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Healing with care


The spa industry can play its part in bringing a sense of control back into the lives of individuals afflicted with cancer


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Northern Ireland environ- ment minister Alex Attwood has granted planning per- mission for a new £100m (US$157m, EUR118m) golf resort development on the North Antrim coast. Located near the villages of


How are such cancer patients treated? Well not always too well – as the approach to caring for cancer patients is fairly clinical. Oſten one learns the cold, hard, clinical facts in the doc- tor’s office and then progresses through a series of treatments, surgeries and decisions – again with little comfort or support. Inspiritas in San Antonio is a spa for cancer patients, their families, and their caregi


Bushmills and Portballintrae, Bushmills Dunes Golf Resort and Spa will incorporate a 120-bedroom luxury hotel with extensive spa facilities when complete. It is believed that a US- based consortium led by Dr Alistair Hanna is behind


boost visitor numbers to the province.


– a group N oof physicians and nurses who were inspired to give better support, care and yes love to cancer victims. At Inspiritas, patients can get physician prescribed massage from ther- apists trained at centres such as MD Anderson. Patients and their families can use the mediation room there without any charge. Te centre also offers guided imagery, yoga, acupuncture, T’ai


healing touch. Patients can come to meditation and exercise classes with no expense. Please note that all of these modalities have been stud- ied in depth by the National Institutes of Health. Yoga has been shown to improve cancer patients’ quality of life and sense of well-being. Patients can meet with an oncology regis-


Hotel and resort operator Kempinski has announced its re-entry into Latin America with the signing of a management contract for a new luxury resort in Colón Province, Panama. Te new property is under


tered dietitian to learn more about eating for health and healing. Tey can also get assistance with make-up and wig fitting in a warm and inviting setting. Te idea at this spa is to bring a sense of control back into the lives of individuals afflicted with cancer. Tere is no doubt that this spa is truly compassionate. It was founded by two tremendously caring individuals: Dr. Amy Lang, MD and Ms Ginger Kemmy RN, BS. Te START oncologists centre funded this program. Along the way Amy and Ginger teamed up with Lisa Starr of Preston-Wynne fame. At the 9 May meeting of the New York Spa


development by Two Oceans Group on the coast of the the Caribbean Sea, near the town of Portobelo on the Northern Isthmus of Panama. Scheduled to open in 2015


Alliance, Dr. Anthony Cahan, MD, FAC spoke about “making the breast cancer patient whole”. He spoke passionately about how women with cancer were disfigured in the past by cancer surgery. Tose womens’ survival rate were less than modern surgery with beautiful breast


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ancer is a frightening word. Does it mean the end of life, an impaired life, radiation, chemotherapy or what? Does it mean disfigurement?


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Washrooms Te golf resort will include a spa and accommodation lodges


tive’s Draſt Programme for Government to was conceived by the START oncology centre


the project, which contributes to the execu- s. It


spa facilities, but it will most likely operate as a day spa, hoping to attract both hotel guests and non-guests.


An 18-hole championship golf course; a golf details have been revealed regarding theMary Tabacchi


academy; a three-hole practice facility; and 75 guest suites/lodges are also included in the plans, which were first submitted in 2007. Attwood said his decision to approve the R Mary is a spa industry veteran and pioneer significant benefits” to the area’s tourism.


Kempinski returns to Latin America Chi, Qi Gong and Reiki as well as massage and


Robin on and Sons-designed scheme will offer in s “pa education. An associate professor of Cornell University, Mary has also had an undergraduate scholarship created in her honour by Te International Spa Association (ISPA) Foundation


“The greatest gift that spas can give to all clients is caring and healing in a loving ambience”


reconstruction. Dr Cahan’s patients meet in his spa – like office complex where they have access to wig fitting as well as medical treatments. Note that the objective of these compassionate


Kempinski’s new Panama resort is scheduled to open in 2015


the beachside resort will feature 106 rooms and suites – all with ocean view – a large spa, out- door and indoor pools as well as a plaza area featuring restaurants, boutique retail units and entertainment facilities. A total of 75 private Kempinski Residences


are also planned from which 40 are directly located overlooking the sea.


physicians – the Start Group, Inspiritas and Dr. Cahan all seek to preserve dignity, self esteem and in women feminine beauty. Cancer is the second largest cause of death


Boutique hotel opens new spa


Wynyard Hall Country House Hotel, in Durham, UK, has unveiled its new day spa. Te spa has four treatment rooms and will


offer treatments supplied by Elemis, Karin Herzog, Jessica and bareMinerals. Facilities also include a large relaxation room offering


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among the over 18s aſter cardiovascular disease. Today mankind possesses the most technolog- ically advanced medical treatments in history. Yet we must heal the whole person, not simply “cure” the disease. Unfortunately, as the popu- lation ages, the risk for heart disease and cancer will rise. Te greatest giſt that spas can give to all clients is caring and healing in a loving ambi- ance. As we know, there are antidotes to these diseases which include nutrition and exercise. We as spas might refer those guests who ask to a physician, personal trainer, gym or dietitian. But we are best at holistic healing and caring. How to help cancer patients? Find your local


Te Panama opening is part of Kempinski’s


long-term growth strategy for Central and South America with projects in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Rio de Janeiro. Reto Wittwer, president of Kempinski, said:


“Aſter an absence of almost 15 years, now is the time to re-enter these growing markets as the region increasingly attracts tourists.”


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