Archive for April 28th, 2011

Sanctuary Spa Offers Therapists Training
in Treating Those Affected by Cancer

While massage therapists are typically known for their healing touch, those at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain are taking it a step further thanks to the spa’s new required training. Designed to sensitize its team of therapists to the unique challenges of providing services to those living with or recovering from cancer, the spa has trained 24 therapists in oncology massage. “By educating our therapists to accommodate those spa-goers who have been touched by cancer, we further the mission of the Sanctuary Spa to motivate life change and provide exceptional experiences for all of our guests,” says Sanctuary spa director Robert Vance. One of the field’s foremost authorities, Charlotte Michael Versagi, LMT, NCTMB, who serves as educational director of the School of Oncology Massage at Beaumont Hospitals System, conducted a two-day session in February. A refresher course is planned for each year to keep the therapists up to date on new developments. What is your spa doing to help guests feel more comfortable?

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