Introducing Ireland's First Certified Cancer Aware Spa

What is Rainforest Cancer Care?

Rainforest Spa has proudly become the first spa in Ireland to be certified as ‘Cancer Aware’ by global spa directory, Spafinder Wellness 365 and standardizing body Wellness for Cancer USA. This certifies that the spa is highly-educated in safe holistic cancer care treatments. 

Rainforest Spa has also proudly been Highly Commended for Innovation in the Irish Tatler Spa Awards 2015 for Innovation for our work in the cancer care field. Our aim is to help as many people as possible who are navigating through a very difficult time to feel as well and as strong as they can.

Rainforest Cancer Care treatments - for men and women - are safe holistic therapies and are carried out by expertly trained therapists. Cancer Care spa treatments are endorsed by the Irish Cancer Society as a beneficial complimentary therapy that go hand-in-hand with - and not a replacement for - conventional medical treatment. 


What are Spa Cancer Care treatments?

Rainforest Cancer Care offers bespoke holistic treatments that are tailored to each client’s exact needs.

These treatments are aimed at easing the pain; discomfort and stress of those who are living with the disease and they can be taken before; during or after their programme of chemotherapy or radiation treatments.

The treatments are also beneficial for those who have lived with cancer in the past.

Traditionally in Ireland oncology massage is offered to cancer patients in clinical settings such as hospitals; hospices and cancer care support centres.

Unlike clinical settings, clients availing of Rainforest Cancer Care treatments have the opportunity to relax in soothing non-medical surroundings and enjoy the facilities that our award-winning day spa has to offer in picturesque Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow.

They also have the opportunity to share their concerns with their therapist in an un-rushed confidential setting. Spa Cancer Care treatments are a supplement to, but not a substitute for, conventional medical care. 

The Rainforest Cancer Care programme offers clients with cancer a ‘time-out’ to recharge on their own or to spend quality time with family and friends - who can avail of our regular Spa Menu. 

Cancer Care clients can opt for an individual One-Hour Bespoke Treatment; recuperate on a tailored Day Break or avail of a specialized overnight Stay Break.

How much does it cost?

If you are or know someone living with cancer and want them to enjoy the benefit of Rainforest Cancer Care treatments, you can purchase a Rainforest Spa Voucher here. Rainforest Spa vouchers can be used against any of our treatments - including Cancer Care. 

Or, you can make a booking for yourself or someone you know by calling 012748080 or emailing info@rainforest.ie.

Cancer Care Starter Session (45min) €59

Cancer Care One-Hour Session (60min) €89

Benefits of Rainforest Cancer Care treatments

The Irish Cancer Society states:

“Many patients that are stressed either physically or emotionally because of their illness find real benefit from theses therapies and develop an increased sense of well-being and an increased perception of their quality of life.”

General Benefits Prior to Surgery

● deep relaxation

● reduced stress

● improved sleep

● eased constipation

● increased alertness and mental clarity

● reduced anxiety

● less nausea

● reduced pain

Following Surgery

● reduced anxiety in advance of surgery

● easier recovery from anaesthesia

● reduced post-surgical pain

● improved mobility and appearance of surgical scars

● reduced swelling

● improved range of motion

● easier adaptation to implants and expanders

Following Radiation or Chemotherapy

● reduced anxiety in advance of and during treatment

● reduced post-treatment fatigue

● improved appetite

● improved peripheral neuropathy

Emotional Benefits

● decreased anxiety

● decreased depression

● increased feelings of well-being

● being pleasantly distracted

● improved body self-image

● restored hope

● satisfaction in participating actively in a part of the healing process

Who can avail of Rainforest Cancer Care treatments?

Spa cancer care treatments are for people living with cancer or who have had a history of cancer.

The treatments can be taken during or after medical treatment. Clients do avail of spa cancer care treatment between chemotherapy and radiation sessions (within certain time restrictions) helping ease the side-effects of their traditional treatment.

At Rainforest Cancer Care, we do request prior consent from a GP / Consultant clearing the client for spa cancer care treatments. We request that this is posted / emailed to us at info@rainforest.ie in advance of your first booking and it will be kept on your file for 6 months.