The Devonshire Spa’s Wellness on Wheels project paid a special visit to Blythe House Hospice earlier this month to say a big thank you to their hard-working volunteers.
The Chapel-en-le-Frith based hospice held a special party to celebrate its 30th anniversary and to thank all of their volunteers who pledge their time to the organisation who support people who are affected by cancer and certain life-limiting illnesses, along with supporting the bereaved.
Haley and Ali from the award-winning Devonshire Spa went along to the event to offer complimentary arm and hand massages, using spa favourite products such as Caudalie and [ comfort zone ] to pamper the volunteers as a special treat.
During a massage, serotonin and dopamine are increased resulting in a feeling of calm and relaxation, helping muscles to recover and reset. Soothing scents, such as lavender, eucalyptus and aloe help to relieve stress and promote those happy hormones.
The team offered advice on breathing techniques and the importance of mindfulness as part of the University of Derby’s Wellness on Wheels project. The project focuses on helping to educate people on different wellness activities that we can all do, such as mindfulness, relaxation and the power of fresh air, to help to improve our mental health.
Haley Mantell, our Technical Instructor for Spa and Wellness, said: “Although our Wellness on Wheels project it still in its infancy, it was lovely to hear from Blythe House Hospice and to be asked to take part in their amazing event for all of their wonderful volunteers. It was a privilege to be around such inspirational individuals. Wellness and mindfulness are so very important in obtaining a fulfilled lifestyle and the Wellness on Wheels project offers the opportunity to introduce new methods of wellness to the whole community.”
Janet Dunphy, CEO of Blythe House Hospicecare, added: ‘We were absolutely delighted when the Devonshire Spa’s Wellness on Wheels team agreed to give their time for free to attend our special volunteers party to provide some well-deserved treats for our hardworking volunteers. This year, the hospice is celebrating its 30th anniversary and so we wanted to host an extra special celebration for our volunteers to come and enjoy themselves, and let us say a sincere thank you to them for their ongoing dedication to Blythe House. Haley and Ali’s presence at the event definitely added to the occasion; the hand massaging and wellness advice that they provided was so well received and I’d like to give my grateful thanks to them both for coming along. These kind investments of time from our community, for our community, matter so much.’
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