Massage treatments for cancer patients from trained specialists at The Coniston Hotel
The Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa, near Skipton, will be launching a new service which will see specialist trained spa therapists offer complimentary massage treatments to patients receiving treatment at HODU (Airedale Hospital’s cancer unit) and the Mobile Cancer Care Unit (MCCU).
On Monday 2 September, The Coniston will be hosting a launch event with Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and Hope for Tomorrow, the charity which funded the MCCU. The event will be attended by NHS and Hope for Tomorrow colleagues as well as patients.
Spa Therapists will be providing guests of the event with a taster of the types of massages they will be offering to patients as part of the new service, including hand and arm massages and neck and shoulder massages.
Following the launch event, the new service will take place once a month, alternating between HODU at Airedale Hospital and the MCCU and commencing next month. From 1pm until 3pm two therapists will attend HODU to deliver complimentary 30-minute massages to patients.
Commenting on how the new service came about, Nick Bannister, Managing Director of The Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa said:
“Our Spa Therapists are now trained in Jennifer Young, a British brand which has developed a range of specialised oncology massages and beauty treatments, so that we can confidently offer a range of treatments to those affected by cancer at The Coniston Spa.
“We are absolutely delighted to be launching this new spa service with Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and cancer charity, Hope for Tomorrow. It has always been part of The Coniston’s values to give back to the community and we hope that our service will make patients feel relaxed as they enjoy a massage and time to chat with our Spa Therapists.”
Patricia Dyminski, Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist for Haematology, Oncology and Chemotherapy at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust commented:
“We are so excited to join forces with The Coniston and Hope for Tomorrow to offer this great service to some of our patients.
“Sometimes patients undergoing cancer treatment can miss out on certain things in life, but this initiative will allow them to enjoy a gentle massage which is a great way to relax and unwind. It will make a real difference to our patients and we hope that as many of them as possible are able to benefit from it.”
Claire Cosgrove, Head of Fundraising at Hope for Tomorrow says:
“We are thrilled that Hope for Tomorrow’s Mobile Cancer Care Unit is involved with this initiative and that The Coniston Hotel are offering massages once a month on our unit to patients. For us, helping patients experience a less stressful cancer journey is key to our charity and this is a brilliant way of enhancing the service we provide. Thank you to everyone involved for making this possible.”