13-09-2018 10:38 AM
Hello Jelly tot
Thanks for your post.
We hear from people that have been treated for breast cancer that have been refused spa treatments.
Different spas will have different policies about how soon after treatment they can offer treatments. Some spa groups have therapists who are specially trained in giving massage and other spa treatments to people who have had a diagnosis of breast cancer. Whilst things are changing in the way therapists are trained there is still misinformation in the industry. This mainly relates to the concerns that treatments can spread cancer cells around the body. There is no clinical evidence to support this.
You may find it useful to read our blog which talks about massage but also gives advice on what to consider before going to a spa. Our booklet on Complementary therapies, relaxation and wellbeing may also be useful.
Do call our free, confidential Helpline if you would like to talk this through or have any further questions. The number is 0808 800 6000.
Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm and 9am -1pm on Saturday. Out of hours you can leave a message and we will call you back when we next open.
Breast Cancer Care Nurse
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