SPRINGFIELD — SkinCatering Spa’s team of experts is seeking to match sponsors for cancer-care spa services during the month of October to deliver to the D’Amour Center for Cancer Care in Springfield.
“People undergoing cancer treatments are subjected to a lot, physically and emotionally,” said Leanne Sedlak, chief visionary officer and founder of SkinCatering, LLC. “The caring staff of hospitals and cancer centers, do their best to make patients feel comfortable and supported during procedures, but there is still a lot of stress.”
Having identified the link between stress and cancer, accredited cancer centers have instituted mandatory distress screenings for every patient. For those fitting a certain stress threshold, hospital staff are required to develop a personal de-stress plan.
Julie Bach, executive director of Wellness for Cancer Care, the comprehensive training program SkinCatering’s team completed recently, noted that “studies show the power of touch can decrease stress, anxiety, depression, pain, and fatigue for both cancer patients and survivors. We can help our clients evoke the relaxation response, which in turn calms their bodies neurologically, chemically, and hormonally.”
SkinCatering hopes to deliver $1,000 in sponsored spa services to the D’Amour Center for distribution. The company plans to match the amount of spa services that are sponsored.
“In the spa industry, specialty services go for a premium price due to expert training and are not typically covered by insurance, even those specific to cancer care,” Sedlak explained. “It is an honor to help the people of our community by using our talent.”
SkinCatering has extended the amount of time allotted for cancer-care reservations and coordinated the service rates to match those of their basic menu offerings. This allows staff to give the higher level of service needed, but at an affordable level, to guests of the spa.
To sponsor a spa service for cancer care, visit www.skincatering.com/cancercare. SkinCatering will make delivery of all sponsored services for D’Amour Center patients during the first week of November. Gift certificates purchased for specific individuals can be printed or e-mailed directly to the person at the time of purchase.