Because it is not acceptable to exclude or discriminate against anyone!
Eradicate the Myths
There is so much confusion, so much misunderstanding and a lot of fear surrounding treating people with Cancer and other limiting conditions. Our goal is to clearly and succinctly eradicate those myths for you.
Educate & Empower
We work hard to create a range of learning resources and deliver practical workshops that enable you to know and do more. Our aim is to educate and empower you to welcome and treat every client comfortably and confidently.
Above all else our business is about ‘people’, and here at tpot we believe everyone has something special to bring to the table. Reach out, connect and collaborate to be part of the change. #ShineYourLight
With overwhelming evidence that how it is - is not right; not relevant for the needs of today and far from inclusive!
With the latest UK statistics indicating that at least 1 in 3 people will at some point in their life's develop a form of Cancer - the time has never been more right, or more relevant, to change the way we welcome those with Cancer in Wellness. As a result of the research carried out by Spa Business School in early 2014 it became evident that exposing the reality of where we are as an industry was not enough, we had to do more!. With overwhelming support across the health and wellness sector, tpot (an acronym for: the power of touch) was born. Focused on educating and empowering therapists, whether newly qualifying or veterans, tpots goal is to ensure everyone has access to learning resources and practical workshops that enable them to understand what is pratical, possible and beneficial when treating clients with cancer and other limiting health conditions. Working together we can ensure no client need ever be turned away from a UK Spa, salon, club or clinic in the future. Be part of the change!
Conducted by Michelle Hammond & Kathryn D-Blay
To ensure no-one with cancer is turned away from a UK spa or salon by the end of 2018.
Uncovering over 97% of UK spas and salons were turning people with cancer away
#Collaboration has enabled us to move forward at scale and pace and embrace more
Our Collaborators #ShiningTheirLight
A dedicated team of professional individuals and orgnaisations coming together to make a real difference
Dr Peter Mackereth
Why it matters
Insights and first hand experiences from those that have faced rejection. It is time to make it personal!
News & Views
The latest articles, research & resources
We asked the beautiful Stephanie Crosby, Spa Consultant at the Scarlet & Bedruthan to #Shineherlight on their journey of welcoming clients with #cancer to date: “Back in 2009 when we opened the Scarlet Spa, we were soon approached by people either with cancer or in remission wanting to receive some relaxing treatments. Being set up as a[…]
Lifehouse is a contemporary, award-winning Spa Hotel nestled in the peaceful surroundings of English Heritage Listed Thorpe Hall Gardens, just over an hour from London by train and close to the pretty Essex coastal town of Frinton-on-Sea. Lifehouse were one of the first spa hotels in the UK to not only welcome clients with cancer[…]
Check out our latest video filmed at #SpaLife by the lovely team at www.BoldYellow.co.uk
Taken from an article written for LinkedIn Pulse with permission to share from Jennifer Young My first major involvement with the NHS was when my middle daughter was in utero. My first daughter was delivered by section and I wanted a home birth next time around. I did the research, I knew the concerns and I went into[…]
The benefits of massage for cancer patients are well known to many healthcare professionals and their patients. For many years cancer care providers, including the NHS, have offered complementary therapy, such as massage, to patients as part of their supportive care programmes. Articles about the safety of massage for cancer patients have been published (Corbin,[…]
Train the Trainer. TPOT’s ‘Give Back’ programme Are you a leading Spa Director, Spa Manager or experienced industry Trainer? Would you like to ‘give back’ and help bring the #TrueBeauty of our industry to life? Tpot are looking for exceptional individuals that would like to volunteer to attend our collaboratively crafted ‘train the trainer’ programme[…]
The second round table in the development of T.P.O.T – an educational non for profit focused on ‘eradicating the challenges of treating clients with Cancer in UK Spa’s, Salons, Clubs and Clinics’ is to be held on June 2nd at 10am in London Marylebone. If you would like to join the team and feel you have[…]
This presentation is now being updated.
Cancer is the leading cause of death worldwide with more than one in three people in the UK alone developing some form of cancer during their lifetime. Despite the prevalence of the disease, the spa sector has been reluctant to treat consumers with cancer. Research conducted on behalf of the Spa Life Academy found that[…]