If you’re looking for a wonderful gift which also supports a deserving charity this year, you might like to treat a loved one to some deluxe Spiezia inspired therapy at the new Made For Life therapy room, set in the spacious Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre near the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.
Made For Life is a charity founded by Amanda Barlow of Spiezia Organics, and the team, run by manager Wendy Everhard have the mission of supporting those who have been diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones.
The therapy room, however, offers holistic treatments to everyone, using the gentle and beautifully aromatic Spiezia products. Based as the treatment room is, is in the heart of Spiezia Organics, the whole space is filled with the uplifting aromas of the natural plant extracts and oils which are used in the products. And the treatment room itself is a haven of cloud soft towels, deep, vibrant purples and utter peace.
There are treatments available for everyone, ranging from a 30 minute stress relieving back, shoulder and body massage for just £20, to a rejuvenating radiance facial, where your face and décolletage will be cleansed, toned and massaged with Spiezia oils selected to make your skin feel soft and supple.
There are also full body massage treatments, including the Made For Life signature treatment, the Head In Heaven experience.
Devised by therapist Shane Edwards who specialises in oncology massage, this treatment is blissful for all, but it is also specially designed to allow those going through chemotherapy and other cancer treatments, to enjoy a relaxing massage which complements and does not contraindicate the medical treatment, or worsen side effects. The treatment covers the head, back and abdomen area, avoiding arms and areas which might be affected by lymphodena, a possible side effect of chemotherapy.
“The touch is very gentle, so there is no deep tissue massage,” explains Cherilyn Williams, one of the specially trained Made For Life therapists. “Our touch is always very light, and the slow, flowing movements are designed to send someone into what is known as the parasympathetic state, not quite asleep, but deeply relaxed — the optimum state for the body to heal.”
The fact that the treatments are made to be soothing and to inspire the body’s own healing processes means that the therapies are wonderfully rejuventating for anyone. For me, a 30 minute back, shoulder and body massage feels as relaxing and re-energising as a full blown hour-long treatment elsewhere. The dull headache that I had as I went into the room evaporates and I feel the weight, I had been inadvertently carrying around my shoulders has simply lifted. I feel lighter, in body and spirit, and the emotional uplift is enhanced by the wonderful scent of rose and vanilla which lingers on my skin for the next few hours.
Anyone visitng the Made For Life treatment room for their spa therapy can also enjoy the fact that they are supporting a cause which helps those going through cancer. Those who have been diagnosed and close family are eligible for highly discounted prices for the therapies, whilst everyone else can enjoy really top of the line Spiezia treatments at competitive costs, in the knowledge that ten per cent of the proceeds will be going straight to the Made For Life Foundation.
So, next time you visit the hospital, or whenever you would just like a little me time, try a treatment that leaves you feeling fabulous in body and soul.
The Made For Life therapy room, Health & Wellbeing Innovation Centre, Treliske, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3FF
Tel: 01326 221777 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org