Patients Treated to Pamper Day at Hospice
Phyllis Tuckwell has recently organised a Men’s Pamper Day for eight of its Living Well patients, at its Hospice in Farnham. The eight men were invited along to the Hospice’s Dove Lounge on Friday 29th July, where they were offered complementary therapy treatments including reflexology and Indian head massages, as well as hair and nail care, and shaves.
Phyllis Tuckwell provides supportive and end of life care for local patients and families who are living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer. It supports over 250 patients, relatives and carers every day, and its Living Well service cares for those who need some support managing living everyday life with their illness. This pamper day followed a similar day which had been held for female patients a few weeks earlier, which offered them complementary therapy treatments along with haircuts, manicures and pedicures.
The men’s pamper day ran from 11am-3pm and included a three-course lunch with wine, which the patients were able to enjoy together, chatting and getting to know each other. At the end of the day they were all given a goody bag containing shower gel, shave balm and a relaxation nasal inhaler.
“Pamper days such as this are really important for our patients’ wellbeing. They show patients how taking time out for self-care can help boost their self-esteem and ease tension,” said Angie Shepherd, complementary therapy team lead at Phyllis Tuckwell.
“Chatting to and getting to know others who are in similar situations is also important, enabling patients to form friendships with and support each other.”
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