Armathwaite Hall launches Cancer Touch Therapy by the Made for Life Foundation

Our lovely member, Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa, the luxury spa resort set within 400 acres of private woodland and deer park in the northern Lake District, is proud to introduce Cancer Touch Therapy™ treatments in partnership with The Made for Life Foundation, for those currently living with or recovering from cancer. Cancer Touch Therapy was developed, taking advice from trained oncology massage teachers, advisors within the oncology team at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust and also Macmillan. Marc Innes, MISRM, MCMA and Founder of the School of Natural Therapies is the lead trainer and gained accreditation for this course from the Complementary Medical Association (CMA).

The Cancer Touch Therapy treatments available at Armathwaite Hall include the nurturing and calming ‘Hand on Heart’ treatment for the head, face, back and shoulders, ‘Catch the breath’ back and head treatment, ‘Touch Therapy Deeply Relaxing Touch’ for face or body and the ‘Soothe and Nurture’ organic facial.

The treatments all use award winning, ethically accredited Made for Life Organics products. Hand blended in Cornwall, the 100% organic products are infused with natural botanicals and are delicately scented and do not contain any synthetic chemicals or parabens, so are suitable for the most fragile skin. The treatments provide guests with a remarkably comforting experience, allowing an opportunity to truly relax.

“We are absolutely delighted to be working with The Made for Life Foundation and our team of therapists have welcomed the specialist training for guests going through cancer. We have always prided ourselves on being inclusive but the new Cancer Touch Therapy™ treatments mean we can now provide enjoyable and relaxing experiences for all.” said Roberta Griffiths, Spa Director, Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa.

Amanda Barlow, MD of Made for Life Organics and Founder of the Made for Life Foundation said "At a time when a therapeutic and nurturing touch is most needed, 96% of spas still turn people away whilst they are going through cancer. We believe that all spas should be accessible. Through our work with the Made for Life Foundation (registered charity 1138846) we have for 15 years, consistently ensured that we provide this support; using appropriate protocols combined with our 100% organic skincare and wellbeing range of products. Our CMA accredited Cancer Touch Therapy training course has given the exceptional therapists at Armathwaite Hall the skills to confidently open their doors to anyone going through cancer and provide much needed support.”

The Cancer Touch Therapy Treatments available include:

HAND ON HEART™ BACK, FACE & SCALP TREATMENT (85 Minutes - £95 or 55 Minutes - £75)

Ideal for releasing tension and stress and calming the mind; this nurturing and calming treatment for the head, face, back and shoulders was created to allow you to drift away into a meditative state of relaxation. Slow Tui Na Chinese movements rebalance and calm the upper body while the facial will replenish, nourish and revive the skin. The ritual uses slow, soothing and nurturing techniques to give a sense of peace and tranquility. 100% organic Made for Life Organics products nourish and protect.


Release tension with this nurturing gentle treatment for the head, back and shoulders. Slow Tui Na Chinese massage techniques rebalance and calm the upper body. The ritual uses slow, soothing and rhythmic techniques providing complete tranquility and relaxation, using 100% organic Made for Life Organics products.


A naturally beautiful way to restore natural luminosity to the skin, leaving you looking and feeling radiant. 100% organic balms and oils nourish and cleanse, eliminating congestion and returning natural balance and a glow to the skin. A slow and gentle relaxing face and scalp massage calms the mind and soothes the soul.

TOUCH THERAPY DEEPLY RELAXING TOUCH TO FACE OR BODY™(55 Minutes – £75 or 25 Minutes - £45)

An exceptionally relaxing sequence of slow, soothing movements tailored to your needs. The nurturing touch to the full body or part of the body induces a deep sense of relaxation enabling you to find peace and enjoy the present moment.

To book a treatment, please contact:

Phone: +44 (0) 1768 788900


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