Spa 303 Launches At Hilton Manchester Deansgate

Spa 303 Announces Manchester’s First Breast Cancer Wellness Centre At Official Opening Party

This information originated in UK English.

July 21, 2011

MANCHESTER, UK - Spa 303, the brand new Parisian metro spa at Hilton Manchester Deansgate, is to offer breast cancer patients in Manchester free advice and consultations on alternative therapies as part of a charitable initiative to help raise awareness of the illness.

The stunning city centre spa, which hosted its official opening this week (Thursday, 21 July), made the announcement as a host of celebrities were set to flock to the venue for the celebration. Once patients’ oncologists have agreed that alternative therapies, such as reflexology, aromatherapy and reiki are treatments that can be explored alongside chemotherapy or radiotherapy, the spa’s specially trained therapists will provide guidance on the range of services on offer to help ease discomfort often associated with cancer drugs.

Up to five women can attend the monthly group sessions who will all receive free ‘daycations’ at the spa, which includes access to its wet facilities such as deck pool, hot-tub, steam room and sauna.

Bernadette Gilligan, general manager, Hilton Manchester Deansgate, said, “We are delighted to be launching our brand new Spa 303, a superb addition to our upscale and chic hotel in the heart of Manchester. With the important announcement of Spa 303’s ‘Wellness Centre’ group sessions, offered to breast cancer sufferers in the local area, and Spa 303’s full range of spa and relaxation treatments, we look forward to welcoming guests to our new spa.”

Spa 303’s proprietor, Tina Robinson, said: “It’s of no surprise that spa pampering treatments and beauty regimes will be the least of breast cancer patients’ worries. However, something as simple as a massage or time out at a spa can make a very big difference in how one is feeling.

“The group sessions will be an open forum for breast cancer patients to share their concerns and meet others going through similar experiences as themselves. Having spoken to many people who have undergone treatment for cancer, it can have devastating effects on their identity and breast cancer in particular can impact a women’s sense of femininity.

“Treatments suggested by the spa’s therapists will be aimed to help people cope with the effects of their illness and the side-effects of their treatments, while spa’s wet facilities will help them to relax.”

Spa 303 is currently putting together a series of packages for those undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Patients should email Tina Robinson at tina@spa303.co.uk.

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