A Nurturing Hand

Thursday, 15 June 2023
Maya blue
Titanic’s luxury spa and wellness centre is now able to offer specialist treatments for anyone who has been through – or is still having – cancer care.

Therapists from Maya Blue have successfully completed nationally recognised training through the ESPA Training Academy and the Amethyst Trust which supports spas in treating clients who have experienced cancer.

The Amethyst Trust was set up to train therapists to provide professional massage therapy safely so anyone affected by cancer can benefit from massages and facials with the confidence of knowing they have been tailored to their specific needs.

Molly Stoll and Sophie Bolland, who are part of our Maya Blue Wellness team, were assessed across three days on the accredited Standards Authority for Touch in Cancer Care (SATCC) course, created by leading names in the spa and wellness industry.

The course includes theory and practical techniques to safely perform and adapt the nurturing treatments, as well as consultation skills to ensure safe planning and an understanding of medical terminology.

Three face and body treatments are available as part of the ESPA Nurture and Support programme; Be Nurtured Facial, Be Nurtured Massage, and Be Nurtured Back, Face and Scalp Massage.

Designed to soothe guests and nourish their bodies, the experiences begin with breathwork and visualisation to support relaxation while enhancing wellbeing through holistic approaches.

Speaking about the new treatments, Maya Blue Wellness’ spa manager Sophie McDermott said they were delighted to be able to offer such a specialised service alongside the existing extensive treatments menu.

“We always try to respond to feedback from clients to improve their experience and we were inspired to complete the Amethyst Trust training by a regular client who has been through cancer treatment. She was able to give us a personal insight into the specific benefits of treatments, the physical and emotional sensitivity that’s required and the need to have trust between client and therapist.

“The whole Maya Blue team is committed to providing a relaxing experience for all our guests, so we’re extremely proud to now offer safe and effective treatments for those experiencing cancer.”

Brian Connor, Titanic Hotel Liverpool’s general manager, added: “We pride ourselves on providing our guests with exceptional service and attention to detail. This wonderful addition to Maya Blue Wellness is a testament to our commitment to delivering the highest standards of care.”