest and relaxation, leaving your skin with a glowing radiance. Your therapist extends the treatment to include the scalp making the experience even more indulgent.
A bespoke massage carefully adapted by specialist therapists to suit each individual needs. Using 100% natural and organic oils this treatment is ideal for the most sensitive skins. Let the power of touch bring harmony and well-being. You will be left feeling deeply relaxed. The experience is extended to include the scalp ensuring that your massage is pure indulgence.
Luxurious peach kernel oil and macadamia oil combine with the specialist knowledge of your therapist to give a healing and relaxing manicure. This treatment is designed for damaged nails and sensitive skin. Your therapist will bring your nails back to a new level. This nourishing and moisturising manicure is finished with an application of your favourite colour. You will be given expert advice on home to improve the condition of your nails.
The soothing and nourishing foot balm is massaged into your feet whilst our 100% natural and organic nail oil works its magic into your nails. Finish off with a colour of your choice and enjoy recognising your feet! Your specialist therapist will provide expert advice on how best to look after your feet and nails.
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