Agha­doe Spa teams up with Kerry Hos­pice

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS - By FER­GUS DEN­NEHY with Kevin Hughes 066 7145546 khughes@ker­ry­man.ie

SUP­PORT­ING lo­cal char­ity is the name of the game for the team at the award-win­ning Agha­doe Heights Ho­tel Spa this week af­ter they of­fi­cially part­nered up with the Kerry Hos­pice Foun­da­tion.

The Spa’s aim with this new part­ner­ship is to help raise not just aware­ness of the work of the char­ity, but also to help as much funds for the or­gan­i­sa­tion as pos­si­ble.

Dur­ing the part­ner­ship, the team will be work­ing closely with Di­rec­tor of Nurs­ing, Mari O’Con­nell and Clin­i­cal Nurse Man­ager, Eimear Hal­lis­sey.

Re­cently, a team of three Spa Ther­a­pists from the award-win­ning ho­tel em­barked on spe­cialised train­ing with re­flex­ol­ogy guru, Claire O’Grady in the care of those un­der­go­ing cancer treat­ment.

The team have al­ready un­der­gone ex­ten­sive train­ing in this area and suc­cess­fully com­pleted Chris­tine Clin­ton’s “Cancer Care” course as well as “Mas­sage for Peo­ple Liv­ing with Cancer”, which was con­ducted by Gayle McDon­ald.

The Spa at Agha­doe will now be team­ing up with Kerry Spe­cial­ist Pal­lia­tive Care Ser­vice to of­fer three com­pli­men­tary re­flex­ol­ogy treat­ments at the start of each month. Kerry Spe­cial­ist Pal­lia­tive Care Ser­vice will be in a po­si­tion to of­fer these treat­ments to those in need.

“Med­i­cal treat­ment is ex­haust­ing on both the mind and body and to know that we can as­sist in al­le­vi­at­ing some of the neg­a­tive im­pact is a truly won­der­ful feel­ing” said Yvette Ryan, a ther­a­pist at the Agha­doe Heights Ho­tel and Spa since 2005.

The Spa at the Agha­doe Heights Ho­tel have teamed up with the Kerry Hos­pice Foun­da­tion and have pledged to work closely with the char­ity to help raise funds and aware­ness for the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

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