Award winning, Irish Organic seaweed brand Voya has recently become the first spa product house in the world to gain a Wellness for Cancer accreditation, having been trained by the American organisation to deliver safe, nurturing services to spa guests who are survivors of cancer or undergoing treatment.

The training for Wellness for Cancer accreditation teaches therapists to “bring compassion, sensitivity and mindfulness into the treatment room”, and includes client comfort, the benefits of touch and how to make clients feel complete tranquility during treatment.

Emma Roberts, Head of Sales for VOYA comments,

‘The ethos and organic nature of VOYA provides the perfect partnership with Wellness for Cancer, and we are delighted that VOYA is the first product brand worldwide to receive accreditation. Many of us in the team have had to turn guests away from treatments in the past. This is an upsetting and uncomfortable situation for all involved. When we met Julie at the Global Wellness Summit in 2015 we felt this was the next step for VOYA as part of the brand’s global expansion. Our dream is to have all VOYA spas around the world offering treatments to those who are receiving treatment for cancer and those who are cancer survivors. ’

Launching Autumn 2016

As of  Autumn 2016, the Wellness for Cancer and VOYA protocol will be in place and all VOYA accounts will be encouraged to join and train their individual spa therapists. All VOYA facials will be suitable for guests, in addition to the signature VOYAGER Total Massage Journey, which is especially designed to gently replicate the movements of the sea, aches and pains are eliminated to leave guests deeply relaxed in both the mind and body.

For further information on Voya and their spa treatments visit the Voya website here

For more information on Wellness for Cancer and its work click here