Spa introduces treatments for clients living with cancer


Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa has introduced new treatment offerings to its menu, dedicated to guests living with and recovering from cancer.

Therapists at the Berkshire location have undergone training with Beauty Despite Cancer founder, Jennifer Young, to ensure that guests receive gentle, sensitive and adaptable experiences.

The full range of Jennifer Young specialised treatments will be available at the spa, including: the Glowing Facial, the Specialist Manicure & Pedicure, the Balanced Body & Mind Massage and the Indulgent Massage.

Each treatment uses natural, organic products from two skin care collections; Defiant Beauty and Beyond Beauty. While Defiant Beauty is formulated for more sensitive skin and designed for guests going through cancer treatments, Beyond Beauty is used post-cancer treatment and contains essential oils to treat dry skin. Both lines are derived from vegetable and essential oils while remaining free from oestrogen, which is known to feed some cancers.

Spa manager Tina Birtchnell says: “We are absolutely delighted to be introducing Jennifer Young Treatments into our spa offerings and our team of therapists have welcomed the specialist training for guests going through cancer. We have always prided ourselves on being inclusive, but the new specialised treatments mean we can now provide enjoyable and relaxing experiences for all.”