How to Pamper Someone with Cancer
Do you know someone with cancer who could do with some pampering and friendly support? What better way to support your loved one than by spending time together and pampering them with things they love?
To help you out, we’ve written out some of our best pampering and activity ideas to provide you with some great suggestions.
Book an Oncology Massage
Having a massage is one of the best ways to reduce stress and help the body heal itself naturally. Although massage does not cure cancer, it can help reduce the knots in your muscles and flush out any toxins.
When taking a cancer patient for a massage, ensure it is an oncology massage and that the therapist has experience in providing massage to people with cancer. This will ensure the experience is comfortable and relaxing.
Provide a Makeover Session
The changes people go through during cancer treatment can be knocking to self-esteem and personal confidence. A great way to encourage someone with cancer and help them feel beautiful again is to give them a makeover or book a professional to do so.
Some hospitals even offer makeover services themselves or somewhere nearby. However, you can take it upon yourself to make your friend feel extra special with their own mani-pedi and make-up session. What’s more, it’s a great time to bond and spend time together – helping to take their mind off the treatment.
Book a Retreat Somewhere Nice
Sometimes you just need to get away from it all and enjoy some retreat time. Book a retreat somewhere nice with your friends to enjoy reconnecting, relaxing, and visiting somewhere new. You can either book your own generic holiday or you can book a retreat specifically for women with cancer. Many are reasonably priced and provide a space where you can enjoy the time together without those pesky interruptions of daily life. What’s more, you will return refreshed and rejuvenated.
Connect with Others on the Same Journey
There are so many people out there who are also struggling with a cancer diagnosis, treatment, or recovery. Encourage your friend to connect with others by signing up to a cancer support network. There is no need to even leave the house because there are now so many support networks available to sign up to online. The important thing is it lets your loved one know they’re not alone.
Everybody Loves a Good Movie
Watching movies is a great way to provide your loved one with a way to relax and take their minds off their treatment. You could even provide your loved one with a Netflix voucher so that they can enjoy choosing their own films to watch with you or by themselves. There are so many great box-sets available today that it’s easy to get hooked on a great programme and enjoy some escapism from time to time.
Which Suggestions Do You Like?
We hope you’ve found these suggestions useful. Which of the above-mentioned suggestions do you like the most? Leave us a comment below, we would enjoy hearing your thoughts!
We hope our list has given you some good ideas regarding the pampering of a patient, friend, or loved one with cancer.