‘Wellness for Cancer’ accreditation for Newmarket’s Bedford Lodge Hotel and Spa

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The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel has completed training with ‘Wellness for Cancer’, a world leading provider of cancer therapy training.

‘Wellness for Cancer’ is an American organisation founded by Julie Bach, who has created a training curriculum based on her own personal experience of looking after her parents who were in and out of cancer centres for 15 years. The curriculum is aimed at spas and wellness facilities that want to increase their level of comfort and confidence in delivering safe and nurturing services to their spa guests.

To attain the accreditation, spas must first have a proper perspective about supporting clients with cancer, understanding that their role is wellbeing and not disease care. Secondly, spa therapists need to take responsibility for ensuring that their client’s experience is one that reduces stress levels, whilst increasing emotional resiliency and finding inner peace.

With required lecture attendance, practical training and examinations to pass, the spa team at Bedford Lodge Hotel have undergone extensive training to achieve their accreditation.

Leanna Kew, Spa Manager at Bedford Lodge Hotel, said: “Our clients want to be able to escape cancer, they don’t want to go to a spa and be reminded of their journey, and this is what Wellness for Cancer has taught us. We’re now able to offer a select treatment menu to cancer sufferers with the right training, attitude and approach. For example, we’ve been taught how to respect the lymphatic system should a client have undergone node removal as part of their cancer treatment. Wellness for Cancer has enabled us to ensure that all our treatments are safe and relaxing for our clients.”

Owned by Review Hotels, Bedford Lodge Hotel is a four-star hotel offering 77 stylish bedrooms and suites.